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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:16:04 CDT


Complexities of hate and humanity lie at the heart of The Rep's "Disgraced"

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:03:00 CDT

"Disgraced" by Ayad Akhtar opened at The Rep Friday night to a rapt audience enthralled by one of the most powerful plays of this or any other season. It's a play designed to engender deep, and perhaps troubling, thought, and it succeeds with punch.

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Michael Jackson fans celebrate his legacy at the Riverside with MJ Live

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:56:00 CDT

In 2009, the world lost a legend, leaving fans in mourning. However, last night at the Riverside Theater, that legend was alive and well thanks to Las Vegas's MJ Live show, bringing the spirit of Michael Jackson back to the stage.

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview, Jan. 20-22, 2017

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:01:00 CDT

Are you ready for the great Milwaukee weekend? You are now! Cheer on the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs, dance the night away at MAM After Dark, listen to "Tribe Uncovered," check out ZIP MKE or laugh with Frank Caliendo. Attend Fem Fest, see "Disgraced," or shop the Milwaukee Boat Show.

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Hate Buck and Aikman calling the Packers? Hear these local homers instead Sunday

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:01:00 CDT

FOX broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are not everyone's cup of tea, especially with our beloved Packers. So a couple local fans decided to be the home-crowd voice in Riverwest this Sunday, the cheeseheads' cup of Schlitz, for Green Bay's NFC Championship game against Atlanta.

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Milwaukee Academy of Science senior wins full scholarship to Northwestern

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:06:00 CDT

Milwaukee Academy of Science senior David Washington was recently awarded a four-year scholarship for tuition, room and board to Northwestern University, the first time an MAS student has won a four-year scholarship to NU, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Vote for Pfister's new Artist-in-Residence at Gallery Night and beyond

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:22:00 CDT

Starting tonight, the public will be able to vote for the six finalists in the 2017-2018 Pfister Hotel Artist-in-Residence program.

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Milwaukee's hottest neighborhood?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:02:00 CDT

This week, Redfin, a real estate brokerage company, released a list of the nation's hottest neighborhoods, based on page views and favorites on its web site. Which is Milwaukee's hottest 'hood? We checked with Redfin but also with two local brokers.

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The Forum: Two inaugurations summon two very different emotions

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Last week, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech to the nation. A few days ago, I watched his last press conference. The era of #44 is officially over. The inauguration of Donald J. Trump is in effect. Everything is different now.

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On the Burger Trail: Sal's Pub and Grill in Menomonee Falls

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDT

This week's stop on the burger trail - which was recommended by OnMilwaukee reader Lillian Lakritz - took us to Menomonee Falls, where we visited Sal's Pub and Grill, a low-key bar and restaurant which offers up an expansive list of pub fare.

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Smitten Boudoir shoots sexy, confident photos for women of all types

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:11:00 CDT

When photographer Dana Dufek started Smitten Boudoir, she thought it would entail fun, breezy, champagne-infused shoots of women in cute lingerie. However, once she got into it, Dufek realized the endeavor went a lot deeper.

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Voted in as a starter, Giannis is the Bucks' first All-Star since 2004

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:37:00 CDT

The Bucks' derisory drought of more than a decade without an All-Star has finally come to an end, and in spectacular fashion. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the playmaking Greek Freak, wasn't just named an All-Star but a full-fledged Eastern Conference starter for the 2017 game.

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Busy Wave weekend begins with home game Saturday vs. defending champs

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:02:00 CDT

The six-time champion Milwaukee Wave prepare for a busy weekend coming off an exciting third straight win over Chicago. The first game of the weekend takes place Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6:05 p.m. at UWM-Panther Arena against Baltimore. The theme is "Saturday Night Fever."

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Sheriff Clarke responds to recent complaint with Facebook meme threat

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Sheriff David Clarke posted a threatening meme today to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Facebook page in response to the controversy surrounding a recent complaint filed against the sheriff.

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Why this experienced closer was a good signing for rebuilding Brewers

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:01:00 CDT

The rebuilding Brewers bolstered their bullpen Thursday by signing Neftali Feliz, an established reliever who not only becomes their probable closer, but also could have a larger impact beyond saving however many games the club is in position to win in 2017.

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March Wisconsin: Your guide to pre- and post-inaugural social justice events

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:01:00 CDT

In the spirit of democracy, these grassroots efforts aim to call attention to, and support the creation of vibrant, peaceful and diverse communities in which there is justice and equity for all. If you can't make it to the Women's March on Washington, here's a list of events taking place here in Wisconsin.

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Brewers release complete 2017 regular-season schedule

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:27:00 CDT

The Brewers have announced the complete schedule for the 2017 season, which includes all home and road times. Milwaukee opens the regular season vs. the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday, April 3 (1:10 p.m.) as part of a four-game series.

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A "Taming of the Shrew" unlike any you have ever seen before

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:26:00 CDT

Most of the actors had only a nodding acquaintance with the unique sound of Shakespeare's language, sight gags ranged from risque bumping and grinding to pratfalls, and the entire scenery budget was $65 but this production of "The Taming of the Shrew" was plenty funny,

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What was big when the Packers made the NFC Championship Games before?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:46:00 CDT

We hopped in our time machine and dipped back to times near and far to see what were the big names and big stories being tossed around when the Packers were knocking on the Super Bowl's door.

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FreshFin Poke to host grand opening on Jan. 28

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:30:00 CDT

FreshFin Poké (po-kay) is Milwaukee's first poké restaurant and will be hosting its grand opening ceremony Saturday, Jan. 28. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as free tastings of FreshFin's signature bowls.

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With a new king of the QB hill, Begel's Favre bromance fades into the sunset

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Dave Begel has long maintained a bromance with Brett Favre forever and long resisted all claims that Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in Packers history. Until now. After the display at the Palace in Dallas, it is now time to put the crown on Rodgers' head.

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These 6 photos of MPS kids getting free glasses will make your day

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:51:00 CDT

Via a program called Clear Days Ahead, optometrists, opticians and volunteers provided eye exams to more than 100 kids at Browning and another nearly 100 at Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education late last autumn. Here are some amazing photos from that day.

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Looking for a place to watch the Pack? Check out Hoyt Park's historic hall

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Looking for an unusual place to watch the Packers take on the Falcons this Sunday in the NFC title game? Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa has the perfect spot. Located between The Landing Beer Garden and the Hoyt Park Pool is a Grand Hall that was built in the '30s by the WPA.

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With Nelson and Adams injured, wide receiver is latest depleted Packers position

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:01:00 CDT

In terms of injuries for the Packers, when it's rained, it's poured at particular positions. As Green Bay prepares to face Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game, it's the wide receiver group that is the latest to fall victim to injury depletion, potentially without Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams.

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Escape Buck and Aikman with Sunday's "The Hometown Call at Turner Hall"

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Turner Hall will host a free viewing party of the NFC Championship Game, complete with the game projected on a big movie screen and - thank the heavens - synced up to 620 WTMJ's radio play-by-play broadcast.

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Bring The Ruckus: A look at Shorewood's new burger and ice cream shop

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:01:00 CDT

The Ruckus, a new fast casual restaurant from the owners of Colectivo, launched today at 4144 N. Oakland Ave. And if the line of onlookers present when the restaurant opened at 10:30 a.m. was any indication, Shorewood is in for something special.

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Gilles Frozen Custard, born in 1938, gets a makeover

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:03:00 CDT

When Gilles announced renovations last spring to Milwaukee's oldest surviving custard stand at 7515 W. Bluemound Rd. - and still one of the city's beloved favorites - you didn't have to worry about losing access to Gilliecookies or Those Things.

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Ben and Jerry's joins MPS and Bartolotta's for ice cream contest

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:22:00 CDT

Ben and Jerry's co-founder Jerry Greenfield will be a judge in an upcoming MPS ice cream making competition in collaboration with Bartolotta Restaurant Group.

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Packers vs. Falcons: Who has the better celebrity fans?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:06:00 CDT

The Packers will face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the NFC Championship game, and while you can find plenty of analysis breaking down the two MVP-caliber quarterbacks and more, we're asking the hard question: Which team has the best celeb fans?

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Progress continues on Maison French restaurant in Washington Heights

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Remodeling is in progress at Maison, the new French restaurant opening in the former Washington Heights neighborhood home of Meritage. According to owner and Chef Michael Quinn, work is on schedule for an opening in late January or early February.

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5 sweet pearls of wisdom from Pooh on Pooh Day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:23:00 CDT

For anyone feeling a little blue this week, and because it's National Winnie The Pooh Day, these are for you.

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ZIP MKE zings into Central Library

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:04:00 CDT

With the help of local photographers, friends and strangers, Dominic Inouye collected 920 photographs from Milwaukee's 28 zip codes, some of which will be on display this Saturday during Gallery Day at the Central Library.

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Why would a man with Obamacare celebrate the end of the ACA?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:06:00 CDT

Cognitive dissonance is what happens when you have conflicting information streams mingling in your brain. It's also a part of the reason why people with ACA coverage are excited for the repeal of Obamacare and other conflicting political opinions.

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On Jan. 26, come out to "Shrink-n-Drink" for a cause with Dorsey Levens

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:01:00 CDT

On Jan. 26, a group of local sponsors is hosting a personal and passionate event called Shrink-n-Drink in support of Adam Craig, who was paralyzed last year, and to help pay for his medical care. The fundraiser will feature clinical psychologist Dr. Julie Helmrich and former Packer Dorsey Levens.

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Brewers On Deck 2017 date, details and participants announced

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Brewers On Deck, the team's fun annual offseason fan event, will take place Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center, with more than 60 Milwaukee players, alumni, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters planning to participate.

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4 new features you'll find at the refreshed Cafe Hollander in Tosa

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:01:00 CDT

In addition to refinished hardwood floors, additional reclaimed wood accents and new paint throughout the restaurant, there are numerous new features which diners can enjoy during their next visit ... or during the upcoming Tour de Tosa progressive dinner on Jan. 26.

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76ers' Joel Embiid did not enjoy Milwaukee, called it "sh*thole" on Instagram

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:36:00 CDT

You would think Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid would have nothing but pleasant things to say about his time in Milwaukee after grabbing a win Monday afternoon. But according to his Instagram, he did not love his visit.

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WATCH: Hot cocktails at The Outsider with Martin Moore

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Martin Moore and Carolynn Buser sample The Outsider's new seasonal cocktail menu at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee's Third Ward.

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Mason Street Grill to close Jan. 22 for interior refresh

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:59:00 CDT

Mason Street Grill celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. And, as part of the festivities, the restaurant will be temporarily closing to accommodate a refresh in decor. We've got the details on the changes, which include a brand new dining experience.

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"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: Corinne is totally the worst - and maybe the best

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:56:00 CDT

I don't want to say Corinne is everything wrong with "The Bachelor" ... but Corinne is everything wrong with "The Bachelor." But also everything right? I know; I'm confused too. Let's talk about last night's new episode.

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Donald Driver wants to take you to the Packers' NFC Championship Game

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:31:00 CDT

Green Bay Packers all-time leading wide receiver and Super Bowl Champion Donald Driver is offering Packers fans the chance of a lifetime to cheer on their favorite team this weekend in Atlanta with "Donald Driver's NFC Championship Raffle."

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Listen to the Packers-Cowboys game called by drunk, NSFW Australians

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:22:00 CDT

I don't entirely know what we're watching here, but I know it's funny and extremely inappropriate.

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Trump and "Disgraced" open on the same day

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:03:00 CDT

It could hardly be more appropriate to our times that The Milwaukee Rep unveils a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about Muslims in America the very week that we are getting a new president who has made Muslims a target of his vitriolic political campaign.

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Milwaukee Talks: WISN meteorologist Jeremy Nelson

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:04:00 CDT

We sat down with WISN meteorologist Jeremy Nelson for a Milwaukee Talks as he prepares to say goodbye to Brew City. Nelson's last day on air here - before leaving for a job as chief meteorologist at Channel 12's sister station in Savannah, Georgia - is Friday.

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LISTEN: Packers prevail in Dallas, move on to Atlanta, and a "Bachelor" check-in

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:07:00 CDT

In episode 14 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' Divisional Round playoff win over the Cowboys in Dallas, preview Green Bay's NFC Championship Game showdown with the Falcons and offer a "Bachelor" update on Waukesha Nick, Germantown Danielle and the rest.

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How did you celebrate that epic Packers playoff win over the Cowboys?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:13:00 CDT

As an austere and objective professional sports writer, I couldn't rejoice in the Packers' playoff win over the Cowboys in the fanatical and passionate way I wanted. But you probably could. How did you celebrate? Where were you? What'd you do when they won? What's your favorite memory?

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The Ruckus opens this week in Shorewood

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:01:00 CDT

Looks like the ruckus is about to begin in Shorewood. The new fast casual restaurant from the owners of Colectivo will offer up a basic menu featuring burgers, hot dogs and ice cream along with housemade churros served up fresh and hot with dipping sauces.

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Purple Door Ice Cream closed through Jan. 31

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:43:00 CDT

Looks like you'll have to suppress your local ice cream cravings for a couple of weeks. The Purple Door Ice Cream scoop shop at 205 S. 2nd St. is taking a two-week hiatus.

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DownBeat names two Milwaukee jazz venues among the world's best in 2016

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 CDT

Here's some music for Milwaukee jazz fans' ears: DownBeat released its Jazz Venue Guide - a compilation of the year's top clubs from around the globe - with two Cream City locales making the grade: The Jazz Estate and the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts.

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Cartoonist Sanders brings his biting commentary back to Milwaukee

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:03:00 CDT

What comes around goes around and that's perhaps even more true in Smallwaukee. I was reminded of this when veteran editorial cartoonist Bill Sanders re-appeared on the scene, contributing his biting work to OnMilwaukee. Sanders' art is on view this week during Gallery Night.

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Bay View "barks back" after woman and dog attacked

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:30:00 CDT

While walking her dog in November, Kate O'Keefe was attacked. This Thursday, friends and neighbors host a fundraiser "Bay View Barks Back." Read O'Keefe's harrowing but hopeful story here.

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