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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:16:01 CDT


Black Cat Alley to debut new murals and an urban garden during Doors Open

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Visitors during Doors Open Milwaukee 2017 will enjoy a beautiful new urban garden executed by Sam Alford; a brand-new mural by local illustrator and artist David Zimmerman; and the live installation of another mural by Chicago artist Goosenek. All on Milwaukee's East Side.

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Two more murals emerge in Milwaukee

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:04:00 CDT

Murals are hot and Milwaukee is home to many - including the latest which were unveiled today.

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(PARK)ing Day turns Downtown parking spaces into temporary recreation places

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Encouraging city slickers to enjoy their public spaces, the (PARK)ing Day event turns many Downtown parking spots into fun lunch break destinations.

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5 reasons why sometimes the best date is yourself

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:06:00 CDT

If you ever see someone eating alone in a restaurant, or unaccompanied in a movie theater, your first reaction may be to feel sorry for them. But what if that person you see isn't lonely or upset. What if they are alone because they want to be alone?

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The Rep's "Souvenir" hits all the wrong notes in all the right ways

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:16:00 CDT

You know that eccentric aunt who insists on leading carols around the piano at Christmastime, singing a bit too loudly and a little off-key? That's the story of New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins - and the story of Milwaukee Rep's "Souvenir."

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Your guide to Milwaukee music at Rock the Green 2017

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 07:36:00 CDT

Rock the Green's third installment - after a three-year hiatus - was especially Milwaukee-centric, and 2017's lineup is continuing the Milwaukee music tradition. So, who are the local musicians playing the eco-friendly festival this weekend?

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Have you noticed the South Side Minion?

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:12:00 CDT

You might have spotted The Minion while driving on 1-43 South. Here's the touching backstory of the Milwaukee Minion.

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Meet Ex Fabula's Kennita Hickman

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:05:00 CDT

A few months ago, Kennita Hickman had never heard of Ex Fabula, a Milwaukee-based storytelling organization committed to strengthening communities. Now she serves as the group's second full-time employee and she can't wait to ... listen.

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It's a date: Gibraltar and the MSO team up for a night of live chamber music

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 12:30:00 CDT

In less than a year, Gibraltar has quickly and quietly assembled an impressive repertoire of themed music nights. And one of their coolest Date Night events - teaming up with the MSO for nights of live classical music - is returning this month.

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VIDEO: Marquette grad / professional boxer Luis Feliciano

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 13:08:00 CDT

Milwaukee's Luis Feliciano is a five-time national champion, and he's 3-0 after becoming a professional boxer earlier this year.

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Retired MPD detective uses Milwaukee as backdrop for first crime novel

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:06:00 CDT

Larry Powalisz was an MPD officer from 1973 to 2001. Even though he now lives in Houston, Milwaukee was a natural setting for his first crime novel, "Circle of Terror," which weaves local history and fiction - often in such a vivid way that it's hard to tell what's real and what's invented for the reader.

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Tiny stages, big talent: 8 smaller theater groups to support

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:56:00 CDT

The grand giants only tell part of the story about Milwaukee's theater scene; to get the full picture, you need to venture to the smaller companies, scraping by with limited resources but an unlimited amount of talent, vision and love for live performance.

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8 upcoming musicals for people who don't like musicals

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:56:00 CDT

For some, the idea of sitting through a musical is a nightmare. But this upcoming theater season has some intriguing musical options that might just open your eyes and ears to what the genre can do - or at least offer a good time at the theater.

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VIDEO: Check out the Walker's Point Creative Collective

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:07:00 CDT

Jeremy Baccash, who serves as the creative director for a start-up called Social Candy, recently made a video about the Walker's Point Creative Collective, 536 W. National Ave.

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Older faces bring new perspective to "A Chorus Line"

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:06:00 CDT

What happens when you're 40 and still going to cattle calls? What if success is hard to measure, or fame is fleeting? How long do you keep trying? These questions are given an interesting spin in an unorthodox production of "A Chorus Line."

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Robert W. Baird and Artists Working in Education present Carnival of AWE

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:32:00 CDT

Carnival of AWE is set to take place this Saturday, Aug. 26, to help benefit the youth of Milwaukee with art enrichment programs.

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5 reasons why millennials should give opera a whirl

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Millennials are open minded, self-expressive and, above all, passionate - and if that doesn't describe opera, than I don't know what does. Here are a few reasons why going to the opera can be an exciting and meaningful experience for a millennial.

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In Tandem Theatre Co. gets "All Keyed Up" for its pianists before the season

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:06:00 CDT

Despite its sponsor funding coming to a close, the lights haven't officially come down on the lobby piano performances before and after In Tandem Theatre's shows - at least, if the company's upcoming fundraiser recital has anything to say about it.

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Silverspot Cinema to open their first Wisconsin location in Brookfield

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:03:00 CDT

Silverspot Cinema will bring its luxury theater experience to Wisconsin in Brookfield's new luxury shopping mall, The Corners.

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Research turns up Tula Erskine's Joan of Arc paintings at Washington High

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee artist Tula Erskine said she'd painted a 12-foot mural of Joan of Arc for a Washington High School hallway, but no such work hangs there. Research has led to the rediscovery of the work.

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Chamber's "Deathtrap" gets caught in its own trap of twists and turns

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:06:00 CDT

In Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of Ira Levin's meta comedy/thriller "Deathtrap," the strong actors at the center of show will make you jump, even if the story itself doesn't keep you white-knuckled at the edge of your seat for the whole night.

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Sing along with several Broadway classics at Gibraltar's 5 Musicals Masquerade

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:56:00 CDT

On Saturday, Aug. 26, Gibraltar will host a celebration of five iconic productions - "Rent," "Grease," "Les Miserables," "Hamilton" and, the event's namesake, "The Phantom of the Opera" - by playing each in their entirety.

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Hi Hat Lounge celebrates two decades in business with a block party

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 20:03:00 CDT

Hi Hat Lounge is celebrating 20 years of business by hosting a block party on Saturday, Sept. 2.

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MKEfest Block Party for the Arts celebrates Aug. 12 at Drink Wisconsinbly

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 18:09:00 CDT

On Saturday, Aug. 12, the MKEfest Block Party for the Arts at Drink Wisconsinbly Pub will celebrate local art, music and culture while raising awareness for local art education programs.

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Milwaukee's Niedecken co-stars in MAM's Frank Lloyd Wright show

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Celebrated Wisconsin architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born June 8, 1867 and to celebrate the sesquicentennial of that momentous occasion, Milwaukee Art Museum has created an exhibition in Wright's honor.

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The Milverine sees his emoji and thinks it's neat

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:04:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee Creative Director Jason McDowell created a Milverine emoji. Earlier this week, McDowell saw the shirtless strutter cruising down KK and got to show him the emoji, which he was unaware of.

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Milwaukee Talks: Marcus Marketing Director Cassy Scrima

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:05:00 CDT

Cassy Scrima, area director of marketing at Marcus Hotels and Resorts, talks hotels, dogs and Downtown.

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3 bands at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour that really loved Milwaukee

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:19:00 CDT

Here are three quick concert reviews for three bands who professed their love for Milwaukee during shows at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour.

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Mural of Selena pops up in Walker's Point

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:03:00 CDT

This past weekend, artist Mauricio Ramirez and the Walker's Point neighborhood honored the life and career of Selena with the installation of a new conceptual mural "Anything for Selena."

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Meet Mauricio Ramirez, the artist behind the Wisconsin Avenue utility box murals

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:46:00 CDT

Mauricio Ramirez is the visual artist behind the Wisconsin Avenue utility box murals. Hear what he has to say about the inspiration to some of the murals.

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Rashid Johnson goes big for MAM show

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:16:00 CDT

There is not a large number of works in Milwaukee Art Museum's Rashid Johnson show, called "Hail We Now Sing Joy," but all the works in the show, which runs through Sept. 17 in the museum's Baker/Rowland Galleries, are large ... and engaging for a variety of reasons.

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5 photos from the TROG exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:03:00 CDT

"The Race of Gentlemen" (known as "TROG"), is the latest traveling exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum and combines hotrods, motorcycles, carnivals and nostalgia. It runs through Labor Day weekend.

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Wisconsin Avenue becomes even more artful with utility box murals

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:05:00 CDT

Wisconsin Avenue is already home to a major tour of art sculptures this summer, but now you can add a series of painted utility boxes along the main drag as well, contributing to Downtown's colorful makeover.

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Katie Gingrass Gallery closes after 37 years

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Katie Gingrass, who owned the Katie Gingrass Gallery in Milwaukee's Third Ward since 1980, quietly closed shop this weekend with the help of her family.

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Comedian John Mulaney adds second Riverside show

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:01:00 CDT

Last week, the Riverside announced that comedian John Mulaney would perform at the theater on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. And apparently, it was news so nice, the Riverside decided to do it twice, adding a second show this morning.

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New Rosenblatt exhibit pays tribute to the enthusiastic expert on the everyday

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:06:00 CDT

Even after his death, Adolph Rosenblatt's life - and the vibrant life he captured in clay - endures in a new exhibit, "Moments and Markers: An Adolph Rosenblatt Retrospective," hosted at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee beginning Friday, June 16.

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UPAF wraps up its 50th anniversary with a new fundraising record

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:06:00 CDT

This year, the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) celebrated its 50th anniversary, but as its 2017 campaign wrapped up last night, the organization wound up with something else to celebrate: a new fundraising record.

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Comedian John Mulaney will perform at the Riverside on Sept. 15

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:31:00 CDT

Oh, hello! This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that stand-up comedian John Mulaney will hit the Milwaukee venue on Friday, Sept. 15, making his first visit to the Cream City since a 2013 Turner Hall Ballroom gig.

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Riverside books a conversation with Stephen and Owen King on Sept. 30

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:31:00 CDT

Celebrate Halloween a month early this year, as horror icon Stephen King - as well as his son and fellow author Owen King - will come to the Riverside Theater for a special live conversation on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.

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Events highlight the neighborhood that inspired Rosenblatt's art

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Beginning on Friday, June 16, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., kicks off "Moments and Markers: An Adolph Rosenblatt Retrospective," which runs through Aug. 27. There is also a full slate of related events.

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Bike-In Movie Series seeks support through crowd-funding

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 19:08:00 CDT

Milwaukee's Bike-In Movie Series has been going strong for 9 years, but has recently shifted hands between the primary volunteers, including those who previously raised funds through commercial sponsors. Thus, the series is now hitting the digital streets via a new GoFundMe.

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Lane Moore's "Tinder Live" show swipes right into Turner Hall on Friday

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 16:02:00 CDT

"Tinder Live with Lane Moore" examines and soothingly lampoons the weird world of mobile-app dating. Before her show Friday night at Turner Hall, we talked to Moore about the concept, show experience, why it's not as exploitative as you think and how we all kind of suck at dating anyway.

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Here's where to find all of the Sculpture Milwaukee art pieces

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 08:16:00 CDT

With Sculpture Milwaukee, the new public art exhibit along Wisconsin Avenue, officially opening today, here's where you'll be able to find each of the new artworks gracing Downtown's main drag.

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13 photos from Sculpture Milwaukee's official ribbon-cutting ceremony

Wed, 31 May 2017 16:56:00 CDT

After weeks of installing art up and down Wisconsin Avenue, the inaugural Sculpture Milwaukee outdoor exhibit officially kicked off Wednesday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the shadow of the Chase Tower.

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Watch: The art of shaving with Skylight Music Theatre's "Sweeney Todd"

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:06:00 CDT

"Sweeney Todd" is currently cutting its way through a critically acclaimed run at the Skylight Music Theatre, so OnMilwaukee headed down to its Third Ward base to learn the art of shaving with the famed demon barber of Fleet Street.

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Hometown drag heroine Trixie Mattel handles hurt with humor in "Ages 3 and Up"

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee has a long, rich and proud drag history, from the 1920s "pansy shows" at the St. Charles Hotel to today's D.I.X. DollHaus. It wasn't until "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 7, however, that a Milwaukee performer went global.

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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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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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"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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"Hamilton" is coming to Milwaukee - but when? Just you wait, just you wait

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:31:00 CDT

Snap your fingers in the air and yell "Work" with attitude, Milwaukee theater fans; the smash Broadway historical hip-hop hit "Hamilton" will come to town, according to Marcus Center president and CEO Paul F. Mathews. When? Uh, eventually.

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