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Festa uncorks focus on regional wines Image

Festa uncorks focus on regional wines

Published Friday, July 18

Festa Italiana is putting a new spin on its wine offerings this year, with a trio of tents along the lakefront walk that salute the diversity and quality of Italy's regions, from the north down to the south.

A chat with Festa Italiana headliner Patrizio Buanne Image

A chat with Festa Italiana headliner Patrizio Buanne

Published Thursday, July 17

As a fan rooting for Argentina in the World Cup, last weekend was likely a little rough for Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne. This upcoming weekend, however, is shaping up much more nicely with two headlining performances set for Festa Italiana.

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Sample away at Brewfest

Published Tuesday, July 15

The fifth annual Milwaukee Brewfest will take place on Saturday, July 26 at the old Coast Guard pavilion on the lakefront. The event starts at 3 p.m.

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Help Global Union raise $15,000

Published Tuesday, July 15

Alverno College's Global Union, a free world music festival, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Humboldt Park. Today, the organizers launched a campaign to raise $15,000 in 15 days to offset costs.

Summerfest 2014 by the numbers Image

Summerfest 2014 by the numbers

Published Thursday, July 10

This afternoon, Summerfest announced growth in revenue, attendance, sponsorships and international media coverage for the 2014 edition of the music festival.

Dogs in Ecstasy helps close out Summerfest Image

Dogs in Ecstasy helps close out Summerfest

Published Monday, July 7

Milwaukee grunge/punk trio Dogs in Ecstasy is only a year and a half old but has quickly created a strong presence on the local music scene through plenty of shows and active social media accounts (mainly Twitter). The band played Sunday at Summerfest.

Vintage Cheap Trick never grows old Image

Vintage Cheap Trick never grows old

Published Sunday, July 6

Milwaukee wrapped 2014's Big Gig with one of its biggest loves: Cheap Trick. The perennial favorite hit the BMO Harris Pavilion stage Sunday at 9:50 p.m. and proceeded to knock out its hits with a wall of guitar-heavy sound.

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Random fest guests #3

Published Sunday, July 6

I've had a great time walking around Summerfest this year and randomly interviewing people who look like they know how to have a good time. Among others, I met a man who was "celebrating" his 214th consecutive visit to the Big Gig, two women giving out free hugs and, just this weekend, a couple walking around in handmade Summerfest hats.

Fall Out Boy and Paramore put on a pop punk powerhouse show Image

Fall Out Boy and Paramore put on a pop punk powerhouse show

Published Sunday, July 6

If you happen to be a Fall Out Boy hater, an early six-word proclamation from Pete Wentz was likely more chilling than a tornado siren. Then again, if you happen to be a Fall Out Boy hater, you were also likely nowhere near the Marcus Amphitheater Saturday night, where the pop/punk rockers teamed up with Paramore. It's too bad because the duo put on quite the show, a nearly four-hour burst of music that left the crowd happily exhausted.

Summerfest serves as homecoming for Latin music guitarist Steininger Image

Summerfest serves as homecoming for Latin music guitarist Steininger

Published Saturday, July 5

When Domenic Marte and the rest of his Latin music band takes the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stage Sunday night at 7:30, the crowd will be expecting strong, musically complex, catchy pop-infused bachata music (a particular brand of romantic Latin music that originated in the Dominican Republic and spread from there). There's one thing they might not be expecting however: Clay Steininger, the group's guitar-slinging "gringo."

Fitz and the Tantrums provide their own funky Fourth of July fireworks Image

Fitz and the Tantrums provide their own funky Fourth of July fireworks

Published Saturday, July 5

Two years and several more hit singles since their last visit, Fitz and the Tantrums finally wound up on a stage - the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard - worthy of their endless live electricity. There, lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick and company accepted their promotion and the demands of a bigger stage head on, delivering yet another contagious, explosively energetic set.

Mötley Crüe makes good in Milwaukee Image

Mötley Crüe makes good in Milwaukee

Published Saturday, July 5

After a rough start to Mötley Crüe's "All Bad Things Must Come To An End" tour on Wednesday at the kickoff in Grand Rapids, the party-hardy metal rockers delivered a redeeming second show at Summerfest tonight.

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New Order revisits Summerfest after 25 years

Published Friday, July 4

It had been 25 years since New Order played in Milwaukee - in 1989 they shared the stage with PIL and The Sugarcubes - a fact that New Order frontman Bernard Sumner reminded us of tonight when he performed for a sold-out crowd at Summerfest.