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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:16:03 CDT


Arte Para Todos announces its 2017 lineup

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:56:00 CDT

Today, Arte Para Todos - the four-day local music extravaganza meaning "art for everyone" - released its official schedule, featuring almost 100 performers playing across more than 20 locations and four neighborhoods for one great cause.

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Food trucks banned on Brady Street?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:05:00 CDT

During today's Common Council meeting, Alderman Nik Kovac presented legislation to prohibit food trucks from parking on Brady Street.

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Teen girls learn about public service careers at City Hall

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:06:00 CDT

More than 200 middle and high school girls attended the seventh annual Girls' Day at City Hall hosted by Alderwomen Milele Coggs and Chantia Lewis, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee's best live music in a bar, 2017

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:56:00 CDT

After voting Milwaukee Ale House for a four-year term as president of the Best Live Music in a Bar category, OnMilwaukee readers went a new way in 2017. Read on to find out who is the new king of the bar room concert.

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State Fair tickets just $5 for National Something-On-A-Stick Day

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:46:00 CDT

Today is National Something-On-A-Stick Day. And what better way to celebrate than by buying $5 tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair?

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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: The stars step up on a sloppy second show

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:16:00 CDT

"Dancing with the Stars" eliminated its first celeb last night on a sloppy second show. But technical troubles aside, how did the 11 left do? The judges had their say, but here's where we ranked them, from worst to first.

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Brewers announce details for Opening Day ceremonies

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Opening Day at Miller Park is less than a week away as the Milwaukee Brewers will host the Colorado Rockies on Monday, April 3. Here are some important details for the Opening Day ceremonies.

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The Final Four: Who will be the final Summerfest headliners?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Last summer, we here at OnMilwaukee compiled a "wish list" of acts we thought would be perfect for celebrating a half-century of the Big Gig in Milwaukee. So far, we're batting .000. But there's still time for us to bloop one into short center.

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UPAF's Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra changes lives instrumentally

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:06:00 CDT

With a catalog of outstanding musicians and teachers - led by Artist-in-Residence Frank Almond - the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra has brought music into the lives of thousands and thousands of children.

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Celebrate Brewers Opening Day without the jersey

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Brewers Opening Day, an unofficial holiday beloved by Milwaukeeans, is just around the corner. Whether you're attending the game or watching from your favorite sports bar, here are some great ways to dress for the occasion without wearing a jersey.

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Great Lakes Distillery spirits added to Miller Park's cocktail menu

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:04:00 CDT

Great Lakes Distillery announced today that the Milwaukee Brewers, starting this season, will serve cocktails made from Kinnickinnic Whiskey, Rehorst Gin and Roaring Dan's Rum at Miller Park.

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Chicago's Red June Cafe to open second location Downtown

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Chicago's Red June Cafe is slated to open a second location on Jefferson Street in Downtown Milwaukee later this spring. The cafe, known for its friendly neighborhood atmosphere, will offer coffee and espresso, along with a variety of breakfast and lunch items.

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Tha Circle moves into former Treats Tavern

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:36:00 CDT

Tha Circle recently opened in the former Treats tavern space, 2221 N. Humboldt Blvd. The sports-themed bar also offers DJ and karaoke nights on Wednesdays.

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Milwaukee's best craft brewery, 2017

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:06:00 CDT

For the first time, our Bar Month survey wanted to know your favorite craft brewery in the Brew City - and apparently, even with all of the many mouth-watering options Milwaukee has, the decision was an easy one.

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MCTS boards the early bus to April Fools' with round trip service to Japan

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:21:00 CDT

The Milwaukee County Transit System got an early start on April Fools' today, posting an article on its web site with the headline, "Milwaukee County Transit Announces New Round Trip Service to Japan."

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The Rep's "Groucho" misses the great comedian's hallmark

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:03:00 CDT

"Groucho" has a character actor who doesn't give the audience the very thing that made the revered comedian great - a sense of "I just thought of this" - and doesn't shed any light on the complexities of his life.

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Take the bitter with the sweet: A word on digestifs

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Amari - bitter Italian digestifs - are just beginning to take off in Milwaukee. And thanks to a growing number of bitter-loving barkeeps, there are several places where you can get an introduction to these deliciously bitter after-dinner liqueurs.

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Featured bartender: Matthew "Sherm" Sherman from Junior's Hook

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:07:00 CDT

Recently, OnMilwaukee stopped in to Junior's Hook to talk with Matthew "Sherm" Sherman about football, the bar biz, his upcoming fatherhood, Miller Lite and more.

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Summerfest announces The Chainsmokers as July 4 headliner

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:00:00 CDT

This morning, Summerfest announced that EDM/pop duo The Chainsmokers will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 4.

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Midnight basketball scores as "positive activity" for young men

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:26:00 CDT

The Midnight Basketball League is part of the new Milwaukee Public Schools C.A.R.E.S. (Community and Recreation Engaging Students) initiative, which was announced in October, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Drink this now: Brunch beer cocktails at Good City Brewing

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:01:00 CDT

A good Sunday Funday includes a number of brunch cocktails, right? But how about a beer-based one? I put a few to a taste test.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:01:00 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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Actor Frank Ferrante talks about the timelessness of Groucho Marx

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:06:00 CDT

Comedy can have a brutally short shelf life. The expiration date on the classic comedic stylings of the Marx Brothers, however, remains far off in the distance. And proving that has been Frank Ferrante's mission for more than three decades.

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5 vintage-inspired trends that are back for 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Whether you're seeking elegance or something more jocose, you're sure to find a vintage-inspired trend that piques your attention.

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Journey House proposes $2.3 million renovation of Baran Park baseball fields

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:16:00 CDT

America's favorite pastime is as popular as ever on the South Side, but unkempt and dangerous baseball facilities at Baran Park, 2600 S. Chase Ave., have raised ire among parents and local officials, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Portrait of an autistic girl is a triumph for teenage actor and First Stage

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:16:00 CDT

There is a world for those on the autism spectrum, that sometimes intersects with the world that belongs to the rest of us. That private and perplexing world is being told in "Mockingbird," the First Stage production that is powerfully told.

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Valhalla brings Scandinavian flair to Old World Third

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Jarlsburg. Cardamom. Lingonberries. Aquavit. They're all flavors you'll find at the newly opened Valhalla, the much anticipated Scandinavian bar and restaurant owned and operated by Ken and Melissa McNulty of Wisconsin Cheese Mart and Uber Tap Room.

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Milwaukee's best bar for a bachelorette party / girls' night out, 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:05:00 CDT

The family-owned Jo-Cat's is a Brady Street staple with a down-to-earth environment featuring good music, affordable drinks and a friendly, upbeat vibe. What more do you need when rallying with your favorite females?

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Sweet Diner coming to Third Ward

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:00 CDT

It looks as if there's a new breakfast and lunch spot on the way for the Third Ward. A new restaurant called Sweet Diner is slated to open this summer at 239 E. Chicago St. in the vacant space next to Inspired, a gallery and home furnishings boutique.

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Keep cheering the Badgers, if only for more of these Moesch Madness videos

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:25:00 CDT

The Badgers are back in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, and that's great not only for them, but also for us. Once again, Wisconsin's little-used reserves, Aaron Moesch and Matt Ferris, have given sports fans lots of laughs, with another hilarious edition of "Moesch Madness."

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Milwaukee's best bar for a bachelor party / boys' night out, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:20:00 CDT

In Milwaukee, before a bachelor becomes a husband, apparently, he must first be a gentleman. For the sixth year in a row, Silk Exotic was voted by readers as the best bar for a bachelor party / boys' night out.

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La Cage owner says night club is not up for auction

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:53:00 CDT

La Cage Niteclub, 801 S. 2nd St., recently went into foreclosure and a public auction will be held on March 27, 2017.

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How a lifelong smoker quit cold turkey

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:58:00 CDT

My dad just quit smoking after 64 years. He did it cold turkey, in a houseful of smokers. The turning point was when he was struck with a horrible case of pneumonia, but there's a lot more to it.

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Osteria Del Mondo to reopen Downtown

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:17:00 CDT

A long-beloved classic is returning to Milwaukee's dining scene. Osteria Del Mondo, the Italian restaurant founded by Marc and Marta Bianchini, will reopen Downtown.

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On the Burger Trail: The Big KC Burger at Swingin' Door Exchange

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The Big KC -- which we assume is named for Mr. Swan himself -- features a half-pound Black Angus burger topped with white cheddar cheese, grilled onions, shaved roast beef, bacon, pepper-jack cheese and mayonnaise on a sesame seed roll for $12.50.

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New Brew Crew Bar somehow makes Miller Park tailgating even better

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:34:00 CDT

Milwaukee is already renowned for baseball's best tailgate scene, and this year the Brewers are teaming with Block Party Suites to create a destination that makes it even better for their fun-loving fans. Introducing Miller Park's new Brew Crew Bar.

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G-Daddy's BBC/Hotel Foster complex sale could alter the face of the East Side

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:23:00 CDT

A complex of four buildings on a prominent East Side corner has been up for sale for a while. The buildings, from 2012-2028 E. North Ave., have long been fixtures on the neighborhood's bar and dining scene.

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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:01:00 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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No, Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay house is not currently for sale

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:02:00 CDT

Yesterday, the sports blogosphere created quite the "ZOMG!" stir after a few outlets posted that Aaron Rodgers was selling his Green Bay-area home. But before Packers fans could become too excited or aghast, the buzz balloon was quickly punctured. Why?

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Flip out over the premiere of HGTV's Milwaukee-made pilot "My Flippin' Friends"

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:46:00 CDT

A new HGTV house-flipping show set in Milwaukee - "My Flippin' Friends," starring Cream City native and I Spy DIY creator Jenni Radosevich - is headed to your televisions. But it needs your help to stay there.

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New Torrent women's team gives area soccer players high-level opportunity

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:02:00 CDT

The Torrent on Thursday announced the addition of a sister team that will begin play in the Women's Premier Soccer League in 2018. It will provide women the chance to continue playing soccer at a competitive level in Milwaukee, where no such option currently exists.

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Best Milwaukee drink, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Last year was the very first year for the Best Milwaukee Drink category. And you gave it up for The Wicked Hop's Bloody Mary. But can that Brew City staple take the title again this year?

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Learning the truth about the joys and immense satisfactions of giving

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:03:00 CDT

One of the things people always say is that givers get so much out of giving. There's no reason to doubt the truth of the dictum, but how do you quantify it? What does that mean, in real terms? Now I know exactly what it means, specifically.

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Urban spelunking: Kneisler's 126-year-old White House tavern

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:04:00 CDT

A lot has changed in Milwaukee over the years, and especially in Bay View. But one thing that's remained constant for nearly 126 years is the white clapboard tavern on the corner of Ellen Street, where Kinnickinnic Avenue bends off to the right.

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Why did the Packers re-sign running back Christine Michael?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:29:00 CDT

Apparently, the Packers saw something in Christine Michael last year that most everyone else did not. The backup running back has re-signed with Green Bay, according to ESPN reports, despite an unremarkable half-season in 2016. Why did Ted Thompson bring him back?

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UPAF support crucial to Renaissance's mission to increase work for women

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:03:00 CDT

For more than two decades, Renaissance Theaterworks has produced some of the most memorable shows I've seen in Milwaukee. And the health of this group was made possible, in large part, by support from the United Performing Arts Fund.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in April

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:56:00 CDT

From original shows and movies to an impressive lineup of classic films and legendary directors, there's plenty to be excited for next month on Netflix. Unfortunately, what streaming services giveth they also taketh away.

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Provencal fish stew and more on menu for Maison in Washington Heights

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

The opening for Maison has been a while coming. However, when the time comes, and it should be soon, Chef Michael Quinn and Sous Chef Joe Roethel will be ready to roll out a menu they've been working on for the past few months.

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The demise of "all you can drink nights"

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:09:00 CDT

In Milwaukee, few bars have "all you can drink" nights anymore. Adam "Hawk" Griffin, owner of Fire on Water, offered it at his bar every Thursday night for years, but got rid of it in 2016.

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The joy of the shower beer

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:00 CDT

I have taken a bath with a glass of wine before, and I have drank coffee while showering, but last night I joined the ranks of millions (?) and experienced my first showerbeer.

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