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Urban spelunking: Haas' colossal Downtown mural

Published June 29, 2020

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.

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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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Progress report: MSO project pushing ahead at Warner Grand Theater

Published Oct. 30, 2018

You don't have to step inside the former Warner Grand Theater, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave., to see progress is being made on the transformation of the 1930 art deco movie house into a new concert hall for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. But we went in anyway.

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You need to see these animated renderings of the MSO Warner project

Published May 11, 2018

In case you've been wondering what's up with the plan for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to remake the 1930 Warner Theater, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave., into its new performance hall, there's been plenty of progress, even if it might not look like it to passersby.

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14 reasons you used to come Downtown in the '80s

Published July 26, 2017

Downtown Milwaukee has changed over the years. Here are a few things that have departed the landscape in the city center. If you remember them, there's a pretty good chance you spent a lot of time Downtown in the 1980s.

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Update: More MSO news, more Warner Grand photos

Published May 30, 2017

As soon as news emerged that the MSO wants to make the gorgeous Art Deco former Warner/Grand movie palace its new home, we took you inside. Now, we're going back in for more! Here's an update on the project and another peek inside.

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Urban Spelunking: The "other" Grand Theater

Published May 9, 2017

For many Milwaukeeans, mention of The Grand Theater conjures images of 1980s Wisconsin Avenue. But long before the palatial Warner Theater was recast as The Grand to complement the opening of The Grand Avenue Mall, there was the neighborhood Grand Theater on Holton Street.

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"The City is My Canvas" illuminates Haas' work

Published Sept. 28, 2001

Wisconsin native Richard Haas, the artist behind one of downtown's highest profile murals, is the subject of a new book that captures many of his works in lavish, full-color photos.