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Around Milwaukee
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Not to be outdone by the many strays of Sochi, a homeless dog wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training camp in Arizona this week, where he was taken in by team staff and treated to a bath and a vet checkup. The rest, as they say, is P.R. history. Named Hank, after the great Hank Aaron, the camera-friendly pup has already become an unofficial team mascot.

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milwaukee bus
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

New schedules begin March 2

Milwaukee County Transit System announced today schedule changes for a dozen bus routes beginning Sunday, March 2. The affected routes are 10 (Humboldt Wisconsin), 12 (Teutonia Hampton), 17 (Canal Street), 27 (27th Street), 31 (State Highland), 44 (National Flyer), 51 (Oklahoma Avenue), 57 (Walnut N. 92nd), 64 (S. 60th Street), 76 (N. 60th S. 70th), 143 (Ozaukee County Express) and the RedLine (Ca...
ilb beer club taps
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
As beer culture continues to flourish, so too have Milwaukee beer clubs. There are at least several public beer clubs, including popular meetups at Stubby’s and Comet Café, and they all operate more or less the same way: Beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to sample a menu of about 8 or 10 beers, all selected around the same loose theme, and discuss the differences. Where most rest...
dres the dude milwaukee rap
On Music
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
For as long as I’ve been a music editor—almost 10 years now, including my eight years here at the Shepherd and two that I spent at a weekly in Madison—artists have been emailing me asking for coverage, and I've had to email many of them back telling them “no.” Disappointing somebody (anybody, even a stranger) with rejection is one of the hardest parts of any job, yet I’ve been d...
american ad
Around Milwaukee
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

The company will begin liquidation sales this week

An iconic Wisconsin business is going out of business after 60 years. In a press release today, American TV & Appliance announced that it will begin liquidating its inventory with a going-out-of-business sale beginning Thursday, Feb. 20. The company cited tough economic circumstances in its release.

“The last five years have been very difficult for our industries. We have fought hard...
rico love milwaukee they dont know.jpg
On Music
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
For years Grammy-winning Milwaukee native Rico Love was a mostly behind the scenes player in the urban music scene, writing and producing big hits for stars like Usher, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Chris Brown in between recording his own projects.

All that patience seems to have paid off. After clocking all that time in the industry, Love finally scored a hit of his own last year with the d...
heavy hand blackbird from the stage to the booth
On Music
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
Every Friday night since last fall, Blackbird Bar has turned over its soundsystem to guest DJs from the local music scene. Created and curated by bartender Erin TerBeek, the Bay View bar's weekly From the Stage to the Booth spin gives bands free reign to play whatever they like for the night. Some guests use the spin as a listening party for new releases and bring merch to sell, others share music...