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Symphony installs recreation of original Warner blade sign

Published May 11, 2020

While the installation on Saturday of a sign wasn't a major logistical advance in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's massive undertaking to renovate the 1930 Warner Theater into its new Bradley Symphony Center, it was definitely a high-profile one.

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Convention center addition designs revealed & they're exciting

Published March 6, 2020

At its board meeting on Friday morning, The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) unveiled the first renderings of its proposed expansion to the north of the existing Wisconsin Center convention facility, and, if and when it's completed, it will be beautiful.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade cancelled for Downtown March 14

Published Feb. 12, 2020

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will set off on its march Saturday, March 14, beginning at noon and starting at Wisconsin Avenue and Old World 3rd St. before winding its way through Downtown.

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Artists sought to paint mural on the 2nd Street skywalk Downtown

Published Jan. 8, 2020

As part of a vision for an enhanced pedestrian experience along North 2nd Street between Michigan Street and Postman's Porch at Wells Street, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, has partnered with The Avenue on a new mural on the south face of the skywalk that spans the street between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street.

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New Turner Hall signage and parklet further enhance a landmark's luster

Published Aug. 7, 2019

This week, Turner Hall, 1040 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., has gotten something of an exterior makeover, with new exterior signage and a parklet. If the Fiserv Forum is an architectural symbol of the modern city, Turner Hall is an equally iconic face of classic Milwaukee.

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Deer District: It's worth traveling for

Published June 5, 2019

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.