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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:16:03 CDT


Milwaukee and Erin Hills: A family's adventure of fun, food and fescue

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:46:00 CDT

For us 40-something Northeasterners, Milwaukee knowledge is largely based on exposure to "Wayne's World" and "Laverne and Shirley," picturing a Stan Mikita's donut shop next to a sausage factory and brewery on every block. But after my recent trip to Milwaukee, I now know better.

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Summerfest transportation guide

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:00:00 CDT

Here is your complete transportation guide to getting to Summerfest 50 at the Milwaukee lakefront.

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20 Palec-approved new Summerfest foods you must try

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:30:00 CDT

After reading Lori Fredrich's condensed wrap-up of 15 of the more than 50 new food items at Summerfest's big anniversary, Steve Palec took his own look at the entire list to see what he considers his "must haves." I see 20.

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Former St. Boniface student says Father Groppi "taught me how to love"

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Shirley (Berry) Butler-Derge met the Rev. James E. Groppi when she was only 8 years old, she tells Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, instantly bonding with the priest who came to teach - and to help in the open housing marches of the late '60s.

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2017 Milwaukee summer festivals guide

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Summertime is right around the corner, and it's time to start planning out your fun. So the Milwaukee summer festivals guide is here to help.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:01:00 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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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: June 22-25, 2017

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:44:00 CDT

Summer is officially upon us, and so is your Weekend Preview. Go out and celebrate the summer with great Milwaukee events like Greek Fest at the State Fair grounds, Mad Planet's dance parties, Strawberry Festival, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's block party, Summer Soulstice and much more!

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Summer family fun in the Twin Cities

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:01:00 CDT

When you live in Milwaukee and think "summer family road trip," you probably think The Dells or Chicago. You may want to think farther northwest: Minneapolis and St. Paul bear striking resemblances to the 414 but with enough novelty to keep your Brew Crew entertained for several days.

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Summerfest shuttle guide

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:00:00 CDT

Getting to the Big Gig doesn't have to be a big grief. There's plenty of parking if you want to drive and sit in traffic. But instead, why not take a shuttle to the Summerfest grounds this year? Here's a guide to a number of options all across the area.

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Black leaders call for peace, unity in wake of Sylville Smith verdict

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:00 CDT

The same night a verdict came down acquitting the Milwaukee police officer who shot Sylville Smith to death, grassroots leaders, activists and individuals close to Smith gathered in Sherman Park in a show of solidarity, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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14 reasons why The Love Shack is where it's at

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:56:00 CDT

You won't see a faded sign on the side of the road, but you will see a bright new colorful sign on the side of the river calling you to The Love Shack. Here are 14 photos and reasons why you should bang, bang, on the door, baby.

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Hidden Gems: St. Paul Palapa

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:06:00 CDT

What could possibly be hidden about the Milwaukee Public Market? Yet on the east side of the building, tucked away in the shadow of the freeway, there's a cozy little sidewalk island hideaway that many may miss - and even more couldn't name.

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What's new on Netflix for July 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:01:00 CDT

Music festivals are probably dominating your summer nights right now, but in case you need a night to rest up your voice, Netflix announced a harmonious heap of new movies and TV shows coming to the streaming service next month.

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My 5 a.m. dive into Orangetheory

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:06:00 CDT

5 a.m. is early, and to get to the new Orangetheory class I'm taking it means getting out of bed by 4:30 a.m. But, I wanted to shake my fitness routine up and challenge myself to bust out of what I was used to. Here's how it's going.

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Move over, delivery boys; delivery bots are now legal in Wisconsin

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Time to start welcoming our new robot overlords - and tip them generously for dropping off our dinners. A new Wisconsin law officially allows ground delivery robots to roll on sidewalks and crosswalks on their way to drop off nline-ordered packages.

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100 things to do at Summerfest

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:06:00 CDT

The big list for the Big Gig is back and better than ever. In the spirit of our trademark articles, here's the exclusive OnMilwaukee 100 things to do at Summerfest list.

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Made in Milwaukee: Foamation

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Anyone who has watched a Green Bay Packers game, in person or on television, has surely seen a Cheesehead hat. And while the yellow foam wedge has become synonymous with football, Foamation started with a different sport. Learn about the origin story and development of this unique Milwaukee company.

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Milwaukee man jailed in Abu Dhabi is free

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:06:00 CDT

Matthew "Matty" Gonzales is on a plane headed for the United States, according to family members. He will land in Chicago this afternoon.

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Bucks get longer, as GM Horst picks Michigan's D.J. Wilson, SMU's Sterling Brown

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:21:00 CDT

The long, athletic Bucks got even longer and more athletic in the first round of the NBA Draft. With the No. 17 overall pick on Thursday night, new Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst selected 21-year-old Michigan forward D.J. Wilson, a 6-foot-10 junior with a 7-3 wingspan.

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Watch: Get geared up for the Tour of America's Dairyland

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:16:00 CDT

Tonight marks day eight of the festival of furious pedaling, which means it's time for the Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic. Get geared up by watching this video created by T60 productions, a Milwaukee video production company.

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Tips to take advantage of the Tour of America's Dairyland

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Each locale attempts to make its mark with racers and audience alike with plenty of food, drinks, and other non-cycling entertainment from the local business districts. Here are some tips of what to look for.

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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:35:00 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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Oscar-winning composer Hurwitz brings "La La Land" back to where he grew up

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Before the curtain rises on the MSO's live performance at the Riverside, we chatted with Oscar-winning "La La Land" composer Justin Hurwitz about learning and loving music in Milwaukee, as well as making a musical movie sensation.

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If you take away my black coffee, I will kill you

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:39:00 CDT

I love black coffee, so I took a little umbrage to a new study published in the journal Appetite, which cited a connection between black coffee drinkers and sadists, psychopaths and narcissists.

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40 years on "Two Sevens Clash" still captures militant zeitgeist of punk, reggae

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:23:00 CDT

It was 40 years ago today that The Clash, Sex Pistols and other like-minded fellow travelers fueled the punk revolution in the U.K. and the Ramones, Patti Smith and others did the same here. It's also 40 years since the release of Culture's "Two Sevens Clash," which helped bring punks and dreads together.

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Mirroring Bucks' visual identity, Wisconsin Herd reveals new logos

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:17:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Herd unveiled the team's primary and secondary logos in advance of its first season in the NBA G League at an event at Oshkosh West High School today. The Herd identity utilizes the visual language of the Milwaukee Bucks' recently updated brand.

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Maid Brigade owner values employees; shares cleaning horror stories

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:03:00 CDT

For 17 years, Mary Ellen Hoffmann has owned and operated a Maid Brigade cleaning service franchise in Milwaukee.

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Tour of America's Dairyland, June 15-25

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:16:00 CDT

Officially named "America's Dairyland" in 1930, Wisconsin has been a national leader in dairying for more than a century. And for nearly a decade, the state has commemorated that status by hosting the largest competitive road cycling event in the U.S.

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Last call for "Blazing Saddles," "Batman" and more on Netflix in July

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:06:00 CDT

From comedy classics to Oscar winners and campy comic book originals, here's the full list of all of the movies those sidewindin', bushwackin', hornswagglin', cracker croakers at Netflix are getting rid of next month.

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Summerfest picks: Bobby Tanzilo

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Tis the season for 11 days of nearly non-stop music at the Henry Maier Festival Park. Here, Bobby Tanzilo scours the Big Gig schedule to make some suggestions for must-see acts at Summerfest 2017.

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Summerfest 50: The 1990s

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:03:00 CDT

While Summerfest was finding its legs in the 1970s and growing bigger and bigger in the 1980s, the following decade was more one of building on the success of the Big Gig, entrenching it deeper into the Milwaukee psyche and lore.

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Cedarburg Strawberry Festival: June 24-25

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:03:00 CDT

With a pancake breakfast, wine tastings, live music, art shows, shopping as far as the eye can see and all the ice cream you can eat, there's something at the Strawberry Festival for everyone.

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Kesslers Diamonds names Joe Gehrke as new president

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:26:00 CDT

Kesslers Diamond Center, Inc., today announced that Joe Gehrke will join the company as president. Richard Kessler, founder and current president, will transition to the role of chief executive officer.

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WCBA's Tour of Homes spotlights houses and the future of the jobs that made them

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:06:00 CDT

When the WCBA opens up its 47th annual Tour of Homes event next month, it won't just be modeling some lovely houses. It'll also be modeling a future for area students in the very skilled trades that built and crafted those homes.

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Benefit for musician jailed in Abu Dhabi this Sunday

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:14:00 CDT

On Sunday, June 25, The Nomad World Pub, 1401 E. Brady St., will host a benefit for Matt Gonzales, a longtime Milwaukee bartender and musician who is currently in jail in the middle of the desert in Abu Dhabi.

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Bucks' 2017 NBA Draft preview and possible picks

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:46:00 CDT

For the first time since 2007, someone other than John Hammond will be making the Bucks' draft decisions. In Thursday's 2017 NBA Draft, it will be Jon Horst, who's been general manager for less than a week, making the pick. Here are some options for Milwaukee at Nos. 17 and 48.

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SPAM Tiny House of Sizzle to make appearance at Summerfest 50

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:01:00 CDT

For the first time ever, SPAM is on a coast-to-coast tour for SPAM lovers all around the country to enjoy. As part of the tour, The SPAM Tiny House of Sizzle will appear at this year's Summerfest.

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100 things to do in Milwaukee this summer

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:56:00 CDT

Looking for a way to get out and enjoy summer with your friends and family? We have ideas. From eating at a restaurant with a great patio view to enjoying local festivals to exploring the many outdoor attractions around town and more, here's everything you need for a great Milwaukee summer.

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Local landmarks glow orange to salute Make Music Day

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:02:00 CDT

New York, Chicago, London, Lagos, Milwaukee, Madison and Platteville. These are just some of the dozens of cities in the U.S., U.K. and Nigeria that are celebrating Make Music Day today. Here, a trio of landmarks will glow orange and there will be music, of course.

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King Crab Shack's Vietnamese-Cajun seafood is coming to Brady Street

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The unique, zesty culinary hybrid of Vietnamese-Cajun seafood is coming to Brady Street. At least, that's what signs on the former Pepi's Place storefront, 1330 E. Brady St., would suggest, as it appears The King Crab Shack will open a second location there soon.

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5 O'Clock Steakhouse Lakefront / Sprecher beer dinner benefits St. Ben's

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:32:00 CDT

On Friday night, Five O'Clock Steakhouse, 2416 W. State St., hosts the fourth annual Milwaukee Legends Beer Dinner in support of Capuchin Community Services - House of Peace and St. Ben's Community Meal.

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8 highlights of the Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism" show in Chicago

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:02:00 CDT

The Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism," which runs through July 30 at Navy Pier in Chicago, includes more than 500 artifacts, nearly 200 original artworks, a room full of flamboyant outfits worn by the band members across the years, videos, photographs, concert posters, guitars and more.

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Comedian John Mulaney adds second Riverside show

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:01:00 CDT

Last week, the Riverside announced that comedian John Mulaney would perform at the theater on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. And apparently, it was news so nice, the Riverside decided to do it twice, adding a second show this morning.

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East Tosa Gran Prix: June 25

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:26:00 CDT

For those hungering for some pedal-to-the-metal action (minus the metal), June 25 marks the fifth annual East Tosa Gran Prix.

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Milwaukee Public Market renews Moo and Brew anew for you on June 22

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Celebrate National Dairy Month - otherwise known in Wisconsin as any of the 12 months of the year - with Moo and Brew, a local cheese, ice cream and beer tasting hosted at the Milwaukee Public Market on Thursday, June 22.

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PODCAST: The Bucks' new GM and Draft preview with ESPN Milwaukee's Eric Nehm

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:01:00 CDT

In episode 32 of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by ESPN Milwaukee writer and producer Eric Nehm to talk about the Bucks. Who is new GM Jon Horst? Why did the hiring process seem sloppy? And what will Milwaukee do in Thursday's NBA Draft?

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The Killers hit The Rave on Aug. 2

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:36:00 CDT

For those hoping to creep an early peak at the alt-Americana rockers potential Lollapolooza setlist, The Killers announced today that the band will play The Rave on Wednesday, Aug. 2, barely 48 hours before its major Lolla appearance.

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88Nine Block Party: June 24

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:07:00 CDT

As part of 88.9 Radio Milwaukee's 10th anniversary celebrations, the station is holding its 88Nine Block Party, presented by Educators Credit Union, outside of its Walker's Point home.

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Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers names Bucks' Feigin 2017 Roast honoree

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Recognizing the Bucks' passion for making a difference in Milwaukee, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers on Tuesday announced team president Peter Feigin as the honoree of the 2017 Roast, its signature fundraiser that will take place on Oct. 5 at Downtown Kitchen.

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