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Milwaukee Rally: Sept. 3 - 7

Published Aug. 31, 2015

The signature sound of rumbling Harley-Davidson V-twin engines signifies the start of this year's Milwaukee Rally - the Midwest's largest free motorcycle rally, featuring events at several venues across the city.

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Highland Games and Celtic Fling: Sept. 4-6

Published Aug. 31, 2015

Just when you think you might be "festival-ed out," there's one event that's so unique it's worth squeezing in: the Wisconsin Highland Games & Celtic Fling at the Waukesha County Expo Center.

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6 ways to fight back the end of summer

Published Aug. 28, 2015

Despite the fact that school is about to start for most kids in Milwaukee, you don't have to say goodbye to summer quite yet. After all, as OnMilwaukee.com's Molly Snyder likes to say, September is the new summer in Milwaukee. Here are a few ways you can hang on to the sunshine just a little while longer in Brew City.

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Open Streets "Ciclovia" MKE: Aug. 29

Published Aug. 24, 2015

Head to the South Side this Saturday and re-imagine Milwaukee without cars. Bike or walk down the middle of the street as vendors, performers and community events line the sidewalks.

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Meet "Here Come The Mummies"

Published Aug. 20, 2015

It isn't everyday you get to meet 3,500-year-old mummies. But, when you do you learn they got this by enjoying tons of white Russians and abide by The Dude.

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Living "Lebowski": 7 questions for The Dude impersonator Tom Esterline, Jr.

Published Aug. 18, 2015

The first time Indianapolis native and "Big Lebowski" superfan Tom Esterline, Jr. saw the 1998 Coen Brothers cult classic, well, he fell asleep. But then he watched it again. And again. And again and again and so on until he became a superfan - an Achiever - decked in his finest Pendleton sweater and attending as many Lebowski Fests as possible - the next one located right here in Milwaukee this weekend at Cathedral Square Park.

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Brother lead singer preps his goodbye to River Rhythms and the road

Published Aug. 18, 2015

The combination of bagpipes and didgeridoo is an almost impossibly rare mix - one that belongs almost exclusively to Brother. Unfortunately, the band's upcoming return to River Rhythms on Wednesday night will likely be the final one of its kind, as lead singer Angus Richardson recently announced that he was stepping away from the band. Before his likely final Milwaukee show, we chatted with Richardson and reflect on saying goodbye to Brother.

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5 weird things you can buy at State Fair

Published Aug. 12, 2015

The Wisconsin State Fair is great on so many levels, but as an infomercial enthusiast (read: sucker), I have a particular fondness for the zillions of oddball products sold in the Exposition Center. I could spend all day browsing and watching the pitchmen do their thing.

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Wait, there are THREE Wisconsin State Fairs?!

Published Aug. 11, 2015

It makes sense if you think about it, but it was news to me that Wisconsin has three - not one - annual State Fair. And just because I hadn't heard of them doesn't mean the Northern Wisconsin State Fair and the Central Wisconsin State Fair are newbies.

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Confederate flag won't be sold at State Fair

Published Aug. 11, 2015

I was afraid Wisconsin State Fair might sell some "Stars and Bars" stuff this year, but my concerns have been put to rest: according to Kristi Chuckel, Communications and Marketing Manager, you won't find any Confederate flag merch at the fair.

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Registration opens for the 2016 Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run

Published Aug. 10, 2015

This morning, the Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run announced that the 2016 race - once again featuring a half marathon, a quarter marathon and a 5k route - will take place on June 11 beginning at 7 a.m. In addition, registration for the 2016 Rock 'n Sole Run is now open at the event's website.

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Making Paddy McFest: The creation of the iconic Irish Fest leprechaun logo

Published Aug. 8, 2015

As the 35th anniversary of Irish Fest approaches, one icon that is hard to escape in Milwaukee - and in many ways nationally - is its official logo: the smiling leprechaun known today as Paddy McFest. But Paddy's development, like other symbols of the Fest, did not come easily, since within the Irish community - and certainly within Ireland - there has long been debate on the way the country and its culture are presented to the world at large.