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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 4, Jazz in the Park w/ Bonifas Quintet @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m. Though Milwaukee wasn’t able to sustain a jazz radio station, the Jazz in the Park concert series remains one of the city’s most popular summertime traditions, drawing huge crowds of genre...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Despite all the energy and excitement surrounding our city’s summer events, Milwaukeeans remain a frugal lot, demanding low-cost diversions during the all-too-short warm-weather season. Happily, there are free and low-cost entertainment and activities in spades this summer. Free for all...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

The launch of the city’s festival season started with a bang at RiverSplash!— unfortunately. What’s typically a fun night out turned into a disorderly scene in which a minority of drunken jerks put the safety of the majority at risk. Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Bob Bauman and Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn are considering their options for next year, and we can only wonder how the rest of this summer’s ethnic, neighborhood and street festivals will be affected. It would be a shame if the bad press generated by just a few irresponsible yahoos deterred festival-goers from enjoying everything this great city has to offer.
06.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The RiverSplash! festival's Saturday night ended with gun shots, one of which hit an 18-year-old. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel item paints an ugly picture of the event, interviewing multiple scared attendees. Tonight's 9 p.m. Fox 6 news broadcast, somewhat surprisingly, led with a less sensational version of the story which suggested the shooting was essentially an abberation. So which account ...
Saturday, May 31, 2008

Today @ Downtown Milwaukee

Today’s forecast is mercifully more dry than yesterday’s, so the RiverSpalsh! festival grounds should be a good deal less muddy. As usual, the free, outdoor, family-friendly event has plenty of cover bands on the bill: Among those playing today are 5 Card Studs, U2Zoo and The Love Monkeys.
Friday, May 30, 2008

Tonight @ Riversplash - 8:45 p.m.

The first of Milwaukee’s many free outdoor bacchanals, RiverSplash! commences the summer festival season with three days of music, fireworks, junk food and large plastic cups of beer—all the good stuff. In addition to the requisite local cover bands, the festival organizers roped in an odd little headliner for tonight’s . . .
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Barbara Walters @ Alverno’s Pitman Theatre, 7 p.m. Who would want to know the lurid details of iconic journalist Barbara Walters’ sex life? Apparently plenty of people. This year the queen of celebrity interviews, so adept at scooping her competition, turned the spotlight on herself with the announcement that...

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