Express Milwaukee - A&E Feature http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-330-1-ae-feature.html Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Riverwest in 2014 - A community on a journey http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23706-riverwest-in-2014-a-community-on-a-journey.html

  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. —Laozi

 

Life is a journey, not a destination

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Visual Art: A View of Connoisseurship - A gallery owner’s thoughts on curating, educating and criticism http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23676-visual-art-a-view-of-connoisseurship-a-gallery-owner%25E2%2580%2599s-thoughts-on-curating-educating-and-criticism.html My great grandfather]]> Can the Brewers Hang On? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23653-can-the-brewers-hang-on.html That was some three months the Brewers had. They ended June with an unexpected 51-33 record, a 6 1/2-game lead in]]> Bonjour Bastille Days - A weekend of France in Milwaukee http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23604-bonjour-bastille-days-a-weekend-of-france-in-milwaukee.html

 There are many street festivals in Milwaukee

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A Bright Future for the Bucks? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23569-a-bright-future-for-the-bucks.html Almost everything went wrong for the 2013-’14 Milwaukee Bucks. Injuries forced coach Larry Drew to juggle lineups constantly. Center Larry Sanders, given a hefty new contract and projected as a team leader, wrecked a thumb in a bar fight, drew an NBA suspension for marijuana use and wound up playing only 23]]> Milwaukee On Two Wheels - Cyclists’ rights, responsibilities and safety http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23534-milwaukee-on-two-wheels-cyclists%25E2%2580%2599-rights-responsibilities-and-safety.html

 Bicycling is an environmentally friendly, healthful and enjoyable mode of transportation, and ridership has increased steeply over the last two decades. On a national level, the number of bicycle commuters has nearly doubled in the 70 largest cities, and Americans currently make more than 4 billion bike trips each

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Milwaukee’s Northwoods Collegiate Baseball Team - Lakeshore Chinooks play an exhausting summer schedule http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23460-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-northwoods-collegiate-baseball-team-lakeshore-chinooks-play-an-exhausting-summer-schedule.html

 Based out of Rochester, Minn., the Northwoods League is a summer collegiate

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Back to the (Sustainable) Future - Retro-chic meets clean technology in Downtown Kenosha’s electric streetcars http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23429-back-to-the-%2528sustainable%2529-future-retro-chic-meets-clean-technology-in-downtown-kenosha%25E2%2580%2599s-electric-streetcars.html You can climb aboard a shiny orange, maroon, green, red or yellow streetcar in Downtown Kenosha and, for just a dollar, take a trip back in time. But don’t be fooled: the city’s modest fleet of 63-year-old streetcars is more than a nostalgia novelty. They barely attract enough rail fans and]]> A Bigger PrideFest, A Momentous Year http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23391-a-bigger-pridefest-a-momentous-year.html At this stunning moment in America for LGBT people and everyone who believes in equal rights, the theme of PrideFest 2014: Make Your Moment is at once a call to celebration and action]]> Kandinsky at the Milwaukee Art Museum - The inner world of a great 20th-century modern artist http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23352-kandinsky-at-the-milwaukee-art-museum-the-inner-world-of-a-great-20th-century-modern-artist.html

 “Kandinsky: A Retrospective,” a joint project of the Milwaukee Art Museum and Centre Pompidou in Paris, opens in Milwaukee on June 5. The exhibition features works by Wassily Kandinsky (1886-1944) and related artists from Munich’s Blaue Reiter group, the early 20th-century circle of modernist painters that

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Summer Guide 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23343-summer-guide-2014.html

 Milwaukee’s lakefront gets most of the attention, but it’s not the only body of water that helps make our city a great place to live. According to some authorities, Milwaukee means “meeting of the waters,” specifically, the

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Summer Festival Guide 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23344-summer-festival-guide-2014.html

 Milwaukee's comprehensive 2014 summer festival guide.

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Milwaukee’s Pinball Wizards - A retro game that found new fans http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23311-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-pinball-wizards-a-retro-game-that-found-new-fans.html

 Ping! Ping! Ping ping ping! Flip flip!

The back corner of the Uptowner is crowded with a
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Big City Crime Movies - Favorite films from the rotten core of the Big Apple http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23273-big-city-crime-movies-favorite-films-from-the-rotten-core-of-the-big-apple.html

 In Chicago in1934, notorious mobster John Dillinger had just finished watching Manhattan Melodrama, an archetypal New York crime movie, before being gunned down by FBI agents near the Biograph Theater. Since then, many fine vintage films about wrongdoers and their pursuers

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'La Bohème' - Florentine Opera brings young love and tragedy to the stage http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23236-la-boh%25C3%25A8me-florentine-opera-brings-young-love-and-tragedy-to-the-stage.html

 Within a 10-year span, Giacomo Puccini composed three of the most popular operas ever written, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and the even

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A New Grandmother Thinks About Mother’s Day http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23249-a-new-grandmother-thinks-about-mother%25E2%2580%2599s-day.html This Mother’s Day will be my first as a grandmother. I will spend it in Milwaukee, but my only child Caitlin and my]]> The Last Man on Jones Island - When Milwaukee drove Captain Struck from his home http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23194-the-last-man-on-jones-island-when-milwaukee-drove-captain-struck-from-his-home.html

 “They say a seagull gets homesick away from the water and can’t live,” the graying old captain told the Milwaukee Journal. “I’d be the same way. Take me

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Joyce Yang returns for all-Rachmaninoff Concert - DeWaart conducts the MSO this weekend http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23151-joyce-yang-returns-for-all-rachmaninoff-concert-dewaart-conducts-the-mso-this-weekend.html

 Few composers are popular enough for orchestras to want to schedule concerts devoted to their works. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) is one of them. Dismissed as “old fashioned” by the avant-garde composers

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To Madtown with Love - A day trip to Madison (as the weather warms up) http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23110-to-madtown-with-love-a-day-trip-to-madison-%2528as-the-weather-warms-up%2529.html

 Milwaukee, I will always crush on you. However, I do have a second love. (Gasp!) Oh, m’dear Madison! You are gorgeous and forward thinking and although I’ve already established some of my favorite

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Bridge Wars! - What our crooked bridges reveal about early Milwaukee http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23073-bridge-wars_-what-our-crooked-bridges-reveal-about-early-milwaukee.html

 When Byron Kilbourn first stood on the land west of the Milwaukee River in 1834, he predicted that the plot would one day become the greatest city in the American west.  East of the waterway, Frenchman Solomon Juneau had already established

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City Guide 2014: Milwaukee’s Off-The-Beaten-Path Partial Day Excursion Tour http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23011-city-guide-2014-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-off-the-beaten-path-partial-day-excursion-tour.html

 Sick of the same old tourist attractions filled with lines of people and high ticket prices? Most Milwaukeeans and tourists flock to the more popular places—those seen in a “Welcome to Milwaukee” brochure—like the Domes or Milwaukee Art Museum. But what about experiencing the actual

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City Guide 2014: Milwaukee Museum Guide - Fun places to learn about our city and the world http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23012-city-guide-2014-milwaukee-museum-guide-fun-places-to-learn-about-our-city-and-the-world.html Some still think of Milwaukee as a two-museum town. While it’s true that the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum remain the city’s largest institutions of their kind, they have been joined by

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City Guide 2014: Dining Guide http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23013-city-guide-2014-dining-guide.html

Whether you’re in the mood for burgers or sushi, you can find what you’re hungry for in the Shepherd Express’ City Guide dining guide

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Superman’s Final Flight? - Milwaukee Rep stages David Bar Katz’s ‘The History of Invulnerability’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23019-superman%25E2%2580%2599s-final-flight-milwaukee-rep-stages-david-bar-katz%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598the-history-of-invulnerability%25E2%2580%2599.html

 “I’ve never related to comics but I love the concept of selective memory,” Director Mark Clements said of The History Invulnerability, a fantasy biography by playwright

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Investing in the Future of the Ballet - Milwaukee Ballet’s season of premieres http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22952-investing-in-the-future-of-the-ballet-milwaukee-ballet%25E2%2580%2599s-season-of-premieres.html Milwaukee Ballet’s success can be attributed, says Artistic Director Michael Pink, to the fact that “since about 2008 the company has continually invested in the future of the art form.” Indeed, the debt-free]]> Beethoven's Musical Imagination - MSO programs three of the composer's symphonies http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22850-beethovens-musical-imagination-mso-programs-three-of-the-composers-symphonies.html

 Praising the great symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven seems as redundant as extolling the significance of the Lincoln Memorial. Whereas the mighty edifice remains forever marooned in stationary glory, Beethoven’s wondrous third, seventh and ninth symphonies—scheduled for

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Where They Drink - DRINK 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22824-where-they-drink-drink-2014.html

 Kyle Cherek, host of “Wisconsin Foodie” on PBS, knows that good food and good drinks go hand in hand. He believes a skilled bartender can do wonders just like some of the best cooks. “My fiancée tends to follow

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Weekend Getaway to Kohler - Relax in affordable, accessible elegance http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22796-weekend-getaway-to-kohler-relax-in-affordable-accessible-elegance.html Just about an hour north, straight up I-43, is the beautiful little Village of Kohler—a perfect place for a weekend getaway with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities available all year round. ]]> Up-and-Coming Craft Breweries Milwaukee - DRINK 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22781-up-and-coming-craft-breweries-milwaukee-drink-2014.html

 Milwaukee has been experiencing a craft brewery explosion lately. Despite challenges like failed Kickstarter campaigns or permit delays caused by the government

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Growlers: A New Twist on an Old Tradition - DRINK 2014 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22782-growlers-a-new-twist-on-an-old-tradition-drink-2014.html

 With so many craft breweries and brewpubs in our town you may be wondering if there is a way to bring that fresh draught taste home with you. Bottles are easy

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