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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Mayor Barrett presents founders with a proclamation on its 10th anniversary

 Mayor Tom Barrett presented a proclamation to the Shepherd Express’ publisher/editor Louis Fortis and Arts and Entertainment editor David Luhrssen on the 10th anniversary of their founding the Milwaukee International Film Festival, which ran Nov. 6 through Nov. 16, 2003
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Also, Frankly Music’s ‘Art of the Cello’

 There have been few major classical stars at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in recent seasons. The sell-out audience last Wednesday night was especially eager to hear legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman
Monday, Jan. 25, 2010
Checking In: The reunion of the long-running Wisconsin Public Radio comedy/variety show “Hotel Milwaukee” filled the Turner Hall Ballroom with some 500 die-hard fans and newfound friends. After an eight-year hiatus, the show featured the original cast, including the Shepherd’s own lovable curmudgeon, Art Kumbalek, Marcie Hoffman, Mike Neville, Bill Clifford, Jeana Stillman...
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Mayor Tom Barrett

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett certainly raised his profile this year, albeit in a very painful way. He made international news for being a local hero by coming to the aid of a grandmother and toddler wh
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Proposals include new administrators, smaller classes, alternative compensation

While Gov. Jim Doyle and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett have said they want the mayor to take over the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and appoint a new superintendent, they haven’t provided any con
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
Since it has hardly ever happened, the conventional wisdom is that a Milwaukee politician cannot be elected governor of Wisconsin. So is there a serious possibility that both political parties could nominate candidates from Milwaukee...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

Pros and cons of changing school governance

While everyone seems to agree that Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) faces serious challenges, few education experts believe that a change in governance will solve those problems. Despite that fact, the city is beginning to split on how to turn around the district’s performance while...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Why are Gov. Jim Doyle and Mayor Tom Barrett so dead-set on taking over Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)? Two words: power and control. But the power and control won’t shift to the mayor and governor. It’ll shift to the ones holding the purse strings—the conservative suburban...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Plus Event of the Week and Les Paul Memorial

Among many well-wishers from across the country, President Barack Obama called Mayor Tom Barrett to commend him for his bravery. The Shepherd Express also wants to recognize Tom Barrett the private citizen for his heroism this past weekend. It would have been easier and safer for Barrett to walk the other...