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10 views of 1950s Milwaukee

Published March 10, 2016

Thanks to Milwaukeean Karl Bandow, who found a treasure trove of old Kodachrome half-frame slides of Milwaukee in an antiques store, we can offer up these gorgeous photos of the city as it appeared in the 1950s.


"Clybourne Park" makes the audience gasp

Published Feb. 2, 2013

Courage comes in many forms and styles, but when you have the spine to wrap sadness and danger in a blanket of comedy, you end up with something that is really brave. That is the case of the stunning production of "Clybourne Park" that opened Friday night at the Milwaukee Rep.


"Memphis" gets under your skin

Published Jan. 9, 2013

It doesn't take long for the cast of "Memphis" to let you know what the show is all about. Almost the very first lyrics sung by the smooth-talking Delray set the whole evening up clearly. From that point on the Tony Award-winning musical "Memphis," which opened a week-long run last night at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, gets under your skin and into your blood in the way few plays, much less musicals, ever do.


Italian diner salutes '50s Milwaukee

Published Dec. 16, 2005

Maybe Milwaukee can't hold on to a retro downtown diner like Ed Debevic's but Brew City itself is fodder for a diner and musical venue that recalls a lost age in American culture. Milwaukee 50's Diner is located in the town of Varedo, in the province of Milan, in northern Italy.


Milwaukee rockabilly scene is alive and swell

Published April 9, 2004

Defining the term "rockabilly" is as slippery as the grease in Elvis' hair, but an OMC writer and numerous Milwaukeeans into the scene -- including members of the band The Uptown Savages -- give it a whirl anyway.

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