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Arts & Entertainment - June 29, 2020
Urban spelunking: Haas' colossal Downtown mural
Though it's only been mentioned in passing during the exciting renovation of the 1930 Warner Grand Theater into the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's new home and performance venue, the 1981 mural on the east side of the building's tower will get a much-needed facelift as part of the massive project.
Milwaukee History - June 22, 2020
Urban spelunking: Milwaukee's vintage police call boxes
Police call boxes that once stood sentinel on street corners all across Milwaukee have been such a part of the landscape for so long that many people don't even notice them. But they're a treasure, reminding us of the continuity of city life here and of a time when we wanted things to not only work well but to look good.
Milwaukee History - June 2, 2020
Urban spelunking: Acts Housing / former St. Michael's convent
You can see the soaring St. Michael's Catholic Church steeple - the second-tallest in town - from everywhere in its West Side neighborhood. But get close and at least as striking as the church is the 1885 former convent at 2414 W. Vliet St., now home to Acts Housing.
Milwaukee History - May 27, 2020
Urban spelunking: Whitehead pet monument and horse fountain
Do you ever wonder how many cities have a rather centrally located private pet cemetery topped with a public monument by a respected artist, the unveiling of which was attended by the mayor? Well, we know one for sure: Milwaukee.
Milwaukee History - May 21, 2020
Urban spelunking: Washington Park bandshell / Blatz Temple of Music
Most Wednesday nights during the summer, there's music at the beautiful art deco bandshell in Washington Park, thanks to a series curated by Washington Park Neighbors association, which for the past four years has rekindled a longstanding tradition in the park, one that embraces live music to build community.