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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:16:03 CDT


Hotel Madrid expected to open this fall in Walker's Point

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee, Ernest Hemingway, vermouth and Spain will all come together in the latest project from Stand Eat Drink Hospitality Group. Hotel Madrid is the culmination of over a year of work, resulting in a restaurant, bar and hotel unlike any others.

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Volunteers, here and abroad, fuel MPM push to digitize collections

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:03:00 CDT

You know the old saying, "it takes a village." Well, that village is what's currently fueling the Milwaukee Public Museum's push to get its vast collections digitized and online. That and some funding from grants, too, of course.

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Kantian dinners seek to engage community in vital conversation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:01:00 CDT

Debate without dogmatism. Respect and enjoyment. Civility and sociability. These are the goals of the Kantian Dinner Party Initiative which aims to provide a forum where members of diverse communities can engage in a respectful and democratic fashion.

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White House celebrates 125 years as a Bay View landmark

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:40:00 CDT

One of the oldest watering holes in the city, the White House, 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2 with drink specials, games, raffles, food and more, as well as a food drive for Hunger Task Force.

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Cream City Foundation supports LGBTQ community that needs it most

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Peter Holbrook is the president and CEO of Cream City Foundation, a Milwaukee group that supports members of the LGBTQ community most in need. In advance of their annual scholarship luncheon, our Carole Caine sat down with Holbrook to learn more about the organization's mission.

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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announces update on the Domes

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:40:00 CDT

Work to install mesh safety netting at the Tropical Dome, a short-term fix to ensure the safety of the public and Domes employees as the County explores a long-term solution to the challenges at the Domes, was completed on Sept. 23.

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The Pfister's Lobby Lounge undergoes major renovation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:03:00 CDT

The Pfister Lobby Lounge closed on the day after Labor Day for a fresh look. It re-opens to the public on Thursday. We stopped by to take an early look and although the space was eerily quiet without the soothing sound of the piano, it looked almost ready to go.

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Milwaukee Film Festival: Day 5

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:36:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Film Festival is here, and as a proud sponsor, OnMilwaukee is honored to bring you Spotlight Presentations and a new sports series, Sportsball!, this year. We'll also bring you our picks every day. Here's what you shouldn't miss for Day 5.

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#WeWant: Sunday funday edition

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:01:00 CDT

This edition of #WeWant brings you some of our favorite items for a Sunday funday. Whether at home or out, we've got you covered.

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Brewers "Give-Back Game" raises $335,000 for four local charities

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:46:00 CDT

Last month, the Milwaukee Brewers announced plans for the "Give-Back Game," an event to raise proceeds for great causes. With this initiative, ticket sales proceeds from the Brewers final home game today are being donated to charity, a total of $335,000.

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Rep's "Man of La Mancha" tells a moving and spectacular tale of honor and love

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:56:00 CDT

Don Quixote, a man with a twisted sword and a broken lance, is living proof of the nobility of love, duty, honor and passion. And that's all on magnificent display in "Man of La Mancha," which opened to spectacular applause at the Rep Saturday night.

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7 questions for John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:56:00 CDT

John Darnielle turned to a surprising place for The Mountain Goats' latest record: professional wrestling. Before the band's show Tuesday night, we chatted with the storytelling frontman about his wrestling inspiration and digging through nostalgia.

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Common Ground tour highlights Sherman Park improvements

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT

More than 50 Common Ground leaders and members stuffed themselves like sardines into four large vans during a recent tour of Sherman Park and the neighborhood improvements spearheaded by Common Ground, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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"A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur" is an unbridled joy at Chamber Theatre

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:03:00 CDT

"A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur" is one of the less frequently produced Tennessee Williams plays, but the character portraits are familiar to anyone who knows Williams. And thanks to a perfect production from the Chamber Theatre, it feels valuable and vital.

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Chef Talk: Easy Tyger's Evan Greenhalgh

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:06:00 CDT

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with Chef Evan Greenhalgh of Easy Tyger to chat about trying to define Easy Tyger, the Milwaukee food scene and just what the heck the difference is between tapas, small plates and shared plates.

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Packers vs. Lions: 3 questions, keys to win and things to watch

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:01:00 CDT

The Packers are back in Green Bay on Sunday hoping some home grilling nurtures Aaron Rodgers and their famished offense back to health. Here are three questions to consider, keys to victory and things to watch for the Week 3 showdown against the Lions.

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Mimma's to close, as new owners consider options

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:10:00 CDT

The new owners of the Brady Street building that houses Mimma's met with the restaurant operator, Girolama "Mimma" Megna, and asked her what she wanted to do with the 28-year-old restaurant. Mimma has decided to retire and the future of the space is under consideration.

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300+ Strong rally encourages unity, amplifies black voices

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:06:00 CDT

The sun finally broke through the rainy clouds over Sherman Park as a host of orange balloons ascended into the bright blue sky. The balloon release, a tribute to Eric Von, was a fitting opening to the 300+ Strong rally, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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Westown Crossing holds kickoff meeting next week

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:36:00 CDT

A business and residential alliance looking to create more vibrant commercial corridors on W. Burleigh St. and W. Lisbon Ave. will hold its kickoff meeting early next week at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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"Life, Animated" sketches a touching tribute to finding meaning in movies

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:06:00 CDT

The 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival opened Thursday evening much the way the last rendition closed: with a documentary tribute to finding meaning at the movies, this time via "Life, Animated," a sweet and lovely moving picture - in all meanings of the phrase.

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Milwaukee County gets initial federal approval for bus rapid transit

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:52:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that the County has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into the Project Development (PD) phase of the East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project.

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Off the Wall's "Passage to India" sparks search for a passage out of the theater

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDT

Off the Wall Theatre opened Dale Gutzman's version of "A Passage to India" Thursday night, and though Gutzman both wrote and directed this production, the whole thing fails to reach the high level of work Off the Wall normally delivers.

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A life punctuated by coffee: The story of Pilcrow Coffee in Bronzeville

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:06:00 CDT

Meet Pilcrow Coffee: a new roaster that's settling into a new space on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Bronzeville Neighborhood. The company plans to roll out its coffee - including nitro-infused cold brew - to consumers in the next month or so.

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Milwaukee Talks Race: Community Journal editor Thomas E. Mitchell

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:01:00 CDT

Thomas Mitchell is editor of the Milwaukee Community Journal, which has been reporting on and serving its African-American local readership for 40 years. We sat down with Mitchell to discuss Sherman Park, black-controlled political and economic systems, disruption and discomfort in protest, and the media's role in covering race.

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Behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil's "Toruk"

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:09:00 CDT

The "Avatar"-inspired Cirque du Soleil called "Toruk: The First Flight" opens tonight in Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and runs through Sunday. Here are 10 sneak peek photos.

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Bucks acquire forward Michael Beasley in trade with Rockets

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:47:00 CDT

The Bucks acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for guard Tyler Ennis. The trade comes in the wake of Wednesday's news that Khris Middleton would likely miss the next six months after surgery to repair a torn hamstring muscle.

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"Mr. Robot" wraps up season two with a haunting finale

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

The second season of Mr. Robot was a bit of genius, filled with twists and turns that we all never saw coming. Questions were answered, yet now we're left with even more to deal with - plus the biggest question of all: What's next?

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Georgie Porgie's celebrates 25 years with anniversary bash

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:56:00 CDT

To celebrate 25 years in Oak Creek, Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurant is hosting a 25th anniversary community celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1 at its Oak Creek location at 9555 S. Howell Ave.

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Make your plans for MKE Cocktail Week

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Bars and restaurants all across Milwaukee are teaming up to give us cocktails all week. Thanks to MKE Cocktail Week, for seven days, you can wet your whistle with special, one-of-a-kind beverages all around the city.

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After success of last year's event, Inside the Brewers fan forum returns Nov. 3

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:24:00 CDT

With the success of last year's Inside the Brewers fan forum, the team is pleased to announce a return of the "town hall"-style event. Fans will have the opportunity to hear from COO Rick Schlesinger, Manager Craig Counsell and GM David Stearns on Nov. 3 at Miller Park.

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Camino launches house-made sausages with Saturday Sausage Fest

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDT

From its inception, Camino has consistently hit the mark with regard to both its craft beer list and menu, which has gained a reputation for its elevated bar fare. And now, they've taken things a step further by launching house-made sausages

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Materials salvaged by ReStore help fund Habitat's home construction work

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDT

There was a time when removing a building was a dramatic affair: buildings imploded with a boom or were pounded by a wrecking ball. These days, thankfully, there's a growing approach that seeks to keep as much waste out of landfills and reuse and recycle as much material as possible.

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Harvest Fair 2016: Sept. 23-25

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:19:00 CDT

Fall's in the air this weekend at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Harvest Fair 2016 runs Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Admission is free and the event takes place Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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First look: Nine Below Mini Golf Tavern is open "fore" business

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:05:00 CDT

Nine Below Mini Golf Tavern, 1905 E. North Ave., opened to the public at 2 p.m. today and OnMilwaukee was there - ready to chat, drink and putt. Owners David and Marla Poytinger call it "The world's first Maker's Golf Tavern."

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Khrushing blow: Middleton tears hamstring, will miss six months after surgery

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:29:00 CDT

Khris Middleton suffered a left hamstring injury in preseason workouts - reportedly the muscle was torn - that will require surgery, general manager John Hammond announced Tuesday evening. Middleton is expected to be sidelined for approximately six months.

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Vote now or forever hold your peace: OnMilwaukee's Best of Dining 2016

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:02:00 CDT

You vote, you decide. In OnMilwaukee's 14th 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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Day-by-day highlights of the Brewers' final 2016 Miller Park homestand

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:01:00 CDT

The Brewers have their final homestand at Miller Park this week, culminating with the Give-Back Game on Sunday. Milwaukee, which has gone 11-7 so far in September, takes on the Pirates and Reds. Highlights of the homestand include free stuff and fun events.

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Bucks' fourth annual free Fan Fest, including open practice, set for Oct. 2

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:19:00 CDT

The fourth annual Bucks Fan Fest, presented by Pick 'n Save, will return to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The Fan Fest will once again be highlighted by the team's annual open practice, which will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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MPS talks dual-language Montessori with South Side community

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:02:00 CDT

Did you know Milwaukee Public Schools has what might be the largest group of public Montessori schools in the world? Now, led by school board member Tati Joseph, there's a push to add a new South Side dual-language program to that group.

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Enjoy your beer with the bears at Zoo Brew on Sept. 29

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:15:00 CDT

Enjoy beer from 30 breweries along with and food samples from over 20 local food vendors in various locations around the Zoo, including the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country, the Peck Welcome Center and the Flamingo Patio Beer Garden.

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Community members deem new mural a racist stereotype; artist apologizes

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:40:00 CDT

This weekend, after months of preparation and a seven-day installation process, Black Cat Alley officially opened to the public. One of the murals, a larger-than-life painting of an African-American man wearing an orange prison suit, has inspired passionate critique on social media.

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Badger Liquor announced as first tenant for new Schlitz Park Warehouse Space

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:11:00 CDT

The developers of Schlitz Park today announced that Badger Liquor, Wisconsin's largest wine and spirits distributor, has signed a 10-year lease for 24,000 square feet of office space in Schlitz Park's RiverCenter building, 1555 River Center Dr.

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Cooper Elementary earns Schools That Can achievement honor

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:02:00 CDT

Educators and students at James Fenimore Cooper School are beginning the new school year with a new recognition for their achievement from local nonprofit Schools That Can Milwaukee.

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

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:01:00 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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Eric Church plays Bradley Center April 14, 2017; two full sets, no support act

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:37:00 CDT

EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring his "Holdin' My Own Tour" to Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center on April 14, 2017. For the first time ever, there will be no support act on this tour. Eric Church and the ECB will play two full sets with an intermission in between.

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Featured bartender: Sabbatic's Nora Graveline

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:03:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee recently caught up with Nora Graveline - who has worked at the Walker's Point corner bar since the spring - to talk music, getting hit on and how no one should ever order an Old Fashioned from her at Sabbatic.

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The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 2 vs. Vikings

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:34:00 CDT

Here's all the stuff you need to know, or just forgot, or missed because dollar Miller Lites go down so easy, plus all kinds of other wacky whatnots, from the Packers' Week 2 loss to the Vikings in Minnesota's big, loud, new stadium on that Strange Sunday.

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Milwaukee NARI Home and Remodeling Show announces special attractions

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:06:00 CDT

The Milwaukee NARI Home and Remodeling Show will be held Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9, in the State Fair Park Exposition Center, featuring an interactive Smart Home Gallery, a "Create and Take" area, live music, a 50/50 cash raffle and much more.

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Groundbreaking study gauges impact of Wisconsin's new voter ID laws

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:16:00 CDT

The upcoming election is the first presidential face-off since Wisconsin instituted a controversial voter ID law considered one of the nation's most restrictive. Looking to determine its effects, Madison365 reports a comprehensive study of the 2016 election is set.

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Brewers announce 2016 minor league pitcher and player of the year

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:00 CDT

The Brewers announced the recipients of the 2016 Robin Yount Performance Awards, presented annually to the organization's top minor leaguers. Right-handed pitcher Brandon Woodruff was named Pitcher of the Year and infielder Isan Diaz was named Player of the Year.

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