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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:16:03 CDT


#WeWant: 6 terrible Milwaukee gifts

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:01:00 CDT

Even though there are some very un-material Milwaukeeans out there, there are certain gifts that most of us would poo poo. It's not that these presents are completely offensive to all, it's just ... no.

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Our long municipal nightmare is over! Parking regulations that make sense

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:59:00 CDT

Grab your flags, your noisemakers, your flashing lights. Our long municipal nightmare is over, as Ald. Nik Kovac has spearheaded a drive to change the 24-hour parking regulations to make some sense.

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In Tandem starts another riot with "Holiday Hell the Curse of Perry Williams"

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:25:00 CDT

The special time of Christmas is perfect for "A Christmas Carol" and "The Nutcracker" and glorious light displays in the park and music in the malls and families gathered around the fireplace. And then there is In Tandem.

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MPS students shine at 12th annual America Scores Milwaukee poetry slam

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 09:02:00 CDT

About 150 third- to fifth-graders from Milwaukee Public Schools took to the stage recently at Hayes Bilingual Elementary School to perform their poetry. The poetry slam lasted just under two hours. At the end, celebrity judges gave out awards.

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview, Dec. 1-4, 2016

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 07:45:00 CDT

'Tis the season. This great Milwaukee weekend you can ride your bike in the Santa Rampage, attend the annual Snow Show, see The Milwaukee Rep's "A Christmas Carol," hit a Yule Ball, see the Bucks, rock with Cole Swindell or shop a Christmas market or Brewers sale at Miller Park.

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Tales from the Road: An Uber ride for an escort

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:02:00 CDT

I got my first escort. Not the old Ford, but a woman who works as a professional escort.The call came to pick up a fare near the airport about 7:30 in the morning. I pulled up to the address and after waiting for about five minutes a woman named Lora came out.

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Study: Milwaukee employers "vaguely aware" of challenges facing job-seekers

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee ranked poorly on a YWCA-commissioned assessment of employers' willingness to hire people with an irregular work history and limited "soft skills," such as showing up on time and getting along with supervisors.

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Brand new "Christmas Carol" an exciting adventure for Clements and Rep

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:03:00 CDT

A brand spanking new production of "A Christmas Carol" floated into the Pabst Theater on the wings of a cast of hundreds, an actual snowfall and a Ghost of Christmas Past who melts into the floor right before our very eyes. It's a stunning production.

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2016 Christmas tree buying guide

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:01:00 CDT

It's just not Christmas in your home without a fresh cut tree to wrap with lights and decorate with ornaments. Here's a list of places throughout Southeastern Wisconsin that can help you find the perfect tree.

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Betty Brinn Museum's popular "Big League Fun" exhibit extended

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:01:00 CDT

The new Big League Fun exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum debuted on Nov. 18 and has been so popular among families that it's already been extended to next March. Milwaukee is the exhibit's first stop on a traveling, four-year national tour.

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WI Women of Color Network event raises funds for scholarships

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:02:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Women of Color Network hosts a big annual luncheon to make an appeal to their members, families, and friends to raise money for the Wisconsin Women of Color Network (WWOCN) Scholarship Fund. That event is this weekend in Madison.

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Necklace inspires community support for juvenile diabetes research

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:04:00 CDT

From the distressed wood farm table parked in the living room of her Whitefish Bay home, Patricia Chevako works day and night, creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry. Two years ago, a necklace called "Sophie's Circle" became her most intimate creation.

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McDonald's cheese curds: Cheesy deliciousness or just meh?

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:01:00 CDT

How are the new cheese curds at McDonald's? Do they live up to the delicious squeaky beauty to which we are accustomed in Wisconsin? Steve Palec headed out to McDonald's to try out the new combo and he dished on what he liked, and didn't like.

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"Black Nativity" creates a joyful holiday noise at the Marcus Center

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:03:00 CDT

The church doors are open and all are welcome, but be prepared to hold onto your hat, tap your foot, bob your head and even find yourself singing along with the choir. It's the second year of "Black Nativity," being mounted by Black Arts MKE and the Marcus Center.

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Games, go-karts and more await at the new Point Burger Bar in Pewaukee

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDT

In many ways the new Pewaukee location of Point Burger Bar mimicks its sister restaurant in terms of the look and feel of the dining area and bar. But, cool features like a game room and adjoining indoor go-kart track set this Vegas style burger bar apart.

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Milwaukee County Zoo's three tiger cubs make public debut

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:06:00 CDT

The Milwaukee County Zoo's three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut today in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. The cubs, one male and two females, have been named: Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette. They were born Sept. 14 to mother, Amba, and father, Strannik.

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#WeWant: 14 St. Nick's stocking or shoe stuffers

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:03:00 CDT

Observing St. Nicholas Day - aka "St. Nick's," Tuesday, Dec. 6. - means you fill stockings or shoes on the evening of Monday, Dec. 5. And this, in turn, means if you have not done your shopping yet, you'd better get on it this weekend.

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Diverse genres dominate honors at 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:05:00 CDT

Top honors at the 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards on Thursday went to artists representing a variety of styles, including instrumental hip-hop producers Scallops Hotel, rock band Soul Low, Randamp;B singer Lex Allen, synth pop band GGOOLLDD and EDM producers Chris Siegel X Strehlow.

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Killer smile: Giannis Antetokounmpo has become a very bad man

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:01:00 CDT

To better comprehend the coldblooded, unflinching, King-slaying, alpha-dog version of Giannis Antetokounmpo that we watched in Tuesday night's Bucks win over the Cavaliers, we first need a history lesson. Or perhaps, rather, a reminder that this was always only a matter of time.

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The Bucks' Bandwagon Cam trolled Cavaliers "fans," and it was fantastic

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:08:00 CDT

The Bucks' Bandwagon Fan Cam made its second appearance of the season Tuesday and it did not disappoint. Showing around 10 different fans wearing Cavaliers attire and with a mocking caption for each, the Bandwagon Cam was sports trolling at its fantastic finest.

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Summerfest and ReverbNation partner again on artist submission platform

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation launch year three of a three-year agreement that provides up-and-coming artists the opportunity to take the stage and perform for an audience at Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival" on a marquee year.

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Holiday pies now available for pre-order at dandan

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:01:00 CDT

When you think of dandan, holiday pie might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But, thanks to the mad pie-making prowess of the restaurant's pastry chef, Jaceleen Latin-Monagle, you'll be able to stock your dessert table with some of the best pies in the city.

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6 outfits for the holiday season in Milwaukee

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:01:00 CDT

Whether you're planning a low-key stroll down Candy Cane Lane or a champagne-filled evening in a limousine en route to the Young Milwaukee Holiday Gala, we have six outfit ideas for you at every price point.

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CP's Holiday Train sets date for Milwaukee stop

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:06:00 CDT

The holiday season is coming - and so is the Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train, scheduled to make a stop in Milwaukee on Monday, Dec. 5 with bright festive lights and musicians Colin James and Kelly Prescott in tow.

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Jazz Gallery book traces glorious run of a landmark Riverwest music venue

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:03:00 CDT

There was a time when Milwaukee had venues that hosted jazz gigs all the time. One of them, The Jazz Gallery, is catalogued in a new book by the club's owner Chuck LaPaglia. Get a peek at this great bit of Milwaukee music history at an event Friday, Dec. 2.

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Second location for The Ruckus planned for Wauwatosa

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:17:00 CDT

What's better than one Ruckus? Apparently two.The owners of Colectivo have been working since last spring to open their new fast casual burger and ice cream concept, The Ruckus. Now, it looks as if another location is in the works for Wauwatosa.

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The Laughing Taco taqueria on its way to Walker's Point

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:01:00 CDT

Plans are still in development for a new taqueria concept coming to Walker's Point. The restaurant is a collaboration between Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent and his wife, Lucia Munoz, and is expected to open as soon as this spring.

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#WeWant: Give the gift of Milwaukee history

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:02:00 CDT

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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Best Place wedding couples share names, dates and more

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:24:00 CDT

It's not unusual for Best Place at Pabst to have two weddings on a Friday or Saturday, but Nov. 26 was unique because both of the couples to be hitched were named Carly and Nick.

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Milwaukee therapist finds her own comfort in chance Clinton encounter

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:58:00 CDT

Margaret Gintoft knew there was a chance she'd run into a Clinton after jogging near her daughter's home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Last Sunday, Gintoft and her family were hiking in Rockefeller State Park when she saw the former president and former Secretary of State.

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Marcus Lemonis-backed Bentley's Pet Stuff opens six new shops in Milwaukee

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:16:00 CDT

Marcus Lemonis' recent visit to Milwaukee for "The Profit" may not have gone according to plan, but he still has his sights on the Cream City, as his Bentley's Pet Stuff chain will open six new shops in around the city this weekend.

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The Forum: How Hillary lost Wisconsin

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:06:00 CDT

Welcome to America 2.0, the pre-civil rights redux. The World According to Trump. The worst upset in modern presidential history? Actually, quite the opposite. This election was the simplest of clichés.

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Drink Wisconsinbly and SoulBoxer are giving away free booze bubbler

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:45:00 CDT

You might have dreamed of a "Booze Bubbler," but did you know Drink Wisconsinbly actually has one that dispenses SoulBoxer Old Fashioned? But wait, it gets better: they are giving it away.

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Face criticism? WILL won't

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:06:00 CDT

Last week, the internet served up a notification that WILL had responded to my complaints. I started reading their post wondering if I might need to lay down a new gauntlet; as it turns out, my old gauntlet is still down, untouched.

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MCTS honors Rosa Parks with headlight tribute, reserved bus seat

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:26:00 CDT

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will keep a seat open and the headlights shining on its entire fleet on Thursday, Dec. 1, to honor the life of Rosa Parks and her contribution to equal rights.

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Great Northern Distilling is Wisconsin true from grain to glass

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Great Northern Distilling is one of 19 craft distilleries that have opened in Wisconsin over the past 10 years. In addition to a thoughtful approach and attention to detail, the distillery distinguishes itself with a commitment to locally grown products.

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Kitchfix delivers healthy, sensible meals to your door

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:03:00 CDT

Josh Katt founded Kitchfix, a meal delivery service that's always free of gluten, dairy, corn and soy products. "Kitchfix provides people with convenient, clean, crave-able and consciously prepared meals," says Katt.

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Up-and-coming band Whitney to perform debut album at Turner Hall

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:02:00 CDT

After touring its new album around the country, Whitney is in Milwaukee, ready to perform the music band members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek have been working on at Turner Hall this Thursday at 8 p.m. Here's a little preview of the upcoming show.

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Why did the Brewers move on from Chris Carter - and who's replacing him?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:46:00 CDT

The Brewers did not tender a contract to Chris Carter, last season's National League co-leader in home runs, so he becomes a free agent. On Tuesday, Milwaukee announced the signing of a new first baseman who's been playing in Korea the past three years. What's going on?

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Sheboygan's 3 Sheeps releases a big bad Belgian-style quad this weekend

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:01:00 CDT

3 Sheeps Brewing Co. will release its biggest beer yet - Veneration Belgian-style Quad - at a special release party at their Sheboygan taproom this weekend. In conjunction with the release, the brewery also rolls out its inaugural brewery tours.

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The Rep's "Christmas Carol" prepares a new spin on a holiday tradition

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:06:00 CDT

While scenic designer Todd Edward Ivins' knowledge of the Milwaukee Rep's "A Christmas Carol" was mostly a blank slate, he was more than aware of the daunting legacy before him when he began work helping to reimagine the holiday classic.

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Concerned? 18 places and ways to help after the election

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:01:00 CDT

For many, Election Day was a day of shellshocked hurt, disappointment and fear. But today is a new day, and it's time to go to work doing good and helping those in need. Here are just a few ways you can reach out and make a difference.

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Milwaukee's tackling lead water problem with free filtration products

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:28:00 CDT

The City of Milwaukee is attempting to mitigate lead water concerns by distributing water filtration products to those most in need.

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LeBron James among Cavs players who dined at Carnevor last night

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11:00 CDT

For the ninth year running, Carnevor was the restaurant of choice for 10-12 players from the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who are in town for their showdown tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center. Among them was superstar Lebron James.

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"What can I do to help Milwaukee?" Here are 12 answers

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:01:00 CDT

We ask ourselves what we can do to improve the struggles in the city, but perhaps we don't need to try to "figure it out," because there are compassionate, professional people who already know. Let's trust them and give them what they need to strengthen and heal Milwaukee: sponsorship, support and money.

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The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 12 vs. Eagles

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:07:00 CDT

The Packers' 27-13 win over the Eagles on Monday Night Football was a much-needed statement game. Here's everything you need to know, or just forgot or missed because you'd already given up, plus all kinds of other wacky whatnots, from Green Bay's Week 12 win over Philadelphia.

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Urban spelunking: MAM library in the Judge Jason Downer Mansion

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:02:00 CDT

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the beautiful Victorian Gothic Judge Jason Downer Mansion, 1201 N. Prospect Ave., is now something of a temple to art history, serving as the headquarters of the Milwaukee Art Museum's library. We go inside for a peek.

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Help give the gift of education

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:09:00 CDT

Today is Giving Tuesday and thus I'm re-sharing this post from December 2013 about how you can use Donors Choose to help out a local public school.

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Postgame Tailgate podcast, Episode 8: Talking Gilmore Girls with Carolynn Buser

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:01:00 CDT

Fresh off a Thanksgiving break filled with plenty of time for family and also escapism from family, and with a rare fall Sunday (mercifully) not containing a Packers game, there was only one thing to discuss with guest Carolynn Buser in this week's OnMilwaukee podcast: "Gilmore Girls."

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"Hamilton" speech to Pence sparks intense discussion among local artists

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:56:00 CDT

A couple of weeks ago the vice-president elect, Mike Pence, attended a performance of the hit show "Hamilton" on Broadway. After the performance, one of the actors delivered a short lecture to Pence. That sparked a discussion among Milwaukee artists.

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