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Bars & Clubs - July 28, 2015
Updated: Silk Exotic applies for licenses to open on Milwaukee and Wells
After several previous failed attempts Downtown and in Walker's Point, Silk Exotic applied once more yesterday for a Downtown location, this time at 804 N. Milwaukee St.
Sports - July 28, 2015
Having Favre and Starr at the table would make for a very special Thanksgiving
As Green Bay Packers training camp opens and the pro football season gets started, it's easy to have a whole bunch of things to anticipate with joy. Perhaps at the top of the list is that the Packers are one of the favorites to make it to the 50th Super Bowl in San Francisco. But I'm looking forward to something much more specific.
Dining - July 28, 2015
Shorewood is the surprising home to genuine southern cooking at Nino's
Who would ever expect to find some of the best soul food in Milwaukee in the North Shore suburb of Shorewood? The answer may be nobody, but you'd be wrong, especially if you haven't visited Nino's Southern Sides on Oakland Avenue.
Sports - July 27, 2015
Assembly takes up arena finance bill Tuesday
Tuesday is a big day for the Milwaukee Bucks as the State Assembly is slated to take up the measure to provide $250 million in financing for the new downtown arena. If the bill is amended, and Democrats are going to fight for amendments, the measure will go back to the State Senate.
Arts & Entertainment - July 24, 2015
Off The Wall's "Spring Awakening" is a wrenching morality play
In a place that has hosted such decadent theater as a blistering "Cabaret" and a shockingly brutal "Trainspotting" it is stunningly surprising to find a morality play being staged in the tiny black box of Off The Wall Theatre.But that's what you get with the production of "Spring Awakening," the multiple Tony Award winning musical with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.
Sports - July 23, 2015
New Bucks arena site suggests Selig might have been wrong about Downtown
For the past two decades the Milwaukee Bucks have disproved a fear that former Milwaukee Brewers' owner Bud Selig had when it was time to build Miller Park. And the historic presence of the Bradley Center can provide confidence that Selig's fears will not resurface when the new arena is built.
Movies & TV - July 21, 2015
Favre's audible scores, but throws WTMJ broadcast for a loss
The ceremony Saturday to retire Brett Favre's number and put him in the Packers Hall of Fame was a touching and emotional evening. It was quintessential Favre, drawing up a play in the dirt. But it was nearly ruined for the folks at home by a terribly lackluster WTMJ broadcast.
Sports - July 20, 2015
Favre ceremony is a testament to fan forgiveness
Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame Saturday. The retired quarterback joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Paul Molitor as players who left Wisconsin under difficult circumstances but later were honored for their contributions.
Sports - July 16, 2015
Brown Deer hosts young golfers on the road to the LPGA
Nothing is as exciting as watching young athletes try to qualify and make it to the big leagues. The Symmetry tour is for young women trying to make it to the LPGA tour and the Potawatomi are sponsoring a tournament with these players at Brown Deer Park golf course.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 16, 2015
Does "Fighting Scott" have a fighting chance at the presidency?
Governor Scott Walker has pitched his flag and declared that he is the kind of candidate who will stand up to all opposition and do what he believes is right. That dogmatic image of the fighter may not be enough to get him to the presidency.
Sports - July 15, 2015
Golf's Grand Slam is a legacy of the magical Bob Drum
The modern grand slam of golf was created on an airplane when writer Bob Drum was flying with Arnold Palmer to the British Open. Drum wrote a column about it and before long the concept was born and golfers everywhere talked about it with reverence. It has never been done.
Arts & Entertainment - July 12, 2015
Powerful and passionate "These Shining Lives" shines with Umbrella Group
Based on a true story of the radium girls, who suffered radium poisoning from their jobs at a watch plant, Umbrella Group stages and poignant and powerful production of "These Shining Lives." The performance of Libby Amato is one of the best of the season.
Arts & Entertainment - July 11, 2015
World Stage's brutal and frank "Bent" sends chills up your spine
"Bent" is a 1979 play about the Nazi persecution of gays. It's a brutal story and a brutal play that opened a production by TheWorld's Stage Theatre Company at 10th Street Theatre. It is about a frank a play to hit Milwaukee stages this season and is well worth the price of admission.
Arts & Entertainment - July 10, 2015
Optimist's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is perfect for a lovely summer's night
Optimist Theatre is committed to bringing free Shakespeare in the Park to Milwaukee every summer, and this year's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is an example of the high quality work they do. It makes you wish they did more than one performance each year.
Sports - July 10, 2015
Begel bites: FIFA continues to prove its ridiculousness and more
From FIFA to Serena Williams to singing Packers, there's been plenty of sports news over the past week. Here are a few of the headlines that caught Dave Begel's eye.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 9, 2015
Abele set to take over struggling schools when Walker signs budget bill
Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Dale Kooyenga added an education omnibus bill to the state budget allowing County Executive Chris Abele to appoint a commissioner to take over struggling MPS schools. Abele says didn't ask for the program but he's ready to try and make it work.
Sports - July 9, 2015
World's best figure skaters come to Milwaukee to open Grand Prix series
U.S. Figure Skating is the governing body of figure skating in American and the organization stages the Grand Prix series throughout the world. The opening event of the series will be in Milwaukee in October and the city will join cities in Canada, China, France, Russia and Spain.
Arts & Entertainment - July 8, 2015
Memorable music helps "Motown the Musical" overcome scanty script
"Motown The Musical" is based on the life of Berry Gordy, who founded the recording giant in a tiny house in Detroit. The production is full of outstanding songs and great performances that overcome the incredibly weak script.
Sports - July 8, 2015
You can steal their uniforms but you can't tackle this kids' football league
The Neighborhood Children's Sports League has been fielding football teams for 57 years for kids in the central city. The recent theft of uniforms from one team sparked concern, but many of the uniforms were recovered. Now the season, for 1,100 kids, can go on.
Sports - July 7, 2015
Update: Kidd, Hammond deny report of Bucks' front office move
The Milwaukee Bucks, including Jason Kidd and John Hammond, continued to emphatically deny a report that the Bucks were on the verge of giving Kidd overall control of basketball operations.
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