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Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

Aug. 29, 2013

Toby Keith can be subtle and thoughtful, capable of making palpable very adult and nuanced emotions of longing, loss and regret. That was not, perhaps appropriately, the Toby Keith who played The M
04.05.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

ZZ Top is among them, obviously

By Shepherd Express Staff
Harley-Davidson released a list of headliners for its 110th anniversary blow-out at the Summerfest grounds Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept.1, and it includes a heavy helping of bands you'd probably expect to play a motorcycle festival, as well as a few surprises. Joining previously announced headliners Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd are ZZ Top (the gasps in surprise), Katey Sagal & The For...
11.29.2012 | | Posted at 10:15 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This Week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly klatch with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we anticipate Harley-Davidson's upcoming 110th anniversary party by recalling the epic disappointment of the company's 100th anniversary celebration, a city-wide blowout that ended with "Rocket Man" instead of The Rolling Stones. Then we give our thum...
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
Four Thumbs Up: Seeing 11 movies over the 15-day Milwaukee Film Festival, and still wanting more, was a testament to this year’s film selection and diverse programming. B&D highlights included a midnight viewing of wildly funny and...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

Conservatives—including Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker—like to blame Harley-Davidson’s current business troubles on the state’s tax policies, including a recently enacted rule designed to close a loophole that allows many large corporations to avoid paying income tax in Wisconsin. Conservatives...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

His old ideas won’t suit his new campaign

So Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker made a “very special announcement” this week to no one’s surprise. He’s running for governor, again, and hitting the road in a taxpayer-funded statewide trip on the back of a Harley-Davidson, again. But a few things have happened in the past four years that will make...
09.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
[I was told this weekend that DMC appeared at some of Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson 105th anniversary festivities, and I was reminded of my last-minute lunch with the guy two years back. I dug through my archives and found the blog post I hastily wrote-up after the encounter and have republished it here.] Oct. 5, 2006 The vague voicemail message that tipped me off wasn't a hoax af...