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10 reasons you should have made the drive to see Taylor Swift in Chicago

Published June 2, 2018

Although Miller Park, Camp Randall and even Lambeau Field didn't make the cut, Swifties throughout Wisconsin surely hit I-94 E to Soldier Field to see Taylor Swift's biggest and best tour yet. Here are 10 reasons why you should have made the 90-mile drive to see Swift in Chicago.

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The year that was 2016

Published Dec. 31, 2016

Before the bells chime and the ball drops tonight, let's take one final look at just a handful of the good, the bad and the ugly events that made up the past 365 days. And then let's never speak of this year again.

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A Summerfest 50 wish list

Published July 18, 2016

We may have just now gotten our voices back from Summerfest, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking ahead to how we're going to lose them again at next year's 50th anniversary. Here are our wildest wishes for the impending Biggest Gig's Amp lineup.

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The real winners and losers of the Grammys

Published Feb. 16, 2016

Maybe eight awards were handed out over the course of three and a half hours last night, and if the Grammys don't care particularly about the awards, why should I? Instead, let's talk about the real winners and losers of last night's show.

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Catching up with local country singer-songwriter Nora Collins

Published June 9, 2015

Now that all of the Summerfest headliners have been announced, music fans all over have likely begun planning their plan of attack for the Big Gig. Local country singer-songwriter Nora Collins is no different; in fact, at the very end of our interview, she reminded herself that she still had to buy her tickets to Carrie Underwood. The only difference is that Collins has a gig of her own to schedule her Summerfesting around. Actually, 17 performances.

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15 things to look forward to in 2015

Published Jan. 6, 2015

A new year, and plenty to look forward to; not only in Milwaukee, but all around you. While there are way more than just 15 things to look forward to, here's an initial list that at least forms a nice headline: 15 for '15.

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Local fundraiser based on "Dancing with the Stars"

Published Jan. 28, 2014

The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin used dancing as the draw for its Spotlight on Life dinner that illuminated more than 2,000 children and adults waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in Wisconsin.

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People we could do without

Published Jan. 3, 2013

Regular readers of this column know that periodically I write about people who should be famous for the stuff they do. They are generally unsung people who ought to be getting more attention for their work. Well, there's a flipside to all of that, as well. We'll call it people who we could really do without.

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"The Lorax" fails to find a happy medium

Published March 2, 2012

With the country becoming more and more polarized, the upcoming release of "The Lorax" had the potential to take Dr. Seuss' famous kid-friendly environmental fable and turn it into an informative and entertaining tale about keeping all things in moderation. Yeah ... not so much.

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Taylor Swift's sold-out show makes for one memorable night

Published June 9, 2011

When Taylor Swift burst onto the scene just a few short years ago and appeared to take over the top ranks of the music industry there was a lot of skepticism, but also a fair amount of open arms willing to embrace her country-pop style. Her sold-out concert last night in Milwaukee was a perfect blend of music, theater and cinema, combining for an unforgettable performance.

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OnMedia: Two of the 24 to watch on "American Idol"

Published Feb. 23, 2010

The top 12 "girls," as "Idol" dubs its female finalists, perform tonight, and Crystal Bowersox is one to keep an eye on ... Expect Channel 6 to move quickly to replace departing Mark Concannon ... Milwaukee continues to score in Olympics viewing.

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OnMedia: Telethons are now what Hollywood does

Published Jan. 22, 2010

Most normal TV will be pre-empted from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight for an international fundraiser to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti... A funny moment on Channel 6's 6 p.m. news... and Air America finally goes silent.

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OnMedia: Yes, "V" was inspired by the Milwaukee Art Museum

Published Nov. 9, 2009

One of the men behind ABC's "V" confirms that Santiago Calatrava's structure on Lake Michigan is the inspiration for the interior of the Mothership on the show ... Local broadcasters win regional Emmys ... and Taylor Swift provides the best "Saturday Night Live" of the season.