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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
One of America’s first major celebrations of Celtic culture, Irish Fest was ahead of its time when it premiered in 1981. In the decades since, similar festivals have popped up around the country, spurred by the surging popularity of Irish dance and Celtic music, but Milwaukee’s
08.05.2014 | 112 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Marketed as a more intimate and accessible alternative to mass-spectacle music conferences like South by Southwest and CMJ, Milwaukee's Yellow Phone Music Conference will return for a fourth year this fall, with showcases at multiple venues around Downtown and the Third Ward Sept. 4-7. More lineup information will be revealed in the coming weeks, but the festival has announced its keynote speaker:...
07.31.2014 | 118 days ago | Posted at 04:22 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The West Performing Arts Center in New Berlin opens its summer season in the final weeks of the summer. The stage, which also serves the New Berlin West Middle and High School will be home to a no less than three productions this August.We’re All in This Together: High School Musical Junior is a product of New Berlin’s Summer Theatre Workshop, which trains students in 5th through 12th grade in...
07.07.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
The 2014 Brady Street Festival is just around the corner, and this week the festival revealed the  lineups for its four stages. As always, there's a wealth of local music on the bill—including Kane Place Record Club, Midnight Reruns, Grace Weber, The Sleepwalkers, Soul Low and The Living Statues—but the big news is the Celebrated Workingman reunion show the band hinted at when it released...
07.07.2014 | | Posted at 02:40 PM

Let the activation commence

By Evan Rytlewski
As part of its ongoing campaign to put West Wisconsin Avenue to better use—to "activate" the area, in Millennial marketing parlance—NEWaukee will host a monthly night market in the empty Moiré Pavilion parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. The market, NEWaukee promises, will feature "a mash up of art and craft vendors, technology installations, food trucks/carts, live ...
07.02.2014 | | Posted at 04:58 PM
By Norman Ware
The Wehr Nature Center’s family-friendly “Fireside Fridays” programs will return this summer. The nature center, located at 9701 W. College Ave. in Whitnall Park, will host three installments of the twilight-themed educational programs, with the first beginning July 11. Each is two hours long and begins at 7:30 p.m., includes a walk through the nature center, and closes with a conversation a...
06.29.2014 | | Posted at 03:17 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Personally I’m going to miss one of the smallest stages in town. The Boulevard Theatre on South  Kinnickinnic Avenue was perilously small. Audience members would pass through the set on their way to the tiny restroom. Even at the back wall of the stage the actors were very, very close to the back row. It wasn’t just that the stage was small... it was the layout of the seating, which surro...
06.04.2014 | | Posted at 02:50 PM

Yoga and shopping return to Cathedral Square Park

By Nathaniel Scharping
Saturday mornings in Milwaukee offer a bounty of options for entertainment and events. This year, you’ll be able to combine your shopping trip, workout and meal with some free music thrown in. The East Town Market in Cathedral Square Park is expanding its offerings to include yoga sessions, cooking demonstrations, live music and more. Taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday, proceeds ...
06.02.2014 | | Posted at 08:00 AM
By Nathaniel Scharping
It used to be that we went to the beer garden. This summer, it seems the beer garden is coming to us. The Milwaukee County Parks Department recently announced the addition of a traveling beer garden to the two already operating in the county. Opening Wednesday, June 4 at 4 p.m. in Whitnall Park, the beer garden will remain in a given location for two weeks before moving on to the next one.The fir...
05.29.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

With Bret Michaels, Three Dog Night and Plain White T's

By Evan Rytlewski
German Fest is trying something a little bit different this year. This July the festival will experiment with a separate, ticketed concert series at the BMO Harris Pavilion, similar to how Summerfest hosts separate ticketed concerts at the Marcus Amphitheater. The festival's new Jams on Tap concert series will feature Bret Michaels, The Plain White T's and Three Dog Night in prime evening slots, a...

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