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Music - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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 - Sept. 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.
Buzz - Sept. 5, 2013
Bonnie Blair's latest role: humanitarian
Most Americans know Bonnie Blair as one of the most decorated Olympic speedskaters of all time, and most Milwaukeeans know her as one of our city's most famous residents. This summer, Blair channeled her fame for good, taking on a new role as the spokesperson for Catholic Relief Services.
Dining - Sept. 5, 2013
From grape to glass, Parallel 44 makes all-Wisconsin wine
Move over, microbreweries. Steve Johnson and Maria Milano, owners of Parallel 44 and Door 44 wineries, represent the new generation of Wisconsin farmers. People said they were crazy to start a vineyard in the Badger State, but with Parallel 44's recent awards and the designation of the Wisconsin Ledge AVA, wine in Wisconsin is making more and more sense.
#RaiseMKE - Sept. 5, 2013
Paper Source opening Sept. 20
Paper Source is the latest addition to the Bayshore Town Center family, with an opening date of Sept. 20.
Arts & Entertainment - Sept. 4, 2013
Former Milwaukee cop puts career experience into new novel
Mitchell Nevin, a former member of the Milwaukee Police Department and a cop with almost 30 years of experience, is making a name for himself as a crime author. His second novel, "Psychic Reprieve," was published on Aug. 12 and has been burning up the fiction charts ever since, where it is currently listed at No. 9 on the Sports Fiction list.
Buzz - Sept. 3, 2013
Awkward moments from Harley-Davidson anniversaries past
You made it through the 110th H-D anniversary festivities, Milwaukee. We hope you have some good memories of this weekend. But don't forget about all the hilarious and awkward things that happened at previous anniversary bashes.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Aug. 31, 2013
Discovering Grant County: Dickeyville, dolls and the driftless area
When my husband and I told people we were vacationing in Grant County - partly for business, partly for pleasure - most reactions were heavily dosed with skepticism. "Grant County? Is there even anything to do there?" My personal answer is yes - there is plenty to do in Grant County - more to do, even, than I could fit into four days. You just have to know where to look.
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 28, 2013
"Nutcracker" nabs new corporate sponsor
BMO Harris Bank will bring some Christmas cheer to Milwaukee audiences this December. The bank announced today that it will sponsor the Milwaukee Ballet Company's annual production of "The Nutcracker."
#RaiseMKE - Aug. 28, 2013
March on Milwaukee digital collection tells the story of struggle for equality
A UWM professor, an MPS high school teacher and a group of Milwaukee teens find new meaning in the civil rights movement with the March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project online database.
Buzz - Aug. 26, 2013
5 best spots to twerk in Milwaukee
After Miley's titillating performance at the VMAs last night, the editorial staff here at began to wonder: where are the best places in Milwaukee to get your twerk on? Which spots would make for some really awesome twerk-pics?
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 19, 2013
Miami meets the Midwest in Daniel's novels
As a Miami native transplanted to the Midwest, Susanna Daniel produces fiction that offers a fusion of the two very different regions - as well as the characters you might find inhabiting them. She visits Boswell Book Company tomorrow, Aug. 20, to talk about her latest novel, "Sea Creatures."
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