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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.


The Waterboys stayed afloat at Turner Hall

Published May 6, 2015

The six piece - fronted by Mike Scott - has 13 studio albums under their belt. And during tonight's concert at Turner Hall, the group played 16 songs, seven of which were from their most recent album.


"'71": Punishment for its star, pulse-pounding thrills for its audience

Published March 25, 2015

I'm starting to get concerned about Jack O'Connell. First there was "Starred Up," in which he plays a violent prison inmate; then he starred in the two-hour beatdown-palooza that was "Unbroken." And now there's "'71," which doesn't even get five seconds in before it's punching O'Connell in the face and dragging him through mud. If he insists on essentially self-flagellating on screen, though, at least it's in the service of a quite good movie.


Milwaukee goes green for Irish Fest

Published Aug. 12, 2014

In preparation for the world's largest Irish music and cultural festival, several Milwaukee landmarks will turn their lights green this week.


Irish whiskey founder travels country in Airstream

Published Feb. 13, 2014

Kieran Folliard is currently "on tour" promoting his Irish whiskey, 2 Gingers. He is traveling over the course of six weeks to 14 different cities via an Airstream camper to meet distributors, consumers and bar owners.

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When traveling through the misty countryside of Ireland, we decided that we were a bit parched.  So a pint sounded good.  Luckily we were near the town of Kilkenny.  Upon arriving in the town, the rain started to come down so it seemed like an even better idea to stop in the pub fo...

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