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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:16:04 CDT


Beyond popcorn: Where to eat and drink during the MKE Film Festival

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:02:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, and, unless you want to subsist for days on theater popcorn, Whoppers and bad nachos, it's probably worth your time to think about where you'll dine before and after your trips to the movies.

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First look: New Mitchell Street branch library

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:04:00 CDT

When Milwaukee Public Library announced it would open a new near South Side branch library to replace the Forest Home location, we were the first inside. Now, the library celebrates its grand opening from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, and again, we were the first inside.

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Warby Parker opens Friday

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:01:00 CDT

The eyeglass company Warby Parker will open its first retail store in Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 29 at 315 N. Broadway in the Historic Third Ward.

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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: The first dancer bites the dust

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:16:00 CDT

The judges had their say last night, but what did we think of Ballroom Night on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday evening? Put on your best Mark Ballas face; it's time for our rankings!

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You can stream Thursday's Packers-Bears game on Amazon; or just watch it on TV

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:19:00 CDT

The Thursday Night Football showdown on Sept. 28 between the NFL's oldest rivals, Green Bay and Chicago, will be streamed by Amazon to a global audience, the first of 10 games available to Prime Video members as part of a new partnership. But you can still watch it on regular TV, too.

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Let's talk about patriotism and the national anthem

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:05:00 CDT

The arranged marriage of patriotism, the national anthem and the American flag is completely broken. Anyone who can't see this isn't looking hard enough. So let's not just stand and mumble our way through the national anthem anymore. Let's follow our hearts and our consciences, and respect those who have a different viewpoint than we do.

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Admirals get 18 players from Predators, begin training camp on Tuesday

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:21:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Admirals begin their 2017 Training Camp on Tuesday with a 10:45 a.m. practice at the Kern Center on the Campus of MSOE. Heading into preseason, the team also announced that it had received 18 players from the Nashville Predators.

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Vote now or forever hold your peace: OnMilwaukee's Best of Dining 2017

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:56:00 CDT

You vote, you decide. In OnMilwaukee's 15th annual readers' poll to pick Brew City's best restaurants, you'll find 40 questions asking you to choose your favorites.

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Graham Nash talks about his path to music and where it leads now

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:06:00 CDT

Graham Nash's latest album, "This Path Tonight," was released in 2016. His current path will lead him to The Pabst Theater on Oct. 15, but before then, Nash talked with OnMilwaukee about his journey to music.

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Mark your calendars for Milwaukee Cocktail Week 2017

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:06:00 CDT

Bourbon, gin and tequila - oh my! The beloved cocktail celebration is back for 2017 with a jam-packed schedule of unique events.

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10 Milwaukee Film Festival must-sees

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:21:00 CDT

While we're all assembling our screening schedules, I'd like to do my part in helping you find the cinematic gems, both obvious and obscure, at the Milwaukee Film Festival with my 10 must-see screenings.

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3 dishes: Chef Amado Casanova of Belfre Kitchen

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:03:00 CDT

In this series, we ask chefs around the city to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Belfre Kitchen's new executive chef, Amado Casanova, about the way he knits together local produce with globally inspired flavors.

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Report says County should replace three key buildings as soon as possible

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:17:00 CDT

A new Public Policy Forum report on the state of Milwaukee's City- and County-owned buildings calls for the replacement - "as soon as possible" - of three Milwaukee County properties: the Safety Building and Medical Examiner's Office on the western end of Downtown, and the Mental Health Complex on the County Grounds.

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Milwaukee Film Festival: Sept. 28-Oct. 12

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:06:00 CDT

It's time to yell "Lights! Camera! Action!" on the Milwaukee Film Festival, a two-week celebration of all things cinema. And we mean all things cinema - from classics to local film to worldwide festival darlings and much, much more.

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The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 3 vs. Bengals

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:59:00 CDT

What a game. What an ending! What a magical clutch performance by Aaron Rodgers! What troublingly familiar and still-unresolved problems on display yet again - and against an inferior opponent and at home! But we've got a (short) week to focus on those problems. The Packers beat the Bengals!

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A cheers to the bond between beer and Lake Michigan

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:06:00 CDT

It only makes sense that a city next to one of the biggest freshwater lakes would maybe have what Milwaukee historian John Gurda called "a wet subconscious," a thirst that for many can only be quenched by one beverage: beer.

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The Rep's "Guys and Dolls" can't stand the test of time without chemistry

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:16:00 CDT

There is some fun to be had in the Broadway fairy tale "Guys and Dolls," featuring colorful characters that inhabit a clean and quaint, mid-century New York City with a vocabulary all their own, but the chemistry can't save its outdated story.

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Committee accepts proposal to raze part of Gettelman Brewery

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:06:00 CDT

A small cadre of residents and historians may have saved some of the last vestiges of the old Gettelman Brewery on Milwaukee's West Side, but not as much as it had hoped, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Our nine favorite park benches in Milwaukee

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Whether you're a lake lover or a skyline snob, there's a park bench out there calling your butt's name. Here are our picks of Milwaukee's best places to take a seat and enjoy the view.

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10 must-see Doors Open MKE sites

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:02:00 CDT

There's no better way to get a peek inside Milwaukee's most interesting - and often most historic - sites, many of them typically off limits to the public, than Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. Here are 10 must-see sites.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:26:00 CDT

The weekly grind hardly allows time for a.m. bacon, eggs and hash browns, and if there is time to whip 'em up, they're usually scarfed down fast. That's why weekend brunches are such a relaxing treat. Check out our list of the local Sunday morning hot spots and take some time to savor simple and elaborate breakfast treats.

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East versus west: An expert weighs in on which Lake Michigan coast is king

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:36:00 CDT

Is it possible that, between the Michigan side and the Wisconsin side, one beach is best, that one coast has the most? Or is there just not even a difference between the two shores of Lake Michigan? We chatted to an expert who's lived on both sides.

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Chamber's "Frankie and Johnny" finds sensitive souls under the sheets

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:06:00 CDT

The sex may grab all the attention. But instead of focusing on how the two get into each other's pants, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's "Frankie and Johnny" focuses on how the two try to get into each other's shattered lives.

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MSO's "Gershwin!" promises an unforgettable night of lively entertainment

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:56:00 CDT

Friday night, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, I had rhythm, I had music and I had my man - in this case, "my man" is George Gershwin, as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra impeccably presented "Gershwin!" for an enthusiastic audience.

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Izzy Hops Swig and Nosh open next week on East Side

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:12:00 CDT

The East Side's newest sports bar and restaurant, Izzy Hops Swig and Nosh, is slated to open on Wednesday, just in time for the Milwaukee Film Festival. The restaurant is located on Murray Avenue, next to another brand new venue, Kawa Ramen and Sushi, which also opens this week.

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The shot heard 'round Wisconsin: Hank Aaron's 1957 pennant-winning home run

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:03:00 CDT

Just after 10:30 on the night of Sept. 23, 1957, future Hall of Famer and home run king Hank Aaron hit an 11th inning walk-off home run to beat St. Louis, 4-2, giving the Milwaukee Braves the National League pennant leading to a World Series victory over the Yankees.

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Doors Open Milwaukee features Lindsay Heights, Layton Boulevard West sites

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:06:00 CDT

This year's two spotlight neighborhoods for Doors Open Milwaukee - running Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 - are Lindsay Heights and Layton Boulevard West, both in the central city, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Wisconsin Herd's inaugural coaching staff includes ex-Badgers star Brian Butch

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:51:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Herd named Steve Payne, Justin Wetzel and Jamaal Benjamin as Assistant Coaches for the team's inaugural 2017-18 season. Appleton West High School standout and former University of Wisconsin Badger, Brian Butch, will join the Herd as a Coaching Associate.

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Kawa Ramen and Sushi open Monday on the East Side

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:35:00 CDT

There's sushi -- and authentic Japanese ramen - coming to the East Side next week. Kawa Ramen and Sushi will open next week with a menu that features a range of appetizers, entrees and sushi along with four authentic ramen options.

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Just where the heck is Downtown Milwaukee anyway?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 has its own demarcations and definitions of where Downtown officially lies. But what does the staff of OnMilwaukee think: What exact area qualifies as "Downtown Milwaukee"?

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This is my favorite view of Lake Michigan; what's yours?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:01:00 CDT

The lake doesn't take a bad picture; every view is great and every shot is pretty and memorable. Surely, you've got your go-to favorite spot for a Lake Michigan photo. For me, it's the Texas Rock overlook in Bay View, which beholds Downtown and the lake from the northwest. What's yours?

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Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:56:00 CDT

It's one of Milwaukee's most cherished and distinctive culinary traditions: the Friday fish fry. This long-lived ritual is alive and thriving in Milwaukee - especially, but not only, during Lent. It's a big list, so dig in and read on.

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The Harbor District: A new Milwaukee neighborhood is in the works

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:04:00 CDT

In 2015, the Milwaukee Harbor District was established to develop a plan to redevelop the area south of the Third Ward, east of Walker's Point and north of Bay View. To raise awareness of the plan and the area, the first Harbor Fest takes place Oct. 7.

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Milwaukee Talks: Kato Kaelin

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:02:00 CDT

On Tuesday, we published a piece looking at some of Glendale-native Kato Kaelin's, uh, passionate tweets about the Brewers and the Packers. After it ran, Kaelin offered us some clarification on tweets.

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First to Wisconsin: Kendra Scott

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:10:00 CDT

The story of Kendra Scott could just as easily be titled: "Wisconsin Girl Makes Good." After all, this trend-setting jewelry mogul has made a name for herself and her brand, not only for the company's wares, but also for its philanthropic ideals.

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Christmas comes early with discounted "Christmas Carol" tickets from The Rep

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Christmas may still be months away, but 'tis the season for saving some cash on tickets to one of Milwaukee's most heartwarming holiday traditions: "A Christmas Carol" at the Milwaukee Rep.

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On the Burger Trail: The signature burger at Bibinger's in West Bend

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:02:00 CDT

One of the best parts of the Burger Trail series has been exploring burgers at hidden gems outside of the immediate Milwaukee area. And recently, I found yet another burger gem just 40 minutes outside of town at Bibinger's.

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Bucks name BMO Harris Bank as founding partner of new arena

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:44:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Bucks and BMO Harris Bank are renewing their long-standing relationship, as BMO Harris Bank becomes a Founding Partner of the new Bucks arena. BMO Harris Bank also remains the official bank of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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From love to loss: Milwaukeeans share their Lake Michigan stories

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:05:00 CDT

For many of us, Lake Michigan is more than our water source. It is a vast body of stories and memories.

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Tula Erskine works identified!

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:02:00 CDT

This morning I received a note from Nancy Aten, who was scanning works by Milwaukee artist Gertrude Kundman Erskine to be included in Erskine's archive, when she came upon 8x10 photographs of a series of six works that especially caught her attention. Do you recognize them?

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Waived goodbye: Bucks part ways with former Badgers star Bronson Koenig

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:35:00 CDT

For now, the hopes of Wisconsin native and former Badgers standout Bronson Koenig to play professional basketball for his home-state team are over. The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Koenig on Thursday, making the undrafted rookie a free agent.

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Here are all the stars and special guests headed to the MKE Film Festival

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Audiences' eyes may be glued to the big screen during the Milwaukee Film Festival, but the two-week explosion of cinema doesn't begin and end just there. Here are all the special guests headed to Cream City cinemas during the two-week festival.

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Lake Michigan sports guide

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Take a walk - or a jog - along Milwaukee's lakefront in warm weather and you're likely to see a range of recreation, including water sports actually on Lake Michigan and terrestrial outdoor activities that just utilize the scenic, spacious shoreline. Here's a local lake sports guide.

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Here are the highlights of the Brewers' final regular-season homestand

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:14:00 CDT

The Brewers return to Miller Park and continue their push for the playoffs as they begin the final regular-season homestand of 2017, starting with four games against the Cubs. Then Milwaukee closes out its home schedule with three games against the Reds. Here are the homestand highlights.

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MOTOR shows off dining room upgrades, new Can Room

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:02:00 CDT

If you haven't been to MOTOR Bar and Restaurant in a while, there's good reason to make a visit. The riverfront restaurant not only has one of the best patios in the city, the staff has also been hard at work making improvements and adding a new casual venue called the MOTOR Can Room.

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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:09:00 CDT

There's nothing quite like a great drink special to help you unwind after a long day. We've done an exhaustive search and found Milwaukee's happiest Happy Hours.

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TV newsman and self-avowed boat nerd wants to you to click on his big boat pics

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Since 2016, Milwaukee newsman Ben Handelman - an anchor and reporter for Fox 6 News on WITI-TV - has run the Big Boats MKE blog and Twitter feed, sharing the comings and goings of cargo vessels and other lake traffic. It's fun to follow.

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Fruin's variegated water tower hoisted onto Coakley's Walker's Point HQ

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:31:00 CDT

Milwaukee has been buzzing about artist Tom Fruin's multicolored "water tower" sculpture that Coakley Brothers announced a couple weeks ago would be installed in the moving, storage and business interiors company's Walker's Point headquarters. This morning it was installed.

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Strange Town aims for October opening

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In May, we reported a new bar and restaurant, Strange Town, would open in the former Allium space on Prospect Avenue potentially sometime this summer. A conversation this week with co-owner Andy Noble offers hope for an opening that coincides with the Milwaukee Film Festival.

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Bucks sign guard Kendall Marshall to training-camp contract

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:47:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Kendall Marshall to a training camp contract. He sports career averages of 5.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists over 160 games (57 starts) with Phoenix, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.

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