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11.18.2014 | 4 days ago | Posted at 03:45 PM

Living heritages to be learned and celebrated

By Amanda Sullivan
The Holiday Folk Fair International’s 2014 theme is “Celebrate the Culture of the Artisan”—a very apt description, considering that 53 ethnics groups from around the world will feature their food, art, music and dance heritages with southeastern Wisconsin. This marvelous three-day festival...
07.19.2013 | | Posted at 03:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee’s Juan Carlos Ruiz would like you to know that he is not a particularly big fan of tortillas. “I’m from Peru, so when my friends offer me tortillas, they think that I’m happy,” he explains. “But in Peru, we don’t eat many tortillas. We have 2,500 types of potatoes, so our meals are very much built around potatoes and bread.” Ruiz’s starch preferences may seem trivial, ...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
Promoters Kelsey Kaufmann and Sean Heiser created Riverwest Fest, a two-day “punk crawl” across Riverwest, in 2010 as a fundraiser to save the all-ages basement music venue, The Eagle’s Nest. In that respect it didn’t
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
A simple flat bread quickly fried until puffy and tender, fry bread is as versatile as it is easy to make. The American-Indian staple is the foundation for both entrées and desserts, and at Milwaukee's Indian Summer Festival, it's served in many...
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
In 2001, Eckhart Grohmann donated his extensive industrial realism art collection—featuring more than 900 paintings and sculptures—to the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). This “Man at Work” collection became the centerpiece...

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