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Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds

Not that Milwaukeeans need to go to an ethnic fest on the lake to enjoy great Mexican food, but Mexican Fiesta, which wraps up its weekend-long run at the Summerfest grounds today, offers more than just cuisine: dancing and cultural displays abound, and there will be literally stages and stages of music. A . . .
Sunday, July 20, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest Grounds

Last call for cannoli! Festa Italiana wraps up its four-day run at the Summerfest grounds today. Among the draws are chef demonstrations, a massive mass and procession, a 43-foot-tall replica of St. Mark’s Bell Tower, fireworks displays and a final performance from Deana Martin, daughter of the celebrated rat packer. Oh . . .
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

HEALTH @ The Borg Ward Collective, 7 p.m., Thursday. Partnered with the Canadian electronic duo Crystal Castles, HEALTH recorded one of last year’s sharpest singles, the disorient ing, Orwellian “Crimewave.” Left to their own devices, though, the Los Angeles group is more of a conventional noise-rock band than that dark dance track suggests, heavy on rusty guitars and cacopho nous drums.
07.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I was away for a long weekend, so I'm late to respond to this news article, but according to a Journal Sentinel report, Summerfest's attendence was down this year. Way down. Lowest levels since 1993 down. The report cites the skittish economy and inopportune weather as likely causes, but doesn't mention what I've heard a lot of people say about this year's festival: The line-up wasn't all...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Issue: The state Supreme Court decided last week that “a person selling a home can look the buyer in the eye, lie about the condition of the home and escape legal consequences,” according to Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a scathing dissent that’s well worth a read.... Jerk: Charlie Sykes is either the hypocrite of the week or just fundamentally stupid... But Sykes had no problem with an Army-sponsored virtual killing “experience” at Summerfest, which sought to attract kids as young as 13 to shoot human-shaped targets. When the Army and Summerfest decided to pull the game, Sykes accused them of not supporting the troops.
07.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In last week�s news poll, the Shepherd asked whether readers would like to see more local music, the same amount of local music or less local music at Summerfest. Yeah, it was a feel-good question, and it doesn�t take a psychic to predict the results, of course: Most readers said they�d like to see more local music at the Big Gig (84%, to be exact.) Still, the results are impressive, considering t...

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