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The neighborhood around Marquette University has much more to offer than merely books and classrooms. The area features tasty student-friendly restaurants, the Haggerty Museum of Art, theater productions and concert venues – namely The Rave.

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SHAED survives Summerfest storm, surges back for The Rave show

July 19, 2017 7:06 p.m.

Still wringing out your clothes from the Summerfest Day 1 downpour? The poppy R&B trio SHAED - who performed that night at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard - feels your pain. But that didn't scare the group off from returning Thursday night at The Rave.

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8 quotable dishes to relish at the Ambassador Hotel's The Fitz

July 19, 2017 11:01 a.m.

The new restaurant at the Ambassador Hotel was named with a nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald, an author whose beautiful prose ruled during the roaring '20s. Interestingly, that same prose is an apt descriptor for some of our favorite dishes at The Fitz.

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Urban Spelunking: Marquette's Varsity Theater

June 27, 2017 9:02 a.m.

Surely, too many of Milwaukee's grand old movie houses are gone. But there are also a few survivors that many of us rarely notice. One of them is the gorgeous Art Deco Varsity Theater, 1326 W. Wisconsin Ave., now more formally known as Marquette's Holthusen Hall.

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The Killers hit The Rave on Aug. 2

June 20, 2017 5:36 p.m.

For those hoping to creep an early peak at the alt-Americana rockers potential Lollapolooza setlist, The Killers announced today that the band will play The Rave on Wednesday, Aug. 2, barely 48 hours before its major Lolla appearance.

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Ambassador rebrands Envoy restaurant and lounge concepts

May 9, 2017 9:40 a.m.

Ambassador Hotel owner Rick Wiegand announced this morning that Chef Jason Gorman will "reimagine" the hotel's food and beverage options. Envoy restaurant will become The Fitz, and the bar across the hall will become Gin Rickey.

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Chef Jason Gorman joins Ambassador Hotel as culinary director

March 16, 2017 10:01 a.m.

Chef Jason Gorman's career includes work at a variety of notable establishments, including The Iron Horse Hotel, The Art Institute of Chicago, Mangia Wine Bar in Kenosha and Dream Dance Steak. And now he'll bring his flair for bold flavors to the Ambassador Hotel.

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Urban spelunking: Wisconsin Avenue's hidden mansion

March 16, 2017 8:30 a.m.

In the past, I'd noticed a German Renaissance Revival mansion peeking up over the low retail space on the northeast corner of 26th and Wisconsin. But until yesterday, I hadn't realized that they're actually connected.