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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.
Marketplace - April 6, 2017
Urban spelunking: Riverwest's La Lune Collection
Industrial buildings with a touch of architectural grace are the perfect shared home, I think, for the Florentine Opera Company and La Lune Collection, a small business carrying on Milwaukee's manufacturing and immigrant traditions.
Kids & Family - April 5, 2017
Spring break means you can play with food at Milwaukee Public Museum
Because Milwaukee Public Museum is cooler than parents, it's encouraging you to play with your food this year during spring break, which - for Milwaukee Public Schools - is April 10-14.
Dining - April 5, 2017
Georgie Porgie's in Oak Creek expands dining room and adds craft beer
Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurant, the frozen custard and burger eatery, says it will open George's Garage - "a concept meant to provide a more grown-up experience to the current Treefort theme" - next door to the Oak Creek location, 9555 S. Howell Ave., in May.
Milwaukee History - April 5, 2017
Former St. Mary's Academy & Marian Center will be razed and replaced
Jean L Merry, communications director of Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, says that the former St. Mary's Academy/Marian Center building at 3195 S. Superior St., in St. Francis, will be deconstructed and replaced.
Music - April 4, 2017
The Blinding Lights is back and this time Harrington is all-in
Seven years after The Blinding Lights' first disc, an EP called "Sanctify," has followed and we caught up with frontman Jeff Harrington to ask about what's changed over that time that has led him to not only keep the band going, but to quit his day job and devote his energies to music full-time.
Bars & Clubs - April 2, 2017
Tied houses helped Miller grow and survive Prohibition
Despite the fact that Miller was the smallest of Milwaukee's big four brewers early in the 20th century, it was a big-time player in tied houses. As important as that real estate was in selling beer, it also helped the brewery survive Prohibition and the Depression.
Milwaukee History - March 31, 2017
Ruth, Robinson, Mays, DiMaggio? They all appeared at Borchert Field
Nostalgia is a powerful thing, especially among tradition-bound fans of America's Pastime. That's why many of us yearn for the chance to experience even just one game at a place like Milwaukee's old Borchert Field, chronicled in a new book by Bob Buege.
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