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Arts & Entertainment - April 27, 2017
Milwaukee writers on other (mostly Wisconsin) writers
Who knows writers better than other writers, right? So, when some Wisconsin scribes - in this case Jim Higgins and Michael Schumacher - pen works about other scribes (and, in one case, about other Wisconsin scribes), we take notice.
Festival Guide - April 26, 2017
10 concerts I've seen at Summerfest - and one is a lie
There's a craze going around Facebook lately that has people posting a list of nine bands they've seen live, with one fib added for good measure. The poster's friends are supposed to ferret out the ruse.
Milwaukee History - April 25, 2017
Gettelman buildings get a reprieve, at least temporarily
On Monday, the Milwaukee Common Council's Historic Preservation Commission voted to grant temporary historical landmark status to two former A. Gettelman Brewing Co. buildings on the MillerCoors brewery site at 4400 W. State St.
Milwaukee History - April 25, 2017
Urban Spelunking: St. Martini Lutheran Church & School
Though the language and country of origin is different, St. Martini Lutheran Church and School continues to serve as a vibrant landmark in the heart of a Milwaukee immigrant community on the city's near South Side.
Kids & Family - April 25, 2017
Bradley Tech gets MPS' second high-tech fabrication lab today
Less than a week after Washington High School for Information Technology opened its new "Fab Lab," thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), another MPS high school is launching one.
Music - April 24, 2017
88Nine names headliners for its 10th anniversary block party
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has announced that rapper Noname, Strand of Oaks and Milwaukee's Field Report will headline its 10th anniversary block party, slated for Saturday, June 24 outside the station's Walker's Point headquarters at 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.
Buzz - April 24, 2017
St. Rita's Church will be razed and replaced with a new Little Pink Church
St. Rita's Church, 1601 N. Cass St., will be razed and replaced with a new church and a six-story independent living complex for seniors, the church will announce today at a press conference with Mayor Tom Barrett and Ald. Nik Kovac.
Dining - April 22, 2017
4 Italian red wines to welcome spring
Summer is beer season in Milwaukee, it's true, but in spring, when the temps can fluctuate wildly, a nice glass of red wine can still warm the soul. Here are four Italian reds I've tasted recently that are worth scouting at fine wine purveyors around town ...
Music - April 21, 2017
11 places to feed your vinyl addiction
Here are some of the best places around town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.
Music - April 21, 2017
Milwaukee's Luhrssen writes the book on classic rock
After writing about everything from secret societies to Milwaukee punk rock, the Shepherd Express' Dave Luhrssen has now written the "Encyclopedia of Classic Rock." We asked him about what went into writing this authoritative tome with Michael Larson.
Dining - April 19, 2017
The Ruckus Tosa plan is dead
Though the owners are still eyeing a second location for The Ruckus burgers and ice cream stand, a plan to open in an old Tosa filling station on 84th and North is now dead.
Buzz - April 19, 2017
Milwaukee, a city to watch? That's what Conde Nast Traveler says
I admit I'm a skeptic when it comes to lists. But even I'm a little impressed to see Milwaukee sitting at No. 2 on Conde Nast Traveler's "6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017" list.
Buzz - April 19, 2017
Milwaukee Talks: MPM's Dennis Kois on building a new museum
The fact that Milwaukee Public Museum has been considering a new home is no secret, but the idea has again been in the news recently. We talked to president and CEO Dennis Kois about the kinds of decisions and considerations that figure into such a move.
#RaiseMKE - April 19, 2017
New $25K tech lab teaches MPS students to turn ideas into reality
This morning, MPS will unveil its new "Fab Lab," a digital fabrication facility, at Washington High School of Information Technology, 2525 N. Sherman Blvd. The lab was funded with a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Kids & Family - April 17, 2017
Can you help find Auer Avenue School's oldest alumnus?
As Auer Avenue Community School prepares to celebrate its 105th anniversary next month, the community is trying to find the oldest living alumnus of the school, which opened in 1903 and is located at 2319 W. Auer Ave.
Music - April 17, 2017
Beatles goodies perfect for Record Store Day hunting
Since we're talking Record Store Day this week, I thought I'd rave about two new, high-end Beatles-related gems that emerged recently.
Milwaukee History - April 17, 2017
Urban spelunking: Former North Milwaukee Fire Station & Town Hall
I was lucky enough to get a peek inside the former North Milwaukee Fire Station & Town Hall - which is owned by the city and has also served as a ward sanitation yard and an MFD firehouse - last year. And, of course, I want to take you along with me.
#RaiseMKE - April 6, 2017
What's up with the jeans on Downtown light poles?
If you've been Downtown today, you might have noticed jeans hanging from light poles along West Wisconsin Avenue and perhaps wondered if they were a new trend, like tying a pair of sneakers together in the `70s and launching them up over the overhead utility wires. Nope.
Arts & Entertainment - April 6, 2017
Walker's Point Center for the Arts turns 30 today, celebration begins next week
Though the celebrations won't really kick in for another week or so, today is 30th anniversary of the incorporation as a nonprofit organization of the Walker's Point Center for the Arts and that definitely seems worthy of note.
Arts & Entertainment - April 6, 2017
Check out ReStore's recycled art contest entries during April Gallery Night
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is hosting its eighth annual Recycled Art Contest. You can see the entries at the Walker's Point ReStore during spring Gallery Night, April 21-22.
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