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10 great photos from Old Wisconsin Bowling Alleys

Published May 4, 2020

Whether or not it's true that Milwaukee once had the most bowling alleys per capita - and it may or may not be (looking at you, Detroit!) - bowling was not just a pastime in Brew City, it was a way of life for many. Here are some great (mostly) vintage Milwaukee-area bowling alley photographs.

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LOOK: Milwaukee then and now

Published Jan. 16, 2019

There are few more interesting juxtapositions than two photos of the same location taken decades apart. Thanks to Adam Levin, who runs the Old Milwaukee group on Facebook, we have a series of these photo sets of Milwaukee to share with you here.

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A look inside Downtown's naked underground pools

Published Jan. 19, 2018

Recently, WUWM-FM's Bonnie North invited me on to the station's popular "Bubbler Talk" show to answer a listener's question about underground baths Downtown where the elite met to presumably get deals done and that reminded of a number of underground spaces I've seen over the years that fit the bill.

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Die Antwoord live mirrors viral insanity

Published Oct. 13, 2016

Halfway through the bass-thumping, sweaty hot mess that was the Die Antwoord show at The Rave in the Eagles Club ballroom Wednesday night, I shouted, my words barely audible over the screaming Afrikaans rap, "How the hell am I going to write this review?"

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Recalling Eddie Brooks' once golden gloves

Published April 4, 2014

The semi-finals of the Golden Gloves tournament in Racine is upon us this weekend, which is a good occasion to remember Milwaukee's Eddie Brooks, who once floored Muhammed Ali in a sparring session after winning a Golden Gloves of his own.

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Milt Rickun: An old-school fight referee

Published Dec. 11, 2012

Compared to some of the high-profile, self-promoting boxing referees who came after him, Milt Rickun was a shrinking violet. Rickun, who died Dec. 7 at age 85, was properly inconspicuous between the ropes. He didn't preen or showboat, and let his professionalism speak for itself.

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I need a big, heaping portion of Social Distortion

Published July 31, 2009

With nearly 30 years and thousands of shows in its rear-view mirror, Social Distortion will visit Milwaukee again during a show presented by FM 102.1 Saturday night at The Rave.

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Morrissey knows the formula for fan adulation

Published April 4, 2009

It seemed like a bad sign that in the weeks before Morrissey's fourth solo appearance in Milwaukee, Friday night at the Eagles Ballroom, the city was awash in free tickets. Even if the room was only a half to two-thirds full, adulation was bursting out the windows and escaping like smoke from beneath the doors.

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Our favorite Milwaukee concerts

Published Jan. 5, 2009

As OnMilwaukee.com's Julie Lawrence quips, picking a favorite concert of all time can be like picking a favorite child, pet or Radiohead album. So, don't be surprised that as the editorial staff rocks its favorites below, most will have trouble narrowing it to a single night with a single band. We think you'll find our picks interesting and we hope you'll add your favorites using the talkback feature at the bottom of the story.

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The Hives break out May 18 at The Rave

Published March 13, 2008

Swedish garage rock specialists The Hives play Sunday, May 18 at The Rave. General admission tickets, priced at $21.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. March 22.

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¡Viva Viva Voce!

Published Feb. 1, 2007

Viva Voce evokes a dark intensity, but not without adding its signature softness, which lingers just under the surface of a sinister sneer. The band live should make for an interesting match-up for The Shins, who play the Eagles Ballroom Feb. 9.