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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Second phase of traffic switch on Hoan to start Friday

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will complete the traffic switch for the second stage of construction on the I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. It will be completed by 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. A full closure of the roadway will be in place to allow crews to complete the work. De...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Issue of the Week

The voters have spoken. And apparently what Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies heard is that they want to continue the war on women. But instead of “dropping the bomb” on women, as Walker did on public employees, this time they’re planning a sneak attack. In this way, Walker
On Music
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Summer spoils our city with endless concerts in county parks, but when cold weather rolls around, those live music offerings dry up. Since 2009, however, the Mitchell Park Domes have helped fill the void until warm weather returns with its Music Under Glass concert series. Today the venue reveals its winter schedule for the Thursday night concert series, which will run Jan. 8 through March 19. It ...
On Music
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Kacey Musgraves didn’t make much of a splash when she competed on the 2007 “American Idol” knockoff “Nashville Star,” where she finished seventh, but after three commercially ignored independent albums, this year she finally released her breakthrough record, Same Trailer Different Park, an endearingly wide-eyed country album with a quaint, traditionalist streak. It earned plenty o...
On Music
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
It turns out tales of Jeff Mangum’s reclusiveness were exaggerated. Fans spent nearly a decade speculating why the singer-songwriter retreated from the spotlight after his indie-rock band’s 1998 masterwork, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, an album destined to be passed down from generation to generation on college campuses, but by the 2010s Mangum was performing regular solo concerts. La...