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Failure was never an option for Packers great Willie Davis

Published April 15, 2020

"Hard work. Dedication. And the mindset that failure is not an option." That is how former Green Bay Packers great Willie Davis answered a question about the secrets behind his post-football career as a successful executive in the beer distributing and radio businesses.

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Legendary Milwaukee musician Mary Davis dies at 73

Published Dec. 14, 2019

Mary Davis, who sang R&B, jazz, blues and soul and was a keyboard legend, lit up the stage for more than 50 years. She died on Black Friday at age 73, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Now we get it, Tay

Published Aug. 29, 2019

20-year-old community advocate Quanita "Tay" Jackson was shot and killed Sunday evening. The following is a tribute from community activist and Program the Parks founder Vaun Mayes.

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A life remembered: Joe Bartolotta in Memoriam

Published April 28, 2019

A pair of crocs. A table cloaked in a white tablecloth. Two bottles of wine. Two wine glasses. These items set the stage Saturday morning at the Riverside Theater, where friends, family, colleagues and food-loving Milwaukeeans gathered for a two-hour celebration of the life of Joe Bartolotta.

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6 lessons I learned from the late U.S. soccer great Jimmy Banks

Published April 27, 2019

Jimmy Banks will forever be missed, but his life lessons will live on in the people he mentored and inspired. He was a great athlete, an amazing coach, a true Milwaukeean - and there's so much our city can continue to learn from his powerful example.

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WATCH: Pause to honor an amazing Milwaukeean

Published Feb. 4, 2019

Kudos to Todd McLees on this great interview. Please take an hour today to honor George Mosher by watching this. Pass it along too. This is a Milwaukee life that was full of meaning. Thanks, George. Milwaukee's better because of you.

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MCHS pays tribute to Penny Marshall with original City Hall letters

Published Dec. 18, 2018

There may not be a statue commemorating "Laverne & Shirley" like the Bronze Fonz, but the TV classic certainly has an iconic Milwaukee landmark of its own: the letters on City Hall - and in honor of its late great star, those letters returned.

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"Laverne & Shirley" star Penny Marshall dies at 75

Published Dec. 18, 2018

As first reported by TMZ, television star, producer and director Penny Marshall died Monday night of complications from diabetes. She was 75 and leaves behind a resume of enduring hits on the big screen and small, both behind the camera and in front.

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Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds passes away at 82

Published Sept. 6, 2018

It takes a lot of cool, charisma and confidence to pose naked on a bearskin rug. It takes even more for that photo to become iconic. That was Burt Reynolds, an icon of old-school Hollywood celebrity and masculinity who passed away today at 82.