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Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
Wednesday, August 4th brought a group of approximately 30-plus skateboarders from all walks of life carrying buckets and shovels to the site that formerly housed the world-famous Turf Skatepark, located near the Loomis Road exit off of I-894. The motley crew, inspired by word-of-mouth...
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Local event offers networking, screening opportunities

Firestarter Films (FSF) provides a unique opportunity for Midwest filmmakers to network with Milwaukee’s film community, showcase their work and receive audience feedback. FSF’s 10th event, taking place Aug. 15 at the Harley-Davidson Museum, will feature two- to 15-minute films from a wide...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009

Performance Review

 “I want the audience to feel as if they’ve stepped into a time machine, gone back to 1912, and are sitting on a Charlie Chaplin movie set, watching the actors,” says Alice Wilson of her brainchild the Marvelous Unspeaking Troupe of Entertaining Scoundrels (M.U.T.E.S.).
A&E Feature
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Analog music for a digital age

Remember records? Those 12- or 7-inch vinyl discs we used to spin at 33 or 45 rpms? They're back, and their popularity is increasing faster than the price of oil during a hurricane. According to Rich Menning, whose independent store Atomic Records will soon close due to the decline in CD purchases, vinyl sales have increased 10% over the last few years. "There has always been a romance to vinyl," he says. "The size-particularly the artwork-is so much more tangible than a...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
Working from her office at 2266 N. Prospect Ave., Mary Ellen Pride says she gives her clients a glimpse into what the future holds with the use of both astrology and tarot cards. She recently talked to the Shepherd Express about her work. Shepherd: What do you use to make astrological readings?

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