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Dave Begel's Articles
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Sports - May 29, 2015
Kaminsky and Dekker expected to go in the first round of NBA draft
Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker give the University of Wisconsin two players in history who will go in the first round of the NBA draft. Both are projected to be picked in the middle of the first round, with Kaminsky just a little ahead of Dekker.
Milwaukee Buzz - May 28, 2015
Want to graduate? Pass this civics test before you get your diploma
There's a proposal to make it a requirement for high school graduation for students to pass a 100 question civics test. The proposal is controversial but if it can help kids learn about the world in which they live, it's an idea worth exploring.
Sports - May 27, 2015
Badgers, Brett, bikinis fill bits and pieces of Wisconsin sports world
Odds against Wisconsin being national NCAA hoops champion are pretty strong according to a Las Vegas sports book. And the Packers pro shop has some exciting and unusual new offerings this year for Green Bay fans.
Sports - May 27, 2015
5 spectator sporting events Milwaukee needs
Milwaukee has a lot of spectator sports for a city its size, but that doesn't mean things couldn't be better. Here are five sports events that would add a lot to the landscape.
Milwaukee Buzz - May 26, 2015
Green Sheet's return seems a desperate cry from the newspaper
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has resurrected the Green Sheet after an absence of 30 years. It's a desperate cry that the paper has given up trying to lure younger people to read it.
Sports - May 26, 2015
9 personality traits scouts prize in college and professional athletes
Being a top flight athlete requires a lot of different stuff. But certain sports place a premium on certain skills or traits. This article matches up qualities of athletes with the sport where it matters most.
Sports - May 25, 2015
10 Milwaukee area courses that offer something for every level of golfer
The Milwaukee area has something for every level of golfer, from the almost pros to the just getting started. And there is a range of prices for courses within an hour of the city.
Dining - May 23, 2015
New Buddha Lounge offers a great, authentic pho
Creating authentic pho, the Vietnamese dish that you can eat for any meal, is not easy, especially since to be real it has to contain tendon meat, which is chewier but adds flavor to the broth. Buddha Lounge on North Avenue, has a pho that is just like that served in Vietnam.
Arts & Entertainment - May 23, 2015
Skylight hits all the magical notes with Sondheim's "Into the Woods"
Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" is a fitting final production for Skylight Music Theatre this season. The production is absolutely magical from start to finish.
Sports - May 22, 2015
Top 3 urgent Packers needs
The Packers are one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl next year, but that doesn't mean they have a perfect team. As they get set to start their first OTA, here are the top three needs facing Coach Mike McCarthy
Sports - May 21, 2015
Lots of Packers ignored on the latest all-time best NFL players list
The list of the 50 best players of all time in the national Football League includes only three Green Bay Packers. There are a number of Packers who should be on the list, and some people on the list who should come off.
Arts & Entertainment - May 21, 2015
"Book of Mormon" bashes into Milwaukee like a profane, hilarious maniac
"The Book of Mormon" won nine Tony Awards and the hilarious musical has landed in Milwaukee. It's like a punch in the gut that makes you laugh and laugh watching this show poke fun at just about everything that creeps into the script.
Milwaukee Buzz - May 21, 2015
9 things that get more lip service than meaningful action in Milwaukee
We all know what lip service is. You say something but your actions don't back up the words. Here are 9 of the top things that get a lot of lip service, but not much else, in Milwaukee.
Sports - May 20, 2015
Deadline nearing for Bucks arena funding deal
The state budget needs to be passed by July 1, and that is the deadline for any plan to provide public funding for the new Milwaukee Arena. The legislature faces lots of tough decisions between now and then and funding for the arena is in the mix of all those decisions.
Sports - May 19, 2015
Roenicke couldn't protect his bosses so he had to pay the price
Managers and coaches have one overwhelming job: to create a climate in which it's possible for players to perform at their very best. For a variety of reasons Ron Roenicke couldn't do that, and so he paid the ultimate price
Milwaukee Buzz - May 18, 2015
7 names for new arena entertainment district
We are going to eventually get a new Downtown arena and it will, hopefully, bring all kinds of related development in the accompanying entertainment district. It's important that we have a name for this development and here are Dave Begel's suggestions.
Arts & Entertainment - May 18, 2015
"Extremities" lands at the extreme sad end of theatrical experiences
A play about sexual assault should be timely and a serious examination of a very serious problem. Instead this "Extremities" is more a joke than a probing look at this issue.
Sports - May 17, 2015
Lopsided loss to Mets raises questions about whether Brewers tossed in the towel
The Brewers lost to the Mets on Saturday and Matt Garza gave up 10 runs in just over three innings. The fact that he wasn't pulled and that all the staters sat down, raises the question of whether the Brewers gave up.
Arts & Entertainment - May 16, 2015
"The Skylight Ring" is a challenging and exciting evening of musical theater
Adapting 18 hours of Richard Wagner opera into just over two hours is a major accomplishment and makes for an interesting and challenging evening of theater at Skylight.
Arts & Entertainment - May 15, 2015
Uprooted goes out with a bang with "Suddenly Last Summer"
Uprooted Theater has taken the quintessential white Souther playwright Tennessee Williams and stood "Suddenly Last Summer" on its ear. It's eloquent proof that diversity in casting isn't just right, it's also good.
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