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Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 15, 2019
Check out this amazing LEGO Milwaukee Art Museum model
Adults seem to love the LEGO Architecture series of kits as much as kids - maybe more. If enough people vote in support, Vida Andras' MAM Calatrava model might join the series.
Milwaukee History - Feb. 15, 2019
Levin uncovers the counter that served countless memories at Goldmann's
That most intrepid of historical Milwaukee retail and signage sleuths, Adam Levin, who moderates the Old Milwaukee group on Facebook, has uncovered another gem right here in our midst: the Goldmann's lunch counter.
Living - Feb. 14, 2019
Proposed new law would increase time for paying parking tickets
If the full Common Council votes in support of the plan, people would have more time to pay parking tickets before incurring a penalty.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 14, 2019
MAM show traces ups and downs of Bouguereau's legacy
Much like the stock market, the cachet of 19th century French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau has had its ups and downs over the years. "Bouguereau & America," which opens Friday and hangs through May 12 at Milwaukee Art Museum, traces those changes via 41 works.
Festival Guide - Feb. 14, 2019
Summerfest celebrates Valentine's Day with BOGO ticket deal
With temps reaching into the 40s today, you could be excused for thinking summer is on the way. While the big warmup is still a ways off, the Big Gig has a deal this Valentine's Day to warm your heart.
Marketplace - Feb. 12, 2019
Beard MKE men's shop opening soon next to The Waxwing
Beard MKE, a new men's grooming, apparel and accessories shop is coming to the East Side.
Music - Feb. 12, 2019
Milwaukee soul legend Harvey Scales has died
Hearts are heavy today among music lovers who are learning about the passing on Monday of Milwaukee soul legend Harvey Scales at the age of 78.
Milwaukee History - Feb. 12, 2019
Urban Spelunking: Hummel-Uihlein building on King & Center
Though it was not designed to house a tavern, the three-story Hummel-Uihlein building shares architectural features with numerous Schlitz tied houses erected around the same time, and they were all designed by Charles Kirchhoff. We recently went inside.
Milwaukee History - Feb. 11, 2019
Stunning historic house for sale in Cudahy is anything but typical
A home is going up for sale in Cudahy and the listing doesn't suggest anything terribly out of the ordinary: four bedrooms, single-family, a bath and a half, two-and-a-half-car garage, Victorian, $268,800. But, it was declared a Milwaukee County Landmark in 1989.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 11, 2019
Palm Tavern has been sold
The Palm Tavern, 2987 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in Bay View, has been sold, according to a comment owner Bruno Johnson posted on his own Instagram post.
Marketplace - Feb. 8, 2019
Tosa Log Cabin now expected to be moved on Feb. 27
After two false starts, the rustic-looking "Tosa Log Cabin" at 2515 N. Wauwatosa Ave., is slated to be moved to its new home on the northwest corner of 64th Street and North Avenue overnight on Feb. 27, as long as the weather cooperates.
Milwaukee History - Feb. 8, 2019
What used to be there? Going way back
If I can humbly assume that I'm "that dude from," - and surely I am if we go by the eager potential freelancer that opened our initial conversation years ago by saying, "Hey, duder" - how could I resist saying something about the Reddit Milwaukee thread that started with a post titled, "It used to be a ________ and now its a ___________!??"
Travel & Visitors Guide - Feb. 8, 2019
13 photos of Frank Lloyd Wright's cool Tokyo "House of Tomorrow" school
Wisconsin architect Frank Lloyd Wright's stunning and innovative work brought him commissions all around the globe, and when I travel, I try to make sure I see as many of them as I can. Here is a look at his beautiful Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan girls school building in Tokyo.
Milwaukee History - Feb. 7, 2019
Milwaukee's original Bronzeville was packed with frozen custard stands
Surely there are folks that remember the numerous Bronzeville frozen custard stands, but as the entire Walnut Street neighborhood was razed for freeway construction and the dreaded "urban renewal" - which felt like anything but to folks whose entire lives were bulldozed - even memories of those are fading fast.
Marketplace - Feb. 6, 2019
The 32-acre Schlitz Park, now 100% occupied, has been sold
After signing an agreement to purchase Schlitz Park, the office complex created on the site and within some of the remaining buildings of the old Schlitz Brewery, TPG Real Estate and Crestlight Capital have announced that they have closed the deal and now own the sprawling complex.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 5, 2019
Free admission Thursday is a great time to meet the Watsons at MPM
In honor of Black History Month, the Milwaukee Public Museum has created a program spotlighting the story of the Watson family, who will offer insights into the city's African-American community at the dawn of the 20th century.
Milwaukee History - Feb. 5, 2019
City commission gives Marcus Center temporary historic designation
On Monday afternoon, the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission took up the petition filed in January for the temporary historic designation of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in hopes of preserving grove of chestnut trees on the plaza between the center and Kilbourn Avenue.
Milwaukee History - Feb. 5, 2019
Urban Spelunking: MPS' Rufus King International High School
Milwaukee Public Schools is blessed with a number of really, really gorgeous old schoolhouses, but few can compete in the ornate category with Rufus King, which not only was built during the Great Depression, but really offered the ailing economy a giant middle finger with an almost insane attention to detail.
Music - Feb. 5, 2019
Summerfest raises the roof on the new AmFam Amphitheater
Workers are making progress over at the Henry Maier Festival Park on a number of projects, but down at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater - which is the biggest job - part of the roof has been successfully raised.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 4, 2019
New Warehouse art museum names curator
Milwaukee art collectors Jan Serr and John Shannon opened their own museum in December, called The Warehouse, at 1635 W. St. Paul Ave. on a strip in the Menomonee Valley that has been seeing a lot of development lately, including a new furniture store, a craft brewery and more.
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