Colleen Jurkiewicz

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Colleen Jurkiewicz is a Milwaukee native with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she loves having a job where she learns something new about the Cream City every day. Her previous incarnations have included stints as a waitress, a barista, a writing tutor, a medical transcriptionist, a freelance journalist, and now this lovely gig at the best online magazine in Milwaukee. 


Recent Articles
 Music - September 30, 2013
 Gokey opens up in new book
 Everyone knows that Danny Gokey, Milwaukee's favorite idol, has faced his unfair share of adversity and loss. But some stories that Gokey shares in his new book, "Hope in Front of Me" (NavPress), will be new even to his biggest fans.
 Bars & Clubs - September 24, 2013
 Get in a spooky mood with haunted pub crawl
 October and September is high season for haunted houses, haunted corn mazes, haunted hikes...but if you prefer a little liquid courage while you get your spook on, check out Untapped Tours' Haunted Hops and Evil Spirits Pub Crawl.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 19, 2013
 Giorgio debuts sequel to "Clocks" at Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival
 Waukesha author Kathie Giorgio is getting ready to debut her latest novel, a sequel to the award-winning "A Home for Wayward Clocks." She tells the secret to writing a good follow-up and shares her views on the publishing industry today.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 19, 2013
 "I Left My Heart" delivers on the old-school glamour
 "I Left My Heart" is, as the title implies, a tribute to Tony Bennett's music. The young performers onstage didn't try to replicate anything else about 87-year-old Bennett. Instead, it was an evening of appreciation for the style of this unique performer whose career has essentially run laps on so many others.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 18, 2013
 "Power Balladz" aims for awesomeness
 "Power Balladz" comes to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, hoping to re-introduce Milwaukee audiences to the decidedly awesome music of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 15, 2013
 For choreographer Mear, "Ragtime" is an emotional journey
 Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear talks to about the logistical and emotional challenges of choreographing "Ragtime," the largest production ever to be staged on the Quadracci Powerhouse.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 12, 2013
 "Jerker" tells tale of love in the time of AIDS
 Actors Bill Jackson and Marty McNamee, along with Boulevard Theatre's artistic director Mark Bucher, sat down with to talk about what has gone into staging and developing "Jerker," which premiered 1986 and follows the budding relationship between two men in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
 Marketplace - September 12, 2013
 Third Coast Style: By Milwaukee, for Milwaukee
 In the midst of rebranding efforts for Water Street, Milwaukee artist Patrice Procopio opened the area's latest fashion anchor, Third Coast Style, this past weekend. A by-Milwaukee-for-Milwaukee one-stop fashion shop, the new boutique features the handiwork of over 30 Cream City artists.
 Buzz - September 10, 2013
 Gurda gives history of a city built on water
 John Gurda makes a splash with his new lecture tour, a history of Lake Michigan and Milwaukee's waterways.
 Sports - September 9, 2013
 Eight questions for Ryan Braun
 Ryan Braun probably won't be calling me. But if he did, he would probably regret it instantly. Not because I'm mad mat him (we all screw up, dude), but because these are the questions I would probably ask him.

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