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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Art Preview

Milwaukee Artbeat really knows how to throw a party. Especially one to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Bring your maracas and an $8 donation and celebrate the theme of the evening, "A Taste of Central...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
April 3 marks the re-opening of A Broad Vocabulary, Milwaukee's feminist bookstore recently. Closed since November 2008, this spring brings a new space on the East Side, a new ownership structure, new ideas, and new...
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

Serving the Community

Milwaukee Public Theatre, celebrating its 35th year, is responsible for creating and performing more than 400 productions, often at no charge or for a nominal fee, to audiences state and nationwide. With a focus on health education, MPT entertainers visit public places in Milwaukee, such as parks and schools, to exhibit...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009
Bewitchingbee (2456 N. Murray Ave.) offers a variety of occult items, including powders, oils, books and jewelry. Classes on tarot card reading, psychic development, hoodoo and related topics are offered as well. Owner and operator Deborah Voith also serves as the resident palm reader.
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore (801 S. 60th St.) sells new and used doors, windows, appliances, furniture, electrical supplies and other household items. Proceeds from its sales go to benefit the local efforts of Habitat for Humanity. ReStore Director Jeri Kavanaugh talked to us about the goals...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Milwaukee native Elvis Thao, an actor in Clint Eastwood’s recent film Gran Torino, also lists rapper, community activist and record-company owner among his credentials. We talked to him about his multiple careers. How real to life was Gran Torino? I think the critics would know...
Monday, Nov. 3, 2008

Online Exclusive

The title doesn't even begin to cover it. The majority of the action taking place on a cemetery and farm, this film follows the activities of 6 ghosthunters, aged twenty-something. While working on a documentary about paranormal activity, the group happens upon an old farmhouse and gets the idea that it'd add something to their movie to interview the residents. Enter creepy killer guy...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
Around 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, the Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., plays host to the local chapter of Drinking Liberally. Jason Haas, head liberal, kindly provides details.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Theater Review

Kind of like going to the wedding of your second cousin once removed (or is it twice-removed?), Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is good, dysfunctional family fun. It ran through April 20 at the Turner Hall Ball. The scenario goes something like this: You’re seated at a table with a bunch of people you don’t know but with whom you interact cordially, and before you know it the show begins. As wedding “guests,” the audience has a role to play, too.
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Milwaukee’s chapter of the worldwide organization Food Not Bombs is a group concerned with raising awareness of homeless and hungry people. It is their contention that our society directs too many funds toward military endeavors while neglecting the health care and nutritional needs of its members.

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