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05.14.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Expect less classic rock going forward. Milwaukee's signature festival has stopped bending over to appease boomer tastes and sensitivities above all else.
06.30.2013 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

How the media failed to report on Summerfest's big fail

By Evan Rytlewski
Consider this another reason Summerfest no longer releases daily attendance numbers. At some point last night, crowds became so congested outside of the festival's entrance that organizers had to open the gates and let people in for free.That's the official story, at least, as reported by the Journal Sentinel and numerous other media outlets. Social media tells a very different story, however. Acc...
03.28.2013 | | Posted at 12:40 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's episode of The Disclaimer, a near-weekly half-hour of truth-telling and debate between WMSE station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we discuss a loaded Daniel Bice column from last week that revealed Summerfest's CEO Don Smiley makes more money than you'd expect (and apparently a lot more money than even some Summerfest board member...
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Angers St. Louis archbishop with political remarks

Sheboygan native Rick Majerus, the former basketball coach at Marquette University who is currently coaching at St. Louis University, spoke in favor of abortion rights and embryonic stem cell research at a Hillary Clinton rally in January.

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