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A legendary show that wasn't: Bob Dylan at the Oriental

Published Nov. 20, 2015

This Saturday marks the 51st anniversary of the ill-fated Bob Dylan performance at the Oriental Theater. The concert has become legendary in the city's history - paraphrasing Dylan himself - not for what it was, but for what it wasn't.


Geenen recounts struggle for civil rights on the South Side

Published March 29, 2014

In his books, community activist and author Paul Geenen has homed in on important, hyper local subjects, like the heyday of the Bronzeville neighborhood, the diversity of Sherman Park and the story of Gimbels and Schuster's department stores. His latest book for The History Press, "Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the `60s and `70s," is the result of a special request.


Who is the most famous Milwaukeean?

Published Feb. 6, 2014

UWM grad Satya Nadella was named CEO of Microsoft this week, but he is far from the only person who had great success and a measure of fame with some kind of significant roots in Wisconsin. Dave Begel wonders who would wear the crown as the most famous person who was either born in Milwaukee, raised in Milwaukee or became famous while in Milwaukee.


Groppi and Nohl get much-deserved bios

Published March 4, 2013

Wisconsin Historical Society Press publishes some great Badger State books for adults on everything from bowling alleys to bars, history to nature to sports and more. But, the Madison-based publisher also dishes up new titles each year in its great Badger Biographies series for young readers ages 7 and up. The latest explore the lives and work of artist Mary Nohl and Father James Groppi.

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