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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:16:04 CDT


Sláinte! The Irish Pub celebrates 10-years

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:01:00 CDT

It's been a decade since John Duggan, Tom Coffey and Ed Stritch bought the Third Ward building at 124 N. Water St. and transformed the space from the iconic MandM Club to The Irish Pub. This Sunday, it's time to celebrate.

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MPS' Bradley Tech opens doors to show positive developments

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:20:00 CDT

While it's true that Bradley Tech High School, 700 S. 4th St., in Walker's Point has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent years, there have also been many positive developments there. See for yourself at Tuesday's open house, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:02:00 CDT

The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and so is the one and only OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. The Film Festival continues, MKE Octoberfest pops up Downtown, the Bucks hold Fan Fest, marathoners take to the Lake, Pokemon pops with the MSO, Boerner lights up with amazing lanterns, the Night Nation Run lights up Miller Park, pets parade on Brady Street and so very much more. Cheers, Milwaukee, your weekend is delivered.

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Adversity-filled "Speed Sisters" story makes for a great Sportsball! film

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:09:00 CDT

"Speed Sisters," one of the selections in the Milwaukee Film Festival's new Sportsball! category, knows great sports movies are about more than just the competition. This documentary tells the story of the first all-female race car team in the Middle East, focusing on the people, their lives, adversity and triumph.

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McGriddles and biscuits added to Mickey D's All Day Breakfast mix

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:50:00 CDT

Beginning today, all 125 McDonald's restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin have expanded All Day Breakfast menu items to include McGriddles and Biscuit breakfast sandwiches.

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"Rent" star Taye Diggs continues fight as AIDS Walk Wisconsin honorary chair

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Taye Diggs is the honorary chair for Saturday's 2016 AIDS Walk Wisconsin at the Summerfest Grounds - not an unfamiliar role for the TV, film and Broadway performer who starred in "Rent," the hit musical that helped push HIV and AIDS awareness into the public eye.

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The only good part of having your "Catan" games stolen? Unboxing the new ones

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Two years ago, MIAD instructor Andy Bernier came back to his car to find his entire collection of "Settlers of Catan" - including a handmade game board - had been stolen. Now he's unboxing a newly acquired set. Watch it here!

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Calling all Pokémon fans!

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:06:00 CDT

Pokémon enthusiasts of all ages will flock to the Riverside Theater on Friday night to check out "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions," a video game concert featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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Comedian Adam Conover talks about ruining everything

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDT

Weddings. Cars. Giving to food drives. Sex. Purebred dogs. Yes, if it's a thing you like, Adam Conover has likely ruined it. And he's bringing that raucously entertaining (and informative) ruin to Milwaukee on Sunday night.

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Khris Middleton's surgery to repair torn hamstring was successful, Bucks say

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:53:00 CDT

Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced that guard Khris Middleton underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair his ruptured left hamstring.

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LEGO KidsFest brings a mountain of bricks to Wisconsin Center

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDT

It's been four years since LEGO KidsFest has been to Milwaukee, and during that time, the LEGO craze has grown and grown. The event is back in town and we caught up with master model-builder Chris Steininger to find out what we can expect to find at KidsFest.

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Milwaukee Film Festival: Day 8

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:26:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Film Festival is here, and, as a proud sponsor, OnMilwaukee is honored to bring you Spotlight Presentations and a new sports series, Sportsball!, this year. We'll also bring you our picks every day. Here's what you shouldn't miss for Day 8.

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First look: 14 photos of China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:49:00 CDT

As of October 1, illuminated dragons, lotus flowers, peacocks, pandas, cranes, lanterns, zebras and more will be in "bloom" at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, as part of the stunning China Lights, a traveling celebration of Asian culture featuring 40 massive lantern displays.

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Milwaukee Talks Race: Urban League Young Professionals President Sean Lowe

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:16:00 CDT

As the president of the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals, Sean Lowe's mission is to keep others that are made in Milwaukee, like him, in the city. We sat down with him to discuss Sherman Park, engaging young people in the African-American community and the importance of people expanding their circles.

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The Hill Has Eyes frightens, freaks out and electrocutes horror fans

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:19:00 CDT

If experiencing a 60-minute state of "sheer terror" sounds enticing, The Hill Has Eyes at the Rock Sports Complex in Franklin should make your short list of pre-Halloween adventures. Warning: very graphic photos accompany this story.

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Trump and Clinton need theater world hints to fix debate performances

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Something like the presidential debates is, in essence, theater. And both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to have a better sense of what to do onstage. Over the years directors have helped me, and I want to pass some of that on to the two candidates.

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A chat with "Beware the Slenderman" director Irene Taylor Brodsky

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:06:00 CDT

Before its final Milwaukee Film Festival showing on Wednesday, Oct. 5, we chatted with director Irene Taylor Brodsky about her harrowing doc "Beware the Slenderman" - and why true crime has become such a pop culture sensation.

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Brewers announce scouting department changes

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:24:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced several changes related to their amateur and professional scouting departments, according to general manager David Stearns.

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MPL seeks development partners for new Martin Luther King branch library

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:06:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) has issued a Request for Proposal from qualified firms who want to partner on a mixed-use development of a new Martin Luther King branch library at 310 W. Locust Street.

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Phoenix Cocktail Club to offer swank craft cocktails in historic digs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:01:00 CDT

An innovative new downtown cocktail bar is taking shape on Jefferson Street and should be ready to host its first guests within the next few weeks. Phoenix Cocktail Club will open first as a cocktail lounge and eventually add small plate offerings.

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Rad Milwaukee Woman: Attorney Katherine Charlton

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:07:00 CDT

Katherine Charlton has worked as an attorney at Hawks Quindel since 2005. Her practice areas include employment law representing employees, family law and fair housing law. But it's her level of fairness and compassion that make her an integral part of the justice system.

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Rad Milwaukee Woman: Northwestern Mutual's Sandra Botcher

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:02:00 CDT

Sandra Botcher has served as the vice president of campus and event experiences at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance for 15 years. In a nutshell, she oversees all of the facilities, events/field meetings, security and more.

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Pro-pot Johnson a bad choice for pro-pot millennials

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

Gary Johnson may have said some mock-worthy things this past week about space colonization. As it turns out, though, Gary Johnson is pretty serious - maybe not about the science fiction, but in terms of consequences for this election.

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"Need for Meat" offers compelling look at intricacies of ethical meat eating

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Marjin Frank is a self-described meat junkie. And her compulsion to continue eating meat is the topic of this frank documentary, which engagingly tackles the cultural symbolism, ethics and (often) hypocrisy involved in the decision to eat meat.

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"Man of La Mancha" magic created by corps of artists behind the scenes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:03:00 CDT

They don't get much credit or recognition, but the artists who operate behind the scenes are critical to the success of any play. The artists who helped create "Man of La Mancha" at The Rep are all at the very top of their game.

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Bucks to continue ticket donation program with Boys and Girls Club of Dane County

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:32:00 CDT

As the Bucks kicked off training camp in Madison on Tuesday, co-owner Wes Edens announced that the team would continue its ticket donation partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County's AVID/TOPS program for the 2016-17 season.

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Associated Bank's Ultimate Packers Fan Program puts fans in center of the action

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:29:00 CDT

Packers fans have new, exclusive opportunities to show their pride and receive unprecedented access to their favorite team through Associated Bank. This season's Ultimate Packers Fan Program features interactive in-stadium, online and community activities.

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Admirals' promotional schedule includes presidential bobbleheads, Taco Tuesdays

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:47:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Admirals announced the first phase of their 2016-17 promotional schedule, which features many of the team's signature giveaways, concerts and special events as the team begins play at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

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Rivalry sports bar and restaurant set to open in October

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:10:00 CDT

In June, we reported that a new sports bar and restaurant called Rivalry would be opening at 223 N. Water St. in the former home of Rustico. Right now, it looks like the venue is on track to open Oct. 20 - just in time for the Packers to play the Bears.

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Elite's flexible Quad space aims to keep kids and parents moving

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDT

Driving past, you might not really notice the changes at the Elite Sports Club-River Glen, 2001 W. Good Hope Rd., in Glendale, which was built as Le Club in 1972 and purchased by Elite in 2012. But on the inside, it seems that everything is changing.

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Victory Garden Initiative launches fifth annual orchard contest

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:46:00 CDT

For the fifth year in a row, Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) is giving away five community orchards through the Fruity Nutty 5 Contest. Apply via mail or email by Feb. 1, to win up to 30 fruit and nut trees.

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New MPM exhibit reveals Wisconsin's secrets

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:28:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will unveil some of Wisconsin's best-kept secrets in its new temporary exhibition, "Hidden Wisconsin: Unseen. Unknown. Uncovered." on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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Op-ed: Why I chose and support public schools

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:06:00 CDT

We hear a lot about "school choice" in reference to voucher schools and other educational options. Nevertheless, I'm eager to share why my husband and I chose public schools for our kids - and why I'll continue to support them.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in October

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

You would think Netflix would spend October stocking up some horror flicks in time for the Halloween season. And oddly, you would be thinking wrong. But at least Netflix has a strong supply of originals and classics coming your way in October.

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Hotel Madrid expected to open this fall in Walker's Point

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee, Ernest Hemingway, vermouth and Spain will all come together in the latest project from Stand Eat Drink Hospitality Group. Hotel Madrid is the culmination of over a year of work, resulting in a restaurant, bar and hotel unlike any others.

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Volunteers, here and abroad, fuel MPM push to digitize collections

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:03:00 CDT

You know the old saying, "it takes a village." Well, that village is what's currently fueling the Milwaukee Public Museum's push to get its vast collections digitized and online. That and some funding from grants, too, of course.

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Kantian dinners seek to engage community in vital conversation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:01:00 CDT

Debate without dogmatism. Respect and enjoyment. Civility and sociability. These are the goals of the Kantian Dinner Party Initiative, which aims to provide a forum where members of diverse communities can engage in a respectful and democratic fashion.

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White House celebrates 125 years as a Bay View landmark

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:40:00 CDT

One of the oldest watering holes in the city, the White House, 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2 with drink specials, games, raffles, food and more, as well as a food drive for Hunger Task Force.

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Cream City Foundation supports LGBTQ community that needs it most

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Peter Holbrook is the president and CEO of Cream City Foundation, a Milwaukee group that supports members of the LGBTQ community most in need. In advance of their annual scholarship luncheon, our Carole Caine sat down with Holbrook to learn more about the organization's mission.

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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announces update on the Domes

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:40:00 CDT

Work to install mesh safety netting at the Tropical Dome, a short-term fix to ensure the safety of the public and Domes employees as the County explores a long-term solution to the challenges at the Domes, was completed on Sept. 23.

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The Pfister's Lobby Lounge undergoes major renovation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:03:00 CDT

The Pfister Lobby Lounge closed on the day after Labor Day for a fresh look. It re-opens to the public on Thursday. We stopped by to take an early look and although the space was eerily quiet without the soothing sound of the piano, it looked almost ready to go.

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#WeWant: Sunday funday edition

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:01:00 CDT

This edition of #WeWant brings you some of our favorite items for a Sunday funday. Whether at home or out, we've got you covered.

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Brewers "Give-Back Game" raises $335,000 for four local charities

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:46:00 CDT

Last month, the Milwaukee Brewers announced plans for the "Give-Back Game," an event to raise proceeds for great causes. With this initiative, ticket sales proceeds from the Brewers final home game today are being donated to charity, a total of $335,000.

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Rep's "Man of La Mancha" tells a moving and spectacular tale of honor and love

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:56:00 CDT

Don Quixote, a man with a twisted sword and a broken lance, is living proof of the nobility of love, duty, honor and passion. And that's all on magnificent display in "Man of La Mancha," which opened to spectacular applause at the Rep Saturday night.

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7 questions for John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:56:00 CDT

John Darnielle turned to a surprising place for The Mountain Goats' latest record: professional wrestling. Before the band's show Tuesday night, we chatted with the storytelling frontman about his wrestling inspiration and digging through nostalgia.

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Common Ground tour highlights Sherman Park improvements

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT

More than 50 Common Ground leaders and members stuffed themselves like sardines into four large vans during a recent tour of Sherman Park and the neighborhood improvements spearheaded by Common Ground, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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"A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur" is an unbridled joy at Chamber Theatre

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:03:00 CDT

"A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur" is one of the less frequently produced Tennessee Williams plays, but the character portraits are familiar to anyone who knows Williams. And thanks to a perfect production from the Chamber Theatre, it feels valuable and vital.

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Chef Talk: Easy Tyger's Evan Greenhalgh

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:06:00 CDT

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with Chef Evan Greenhalgh of Easy Tyger to chat about trying to define Easy Tyger, the Milwaukee food scene and just what the heck the difference is between tapas, small plates and shared plates.

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Packers vs. Lions: 3 questions, keys to win and things to watch

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:01:00 CDT

The Packers are back in Green Bay on Sunday hoping some home grilling nurtures Aaron Rodgers and their famished offense back to health. Here are three questions to consider, keys to victory and things to watch for the Week 3 showdown against the Lions.

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Mimma's to close, as new owners consider options

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:10:00 CDT

The new owners of the Brady Street building that houses Mimma's met with the restaurant operator, Girolama "Mimma" Megna, and asked her what she wanted to do with the 28-year-old restaurant. Mimma has decided to retire and the future of the space is under consideration.

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