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06.26.2014 | 29 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of judgement with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we parse Summerfest's recent claims that it has taken steps to avoid the kind of crowd-crush situation it saw last year on the night of the great Imagine Dragons/Pretty Lights attendance surge. We can't find much evidence that the festival has actually changed much of anything, but just the fac...
07.05.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we discuss Saturday's potentially dangerous situation at Summerfest, when huge crowds rushed through the gates without paying, according to multiple social media accounts. Matt suggests a few ways to prevent that from happening again, while I lament ...
06.30.2013 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

How the media failed to report on Summerfest's big fail

By Evan Rytlewski
Consider this another reason Summerfest no longer releases daily attendance numbers. At some point last night, crowds became so congested outside of the festival's entrance that organizers had to open the gates and let people in for free.That's the official story, at least, as reported by the Journal Sentinel and numerous other media outlets. Social media tells a very different story, however. Acc...
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007

UWM Union Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

A vivid and often uncomfortable account of the racial unrest of the time, Revolution '67, a new documentary from Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, relives the spontaneous, six-day riot that overwhelmed Newark, N.J., in the summer of 1967 and left 26 bodies in its wake.

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