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Buzz - July 29, 2016
Clarke's political pandering continues in Trump radio interview
Milwaukee is a proud city, but we are not without our warts - and our biggest wart, the one that we should all be ashamed of, hobnobbed with a presidential candidate Thursday. Filling in for Mark Belling, Sheriff David Clarke interviewed Donald Trump.
Buzz - July 28, 2016
Trump vs. Clinton looks more like a survival contest than a race
It is now official that Democrat Hillary Clinton will oppose Republican Donald Trump in the race to be the next president of the United States. We won't get a winner, however. Instead, we will end up with a president who is merely a survivor.
Buzz - July 26, 2016
Tales of the road: Convention fun and games
Being an Uber driver in Milwaukee is a one-of-a-kind experience that lets Dave Begel meet some of the most interesting people, residents as well as visitors to the city. Find out where Begel took guests in the latest installment of Tales of the Road.
Buzz - July 21, 2016
Wisconsin conservatives split on Trump nomination
So the nightmare is true and Donald Trump actually may be president. The whole thing has made Dave Begel wonder about prominent conservatives in Wisconsin and whether they will support Trump. It turns out that they are split on the nomination.
Arts & Entertainment - July 19, 2016
Optimist Theatre stages unique "Julius Caesar" under the stars at Kadish Park
Summer theater in Wisconsin usually means Spring Green or Door County. But there are several summer productions that look interesting and that range from the classical to the experimental, both indoors and under the stars of Milwaukee.
Buzz - July 14, 2016
America's divisions not even close to the conflicts less than a lifetime ago
People say that America is more divided now than ever, but it was less than a lifetime ago when this country was torn apart by the quest for civil rights and the drive to end the war in Vietnam. Those times were full of violent demonstrations.
Arts & Entertainment - July 12, 2016
Rep announces amazing training program for young actors
The Milwaukee Rep has announced a unique training program for teenage actors in the city, as part of the company's commitment to stimulating dialogue and creating engagement opportunities revolving around social issues facing the city.
Buzz - July 8, 2016
Abuse in backseat sparks dilemma for Uber driver
They looked just like any other happy couple coming out of Summerfest when I picked them up at the staging area. But once they got into the car, the tension was obvious, and eventually, it boiled over.
Arts & Entertainment - July 5, 2016
The Big Apple? Windy City? How about Milwaukee: City of Art?
All of the arts enable us to see things, especially in ourselves, we might otherwise miss. I have an idea, and it's something that could help brand Milwaukee better than any flag, slogan or video. Let's make Milwaukee the epicenter of the world for public art.
Buzz - June 30, 2016
Failure of ill-fated school reform effort means it's back to the table
Now that the OSPP has exploded in mid-air like the Big Bang fireworks, the question is where do we go from here? The plan, which many saw as the right wing continuing to try and chip away at MPS, didn't have much of a chance of working.
Buzz - June 30, 2016
Uber Tales, part 4: Pridefest, a brave young woman and two brain surgeons
Being an Uber driver in Milwaukee is a one-of-a-kind experience that lets Dave Begel meet some interesting people, residents and visitors to the city. Everybody has a story, and Tales of the Road will highlight some of those stories.
Tagged with: Pridefest, Uber
Bars & Clubs - June 29, 2016
City agrees to pay Silk nearly $1 million for loss in strip club license suit
The city has agreed to cut a check for $968,331.75 after losing its lawsuit at trial and again in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals after the initial verdict. The amount covers both the damage award and attorney fees.
Arts & Entertainment - June 28, 2016
DeVita scales new heights with first adult book, "A Winsome Murder"
It's easy for the normal person to wonder what mountains there are left to climb for James DeVita, who may well be the finest actor ever to grace the stages in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. A mystery, "A Winsome Murder," is his first novel for adult readers.
Arts & Entertainment - June 27, 2016
Wilder's wild and weird "Skin of Our Teeth" resonates with some crazed fun
"The Skin of Our Teeth" is about as unusual as it gets, and the production at Off The Wall has just about everything that I don't like in a theatrical production. The curious thing is that I loved all of it and found myself riveted at the end.
Arts & Entertainment - June 24, 2016
Milwaukee Opera Theatre stages provocative "Thank You, Next"
"Thank You, Next," with music by Tim Rebers and lyrics by Alicia Berneche, opens as Milwaukee Opera Theatre and artistic director Jill Anna Ponasik continue to redefine what opera means, staging provocative and very relatable productions.
Buzz - June 23, 2016
Revolting votes by Johnson, GOP senators mean more gun murders
It may not be possible to be any more revolted by the Republican Party than I am right now. This week Senate Republicans, including our Sen. Ron Johnson, turned down a couple of serious attempts to enact minor laws designed to help control gun violence.
Arts & Entertainment - June 21, 2016
Ballet reports big gains in revenue and attendance for 2015-16 season
The Milwaukee Ballet is celebrating this summer after seeing a 15 percent boost in attendance and record revenue of $2.3 million, proving that high-quality work will capture attention - and, perhaps most importantly, dollars - in Milwaukee.
Arts & Entertainment - June 20, 2016
"Death of a Salesman" gets exquisite treatment under the stars at APT
Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" receives a spectacular, blistering treatment at American Players Theater in Spring Green. There are many who claim this is the greatest of all American plays and, after seeing this production, it'd be hard to argue.
Music - June 17, 2016
Meet "Tank," a Kenny Chesney roadie
His name is "Tank," and he drives a big semi - one of 30 that will be in Milwaukee for Kenny Chesney's show at Miller Park Saturday night. He took my Uber ride and provided a little look into what it takes to keep a show like this one the road.
Buzz - June 14, 2016
The only way to stop gun insanity is simple - but oh so difficult
This may come across as a little heartless and dismissive but it's time to put a stop to the kind of hopeless junk that rose up after the horror of the massacre in Orlando. The only way to win the battle for gun control is with sophisticated politics.
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