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Buzz - Feb. 11, 2016
9 questions I want answered at the UWM Democratic debate tonight
I am going to cover the festivities surrounding tonight's Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There are nine questions I'm hoping to get answered.
Buzz - Feb. 9, 2016
Two views of Milwaukee: one full of heart and one full of heartbreak
Two views of the same city: one from PBS examining racial difficulties in the city, one a film from Purple Onion packing an emotional wallop of love for the city. Both have truth on their side.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 9, 2016
Ballerina San Miguel keeps her toe shoes on despite big promotion
Luz San Miguel has thrilled Milwaukee ballet audiences for 11 seasons and has been promoted to Ballet Mistress of the company. but that doesn't mean she is done dancing and will star in "Dorian Gray."
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 9, 2016
Carole King musical headlines Broadway shows coming to Marcus Center
One of the most anticipated national touring shows in a long time headlines the series of Broadway tours coming to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts next year when the Carole King musical arrives in Milwaukee.
Sports - Feb. 4, 2016
Watch J.J. Watt read his less than glowing pre-draft scouting reports
J.J. Watt may be the best football player in the league, but the scouting reports on his coming out of Wisconsin were mixed, to say the least. Dan Patrick had him read them on his show this week.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 4, 2016
Women handcuffed to a bar? Stupid is as stupid does
This gimmick of handcuffing women to a bar for free drinks until they have to urinate makes me shake my head in wonder and almost a kind of sadness.
Buzz - Feb. 2, 2016
Harvard researcher uses Milwaukee as lab for work on poverty and eviction
Harvard's Matthew Desmond got his doctorate at UW-Madison and has used Milwaukee as a laboratory for his groundbreaking work on poverty and the relationship to eviction from homes for poor people.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 2, 2016
Milwaukee theater delivered a weekend of fabulous females on stage
Once I got a chance to sit down and think about it, I was full of marvel at the female actor talent that I saw on stage over the weekend. One spectacular performance after another proved one fact: The ladies rule!
Buzz - Feb. 2, 2016
Abdul-Jabbar writes thoughtful article to Trump supporters
It is fitting that the day after the first primary in the race for president, former Bucks star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an open letter for The Washington Post to supporters of Donald Trump.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 1, 2016
Once "The Devil's Music" gets going, it's a train that roars ahead at The Rep
"The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith," is running at the Stackner Cabaret at The Milwaukee Rep in a production built around the prodigious talents of Zonya Love as Bessie.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 31, 2016
Three actors carry "Agnes of God" into theater heaven at Renaissance
The battles between a life of faith and a secular life - science and religion have provided great fodder for novels, film and, of course theater.And along those lines Renaissance mounts a wonderful "Agnes of God."
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 30, 2016
Sex a lure for "Powder Her Face" but it's really a tale of just looking for love
Sexual indiscretion is what the Skylight Music Theatre offered up Friday night at the opening of "Powder Her Face," the chamber opera by Thomas Adés with a libretto by Philip Hensher.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Jan. 29, 2016
The Donald and the rest are all wrong. This is what's wrong with America!
In the heat of this political season we get lots of candidates talking about what's wrong with America. You name it, someone thinks it's the cause of all that is bad in our country. They are all wrong
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 29, 2016
"The Mojo and The Sayso" delivers a searing look at coping with the worst grief
"What happened that night?" A lead in, certainly, to a mystery, one to be solved at the end of a night as the audience finally goes, "Oh, yeah. That's what happened that night." The play opened at the Rep Thursday night.
Buzz - Jan. 28, 2016
Duncan's MPS comments deserve a serious and thoughtful response
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the Milwaukee Public Schools a "national disgrace," and this city ought to recognize the truth of that statement and rally to find meaningful and serious reform.
Buzz - Jan. 28, 2016
Milwaukee's terrible, no good, very bad week in the national spotlight
So, Milwaukee, how was your week? We love it when the national media shines its light on Milwaukee, but this week? Not so much, as terrorism, greed and racism all got time in the spotlight.
Buzz - Jan. 28, 2016
Poignant viral video has a message that Milwaukee can take to heart
Most of the time I don't bother getting wrapped up in all those "feel good" videos that seem to inundate the World Wide Web. But I've found one that has an important message - particularly for Milwaukee.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 28, 2016
Rep's "Of Mice and Men" tells a mesmerizing tale of relentless heartbreak
Mark Clements' "Of Mice and Men" production running at the Milwaukee Rep is a play about heartbreak, and who among us has not witnessed heartbreak, either our own or a loved one.
Buzz - Jan. 25, 2016
Blistering Toronto Star article rips segregation in Milwaukee
Milwaukee gets a lot of good ink and links nationally, but it's not all seashells and balloons, as former Marquette head coach Al McGuire might say. For example: a recent story in the Toronto Star serves as a blistering indictment of our racial segregation.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 25, 2016
Wisconsin skater brings Princess Belle to the ice in Disney's "Dare to Dream"
There is almost nothing like watching children see a live stage performance, whether it's a play, music or dance. "Dare to Dream," a Disney skating spectacular is a great chance for the kids, opening Feb. 4.
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