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Dave Begel

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With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.

Recent Articles
 Buzz - February 23, 2017
 Cut the crap! How can we all help clean up our city's highway shoulders?
 There seems to be no end to all the development activities taking place around Milwaukee. But I've got one small thing that everybody can do that will go a long way toward making Milwaukee more attractive. Let's pick up the litter on our expressways.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 21, 2017
 Chamber Theatre and Pabst have fascination and rock royalty on tap
 "The Few," a play by the intriguing Stanley D. Hunter, debuts at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre this week with a killer cast, including James Ridge and Mary MacDonald Kerr. Also, The Pabst Theater welcomes The Four Tops, part of rock and roll royalty.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 19, 2017
 First Stage's brand new version of "Robin Hood" inspires a cascade of laughs
 Sometimes all you really need to do is laugh. Let me recommend the world premiere of "Robin Hood" currently underway at First Stage. Oh, there are messages in the show But what there is in abundance is good action and great laughs.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 18, 2017
 2,000-year-old "Women of Troy" views war through the eyes of weeping women
 The men are off to war; the women are left to weep. It has always been thus - unless you happen to be among the "Women of Troy," the translation of the 2,000-year-old play getting a new life under Dale Gutzman's direction at Off the Wall Theatre.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 17, 2017
 Dancers, choreographers create magic for the Genesis 2017 competition
 It is altogether fitting and proper that Genesis 2017 was unveiled in the breathtaking beauty of the venerable Pabst Theater, as the 120-year-old structure hosted three brilliant young choreographers heralding a healthy future for the ballet world.
 Movies & TV - February 16, 2017
 Kathy Mykleby finds a purity of heart and soul with her 1,700 children
 Kathy Mykleby has found a spot in television built in the hearts of more than 1,700 children. Mykleby is the host/creator of the "Tuesday's Child" segments on WISN 12, a series that has run consistently for 26 years.
 Sports - February 15, 2017
 Great PGA Tour website story focuses on Madison golfer Jerry Kelly
 Jerry Kelly, one of the most successful professional golfers ever to come out of Wisconsin, is the subject of a long story on the PGA Tour website. Kelly, who has spent 21 years on the tour, was a winner three times but described himself as a "successful journeyman" during his career.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 15, 2017
 Birds soar, snow falls, cards fly and your mind gets read at "The Illusionists"
 The answer is ... I don't know! The question is ... how did he do that? There are not enough superlatives to describe "The Illusionists," hit that opened a week-long run in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday night.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 14, 2017
 3 choreographers set to unveil ballet programs developed in just three weeks
 Take three choreographers, add a company of unknown dancers, toss in some music and give all of them just three weeks to create a full ballet. It all culminates Thursday night as the Genesis Competition hosted by the Milwaukee Ballet gets underway.
 Arts & Entertainment - February 14, 2017
 Rep announces new season and contract extensions for Clements, Bauman
 A couple of really old chestnuts, a couple of new things and contract extensions for the leadership of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater were announced in a ceremony at the Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex on Monday night.

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