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OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”

Recent Articles
 Bars & Clubs - October 19, 2010
 Celiac beer lovers can rejoice over more gluten-free choices at Burnhearts
 Millions of Americans are living with Celiac Disease and several Milwaukee-are restaurants and grocery stores are doing their part to make eating and living comfortably a little easier for those seeking breads, pastas, cereal, desserts and even lip balm made without gluten. What about about beer? This is Milwaukee, after all.
 Dining - October 12, 2010
 The Fast Foodie introduces us to the globaco
 To really understand the concept of The Fast Foodie, the latest player in the ever-expanding local street food game, is to first understand the concept of the globaco.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 29, 2010
 Milwaukee Ballet announces Harmony Initiative
 The Milwaukee Ballet has teamed up with the UWM Peck School of the Arts and the Medical College of Wisconsin to launch the Harmony Initiative, a new vision for Milwaukee's performing arts and education community.
 Dining - September 28, 2010
 The Gumbo Git Down raises Gulf money
 Paul and Lori Fredrich operate "Burp! Where Food Happens," a local food blog that focuses on seasonal cooking with "real" food that is locally-sourced. But this Oct. 10, the foodie duo is shifting its food focus due south by helping to organize the Gumbo Git Down, an afternoon of delicious Southern fare and music in support of the Gulf Restoration Network.
 Movies & TV - September 26, 2010
 Milwaukee Film Festival: "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child"
 Tamra Davis, director of "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child" and close friend of the artist, interviewed Basquiat in 1985, at the height of his career in New York. Less than three years later, he died of a heroin overdose at age 27 and Davis shoved her intimate footage into a drawer and left it there for 20 years.
 Marketplace - September 21, 2010
 New Columbia St. Mary's hospital opens Oct. 12
 The dust has settled and the attractive landscaping is complete, paving the way for the East Side's new Columbia St. Mary's Hospital to open Oct. 12.
 Buzz - September 17, 2010
 Do your part to help #SaveTeecycle
 If you're a Milwaukeean on Twitter, chances are you're already aware of the various efforts to help the homeowners who lost close to everything this past July in what's been dubbed "The Great Brew City Flood."
 Music - September 17, 2010
 Call Me Lightning hits the road with Russian Circles
 After playing a few shows locally this summer, including the inaugural "Save the Turf" benefit show at the Cactus Club in late September, Call Me Lightning is hitting the road with Chicago's Russian Circles for a tour that shoots them around the Midwest and the West Coast.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 16, 2010
 Milwaukee artists contribute to Ace Hotels' style statement
 If you're unfamiliar with the brand, Ace is a small chain of boutique hotels that cater to the "creative class" by offering stylish rooms complete with high-end amenities. Two Milwaukee artists where chosen to create art for a room in its New York location.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 16, 2010
 MAM's attendance soars
 The Milwaukee Art Museum has reported great attendance news for its fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31.

Recent Podcasts
Music - July 14, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: July 14, 2008
The OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast keeps all you local music lovers up to date on who is playing out when and where. There's never any shortage of podcast fodder, so listen up.
Length: 00:18:12
Music - June 27, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: June 30, 2008
Summerfest has officially taken over here in Milwaukee, so this week's podcast is adhering to the "when in Rome" policy and highlighting some of the best local acts to catch this week. Enjoy.
Length: 00:20:58
Entertainment - June 26, 2008
 Julie talks to WMYX about 100 things to do at Summerfest
OnMilwaukee.com's Julie Lawrence chats with 99.1-FM WMYX's Kidd O'Shea and Jane Matenaer to chat about OnMilwaukee.com's "100 things to do at Summerfest '08" list.
Length: 00:04:45
Music - June 23, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: June 23, 2008
The OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast is here to break down your week in live music. Summerfest starts on Thursday, June 26, but don't forget that some of your favorite venues outside the Big Gig are holding strong and hosting shows too. We'll give you a little of both. Enjoy.
Length: 00:24:21
Music - June 16, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: June 16, 2008
Summer is here and the OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast is here to help guide you through it. There's live music indoors and out every weekend, and we'll tell you where to see it as well as give you a sample of what you're likely to hear. Enjoy.
Length: 00:19:59
Music - June 9, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: June 9 , 2008
The OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast is a weekly podcast that highlights a handful of up and coming Milwaukee bands. We play a track from each band, then tell you where and when you can catch them live in the coming week. Enjoy.
Length: 00:22:08
Music - May 26, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: May 26, 2008
The OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast is a weekly listening event that connects Milwaukee music fans with their local rock 'n' roll heroes. This week we've got a lot of brand new music, including tracks from Disguised as Birds and The Peder Hedman Quartet.
Length: 00:22:05
Music - May 19, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: May 19, 2008
After a brief hiatus, OnMilwaukee.com's Julie Lawrence and WMSE's Brent Gohde are back with another exciting edition of Milwaukee's famous Local Music Podcast. We've got four band with four brand new sons to play for you this week and we'll also tell you where you can catch them live.
Length: 00:18:24
Music - April 29, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: April 29, 2008
Life is hectic, but we've always got time for music, right? Tune in to the OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast every week for the latest in Milwaukee music. This go-round we cram two weeks' worth into one, so here are five really good reasons to get out of the house in the coming weeks. Enjoy.
Length: 00:21:38
Music - April 14, 2008
 OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast: April 14, 2007
It's Monday yet again, but don't worry...the OnMilwaukee.com / WMSE Local Music Podcast is here to put a little spring in your step with some fresh tunes from Milwaukee musicians. Did you know there is a surplus of musical talent in this city? You do now, so listen up.
Length: 00:29:42