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Music - June 17, 2019
Fiserv Forum hosts Heart and Joan Jett gig in October
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame outfit Heart - fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson - joins Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for a Saturday, Oct. 12 concert at Fiserv Forum, as part of the bands' 48-city "Love Alive" tour.
Marketplace - June 14, 2019
Potential buyers seek approval for changes to former Schlitz tied house
The proposal selected last summer by the City of Milwaukee for the redevelopment of the former Schlitz tied house - long known as Humboldt Gardens, Mint Lounge and Zak's - at 2249 N. Humboldt Ave. is (potentially) moving forward, albeit slowly.
Bars & Clubs - June 14, 2019
Hidden gem: Dingers Pub
After nearly two decades in the bar and restaurant game, Steve Miick decided it was time to be his own boss. So, at the end of 2018, he bought a place and in January, he opened Dingers Pub in the former Lucky Chance building at 6139 W. Beloit Rd., in West Allis.
Arts & Entertainment - June 13, 2019
Milwaukee Art Museum opens first-ever Nares retrospective this week
On Friday, Milwaukee Art Museum opens what is, rather astonishingly, the first retrospective show of works by British-born, New York-based artist Jamie Names. "Nares: Moves" is an in-depth look at a varied oeuvre and is rich in works in a wide variety of media, from film and video to works on paper, sculpture, painting and photography.
Arts & Entertainment - June 13, 2019
MTO's Third Ward murals spotlight endangered species
According to a post on Facebook, MTO graffiti/street art squad is responsible for a pair of murals in the courtyard at the Jefferson Block Apartments, 143 N. Jackson St., in the Third Ward.
Milwaukee History - June 12, 2019
Remembering Downtown's Gabel News newsstand
I guess you have to be "of a certain age" to remember the Gabel Newsstand on the corner of 3rd and Wisconsin, which closed in the 1990s. Yesterday, those memories came flooding back for many thanks to a post in the Old Milwaukee Facebook group by Mark Hickey, who worked at the stand in the '70s
Festival Guide - June 11, 2019
New China Lights returns for a fourth run at Boerner Botanical Gardens
China Lights will return to Boerner Botanical Gardens for the fourth time this fall, with a mostly new show called "Treasures of China," that will run from Sept. 13 until Oct. 20.
Bars & Clubs - June 11, 2019
Urban spelunking: A last look at Red Dot in East Tosa
The former home of Red Dot, 6715 W. North Ave., is about to be razed and replaced. Though the stout, one-story building isn't exceptionally beautiful, it does carry a quadruple load of hyperlocal Tosa history.
Living - June 7, 2019
Just in time for the Night Market, Wisconsin Avenue's getting paved
Just in time for the 2019 NEWaukee Night Market debut on Wednesday, June 12, the city's Department of Public Works will hit Wisconsin Avenue with a high impact paving project, giving "the avenue" a nice sheen and fresh lines.
Marketplace - June 6, 2019
Master Lock's landmark laminated padlock turns 100
This year, the Milwaukee-made Master Lock laminated padlock turns 100. It's the lock that launched the Master Lock Co., and these locks are still made here in Milwaukee at the Master Lock factory on Center Street.
Buzz - June 5, 2019
Deer District: It's worth traveling for
According to Thrillist, Deer District is one of "America's Best New Attractions Worth Traveling For," along with a sprawling Kansas City distillery, the much-ballyhooed new Star Wars experience at Disney and the Shinola Hotel in Detroit, among other places.
Buzz - June 5, 2019
Urban spelunking: Potawatomi wraps renovation of 5th historic campus building
For about seven years now, the Forest County Potawatomi has been working to renovate the former Concordia College campus - now called the Wgema Campus - on Milwaukee's West Side, and we've been following along. Recently, it unveiled the fifth completed building.
Travel & Visitors Guide - June 4, 2019
New Downtown Cambria hotel will open in Westown in August
Downtown's new Cambria Hotel, currently under construction at 503 N. Plankinton Ave., on the corner of Clybourn Avenue, has announced that it will open in August.
Buzz - June 4, 2019
Tiny Downtown plot with big history transforms into Postman's Porch
On Tuesday morning, Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Bob Bauman and other dignitaries gathered to cut the ribbon on the newly dubbed Postman's Porch, a pocket park that since its inception in 2016 was called Postman's Plot.
Bars & Clubs - June 3, 2019
Red Dot owners move forward with new Unity development in East Tosa
Just over a year after Red Dot, 6715 W. North Ave. in East Tosa, closed after a small fire, the owners have announced that their amended plan to replace the bar and restaurant and an adjacent laundromat will move forward.
Milwaukee History - June 3, 2019
Urban spelunking: David Barnett Gallery / Henry H. Button House
It's difficult to imagine how Prospect Avenue on the lower East Side once looked, lined on both sides with stately 19th century mansions. But, thankfully, at least a few examples survive to give us an idea. One of the loveliest is 1875 Italianate home, at 1024 E. State St., that has been home to the David Barnett Gallery for nearly 35 years.
Milwaukee History - June 3, 2019
Abele plans to demolish a 1927 Eschweiler home
While folks have been wondering if Milwaukee County will restore or tear down the Domes, few expected the news that County Executive plans to tear down a 1927 Mediterranean Revival mansion designed by Alexander Eschweiler.
Bars & Clubs - May 31, 2019
Hidden gem: Puddler's Hall
Recently, I was asked about Milwaukee's oldest taverns and one of the contenders would surely be Puddler's Hall, 2461-63 S. St. Clair St., in Bay View, which is, perhaps, second after Landmark 1850.
Travel & Visitors Guide - May 30, 2019
A day in the Menomonee Valley
You've got one day to explore the Menomonee Valley and you're wondering where to go? Wonder no more.
Milwaukee History - May 30, 2019
Go back in time with Sports Illustrated's old photos of Milwaukee baseball fans
There are many reasons to celebrate the Brewers, but one of the most amazing to me is that I learned that French photography maestro Henri Cartier-Bresson came to Milwaukee in 1957.
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