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10.11.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 05:06 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is formed from a very potent premise. There’s all kinds of room in it for interesting symbolism and allegory. It’s kind of surprising that the 1886 novella isn’t used more often as the basis for modern adaptation.West Allis’ Village Playhouse revisits the old classic this month as it presents Noah Smith’s stage adaptation. ...
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

New business in the old industrial city

 Despite the successes of such summertime events as the Summer Music in the Park series at West Allis’ Veterans Memorial Park and the annual A La Carte street festival on Greenfield Avenue, many people continue to define
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
 Downtown West Allis is changing for the better. One sign of growth in the old business strip east of State Fair Park, Urban Joe Café (7028 W. Greenfield Ave.), opened in September. The interior of the totally rehabbed
Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

Milwaukee Pizza Co. Turns Bar Food into an Art Form

In a world overrun with forgettable pizza, few are more forgettable than the frozen pizzas commonly available at kitchen-less bars. Nobody seeks out these pizzas for their quality. With their tasteless, pre-made crusts and
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Short Orders

 Parthenon Foods (9131 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis) is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. The name implies Greek foods, but the items here have a far wider range. You will find jars of Serbian ajvar, Hungarian hot
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Short Orders

 The blue canopy marks the spot. 88 Keys (7211 W. Greenfield Ave.) in the heart of downtown West Allis is billed as a piano martini lounge, and—sure enough—a piano sits on a small stage (with live music some nights)...
Friday, July 27, 2012
On a family trip to Arizona a couple of years ago, Becky Berger and her husband, Scott, couldn't help but notice the frozen yogurt shops that seemed to be everywhere, and how popular they were. “The kids just loved it,” she recalls...

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