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Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 08:16:04 CDT

 



"Dancing with the Stars" recap: And your winner is ...

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:16:00 CDT

After two nights, three and a half total hours, a lot of dancing and a shirtless Bruno, "Dancing with the Stars" finally got around to handing out its mirror ball trophy for this season. Would it be Normani, David or Rashad?


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Family Kite Festival: May 27-28

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:07:00 CDT

Kick off spring with the 30th annual Wilde Subaru Family Kite Festival, featuring two days dedicated to creative kites and jaw-dropping kite-flying performances.


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Marcus Center brings cinema, concerts and Shakespeare to Peck Pavilion

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:26:00 CDT

For those who want some more outdoor fun this summer festival season, the Marcus Center today announced its lineup of free entertainment - including the Live @ Peck Pavilion concert series, Peck Flicks outdoor movie series and Shakespeare in the Park.


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Rinne, Sissons lead Nashville's 17 Admirals alumni into Stanley Cup Finals

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:01:00 CDT

Led by two of their 17 Milwaukee Admirals alumni, the Nashville Predators are heading to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. Who has been the most important? Who's been the biggest surprise? And who else should you cheer on next week?


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Brewers' Miller Park homestand highlights, May 23-28

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:08:00 CDT

The Brewers' fourth homestand of the season includes a two-game set against the Blue Jays and four games against the Diamondbacks. Miller Park highlights include Free-Shirt Friday and Zubazpalooza on May 26, as well as a Robin Yount Motorcycle bobblehead All Fan Giveaway on Sunday.


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One month before draft, John Hammond leaves Bucks to become Magic GM

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:17:00 CDT

John Hammond, who took a chance on an unknown Greek player named Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2013, is leaving the Milwaukee Bucks' front office, a little less than a month before this year's NBA Draft, to take the Orlando Magic's general manager job.


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Bucks, Johnson Controls to build multi-sports complex in Westlawn Neighborhood

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:01:00 CDT

On Tuesday, the Bucks and Johnson Controls announced their partnership will extend beyond the Downtown arena and into the community, revealing plans to construct a $150,000 multi-sport complex on the campus of Browning Elementary School and Silver Spring Neighborhood Center.


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Book your event now (and enjoy the fancy new menu) at Good City Hall

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 CDT

Now is the time to book your wedding or corporate events at Good City Hall, the new event space at Good City Brewing Co. And we've got details on the new banquet menu, which includes higher-end sit-down fare, as well as a classic fish fry.


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OnMilwaukee unfurls first "Talk Like A Milwaukee Pirate Day"

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:07:00 CDT

Ahoy, Milwaukee mateys! Although "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" is September 19, the first ever "Talk Like A MILWAUKEE Pirate Day" is Wednesday, May 24.


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At long last, former McKinley School gets a potential lifeline

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:02:00 CDT

Just when all hope seemed to have faded, hopeful news for the future of the former McKinley School, 2001 W. Vliet St., has arrived.


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The Bachelorette Rose Rundown: A mixed bag of men - and also a puppet

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Last night's "Bachelorette" premiere delivered a parade of dudes for Marquette Law School grad Rachel Lindsay to pick from - and for a while, it was fun and flirty, with several solid suitors to pick from. And then Whaboom, puppets and tickling happened.


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Create a Super Reader and prevent your child taking the "summer slide"

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:19:00 CDT

It's that time of year again. The time when I'm thrilled that my kids are thrilled to sign up for Milwaukee Public Library's Super Reader summer reading program.


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Milwaukee Food Tours celebrates a decade of growth

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:02:00 CDT

This month Milwaukee Food Tours celebrates its 10th anniversary of offering culinary and city tours. We caught up with founder Theresa Nemetz to ask about how the dining boom led to a massive change in her life and the realization of a dream.


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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: A change in the expected champion?

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:56:00 CDT

Part one of the two-day "Dancing with the Stars" finale Monday night left a two-person race between Rashad Jennings and Normani Kordei. Who merits the coveted mirror ball trophy? Let the debate begin.


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Tabasco, threesomes and "Whaboom": Meet the men of "The Bachelorette"

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:01:00 CDT

Which contestant will sweep "The Bachelorette" Rachel off her feet and which dudes might as well stay in the limo? We looked at the guys' bios for clues - and mostly found stuff to make jokes about.


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13 photos of Eric Thames and the Brewers crafting their own new MillerCoors beer

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Eric Thames and two teammates toured the Miller Brewery on Monday, learning about the science and process of beer-making. Then, they met with the Master Brewers to select create the new, unique beer that will be available at a special theme night later this summer at Miller Park.


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Wisconsin's 29 most powerful Latinos 2017, part 1

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Here is the first in a five-part Madison365 series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.


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What chefs eat: Juan Urbieta of Ristorante Bartolotta

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Juan Urbieta never wanted to be a chef. In fact, he had his heart set on becoming a commercial pilot. But, when those plans fell through, he discovered a passion for Italian fare and an unabating love for pizza.


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Summerfest loses Maze, adds Isley Brothers as BMO Harris Pavilion headliner

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:56:00 CDT

The Big Gig today announced yet another headliner, this time The Isley Brothers, who will take the BMO Harris Pavilion on July 1. The classic soul and funk singers will replace Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.


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You're welcome, Windy City: Chicago got its first Colectivo today

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Eleven months after announcing it was breaking ground on its first Windy City cafe, Colectivo opened its first location in Chicago today at 6 a.m., at 2530 N. Clark St. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.


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Leinenkugel's breaks ground on Tenth Street Brewery expansion

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:02:00 CDT

On a damp, wet and windy late May afternoon, Mayor Tom Barrett, Gov. Scott Walker and MillerCoors Chief Legal Officer Kelly Grebe ceremonially turned the earth to celebrate the official groundbreaking for an expansion of Leinenkugel's Tenth Street Brewery.


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George Thorogood plans a "Rock Party" for The Pabst Theater

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:56:00 CDT

After performing more than 8,000 shows in a career that spans 40 years, it's easy to envision George Thorogood on autopilot when he hits The Pabst Theater stage on Tuesday, May 30. But nothing could be further from the truth.


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Another cookie-lover PSA regarding Treat Bake Shop

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:01:00 CDT

If one of your favorite things about Fridays is the fact that it's Cookie Day at Treat Bakeshop in the Third Ward, then you're going to want to read this news. After all, it relates to your love for delicious cookies. And it will make your life better.


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Common Council calls for reducing incarceration

Sun, 21 May 2017 11:26:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Common Council recently passed a resolution calling on Milwaukee County, the State of Wisconsin and the federal government to prioritize prevention and address crime holistically to reduce incarceration, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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Do this: Eat all the cheese at the first-ever Curds and Kegs on June 8

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Where can you find three distilleries, nine breweries and a boat-load of cheese? ... at Curds and Kegs, of course. The first annual event will be held at the West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave. on Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.


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Get your tickets to the Walker's Point Food Crawl on June 3

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:03:00 CDT

It's time to loosen your belts and make room for a leisurely day of eating. The sixth annual Walker's Point Food Crawl will take place on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3 p.m., and you won't want to miss the opportunity to taste your way through the the neighborhood.


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Spoken word artist uses poetry to connect with students, promote change

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Spoken word poet Jendora Kelley was previously in charge of discipline at Carmen High School, but now focuses on teaching culture and helping with conflict resolution as its community culture leader, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: May 18-21, 2017

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:43:00 CDT

The great Milwaukee weekend is here ... and so is your Weekend Preview! Make it a great one!


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By women, for women: LGBTQ pioneer Sharon Dixon reflects on nightlife history

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:02:00 CDT

On Saturday, Milwaukee Pride and the Wisconsin LGBT History Project are hosting a Remember When: Women's History Party at Studio 200. Before the event, bar owner and longtime advocate Sharon Dixon spoke about the party, her life experiences and the future of LGBTQ Milwaukee.


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Made in Milwaukee: Koss Headphones

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:56:00 CDT

Michael J. Koss Jr. can't play a single instrument. And yet his family name and company - Koss Headphones - is one of the most essential brands in music, as inventors of the stereo headphones and one of the industry's greatest contributors to actually getting audio into ears.


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Hidden Gem: Dale's of Milwaukee

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:04:00 CDT

There probably isn't another bar in the world that's known primarily for its soup, clown paintings and Christmas decorations, but that's part of what makes Dale's so extraordinary.


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Food and music rules at The Little Gig on June 25

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:02:00 CDT

It's festival season in Milwaukee, and the folks from Boone and Crockett and Dandan are getting in on the action. As a precursor to the city's annual Big Gig, they are gearing up to host The Little Gig, a summer celebration featuring live music and great food.


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Eric Thames and Brewers team with MillerCoors to create unique beer

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:36:00 CDT

On Monday, the Brewers announced, slugger Eric Thames and a couple of teammates will visit MillerCoors and work with the brewmasters to create a unique beer that will be sold exclusively at Miller Park during a limited release later this season.


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On the Burger Trail: Milwaukee's best burgers

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:02:00 CDT

We're on the hunt for the best burgers in the Milwaukee area. To complete our task, we're exploring diners and dive bars, as well as some of the city's more high end restaurants and sharing our observations with you. Here are the fruits of our labor.


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Wisconsinites should "freak out" more often and not just about Old Fashioneds

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:02:00 CDT

When Business Insider lifestyle editor Madeline Stone wrote an article about the "revival" of Old Fashioneds - a cocktail she parsed had been "forgotten for almost 50 years" - in bars across the nation, she had no idea she'd strike a nerve with countless Wisconsinites.


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Report: MPS faces "revenue challenges, renewed expenditure pressures"

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:34:00 CDT

According to a new Public Policy Forum report, Milwaukee Public Schools again "face(s) revenue challenges and renewed expenditure pressures," which are reflected in its FY18 budget.


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Investing in community: New bank and wellness incubator headed to Sherman Park

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Mayor Tom Barrett and Ald. Khalif Rainey joined officials from BMO Harris Bank and Compass Properties under a tent Thursday afternoon to ceremonially break ground on a new "smart" bank branch in the Sherman Park neighborhood.


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"Sweeney Todd" star speaks about close shaves and staying sane

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:16:00 CDT

The cut arteries may always steal the spotlight from the haircuts in "Sweeney Todd," but for Andrew Varela, the star of the Skylight's upcoming run of the beloved bloody Broadway hit, the hair on stage is as key as the hemoglobin hitting it.


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MobCraft Brewery, Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly partner to create Craft Beer Contest

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:05:00 CDT

People sure love contests and Milwaukeeans do love beer. With that in mind, MobCraft Beer and Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly group announced they are teaming up to create a unique craft beer, which will be released in September after the Craft Beer Contest.


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Miller Park hosts the Camping World RV Show this weekend

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners' organization, announced the Camping World RV Show at Miller Park, which starts today, Thursday, May 18 and runs through Sunday, May 21.


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Attention: Brewers to give away free "Revere the Beerd" Eric Thames T-shirts

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Eric Thames has fast become a Milwaukee legend. Already endowed with his own home run cheer song and collection of folk hero tall tales, obviously, the logical progression is for the bearded, brawny and beer-loving slugger to now get his own T-shirt.


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Get your ramen with a side of karaoke at Yokohama, which opens today

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:03:00 CDT

Yokohama, the new ramen restaurant from Stand Eat Drink Hospitality, opens today at 1932 E. Kenilworth Pl. in the former home of Yield Bar. And we've got a peek at what you can expect.


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Historical Society exhibit celebrates 50 years of Summerfest

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:04:00 CDT

With five decades of stories to tell, Summerfest can't do it all in a single exhibition. So, there will be three. One of them - "Summerfest 50 Exhibit" - opens Thursday at Milwaukee County Historical Society, 930 N. Old World 3rd St.


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88Nine Radio Milwaukee joins VuHaus video platform

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:01:00 CDT

88Nine Radio Milwaukee announced today that it is the newest affiliate for VuHaus, a nationwide music discovery video platform for public media.


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LISTEN: Summerfest, Brewers, Bucks and other musings

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:31:00 CDT

In episode 29 of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller run through a rambling array of topics, including Sheriff David Clarke, Summerfest's 50th celebration, the Brewers' early success and the Bucks' draft outlook. Tune in!


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Northpoint Custard opens for the season on Sunday

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:50:00 CDT

Spring is here and so is custard season, at least for the stands that still operate seasonally. Milwaukee's only remaining seasonal stand - Northpoint Custard and Burgers, at the lakefront near Bradford Beach - celebrates its kickoff with 150 free burgers.


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Tickets now available for Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:21:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival is back! This year's festival takes place on Saturday, June 18 at Bayshore Town Center. It also happens to be Father's Day weekend, so it could be the perfect prelude to dad's big day, as well as a great excuse to sample a wide variety of tasty brews.


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Sheriff David Clarke leaving Milwaukee for Department of Homeland Security job

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:30:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is riding out of town, resigning local office to accept a federal position in Donald Trump's administration. Clarke will become the acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for partnership and engagement, he said Wednesday.


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Brown Deer Park Golf Course named PGA Junior League Golf regional site

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:31:00 CDT

Brown Deer Golf Course was recently named one of eight PGA Junior League Golf Regional competition sites by the PGA of America and will host the Midwest Regional Sept. 9-10.


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South Milwaukee Food Truck Sunday set for May 21

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:03:00 CDT

One of the first food truck events of the season will be held on Sunday, May 21 at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market, 1101 Milwaukee Ave. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature music from classic rock cover band, Crossing.


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