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03.31.2014 | 19 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Cathedral Square Park's popular Jazz in the Park concert series will return for another year of wine sipping, picnic baskets and performances that may or may not include actual jazz this summer. This year's lineup features a number of returning headliners, including KingSolomon, Paul Spencer Band, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys and AhVantSoul feat. Jon Pierre Gee & Kat Web...
03.11.2014 | 39 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
With spring just around the corner, Wehr Nature Center will be kicking off its 39th Annual Maple Sugar Days on Saturday, March 29 to Sunday, March 30.Families are invited to go on a hike through the woods to the sugarbush to view tapped sugar maples, taste sap, and visit the sugaring camp. Activities will include using a hand drill on a log, Native American methods of boiling sap, and craft maki...
01.30.2014 | 79 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Bob Uecker turned 80 this weekend, and for the first time, he's talking about cutting back his workload. On WTMJ radio this morning, Uecker announced that he will be sitting out "select road trips" with the Brewers this season. How many games exactly he'll miss is unclear: He suggested that if the Brewers are competitive late in the season, he'll be there to cover them."59 years is going to be eno...
09.03.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM

New this year: Free showcase shows

By Evan Rytlewski
The organizers of Yellow Phone Music Conference are the first to admit that the business of music isn’t as interesting or rewarding as the actual art of music. Fun or not, though, it is important, especially for musicians looking to get paid for (or even make a living doing) their craft, which is why they founded the Milwaukee music conference three years ago. “Basically, what we’re trying ...
06.14.2013 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Now in its fifth year, the free fall film series Point Fish Fry and A Flick rolled out its 2013 schedule this week. Once again the event will screen a lineup of family-unfriendly cult movies outside of the Discovery World in conjunction with a Bartolotta fish fry and a fleet of local food trucks and food carts. Before each screening, Point Brewery will offer free tastings of its Ciderboys beer. Th...
04.30.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Colt Ford, Plain White T's and Matt Nathanson will play this year's Festa

By Shepherd Express Staff
Festa Italiana has revealed several of its 2013 headliners, and they're an eclectic bunch, if not exactly the first acts that spring to mind when you think of all things Italian. The festival's Spiked Island Adult Lemonade Stage will be headlined Friday night by country star Colt Ford, touring "party-rock" DJ Dee Jay Silver, and local country singer Bella Cain. Saturday the stage goes to "Hey Ther...
02.28.2013 | | Posted at 11:45 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Break out those wine coolers (but only for home enjoyment, of course, because no carry-in alcohol is allowed in Cathedral Square): Jazz in the Park has announced its 2013 lineup, which features a number of regional jazz and funk acts and a handful of local favorites, including festival mainstays De La Buena. The complete lineup for the festival is below.June 6- Extra Crispy Brass Band (Milwaukee)J...
05.24.2012 | | Posted at 03:32 PM
By Nicole
The Wisconsin Badger men's hockey team will celebrate it's 50th season of the modern era this season - it will also be their last as a member of the WCHA. And those aren't the only historic parts of the season. They open up in Green Bay against brand-new program Penn State. And they will be dedicating the ice at the Kohl Center as "Bob Johnson Rink."They are playing 12 games against last year's to...
06.18.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
�I ran a variation of this story last year, but judging by how many people still don't know what Juneteenth is, I figured it's worth rerunning. Milwaukee's Juneteenth celebration is unlike any other in the country; it's one of those local traditions that's taken on a life of its own over the years: Although the Emancipation Proclamation called for the liberation of confederate slaves, it...

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