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Published: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:16:03 CDT

 



A guide to the naughty and the nice coming to theaters this Christmas

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:26:00 CDT

To help tell which new movies are brand new iPhones and which ones are re-gifted fruitcakes, we've put together this Christmas preview of the naughty and the nice heading to theaters this holiday season.


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Sunday will be picturesque at Lambeau Field, Wisconsin's most Instagrammed place

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:03:00 CDT

There's nothing like a snowy Packers game in December. And, according to USA Today, which sorted the most Instagrammed location in each state based on geo-tagging, there's nothing in Wisconsin that compares to the iconic and ever-popular Lambeau Field.


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Knees to the Grounded: It's a brave new world of popularity, problems for MMA

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Being involved in the world of MMA in the sport's early days was akin to growing up during the upstart of punk rock. Unlike the masses, we always believed in its talent, integrity and potential. It's such a brave new world for MMA now; so much has been achieved, so much left to go.


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Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:01:00 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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Donald Driver to emcee 66th Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame induction event

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:13:00 CDT

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced that 2016 Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Donald Driver will serve as emcee of the 66th Anniversary Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Induction on April 29, 2017.


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Merger with Origin Meals opens doors for Urban Caveman owner

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Putting a hot meal on the table is getting easier and easier, thanks to myriad options for home delivery services. And local business owner Alan Harris of Urban Caveman and FreshPacks, has reenergized his business thanks to a merger with Origin Meals.


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ICC membership votes to sell 1.8-acre parcel to Milwaukee Ballet

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:55:00 CDT

On Thursday night, 86 percent of the membership in attendance at the Italian Community Center voted to sell a 1.8-acre parcel of the center's parking lots in the Third Ward, adjacent to Summerfest, to the Milwaukee Ballet for $2.4 million.


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Brewers expand corporate partnership with Kwik Trip

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:45:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced a multi-year expansion of the Club's corporate partnership with Kwik Trip. The partnership dates back to 2011.


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Summerfest announces Tom Petty to headline two days at the Marcus Amp

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:26:00 CDT

Summerfest has announced that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline two nights at the Marcus Amp for next year's Summerfest 50. The band will take the stage - along with special guest Chris Stapleton - on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6.


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Put Sky Zone on your family's winter break to-do list

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 09:09:00 CDT

Sky Zone in Waukesha provides an afternoon of safe bouncing, trampoline basketball, a foam pit and more. OnMilwaukee recently stopped by and was surprised by how much fun it was - for kids and adults. Put it on your winter break to-do list.


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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview, Dec. 8-11, 2016

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:01:00 CDT

The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and so is your OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. Head to the FM 102.1 Snow Show, the MSO plays David Bowie, carolers at Colectivo, The Christmas Carol or R. Kelly's Christmas Concert. Cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks and go back in time with Montell Jordan. Dance at The Get Down, shop a Maker's Market or attend the Young MKE Holiday Gala. All of these great ideas and more await you!


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Catching up with Chief

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:56:00 CDT

Every few years, we remind you about Chief, the hard-rocking Milwaukee band that you should check out. Why? Not because frontman Chris Tischler compares Chief to Van Halen and Judas Priest, although that's a pretty good reason to give them a listen, since they're excellent musicians.


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Holiday recipe: Creamy delicious cheese fudge

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:01:00 CDT

If you love rich delicious chocolate fudge, you may want to ditch your traditional recipe in favor of this version, which uses the rich flavor of cold pack Cheddar to boost the creaminess quotient. Sound strange? Trust us, it's a fantastic variation on the classic.


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Bucks, SkillSmart partner on workforce development platform for arena district

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:43:00 CDT

The Bucks today launched a new partnership with SkillSmart to create a workforce development platform for family-supporting careers in the new arena district - both during the construction process and for end-use positions in the arena and surrounding development.


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BMO announces new Downtown office tower

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:26:00 CDT

BMO Harris Bank announced this morning that it will replace its seven-story parking garage on Water and Wells Streets with a 25-story office tower expected to be open by late 2019. The BMO Harris Financial Center will also include a new parking structure facing Broadway.


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The Cream City conundrum

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:26:00 CDT

Now that the initial emotion from the Aug. 13 shooting of Sylville Smith by police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown has subsided, it's time to take a look at some of the fiery rhetoric uttered that night - and look at the facts about life in Milwaukee.


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Bella Italiana to replace Wild Earth Cucina at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:35:00 CDT

The restaurant that was formerly Wild Earth Cucina at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino will be replaced by Bella Italiana beginning next week. The new concept will feature a more traditional Italian menu of classic dishes to better serve clientele at the casino.


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Summerfest announces upgrades, including a new U.S. Cellular stage

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:02:00 CDT

U.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials today announced a new 10-year agreement that will demolish the existing U.S. Cellular Connection Stage and replace it with a new, larger stage and an enhanced guest experience for Summerfest 2018.


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Urban spelunking: Uncovering a WWII "Easter egg"

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:09:00 CDT

Let me just say up front that I love tips from readers and friends. Tips like this one I got last week: "Knowing you, you already know about this. In case you don't: There is a helicopter in the floor of the old A.O. Smith plant." Here's the story.


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The Wisconsin Club, this year's Milwaukee Downtown ornament

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 07:15:00 CDT

Milwaukee Downtown, the business improvement district in Downtown Milwaukee, is selling its annual ornament. This year, it's the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave.


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Wauwatiki reopens after three-month closure

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:48:00 CDT

After a three-month hiatus, Wauwatiki, the Wauwatosa-based tiki bar, has reopened to the public. There are new bar and food menus, new decor and the promise of a brand new patio beginning this spring.


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The Forum: Regressive progressives can't forget about black people

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:06:00 CDT

The Democratic party must still note the value of its black voters, staffers and political consulting firms in 2018. If not, the entire party will descend even deeper into minority status just like the electors they seem to take for granted.


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Third Space Brewing launches public brewery tours

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:11:00 CDT

There will soon be another Milwaukee brewery tour to enjoy. Third Space Brewing will launch public brewery tours beginning on Dec. 10. We've got all the details on the tours, as well as information on other upcoming events at the brewery.


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Who is new Brewer Travis Shaw and why is he "Mayor of Ding Dong City?"

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:01:00 CDT

The Brewers traded Tyler Thornburg to Boston for Travis Shaw and two prospects Tuesday. The young guys are nice, but to ignore Shaw would be a mistake. And to disregard him is a disservice to one of the greatest things in sports, his nickname, which is "Mayor of Ding Dong City."


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Chick-fil-A opens West Allis location Thursday

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:36:00 CDT

On Thursday, Dec. 8, fast food chain Chick-fil-A opens its newest Wisconsin location at 2645 S. 108th St. in West Allis.


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MobCraft apologizes for offensive beer concept, acknowledges racist labels

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:56:00 CDT

MobCraft CEO Henry Schwartz first apologized for a proposed beer called "Date Grape" and when asked about three of the craft brewery's previous labels that contain racial stereotypes he promised future labels would not include the imagery.


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My last Trump column: On the president-elect's ignorant mediocrity

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:06:00 CDT

For Jay's final Trump column (until It Becomes Real), he dives into some armchair psychology, claiming Donald Trump is perhaps this century's single best example of Dunning-Kruger Effect. Take that, Michael Scott from "The Office."


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Tricklebee Cafe feeds stomachs and souls in Washington Park neighborhood

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Tricklebee Cafe, a new non-profit cafe in the Washington Park neighborhood, is the first pay-what-you-can-cafe to open in Milwaukee. It operates under the a pay-what-you-can model, offering food and beverages to any diner, regardless of their means.


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The gala that gives Milwaukee families in need a Christmas to remember

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:01:00 CDT

A night of glitz and glamour provides a night of fun to Young Milwaukeeans this coming Friday. But ... it also provides Christmas gifts to many families that may not otherwise have a holiday.


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Pfister Marketplace returns with new, creative gifts

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:04:00 CDT

For the second year, The Pfister Marketplace popped up inside the former Roger Steven's shop in the opulent lobby of the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. The marketplace features art of all kinds created by 65 Milwaukee-based artists.


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Over a century ago today, Milwaukee boxing fans had a bout of their own

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:02:00 CDT

On this day, 120 years ago, local boxing fans stole out to a roadhouse near Hales Corners, after midnight and in a blizzard, to watch an illegal prizefight for the lightweight championship of Wisconsin. Many of them ended up in worse shape than the combatants in the ring.


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Looks like Bay View could get "Sushi Soon"-er than expected

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:01:00 CDT

The excitement generated by the "Sushi Soon" signs spotted in Bay View this summer was palpable. But as of today, residents have even more sushi news to get fired up about. Longtime food truck Sushi Go is settling into a brick and mortar location.


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Packers' Pennel suspended again for violating NFL substance abuse policy

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:31:00 CDT

For the second time in three months, Packers defensive tackle Mike Pennel has been suspended for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, and his regular season is now over. Pennel's suspension begins immediately.


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Author Jason Diamond searches for John Hughes, finds own memoir instead

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:06:00 CDT

Author Jason Diamond went to find '80s film icon John Hughes and write his biography. He came back with his own personal memoir, "Searching for John Hughes," instead. We chatted with the author about Hughes, his beloved movies and nostalgia.


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A Downtown beacon will shine brighter starting Dec. 7

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:27:00 CDT

On Wednesday, Richard H. Driehaus and M and J Wilkow, Ltd., owners of the Milwaukee Gas Light Building, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave., will flip the switch on a newly completed lighting upgrade that will cause the building's iconic weather flame to burn more brightly.


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Birch and Banyan to offer cozy cafe digs in Hartland

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Birch and Banyan is the name of a new coffee shop moving into Hartland at 150 E. Capitol Dr. The shop, which is slated to open by mid-March, is located in a 125-year-old building that once held a coffin manufacturing company.


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Watch: A look at the new ELEVEN25 at the Pabst food court with Martin Moore

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:01:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee contributor and vlogger Martin Moore takes you on a virtual tour of the new ELEVEN25 food court at the Pabst.


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Brewers trade Tyler Thornburg to Red Sox for third baseman, two prospects

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:58:00 CDT

The back end of the bullpen continued to generate a high return for the rebuilding Brewers, as the club Tuesday traded reliever Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox. In exchange, Milwaukee acquired third baseman Travis Shaw and prospects Josh Pennington and Mauricio Dubon.


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Of snowflakes and 60 lit windows, plus some of the nuttiest of Christmas lyrics

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:03:00 CDT

Massive efforts and cooperation were required to bring the brand new version of "A Christmas Carol" to The Pabst Theater by The Rep. The building of the set and the technological challenges were overcome with coordination of all the big jobs.


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Urban spelunking: Eschweiler building and potential homeless shelter

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:05:00 CDT

As I enter the former warehouse at 2461 W. Center St., I stop to envision the mid-December day in 1927 when Martin Grueschow walked into his completed Eschweiler and Eschweiler-designed warehouse for the first time. Now, someone else has high hopes for the building.


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Toast yourself at bars and eateries with fireplaces

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:01:00 CDT

In winter, the warmth of a fire makes a good drinking buddy, and toasting - or getting toasted - in front of a fireplace is perfect on a blustery night. Here's a list of some great places to warm you inside and out.


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Westallion Brewing Co. races to the finish line

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:36:00 CDT

In the past few years, West Allis has upped its style with numerous new, contemporary shops, bars and eateries. In early 2017, West Allis will welcome its first brewery, Westallion Brewing Co. An open house is slated at the brewery for Friday, Dec. 16.


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The beautiful but limited world of 4K

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:12:00 CDT

I wasn't really in the market for a new TV, but like so many others, I got suckered into buying a huge one on Black Friday. I was lured by the low, low prices, but also the idea of having a super-sharp 65-inch television that would be ready for 4K.


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Antetokounmpo named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:21:00 CDT

The NBA announced today that Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov. 28-Dec. 4. The award is the second for Antetokounmpo and the first for Milwaukee since Antetokounmpo won it in February 2015.


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Current Bucks homestand is an exciting opportunity for both team and fans

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:51:00 CDT

If you haven't yet jumped onto the Bucks' bandwagon, this might be a good time to get aboard. And if you still haven't been to a home game this year, to inelegantly paraphrase basketball bard Bill Shakespeare, now is the week of your bliss-content.


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Shawarma House in Brookfield opens this week

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:18:00 CDT

West Siders will soon be able to get their fix of Middle Eastern grilled delights like kebabs and shawarma, thanks to the opening of a second Shawarma House location. The restaurant, which launched in 2014 on Oakland Avenue, holds a grand opening this week.


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Whiskey caramels and more on the docket for Becky's Blissful Bakery

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDT

New Kinnickinnic Whiskey caramels are just a small piece in a brand new puzzle being tackled by business owner Rebecca Scarberry, who has spent the past three years sorting through the challenges that come with growing a small business.


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St. Nick's: a merry Milwaukee tradition

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:04:00 CDT

The observance of St. Nicholas Day - often just called "St. Nick's" - lands on the short list of primarily-in-Milwaukee occurrences like Bloody Mary chasers, candy raisins and the word "bubbler." It takes place tonight!


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Pabst Theater Group, Alverno resurrect Uncovered concert events

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 05:00:00 CDT

This morning, the Pabst Theater Group and Alverno College announced the return of Uncovered, the music series born as a part of the now-retired Alverno Presents program, with two shows coming next year, dedicated to A Tribe Called Quest and Stevie Wonder.


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The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 13 vs. Texans

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 21:03:00 CDT

Here's everything you need to know, or just forgot, or missed because you were outside throwing snowballs around, like Brett Favre at Donald Driver - plus all kinds of other wacky whatnots, from the Green Bay Packers' 21-13 win over the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field on Sunday.


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