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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:16:03 CDT


Remember Zima? It's returning, clearly

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:02:00 CDT

Hold onto your fanny pack, but MillerCoors released a statement on Friday suggesting that the '90s clear malt beverage would soon be for sale again.

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Vote for Milwaukee's best bars now!

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:01:00 CDT

When it comes to bars, Milwaukee dominates, offering everything from comfy taverns to posh clubs. Once again, OnMilwaukee will celebrate the city's hearty and diverse drinking culture with Bar Month, including your chance to vote for your favorites in the 2017 Best Bars poll.

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Riverworks executive director leads revival in Harambee

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Two decades after the collapse of the area's industrial economy, Darryl Johnson, who grew up in Harambee, is guiding its revival as executive director of Riverworks Development Corp., Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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First Stage's brand new version of "Robin Hood" inspires a cascade of laughs

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Sometimes all you really need to do is laugh. Let me recommend the world premiere of "Robin Hood" currently underway at First Stage. Oh, there are messages in the show But what there is in abundance is good action and great laughs.

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview, Feb. 16-19, 2017

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:20:00 CDT

The great Milwaukee weekend is here. Are you ready? You are now! Make it a great one! GET THIS IN YOUR INBOX EVERY THURSDAY. Subscribe here.

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Milwaukee, a city you "should totally move to"

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:12:00 CDT

Milwaukee's made yet another list: Thrillist Travel's "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To." Published today, the list highlights 16 "underappreciated cities" that are "all dark-horse candidates to help you author your best move ever."

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#WeWant: National Drink Wine Day edition

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:01:00 CDT

You may look at National Drink Wine Day as just another day, but for us it is an opportunity to partake in some great pours and more. Sip away at these options in this edition of the OnMilwaukee WeWant.

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Kaepernick gift lets I Will Not Die Young expand violence prevention work

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:06:00 CDT

When I Will Not Die Young co-founder Muhibb Dyer learned that his organization had received $25,000 from Milwaukee-born Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, he thought it was a prank, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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2,000-year-old "Women of Troy" is war through the eyes of weeping women

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:03:00 CDT

The men are off to war; the women are left to weep. It has always been thus - unless you happen to be amongst the "Women of Troy," the translation of the 2,000-year-old play getting a new life under Dale Gutzman's direction at Off the Wall Theatre.

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Cheap wine uncorks a new winner

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:03:00 CDT

Saturday is National Wine Day, so here's our "two cents" on a $2.89 bottle of wine.

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Saturday night's WWE-themed game is a must-win for playoff-racing Wave

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:05:00 CDT

With the regular season nearly over and the playoff race still undecided, the Wave are preparing for perhaps their biggest game of the year, a divisional showdown against the first-place Kansas City Comets, at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday night at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

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Before Stonewall, the Black Nite brawl stunned Milwaukee

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:16:00 CDT

Eight years before Stonewall and six years before the Black Cat, Milwaukee was the scene of an uprising unlike anything local police had ever seen before as four troublemakers got more trouble than they bargained for at the Black Nite, one of the most popular gay bars of the time.

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"Robin Hood" stage fighter cuts to the point of art form

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:03:00 CDT

While on the job, Joe Foust has been stabbed, cut and had his teeth knocked out. Who knew being an actor, playwright and fight choreographer was such dicey work? See his work in First Stage's upcoming performance of "Robin Hood."

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Partnering with Admirals, Saz's opens concession stand at UWM Panther Arena

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:02:00 CDT

The Admirals and Saz's announced the addition of a Saz's concession stand at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, opening Friday. The move means a lot of great things, but what it means most of all is this: There's now another place to get the incredible Sampler Combination Platter.

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Photos leaked from soon-to-open new Chicago SafeHouse

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Despite requests from top agents across the country, the opening date for the new SafeHouse in Chicago is still covert. However, thanks to a small treasure trove of photos leaked from Command, here's a look at the most guarded aspects of the new venue.

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Jack Rabbit Slims trades its smoker for a pizza oven

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:43:00 CDT

Jack Rabbit Slims, 8028 W. National Ave. in West Allis, is undergoing a bit of an identity change. The restaurant, which opened in December 2015 as a country music bar and barbecue restaurant, has taken the last few months to step back and reevaluate.

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Dancers, choreographers create magic for the Genesis 2017 competition

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:16:00 CDT

It is altogether fitting and proper that Genesis 2017 was unveiled in the breathtaking beauty of the venerable Pabst Theater, as the 120-year-old structure hosted three brilliant young choreographers heralding a healthy future for the ballet world.

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On the Burger Trail: The Sconnie Cheese Burger at Cafe Calatrava

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Cafe Calatrava's "Sconnie Cheese Burger," features a Miller Bakery Pretzilla roll, short rib, a brisket and sirloin burger, American cheese, dijonaise, Maple Creek Farms smoked bacon, melted onions, house pickles and a side of malt vinegar chips.

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Get an early swig of summer this weekend with a bonus Traveling Beer Garden stop

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:56:00 CDT

With temperatures expected to be downright summery outside this weekend, Milwaukee Country Parks has decided to get into the spirit as well and bring an early taste of summer to the city with a bonus Traveling Beer Garden stop at Whitnall Park.

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10 easy things to do on National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:01:00 CDT

February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, and it couldn't come at a better time for the country, because anytime is a great time to be kind. If you're looking for a special occasion to do something particularly nice, now is your opportunity, Milwaukee.

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The Forum: What to expect at the 2017 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Whether you're attending the Auto Show for the family friendly activities or if you're looking to upgrade your current ride, make sure you check out a few of these all-new for 2017 offerings from American, European and Japanese automakers.

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Making statewide appeal, Brewers' new TV ad tells fans "This is Our Team"

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:01:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Brewers are my team. And your team, too. And your neighbor's and their kids. And John McGivern's and Tammy Baldwin's and Mike McCarthy's, as well. The Brewers belong to all of us in Wisconsin - at least that's the message in the club's emotive new commercial, "This is Our Team."

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New City Lights Brewing sign will light up the Valley

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:01:00 CDT

A brand new sign will soon be visible to the occupants of the 250,000 cars that pass the Menomonee Valley on I-94 each day. City Lights Brewing Company will flip the ceremonial switch on its brewery sign for the very first time this evening at 5 p.m.

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Taste and Toast to take place Downtown March 6-10

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:02:00 CDT

Get out and enjoy Downtown during Taste and Toast, an annual event featuring specially priced small plates, appetizers and beverages at a variety of downtown bars, restaurants and lounges. This year's event takes place March 6-10 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Greenfield will be next location for Portillo's expansion

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:50:00 CDT

The South Side will soon have its very own taste of the Windy City as a new 9,000-square foot Portillo's - complete with a variety of its beloved menu items and a double drive-thru - is on the way to Greenfield.

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Kathy Mykleby finds a purity of heart and soul with her 1,700 children

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:26:00 CDT

Kathy Mykleby has found a spot in television built in the hearts of more than 1,700 children. Mykleby is the host/creator of the "Tuesday's Child" segments on WISN 12, a series that has run consistently for 26 years.

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Stunning color photos of the old Lake Front Chicago and North Western Depot

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:02:00 CDT

At the foot of Wisconsin Avenue, some Milwaukeeans recall, there stood a gorgeous red brick Romanesque Revival train station that many can't believe is gone (or ever even really existed). Thanks to Karl Bandow, here are some great old color photos of it.

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UberEATS launches Milwaukee delivery today

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:01:00 CDT

Feeling hungry? Maybe you're craving sushi from Sake Tumi. Tabouleh from Casablanca. Or a Barrie Burger from AJ Bombers. Well, thanks to digital technology, there's now yet another way to satiate your craving. UberEATS officially launches its Milwaukee delivery service today.

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The Standard hosts city's first "jerk off" contest

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:08:00 CDT

No, it's not that kind of contest. Geez, people, get your minds out of the sewer. This contest is all about a different kind of meat ... jerky!

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Great PGA Tour website story focuses on Madison golfer Jerry Kelly

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:03:00 CDT

Jerry Kelly, one of the most successful professional golfers ever to come out of Wisconsin, is the subject of a long story on the PGA Tour website. Kelly, who has spent 21 years on the tour, was a winner three times but described himself as a "successful journeyman" during his career.

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PawsLikeMe is like but pairs you with the perfect puppy

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:26:00 CDT

Meet PawsLikeMe, a dog adoption matching website that works like, but for pairing you up with the perfect rescue puppy - and with an algorithm that claims an average 91 percent match accuracy.

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Before Riverside show, Ben Folds talks beating up pianos and his fave MKE place

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Before he brings his witty lyrics and whacked-out piano prowess to the Riverside stage Thursday night, we got a chance to chat with Ben Folds about his upcoming show, one of his other passions - photography - and the Milwaukee hot spot he misses most.

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Milwaukee Public Museum explores food, from farm to fork in "Global Kitchen"

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:03:00 CDT

Perhaps more than ever, we love to see the world through the window of our dinner plates. A new exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum digs down into our love of food to explore and explain the path of food, from farm to fork.

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Milwaukee Talks: DCD's Rocky Marcoux

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:06:00 CDT

Spend a little time with Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux, and it won't take long to realize he has an encyclopedic knowledge of this city. He shares some of it in this edition of Milwaukee Talks.

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State Fair adds rock legend John Mellencamp to Main Stage lineup

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:05:00 CDT

Today, the Wisconsin State Fair announced it'll bring some R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. to this year's headliner lineup, with heartland rock legend John Mellencamp taking the Main State, presented by Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, on Friday, Aug. 4.

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Jabari Parker's knee surgery was successful, plus other Bucks silver linings

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:09:00 CDT

In the spirit of not spending the next year moping about the Bucks being cursed and Jabari Parker's knee making everyone very sad and potentially having to relinquish those once-seemingly guaranteed rights to Future Ownership, we offer a bit of good news.

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Birds soar, snow falls, cards fly and your mind gets read at "The Illusionists"

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:03:00 CDT

The answer is ... I don't know! The question is ... how did he do that? There are not enough superlatives to describe "The Illusionists," hit that opened a week-long run in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday night.

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Gathering Place Brewing Company seeks funding for Riverwest location

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:52:00 CDT

Gathering Place Brewing Company, a new brewery taking root in Riverwest, has launched a Kickstarter campaign that has reached half of its $25,000 goal. It's requesting a final push from friends, neighbors and craft beer lovers.

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Eat this now: Lunch at Crazy Water

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDT

When was the last time you dined at Crazy Water? If it's been a while, or you've never had the pleasure, take the time to set up a lunch date at the Walker's Point staple, which offers a modestly priced menu of lovely salads, sandwiches and entrees.

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Milwaukee home to four semi-finalists for 2017 James Beard awards

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:40:00 CDT

This morning, the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2017 awards. And Milwaukee has four reasons to be proud. Semifinalists will now move on to a voting body comprised of former Beard Award winners.

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Local artist and skater designs roller derby coloring books

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:04:00 CDT

Recently, Milwaukee-based artist and member of the Brew City Bruisers roller derby team Stacey Williams-Ng created a couple of derby-themed coloring books.

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LISTEN: Jabari Parker, the Bucks' future and silver linings, with Jeff Sherman

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:00:00 CDT

On Episode 18 of The Postgame Tailgate, OnMilwaukee President Jeff Sherman joins sports editor Jimmy Carlton and pop culture editor Matt Mueller to talk about all things Bucks, from Jabari Parker's knee injury to Giannis Antetokounmpo's All-Star expectations to the team's playoff hopes and more.

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Kennedy's Disease no match for chef's interminable spirit

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:01:00 CDT

The restaurant line-up alone should make you want to buy tickets for the upcoming Dim Sum + Give Some event. But the story behind the event is even more compelling. It begins with a local chef's sobering diagnosis and ends with an interminable sense of hope.

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Parents for Public Schools hosts school board candidate forum Wednesday night

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:15:00 CDT

To help voters get to know the Milwaukee school board candidates, Parents for Public Schools of Milwaukee hosts a candidate forum Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at MacDowell Montessori School at the Juneau campus, 6415 W. Mount Vernon Ave.

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For Valentine's Day, Burger King serves up burgers with a side of sex toys

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:46:00 CDT

Not to be outdone by Taco Bell and KFC, Burger King may have found the most uncomfortable culinary combo yet: a Whopper and a sex toy.

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3 choreographers set to unveil ballet programs developed in just three weeks

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:03:00 CDT

Take three choreographers, add a company of unknown dancers, toss in some music and give all of them just three weeks to create a full ballet. It all culminates Thursday night as the Genesis Competition hosted by the Milwaukee Ballet gets underway.

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"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: "The Bachelorette" mercifully steals the spotlight

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Is it possible ABC is just as ready for this season to be over and done with as we are? That's the vibe I got during last night's very peculiar episode, where the biggest story coming from "The Bachelor" didn't happen on "The Bachelor."

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Rep announces new season and contract extensions for Clements, Bauman

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:03:00 CDT

A couple of really old chestnuts, a couple of new things and contract extensions for the leadership of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater were announced in a ceremony at the Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex on Monday night.

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Hybrid Lounge to close

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:20:00 CDT

According to a Facebook post, Hybrid Lounge, 707 E. Brady St., will close on Saturday, Feb. 25.

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Urban spelunking: A peek inside the old Renaissance Books

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:58:00 CDT

For years, many of us were conflicted when it came to the Renaissance Bookstore at 834 N. Plankinton Ave., Downtown. It was a place that was packed with books. Great! But it was also clearly too packed with books. Last week, we went inside to take a look.

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