By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Nov 18, 2008 at 10:30 AM Photography: Jeff Sherman

Early this morning, garbage bags and empty boxes lined Plankinton Avenue just south of Wells Street.  They were tossed out of tour busses and left for city crews to pick up.  Who was the litterbug? None other than Ms. Dolly Parton.

That's right, Parton brought her "Backwoods Barbie" tour to the Riverside Theater Monday night, but her crew left behind some of the their party as trash lined Plankinton Avenue just outside where the country music legend's tour buses were parked.

I have nothing against Parton (I'm a big country music fan) but come on Dolly, can't you teach your crew to not litter our streets? It's common courtesy in a city that came out strong to support you and your band.

I know there are bigger issues in Milwaukee today, but it's these little things that bug me.  And, honestly if Widespread Panic, which was in town a few weekends ago, can keep themselves from leaving their trash on our streets, I'd like to think that a Country Music Hall of Famer could do the same.

Give a hoot, don't pollute.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.