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07.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Want to get in free to German Fest? Who doesn’t, right? Well, now you can get your 80’s rock fix and a fair share of strudel all in one night. Everyone going to the Police concert, featuring special guest Elvis Costello & the Imposters, on Friday, July 25 gets a “Go straight to German Fest Free” card. Before or after the concert, you are free to enjoy the festivities and food at ...
06.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Calling all Foxy Doxies!My name’s Frankie, winner of last year’s Wiener Dog Races at German Fest.Here’s a topic near and dear to my heart.Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Wiener Dog Races on Saturday, July 26.We need 50 racers and 50 Doxies in dra…uh, costumes.The picture you see, that’s Skip, winner of last year’s costume contest.He’s a real hot dog.If you want to si...
07.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Frankie, here, with more news about German Fest. One of the things that gets me all fired up about racing is knowing that at the finish line, there’s always a treat waiting for me. Plain and simple, I love food. Despite the family resemblance, hot dogs, brats and sausages are among my favorites eats. “Naschen,” that’s German for eating, is one of the biggest reasons people come ...
06.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Despite my mach speeds on the race course, I try not to brag about my fame and fortune. After all, I wasn’t always a star. That got me thinking, who else is out there with celebrity status and German heritage? Today, I put my paws to the keyboard and googled a few of my favorite celebs who turned their German looks, brains, and talents to fame. Here’s my top 5, but feel free to add o...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

(Broadway), by Suze Rotolo

It could be worse. At least Suze Rotolo is a likable writer. Near the end of her memoir we finally get the story behind the famous album cover of Rotolo walking alongside Bob Dylan for the folk singer’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. A Freewheelin’ Time could have revealed something about the folk-blues revival of the early 1960s and its most enduring artist, but instead spends most of its pages on Rotolo’s artwork (including baubles that hang from ladies’ boots, rejected by Bloomingdale’s at the time) and politics (hanging out in Cuba back in the day and treating Dylan as a fan treats Dylan). We have a charming but boring person on a record jacket writing a book as though she was part of the album’s music. Credit Rotolo for her voice . . .
06.20.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
Hey folks.My name’s Frankie, winner of last year’s Wiener Dog Races at German Fest.You might say I come from humble beginnings.My folks, Wendy and Joe, found me at the Midwest Dachshund Rescue in August 2004. Before that, I’d been wandering the streets of Chicago.They think I’m about 5 years old.All I know is racing is in my blood.I love chasing rabbits and squirrels and going for walks. T...
05.31.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre companies don’t sit down to plan out their schedules with each other. This is pretty obvious from the way the schedules sometimes work out. Next month, for instance, there are almost no shows opening in the greater Milwaukee area. Then in July, something like ten shows suddenly open, most of them on the same weekend. Some tiem ago, two different companies in town both planned productions...
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Shorewood Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

To truly understand Chinese culture, you need to love Chinese culture. That was the lesson learned from the life of Joseph Needham, a British scientist who arrived in China in 1943 and, over the years, established himself as the world’s preeminent Chinese scholar. Needham’s travels (and romances) are detailed . . .

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