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Milwaukee festival guide

Published May 23, 2015

A summer in Milwaukee isn't complete without attending a festival or two. Loaded with live music performances, tasty food from local venues, children's activities and refreshing beverages, this list of cultural, art, music and food festivals will guarantee some long days and nights of fun in Milwaukee's summer sun.

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Kenny Rogers and hair bands complete State Fair's main stage lineup

Published April 28, 2015

This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair finalized its eclectic Main Stage lineup of performers - from pop stars to wire walkers to rockers of both country and classic variety - with two new additions: Kenny Rogers and a '80s rock revival called Hair at the Fair, led by Twister Sister's Dee Snider.

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Awaiting the Wisconsin walk: My chat with highwire artist Nik Wallenda

Published April 17, 2015

The Wisconsin State Fair's Main Stage lineup this summer features some of the biggest names the celebration has wrangled up in recent note. And the biggest of the bunch - or at least certainly the most unusual - is tightrope artist extraordinaire Nik Wallenda. OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to talk one-on-one with the stuntman about preparing for another life-threatening performance and being in a highwire family dynasty that shows no sign of stopping.

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State Fair adds Derulo and two more to main stage lineup

Published April 16, 2015

This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced three new main stage performers: Top 40 pop star Jason Derulo, classic rockers John Kay & Steppenwolf and the '90s alt rock combo platter that is the Under The Sun Tour.

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Assassinated on this day, Abraham Lincoln made his impression on MKE

Published April 14, 2015

It was called the "saddest week in Milwaukee's history." 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. As one early history of Milwaukee records, "The city was hushed in grief. Silently and sorrowfully the buildings, many of them still gaily flaunting the joyous decorations of the week before, were clad in the habiliments of woe." Many of those Milwaukeeans were doubtlessly remembering Lincoln's visit to the city, just six years earlier.

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Think Bacon

 Wisconsin is known for dairy and beer. It is also a well known fact that at the Wisconsin State Fair has creative uses for bacon. Our fair has had chocolate covered bacon on a Crispy Creme doughnut sandwich.  I've never been a lover of fatty cured strips of meat. None the less peopl...

The 'D' Word

Wednesday August 8th, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL    I’m tiptoeing through treacherous tulips these days. Each and every choice I make is crucial to the big picture, and there are no clear cut answers.  Part of being a one man band is keeping it all together and moving forwa...


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