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Small business owners feel the pinch, cling to hope

Published March 24, 2020

Much has been written already about workers in the gig economy, as well as employees of the service industry. The economic shutdown from coronavirus has been nothing short of devastating for so many Milwaukeeans, and it will get worse before it gets better. I reached out to three Milwaukee business owners I know to see where things stand during this unprecedented time of crisis.

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Milwaukee Ballet's 2016-17 season mixes classics and new compositions

Published March 1, 2016

For almost a half a century, the Milwaukee Ballet Company has entertained audiences in seasons both up and down as it struggled to find a niche in the Milwaukee performing arts panorama. Since the arrival of Michael Pink, however, it's been on an upward arch.

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Milwaukee Ballet shines a sparkling light on "Mirror Mirror"

Published May 16, 2014

If a mirror has two sides, what does it take to know the one side that tells the truth? Or is it the other side harboring truth? Perhaps is it neither, with truth nowhere to be found? Those questions are at the heart of "Mirror Mirror," the world premiere ballet created by Michael Pink that Milwaukee Ballet opened Thursday night and runs through the weekend.

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Milwaukee Ballet's "Mirror Mirror" offers an original look at Snow White

Published May 5, 2014

It's a rare moment when many people get a deep, prolonged look into the soul of just one man. Make no mistake about it: When the Milwaukee Ballet's production of "Mirror Mirror" hits the stage the weekend of May 15-18, it will be a focused look into the deepest reaches of the soul of artistic director Michael Pink.

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Seeing double: Five identical movie pairings

Published May 29, 2012

Snow White isn't the first topic to get cloned by unimaginative Hollywood execs. Here are five other identical movie match-ups that came out within months of one another.

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St. Francis gets its Fixx

Published Nov. 15, 2007

With all the condos going up along the lake, St. Francis resident Shari Franz saw a perfect spot for her new coffee shop, Fixx Coffee House.