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This crazy space-age Satellite Hotel could've put Milwaukee on the map

Published April 12, 2016

In 2016, Milwaukee is talking about expanding its convention center - the size of which has been called inadequate to draw conventions of a certain scale - on a patch of land on the southwest corner of 4th and Kilbourn. In 1960, things weren't much different.

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Urban spelunking: Milwaukee Theatre & Milwaukee Arena

Published April 9, 2015

The way we see the world is all a matter of perspective, of point of view. Take, for example, the Milwaukee Theatre. Whenever I go inside, I rue the loss of the Auditorium's arcaded interior. On a recent tour of the both the Milwaukee Theatre and the adjacent Arena -- which I may always call the Auditorium and MECCA Arena (sorry, I can't stop myself) -- I was surprised to see how much of the auditorium remains in place.

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King's visits to Milwaukee left permanent mark

Published Jan. 27, 2015

The visionary civil rights leader visited our city to speak on at least two occasions. His comments half a century ago remain as true now as they were then. Here is some of what he told Milwaukeeans.

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German-born wrestler Ernst Scharpegge found fame on Milwaukee mats

Published Dec. 20, 2012

Constance and Ernst Scharpegge were German-born siblings who emigrated to the United States and won wide acclaim in the performance arts. She was an opera singer in New York City, but her brother settled in Milwaukee. When his virtuosity moved audiences to the heights of rapture, instead of "Bravo!" they screamed, "Twist der kopf out, Ernst!"

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