Published: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:16:03 CDT
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:01:00 CDTEven though there are some very un-material Milwaukeeans out there, there are certain gifts that most of us would poo poo. It's not that these presents are completely offensive to all, it's just ... no.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:59:00 CDTGrab your flags, your noisemakers, your flashing lights. Our long municipal nightmare is over, as Ald. Nik Kovac has spearheaded a drive to change the 24-hour parking regulations to make some sense.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:25:00 CDTThe special time of Christmas is perfect for "A Christmas Carol" and "The Nutcracker" and glorious light displays in the park and music in the malls and families gathered around the fireplace. And then there is In Tandem.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 09:02:00 CDTAbout 150 third- to fifth-graders from Milwaukee Public Schools took to the stage recently at Hayes Bilingual Elementary School to perform their poetry. The poetry slam lasted just under two hours. At the end, celebrity judges gave out awards.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 07:45:00 CDT'Tis the season. This great Milwaukee weekend you can ride your bike in the Santa Rampage, attend the annual Snow Show, see The Milwaukee Rep's "A Christmas Carol," hit a Yule Ball, see the Bucks, rock with Cole Swindell or shop a Christmas market or Brewers sale at Miller Park.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:02:00 CDTI got my first escort. Not the old Ford, but a woman who works as a professional escort.The call came to pick up a fare near the airport about 7:30 in the morning. I pulled up to the address and after waiting for about five minutes a woman named Lora came out.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:02:00 CDTMilwaukee ranked poorly on a YWCA-commissioned assessment of employers' willingness to hire people with an irregular work history and limited "soft skills," such as showing up on time and getting along with supervisors.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:03:00 CDTA brand spanking new production of "A Christmas Carol" floated into the Pabst Theater on the wings of a cast of hundreds, an actual snowfall and a Ghost of Christmas Past who melts into the floor right before our very eyes. It's a stunning production.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:01:00 CDTIt's just not Christmas in your home without a fresh cut tree to wrap with lights and decorate with ornaments. Here's a list of places throughout Southeastern Wisconsin that can help you find the perfect tree.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:01:00 CDTThe new Big League Fun exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum debuted on Nov. 18 and has been so popular among families that it's already been extended to next March. Milwaukee is the exhibit's first stop on a traveling, four-year national tour.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:02:00 CDTThe Wisconsin Women of Color Network hosts a big annual luncheon to make an appeal to their members, families, and friends to raise money for the Wisconsin Women of Color Network (WWOCN) Scholarship Fund. That event is this weekend in Madison.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:04:00 CDTFrom the distressed wood farm table parked in the living room of her Whitefish Bay home, Patricia Chevako works day and night, creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry. Two years ago, a necklace called "Sophie's Circle" became her most intimate creation.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:01:00 CDTHow are the new cheese curds at McDonald's? Do they live up to the delicious squeaky beauty to which we are accustomed in Wisconsin? Steve Palec headed out to McDonald's to try out the new combo and he dished on what he liked, and didn't like.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:03:00 CDTThe church doors are open and all are welcome, but be prepared to hold onto your hat, tap your foot, bob your head and even find yourself singing along with the choir. It's the second year of "Black Nativity," being mounted by Black Arts MKE and the Marcus Center.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDTIn many ways the new Pewaukee location of Point Burger Bar mimicks its sister restaurant in terms of the look and feel of the dining area and bar. But, cool features like a game room and adjoining indoor go-kart track set this Vegas style burger bar apart.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:06:00 CDTThe Milwaukee County Zoo's three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut today in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. The cubs, one male and two females, have been named: Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette. They were born Sept. 14 to mother, Amba, and father, Strannik.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:03:00 CDTObserving St. Nicholas Day - aka "St. Nick's," Tuesday, Dec. 6. - means you fill stockings or shoes on the evening of Monday, Dec. 5. And this, in turn, means if you have not done your shopping yet, you'd better get on it this weekend.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:05:00 CDTTop honors at the 2016 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards on Thursday went to artists representing a variety of styles, including instrumental hip-hop producers Scallops Hotel, rock band Soul Low, Randamp;B singer Lex Allen, synth pop band GGOOLLDD and EDM producers Chris Siegel X Strehlow.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:01:00 CDTTo better comprehend the coldblooded, unflinching, King-slaying, alpha-dog version of Giannis Antetokounmpo that we watched in Tuesday night's Bucks win over the Cavaliers, we first need a history lesson. Or perhaps, rather, a reminder that this was always only a matter of time.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:08:00 CDTThe Bucks' Bandwagon Fan Cam made its second appearance of the season Tuesday and it did not disappoint. Showing around 10 different fans wearing Cavaliers attire and with a mocking caption for each, the Bandwagon Cam was sports trolling at its fantastic finest.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:01:00 CDTMilwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation launch year three of a three-year agreement that provides up-and-coming artists the opportunity to take the stage and perform for an audience at Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival" on a marquee year.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:01:00 CDTWhen you think of dandan, holiday pie might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But, thanks to the mad pie-making prowess of the restaurant's pastry chef, Jaceleen Latin-Monagle, you'll be able to stock your dessert table with some of the best pies in the city.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:01:00 CDTWhether you're planning a low-key stroll down Candy Cane Lane or a champagne-filled evening in a limousine en route to the Young Milwaukee Holiday Gala, we have six outfit ideas for you at every price point.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:06:00 CDTThe holiday season is coming - and so is the Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train, scheduled to make a stop in Milwaukee on Monday, Dec. 5 with bright festive lights and musicians Colin James and Kelly Prescott in tow.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:03:00 CDTThere was a time when Milwaukee had venues that hosted jazz gigs all the time. One of them, The Jazz Gallery, is catalogued in a new book by the club's owner Chuck LaPaglia. Get a peek at this great bit of Milwaukee music history at an event Friday, Dec. 2.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:17:00 CDTWhat's better than one Ruckus? Apparently two.The owners of Colectivo have been working since last spring to open their new fast casual burger and ice cream concept, The Ruckus. Now, it looks as if another location is in the works for Wauwatosa.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:01:00 CDTPlans are still in development for a new taqueria concept coming to Walker's Point. The restaurant is a collaboration between Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent and his wife, Lucia Munoz, and is expected to open as soon as this spring.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:02:00 CDTThe popularity of Facebook groups like "Old Milwaukee" and OnMilwaukee's own urban spelunking series shows that Milwaukeeans have a passion for their city and its history. Indulge that passion with a gift rooted in our collective story. Here are a few ideas.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:24:00 CDTIt's not unusual for Best Place at Pabst to have two weddings on a Friday or Saturday, but Nov. 26 was unique because both of the couples to be hitched were named Carly and Nick.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:58:00 CDTMargaret Gintoft knew there was a chance she'd run into a Clinton after jogging near her daughter's home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Last Sunday, Gintoft and her family were hiking in Rockefeller State Park when she saw the former president and former Secretary of State.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:16:00 CDTMarcus Lemonis' recent visit to Milwaukee for "The Profit" may not have gone according to plan, but he still has his sights on the Cream City, as his Bentley's Pet Stuff chain will open six new shops in around the city this weekend.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:06:00 CDTWelcome to America 2.0, the pre-civil rights redux. The World According to Trump. The worst upset in modern presidential history? Actually, quite the opposite. This election was the simplest of clichés.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:45:00 CDTYou might have dreamed of a "Booze Bubbler," but did you know Drink Wisconsinbly actually has one that dispenses SoulBoxer Old Fashioned? But wait, it gets better: they are giving it away.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:06:00 CDTLast week, the internet served up a notification that WILL had responded to my complaints. I started reading their post wondering if I might need to lay down a new gauntlet; as it turns out, my old gauntlet is still down, untouched.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:26:00 CDTThe Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will keep a seat open and the headlights shining on its entire fleet on Thursday, Dec. 1, to honor the life of Rosa Parks and her contribution to equal rights.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:01:00 CDTGreat Northern Distilling is one of 19 craft distilleries that have opened in Wisconsin over the past 10 years. In addition to a thoughtful approach and attention to detail, the distillery distinguishes itself with a commitment to locally grown products.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:03:00 CDTJosh Katt founded Kitchfix, a meal delivery service that's always free of gluten, dairy, corn and soy products. "Kitchfix provides people with convenient, clean, crave-able and consciously prepared meals," says Katt.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:02:00 CDTAfter touring its new album around the country, Whitney is in Milwaukee, ready to perform the music band members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek have been working on at Turner Hall this Thursday at 8 p.m. Here's a little preview of the upcoming show.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:46:00 CDTThe Brewers did not tender a contract to Chris Carter, last season's National League co-leader in home runs, so he becomes a free agent. On Tuesday, Milwaukee announced the signing of a new first baseman who's been playing in Korea the past three years. What's going on?
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:01:00 CDT3 Sheeps Brewing Co. will release its biggest beer yet - Veneration Belgian-style Quad - at a special release party at their Sheboygan taproom this weekend. In conjunction with the release, the brewery also rolls out its inaugural brewery tours.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:06:00 CDTWhile scenic designer Todd Edward Ivins' knowledge of the Milwaukee Rep's "A Christmas Carol" was mostly a blank slate, he was more than aware of the daunting legacy before him when he began work helping to reimagine the holiday classic.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:01:00 CDTFor many, Election Day was a day of shellshocked hurt, disappointment and fear. But today is a new day, and it's time to go to work doing good and helping those in need. Here are just a few ways you can reach out and make a difference.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:28:00 CDTThe City of Milwaukee is attempting to mitigate lead water concerns by distributing water filtration products to those most in need.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11:00 CDTFor the ninth year running, Carnevor was the restaurant of choice for 10-12 players from the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who are in town for their showdown tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center. Among them was superstar Lebron James.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:01:00 CDTWe ask ourselves what we can do to improve the struggles in the city, but perhaps we don't need to try to "figure it out," because there are compassionate, professional people who already know. Let's trust them and give them what they need to strengthen and heal Milwaukee: sponsorship, support and money.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:07:00 CDTThe Packers' 27-13 win over the Eagles on Monday Night Football was a much-needed statement game. Here's everything you need to know, or just forgot or missed because you'd already given up, plus all kinds of other wacky whatnots, from Green Bay's Week 12 win over Philadelphia.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:02:00 CDTThanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the beautiful Victorian Gothic Judge Jason Downer Mansion, 1201 N. Prospect Ave., is now something of a temple to art history, serving as the headquarters of the Milwaukee Art Museum's library. We go inside for a peek.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:09:00 CDTToday is Giving Tuesday and thus I'm re-sharing this post from December 2013 about how you can use Donors Choose to help out a local public school.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:01:00 CDTFresh off a Thanksgiving break filled with plenty of time for family and also escapism from family, and with a rare fall Sunday (mercifully) not containing a Packers game, there was only one thing to discuss with guest Carolynn Buser in this week's OnMilwaukee podcast: "Gilmore Girls."
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:56:00 CDTA couple of weeks ago the vice-president elect, Mike Pence, attended a performance of the hit show "Hamilton" on Broadway. After the performance, one of the actors delivered a short lecture to Pence. That sparked a discussion among Milwaukee artists.