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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:16:04 CDT


Alice's Garden director takes "farmer to table" meals to The Tandem

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:56:00 CDT

Building on the popular "farm to table" concept, in which restaurants seek out the freshest local ingredients, The Tandem owner Caitlin Cullen hosted Venice Williams as a guest chef for a "farmer to table" event, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Chamber's "The Brothers Size" is a stunning accomplishment for all involved

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:16:00 CDT

"The Brothers Size," by Tarell Alvin McCraney, is a story much bigger than itself - as well as a stunning accomplishment for the performers, director Marti Gobel and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.

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Meet Lady J: the emcee of tonight's UWM Drag Show

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:28:00 CDT

Lady J - aka Jazz Nance - will take center stage at UWM's 19th annual drag show, taking place tonight at the Miller High Life Theater. Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m.

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Robin's picks: 7 days of Milwaukee entertainment musts

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:36:00 CDT

I often get asked - by out of towners and locals alike - what is there to do here? So I've decided to share my weekly picks of cool happenings in and around our lovely city. Here are my places to be for the weekend.

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Feb. 22-25, 2018

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:26:00 CDT

Welcome to the great Milwaukee weekend. As always, it's brought to you by OnMilwaukee and it's another exciting one with the Mama Tried Motorcycle show back in town. The auto show will also be here taking over the Wisconsin Center. UWM's annual drag show returns. You can pig out on food at the annual Family Food Fest. FM 102.1 premieres their Veg Out MKE event. Baconfest, Winter Asado, Concerts, Sports and so much more! Dive in, make your list and get your weekend on.

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SportClub strives to succeed Downtown as a different kind of sports bar

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:52:00 CDT

SportClub is a unique concept, well-executed and smoothly operated. It's striving to be a different kind of sports bar - one that celebrates and embraces the experience of watching games and being a fan, and is unlike any other. Fingers crossed that it can be the one Downtown, finally, that flourishes.

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Last call for "Zootopia," "Jaws" and more on Netflix in March

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:56:00 CDT

I was a little harsh on Netflix in my writeup of the upcoming titles headed your way in March. But the good news is ... actually, there is no good news; this lineup of movies leaving Netflix next month is equally devastating and foreboding.

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A guide to Milwaukee's hidden gems

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:16:00 CDT

With so many places to choose from, it's easy for some locales - even truly classic Cream City clubs - to fall between the cracks or hide in plain sight. So here are just a few of those hidden gems that you should discover for your next drink.

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February gets fabulous this weekend with the 2018 UWM Drag Show

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:01:00 CDT

Expect a storm Saturday night in Downtown Milwaukee - not rain or snow, but a shower of sequins and spandex, that is, as UW-Milwaukee will host its 19th annual drag show from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Miller High Life Theatre.

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Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:26:00 CDT

It's one of Milwaukee's most cherished and distinctive culinary traditions: the Friday fish fry. This long-lived ritual is alive and thriving in Milwaukee - especially, but not only, during Lent. It's a big list, so dig in and read on.

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Anodyne Coffee announced as first tenant for Mequon Public Market

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:30:00 CDT

Anodyne Coffee Roasting has been announced as the first tenant for the Mequon Public Market, a curated development which aims to be a go-to destination for prepared foods, farm fresh produce, music and culture.

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What's new on Netflix in March 2018

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:56:00 CDT

Netflix killed Blockbuster, but the streaming service no longer has any intention of taking its role as the place to catch up on new movies. That's the lesson from the newly announced list of films and TV shows coming to your screens in March.

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: The Packing House

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:02:00 CDT

In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic Wisconsin-style brandy old fashioned.

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Made in Milwaukee: Usinger's

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:46:00 CDT

Flip over a package of Usinger's braunschweiger and you'll find a minimal list of ingredients: pork liver, pork, salt, beef, onions, spices. And that old fashioned, no frills ingredient list is a pride-point for company, which has produced traditional sausages and meat products for over 130 years.

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Vote for Milwaukee's best bars now!

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:01:00 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 2018 Best of Bars poll.

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A guide to watching the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on TV

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:56:00 CDT

For those who love crashing on the couch in front of the TV, decked out in their patriotic best, here's when and where you can catch everything for the next several weeks of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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Milwaukee Talks: New Wisconsin Center District president Marty Brooks

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:01:00 CDT

Just weeks into his new job, Marty Brooks, president of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) sat down with Wisconsin Center board member and OnMilwaukee president Jeff Sherman to discuss myriad topics.

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Crab Spice House appears to be opening Downtown

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:48:00 CDT

After years of vacancy, the restaurant on the ground floor of the Chalet on the River, 823 N. Plankinton Ave., appears to have a new tenant. Signs in the window of the building read "Crab Spice House."

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Toast sets opening date in Walker's Point

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:56:00 CDT

Dig out your tie-dyed T-shirts and get ready: It's almost time for Toast. That's the groovy new breakfast, brunch and lunch spot going into the the former Zak's Cafe at 231 S. 2nd St.

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A short ode to Geoff Jenkins, in honor of his Brewers Walk of Fame enshrinement

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:49:00 CDT

The Brewers announced their Wall of Honor and Walk of Fame inductees Thursday, and if you're like me, only one name mattered. Former outfielder Geoff Jenkins headlined the 2018 class, with Prince Fielder, Harry Dalton, Doug Melvin and Bob Buhl joining him.

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Peter Pan grows up into a unwieldy, magic-free mess in "Finding Neverland"

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:56:00 CDT

"Finding Neverland" was an enchanting film, telling the story behind the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. The musical it's based on was not. Appearing at the Marcus Center, it's a musical in search of a through line and a unifying visual sensibility.

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Cream City Hostel proposed for old Holton St. State Bank / Centro del Nino

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:55:00 CDT

Last summer, we took you inside the former Holton Street State Bank / Centro del Nino building (and its history) at 500 E. Center St. Now, a proposal would transform it into a 40-bed hostel by the end of the year.

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Do This: Enjoy the happiest hour of the day during Taste and Toast

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:26:00 CDT

The weather might be cold and dreary, but it's a great time to get out and support some of Milwaukee's best restaurants. You can do so during the upcoming Taste and Toast, an annual event featuring specially priced small plates, appetizers and beverages.

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Bucks' founding partnership with Miller Brewing Co. includes three in-arena bars

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:52:00 CDT

With a toast to celebrating an NBA championship in Milwaukee in the not-too-distant future, Bucks president Peter Feigin and Miller Brewing's Jim Kanter took a drink from cans of Miller Lite and Coors Light, respectively, announcing their organizations' founding partnership for the new arena.

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Brinn Museum named one of 15 national Designated Making Spaces Hubs

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:30:00 CDT

The Betty Brinn Museum was selected as one of 15 organizations in the country to participate as a designated Making Spaces Hub, an innovative program partnership between Google, Maker Ed and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh that supports maker-centered learning in schools and STEAM education.

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Agave is at the heart of the new Blue Bat Kitchen and Tequilaria

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:02:00 CDT

It's official: there's a brand new concept coming to the former Water Buffalo restaurant at 249 N. Water St. in the Historic Third Ward, and it promises to quench not only your thirst, but your hunger for imaginative cuisine.

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NEWaukee announces 2018 Night Market dates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:46:00 CDT

The weather is finally starting to consistently warm up, and spring is in sight (*knocks on wood*). But in case that's not enough, here is some more news to put you in a sunny mood: NEWaukee announced the dates today for the 2018 Night Market.

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State Fair adds Reba McEntire and The Happy Together Tour

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:25:00 CDT

Wisconsin State Fair today announced two Main Stage headliners for this year's festival, which runs Thursday, Aug. 2-Sunday, Aug. 12: Reba McEntire and the Happy Together Tour with The Turtles.

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30 chefs will serve up lots of heart at second annual Dim Sum + Give Some

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:02:00 CDT

Dim Sum + Give Some is more than just another charitable event. It's the story of a community coming together to support a local chef whose life, work and response to tragedy has been an inspiration for many.

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Vote for this summer's public art in Tosa's Hart Park

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:02:00 CDT

The City of Wauwatosa recently announced a new public art program at Hart Park in Tosa Village, and it needs your input. The Hartwork Project dishes up sculptures by four local artists and wants the community to select its three favorites. You can see the works and learn about the artists here.

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5 mostly Olympics-related questions for a Milwaukeean living in South Korea

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:03:00 CDT

Christopher Wing grew up in Bay View, graduated from Riverside University High School and, after college and living life in various places around the United States, moved to Changwon, South Korea. Wing recently chatted with us about Milwaukee and, of course, the Olympics.

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See what Brewers' spring training ballpark will look like after renovations

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:31:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday released renderings and a detailed description of the renovation project for Maryvale Baseball Park, their spring training home in Phoenix since 1998.

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Little DeMarinis pizzeria to close sooner than expected

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:02:00 CDT

It's time to circle a date on your calendar for a final night of pizza (or fish fry) at Little DeMarinis. The popular Bay View pizzeria will serve its final thin-crust pies on Saturday, March 3.

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Bucks partner with City and MPS to launch MENTOR Greater Milwaukee

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:52:00 CDT

Mentorship is one of the Bucks' main community focuses, and on Wednesday, the team, the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools announced a partnership to launch a new organization they say will be locally transformative: MENTOR Greater Milwaukee (MGM).

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There are 10 Wisconsin players in tonight's USA-Canada gold medal game

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:07:00 CDT

The biggest event in women's hockey is tonight as Team USA goes against Canada in the gold medal game. The contest features a lot of familiar faces, as there are five athletes from each team with ties to the state (and especially the University) of Wisconsin.

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Broadway Theatre Center sold to local developer

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:40:00 CDT

Skylight Music Theatre announced today that local developer Robert Joseph purchased the Broadway Theatre Center. But what does this mean for the Skylight, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks?

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Bernard Fowler talks singing with the Stones and paying tribute to Bowie

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:16:00 CDT

Bernard Fowler will appear in Milwaukee as part of the "Celebrating David Bowie" tour at The Pabst Theater. Before then, however, he took time to speak with OnMilwaukee about his extraordinary career and his lifelong love for music.

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Coquette Cafe in the Third Ward has closed after 19 years

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:40:00 CDT

Milwaukee's Third Ward has lost its classic French bistro. Coquette Cafe served its last meals on Sunday, according to chef and owner Nick Burki, who expressed much gratitude to those who supported the restaurant over the past 19 years.

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MPS student organizes 414-minute concert to fight blood cancer

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:02:00 CDT

Seventeen-year-old MPS student Reiley Hofschulte, a junior at Rufus King International High School, has organized and hosts a 414-minute music event Saturday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 8 p.m, at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.

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Do this: Try the bigger, better brunch at Cafe Grace

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:02:00 CDT

Beginning Sunday, Feb. 25, there will be even more to love about brunch at Café Grace, the French-inspired cafe at The Mayfair Collection, 11200 W. Burleigh St.

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Country star Blake Shelton will headline Summerfest on July 6

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:01:00 CDT

This morning, Summerfest added country star, famed "The Voice" judge and People's reigning Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton to its upcoming headliner lineup, hitting the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Friday, July 6.

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"Pippin," "Hairspray" highlight Skylight Music Theatre's 2018-19 season

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:16:00 CDT

On Tuesday night, the Skylight Music Theatre announced its lineup of shows for the upcoming 2018-19 season, one the company calls a collection of "firsts," emphasizing beloved Broadway blockbusters making their maiden appearances on the Skylight stage.

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Mama Tried Motorcycle Show gears up for a larger, louder event

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:29:00 CDT

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show returns this weekend for four days of moto madness. The show itself takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, with pre- and post-parties, flat out races, a film festival and more happening before, during and after.

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Mike Garson talks "Celebrating David Bowie" and remembering the Thin White Duke

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:06:00 CDT

When David Bowie hired pianist Mike Garson in 1972, the contract was for eight weeks of work. Their collaboration would last well beyond those initial days - and continues into The Pabst Theater's upcoming "Celebrating David Bowie" concert.

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Embrace debate: The Winter Olympics are dumb

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:02:00 CDT

Look, I'm all for jingoistic flag-waving, but the Winter Olympics are dumb and not sports. My coworker, Matt Mueller, disagrees because patriotism, pageantry, practice, etc. Who is right? Nobody, but probably Norway wins. Anyway, embrace debate.

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Steve Aoki talks Milwaukee's underrated EDM scene, "DJ boot camp" and more

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:06:00 CDT

After his high-energy, cake-splattering performance at Summerfest last June, EDM icon Steve Aoki quickly took to social media to make an important announcement: He f*cking loves Milwaukee. Less than a year later, the honeymoon is far from over.

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Chef Mitch Ciohon unveils new names for his burger and taco concepts

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:00 CDT

It's official. Both Gypsy Taco and Gypsy Burger have new monikers. Owner Chef Ciohon announced the new names on social media this weekend. Here, he chats with us about the thinking behind the new names.

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Win movies for a year at Times Cinema and Avalon's Oscars viewing parties

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:06:00 CDT

On Sunday, March 4, the Academy Awards will finally dish out the honors for 2017 - and thanks to The Times Cinema and Avalon's upcoming viewing parties, if you correctly predict the victors, you could end the night a big winner, as well.

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Vanguard hosts fundraising event for Da Crusher statue Thursday night

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:01:00 CDT

The group leading the effort to put a life-size bronze memorial statue of legendary professional wrestler Reggie "'The Crusher" Lisowski in South Milwaukee will host a fundraising event Thursday night, Crusher Night at The Vanguard.

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Eat this now: Mr. Dye's Pies brandy old fashioned cherry pie

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:01:00 CDT

What? A pie that tastes like a brandy old fashioned? Yup. Mr. Dye's pies is at it again with a new pie flavor that incorporates the flavors of Wisconsin's favorite cocktail - including cherries, brandy and orange zest - into a pie that you need to try.

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