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Kids & Family - Nov. 26, 2015
Begel's top four reasons for giving special thanks on this special holiday
Sometimes a day like Thanksgiving can be a little confusing.Do you give thanks for your new job or your new car or your new girlfriend? Dave Begel has four very special reasons to give thanks.
Sports - Nov. 24, 2015
Giving thanks for the special things in the world of sports
Now that the Green Bay Packers seem to finally be back on track I'm ready to give thanks for some of the things about the world of sports that makes life so special. Happy Thanksgiving.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 22, 2015
Rep production shows why "Mousetrap" has run seemingly forever
Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opened in London's West End in 1952 and it's still going strong making it the longest running play in modern history. The Rep production shows why it's been so popular.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 21, 2015
Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle sparkle in Skylight's "My Fair Lady"
"My Fair Lady" opened a month-long run at Skylight Music theatre Friday night and the overwhelming performances of Norman Moses and Natalie Ford make it a perfect theater outing during the holiday season.
Milwaukee Buzz - Nov. 19, 2015
6 Wisconsin candidates who should enter the Republican presidential race
It's never too late, especially if you want to be a Republican who runs for president of the United States. And Wisconsin has several worthy candidates who would fit the bill to be the GOP nominee.
Sports - Nov. 17, 2015
Football is a complex game, and one guy's failures can wreck all the plans
It is hard to overestimate the shock and humiliation of the Packers' 18-16 loss to the Lions on Saturday. Detroit was a team and an organization in turmoil. Green Bay was playing in invincible Lambeau Field.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 17, 2015
Rep's "Guys on Ice" digs a hole in the heart of fun-filled audience
For over 1,000 times Doug Mancheski and Steve Koehler have gathered around them an audience of average people who love "Guys On Ice," now running at the Stackner Cabaret of the Milwaukee Rep.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 14, 2015
Next Act's tale of Enrico Caruso sings with style and grace
Enrico Caruso's star blazed brightly until his death at 48 and his final performance, on Christmas Eve, 1920, is the tale impressively told in "Bravo. Caruso!" that opened at Next Act Theatre Friday night.
Milwaukee Buzz - Nov. 12, 2015
Laughing at the GOP candidates may be the cause of defeat for Democrats
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn made an off handed remark at a symposium this week that the Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee was a "clown college." Buying into that is a move filled with peril.
Milwaukee Buzz - Nov. 12, 2015
Mixed reaction follows naming of Means as Opportunity Schools commissioner
County Executive Chris Abele's appointment of Mequon-Thiensville Supt. Demond Means as the commissioner of the new Opportunity Schools Program was met with some indifference and some opposition Thursday.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 12, 2015
City hotel capacity growing but more rooms still needed to lure conventions
For decades, a lack of hotel rooms was given as the reason that Milwaukee could not book larger and more conventions to the city. Things are improving but Milwaukee still needs more rooms to compete.
Sports - Nov. 10, 2015
Bucks take new arena renderings back to the drawing board
Renderings of public projects, like the new Bucks arena, do not always accurately reflect the diversity of their audience. And now Milwaukee's NBA team has decided to do something about that.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 6, 2015
"Wicked" scores big with its full house at the Marcus Center
Every now and then there is a moment in live theater when the audience rises as one and the sound is like a thousand shotguns going off all at once. That's the sound you get at the end of the first act of "Wicked," the 12-year-old Broadway hit that is currently at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 5, 2015
Task force shouldn't forget smaller performing arts venues in tax hike
After two years of study, the task force - convened by the MMAC - has issued its report with glossy pictures and a message that called for an increase of one-half cent in the sales tax. But missing from the report is what is perhaps one of the most active cultural attractions in Milwaukee: the performing arts.
Sports - Nov. 3, 2015
Great fan experience for Bucks means winning, not just light shows
The Milwaukee Bucks are promising that there will be an enhanced fan experience at their games That's great, but the biggest thing for Milwaukee when it comes to a great fan experience with the Bucks is a winning team on the court.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 31, 2015
Symphony and Hadelich create magic with Beethoven's 5th Concerto
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and guest violinist Augustin Hadelich created a magical evening with Beethoven's 5th concerto for violin and orchestra.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 30, 2015
Halloween horror stories get wild treatment at Off The Wall Theatre
It might just be Halloween, but there is something fascinating about the horror plays at Off The Wall Theatre. There's murder, mayhem and lots of blood.
Milwaukee Buzz - Oct. 29, 2015
What's next? Huge tanks for block watch groups?
The Assembly passed a law this week that would make it okay in Wisconsin to carry concealed knives, including switchblades and machetes. What were they thinking?
Sports - Oct. 27, 2015
Bad music + bad boys + silk + sequins = A great weekend of figure skating
I spent last weekend attending every session of my very first world-class figure skating competition, Skate America at the UWM Panther Arena Downtown. The event was the first in the world-wide Grand Prix series of events that concludes with a final in Barcelona in December. Skaters have to qualify for Barcelona and the Milwaukee event was the first of five qualification competitions. And what a weekend it was.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 26, 2015
"Ballad of Emmett Till" presents a horrid historical moment with humanity
Emmett Till is a name that stands along with Rosa Parks in the long and turbulent history of the fight for civil rights in this country. And the 14-year-old boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 comes magnificently alive in "The Ballad of Emmett Till," which opened over the weekend at Renaissance Theaterworks.
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