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Movies & TV - Jan. 17, 2017
Milwaukee Talks: WISN meteorologist Jeremy Nelson
We sat down with WISN meteorologist Jeremy Nelson for a Milwaukee Talks as he prepares to say goodbye to Brew City. Nelson's last day on air here - before leaving for a job as chief meteorologist at Channel 12's sister station in Savannah, Georgia - is Friday.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 16, 2017
Cartoonist Sanders brings his biting commentary back to Milwaukee
What comes around goes around and that's perhaps even more true in Smallwaukee. I was reminded of this when veteran editorial cartoonist Bill Sanders re-appeared on the scene, contributing his biting work to OnMilwaukee. Sanders' art is on view this week during Gallery Night.
#RaiseMKE - Jan. 16, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King's visits to Milwaukee left permanent mark
The visionary civil rights leader visited our city to speak on at least two occasions. His comments half a century ago remain as true now as they were then. Here is some of what he told Milwaukeeans.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 13, 2017
Couple's promise to MAM: 500 French posters and a new assistant curator
The Milwaukee Art Museum has announced that by Milwaukeeans Susee and James Wiechmann have promised a gift to the museum of more than 500 posters by French graphic artist Jules Chéret, boosting the MAM's already extensive collection of works on paper.
Marketplace - Jan. 12, 2017
Completion of Garfield Avenue School sale pushes Bronzeville project forward
This morning, the City of Milwaukee's Bronzeville Advisory Committee offered an update on the project on 4th Street and North Avenue that would convert the former Garfield Avenue School and America's Black Holocaust Museum buildings into a mixed-use development.
Milwaukee History - Jan. 12, 2017
Deputy Chief Jim Ley catalogs history of Milwaukee firehouses
There are books I keep on my desk because they are not only fascinating - with every page you flip to offering some sort of interesting detail on Milwaukee history - but because they're also encyclopedic. Jim Ley's new book has now become one of them.
Music - Jan. 10, 2017
Exhibit traces 200 years of Milwaukee music
Milwaukee County Historical Society opens "Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music" this week at the museum, 910 N. Old World 3rd St. The show, which fills both levels of the building, spotlights two centuries of music and runs through April.
Buzz - Jan. 10, 2017
Domes' light show melts away winter blahs
Baby, it's cold outside, but even in the depths of a Wisconsin winter overlaid with a polar vortex, it's always warm in the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd., which launches its annual train show and a stellar Thursday night light show.
Dining - Jan. 10, 2017
Dusty road leads to new Classy Girl location in Brookfield Square
Folks out west can now enjoy amazing sweets, like the unique dusty road cupcake - which blends the flavors of the classic frozen custard sundae into one giant, rich, malt-laced treat - when Classy Girl opens its new shop in Brookfield Square on Feb. 1.
Music - Jan. 9, 2017
Latest MSO pop-up creates arts happening at Central Library
Classical music performances aren't what they used to be. Gone are the staid, starched affairs many still (incorrectly) associate with symphony and ensemble concerts, replaced these days with events like the Symphony's pop-up concerts, the latest of which takes place this week.
Holiday Guide - Jan. 5, 2017
La Befana is coming tonight
Long after St. Nick has come and gone, and while Santa is already back at the North Pole warming in front of the fire, La Befana continues her journey to the homes of kids across Italy and of kids across the world whose families have roots in the boot.
Music - Jan. 4, 2017
New media traces the Beatles in transition
A pile of new media - music, movies, books - continues to emerge, digging into every aspect of the unprecedented career of the Beatles. We take a look at a few of them here.
Buzz - Jan. 3, 2017
Lake Park neighbor launches web site about threatened Ferry & Clas bridge
Today, a neighbor of Lake Park on Milwaukee's East Side launched a web site focused on the threatened Ferry & Clas bridge that spans Ravine Road in the park.
Dining - Jan. 3, 2017
Milwaukee Talks: Karl Kopp
We caught up with Karl Kopp - owner of Kopp's Frozen Custard and Elsa's on the Park, to ask about the history of Kopp's and Elsa's, other places he's considering opening beyond Milwaukee, if he ever thinks of opening a Kopp's Downtown and more.
Music - Jan. 3, 2017
Milwaukee Theatre announces Patti Smith gig
This morning Peter Jest of Alternative Concert Group announced that Patti Smith will bring her band to Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. show on Thursday, March 9 at the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. The show is Smith's fourth, but her first since 1979.
Buzz - Dec. 30, 2016
Burns statue salutes "Auld Lang Syne" creator
This seemingly unusual Milwaukee monument - the great poet never visited Milwaukee - is the result of a 1909 gift to the city. With New Year's Eve upon us, we take a look at its history and remind you of the lyrics to an enduring holiday favorite.
Milwaukee History - Dec. 29, 2016
Little Milwaukee landmarks, part 4
You may recognize some of these "little landmarks," while others may seem less familiar, but I bet they'll help jolt your memory into thinking about some of your favorite places that might not qualify as full-on Milwaukee landmarks, but are definitely notable places in town.
Dining - Dec. 27, 2016
Tosa Hollander will close for updates
Lowlands Restaurant Group announced today that the Cafe Hollander, at 7677 W. State St. in Tosa Village, will close from Jan. 2 to 13 for a quick refresh.
Holiday Guide - Dec. 27, 2016
2016 picks: Bobby Tanzilo
Another year is almost in the books and so we've arrived at that time of the year when we here at OnMilwaukee look back at the highlights of the past 12 months. Here are some of the best of 2016 according to Bobby Tanzilo.
Marketplace - Dec. 23, 2016
Last-minute wishlist solutions: The gift of Milwaukee history
The popularity of Facebook groups like "Old Milwaukee" and OnMilwaukee's own urban spelunking series shows that Milwaukeeans have a passion for their city and its history. Indulge that passion with a gift rooted in our collective story. Here are a few ideas.
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