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Meet the Gunnis sisters: Milwaukee indie record shop pioneers

Published June 10, 2015

When Helen and Stella Gunnis opened their own record store in Milwaukee during the Depression, people said they were nuts. But within a couple years, those critics changed their tune, and the business endured for 22 years.

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6 Milwaukee record shops I miss

Published Nov. 11, 2014

I've been a record store rat since I was about 9 (no, I won't tell you how many years ago that was), but I've whiled away countless hours in the dens of wonder, from sea to shining sea and even beyond. Luckily, there are still some great record shops in town, but not nearly as many as there used to be. Here are six lost Milwaukee places that I wish were still here ...

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Archiving my Alterra T-shirts

Published July 28, 2013

When I found out that Alterra was changing its name to Colectivo, I did two things: wrote a story fleshing out the details of the name change (coming Monday morning) and moved my Alterra T-shirts to my vintage Milwaukee T-shirt drawer.

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Our favorite shops

Published May 18, 2013

We all have our favorite bars and our favorite restaurants, our favorite parks and our favorite vistas. But, certainly, we shop and it follows that we have our favorite retailers, too. Here are some of our favorite shops, past and present.

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Vinyl spin is the ultimate tribute to Cosmo

Published July 27, 2011

Devoted listeners of WMSE, frequent visitors to East Side record shops and fans of vintage R&B vinyl know exactly who Cosmo Cruz is. Cruz, nee Patrick Cummings, has been a fixture on the local scene for decades and is known for his ready smile, his encyclopedic knowledge and his quick wit. Now, in his hour of need, Cruz's friends are stepping up to help.

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