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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...
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
To paraphrase the Exploited, punk's not dead—it's just taking a brief vacation in Milwaukee. The upcoming No Coast Mohawk Fest features more than enough first-generation-inspired punk to satisfy even the most die-hard of fans...
Monday, June 25, 2012

June 23, 2012

While they're certainly not the biggest of the bunch, street festivals go a long way toward rounding out Milwaukee's prized image as the “City of Festivals.” But they're not all created equal. There are certainly reliable, ever-present common...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Garlic may not have the glamorous cachet of strawberries or chocolate, both of which have inspired their own southeastern Wisconsin festivals, but it has its share of fanatics, which makes the food a worthy if eccentric theme for Braise's first street...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Summer in Milwaukee means lakeshore festivals filled with food and music. It also means many chances to experience prestigious fine art fairs within 100 miles of Downtown. The following list is but a small sample of the wide variety...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A festival honoring the Dude in all of us

The Big Lebowski came and went without ringing much change at box offices during its theatrical...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Over time, volunteers can transform a city's creative footprint. Each year since 1962, the Milwaukee Art Museum's Friends of Art has sponsored the annual Lakefront Festival of Arts. The festival marks its 50th anniversary June 15-17 with...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 10, 2012

In a city chock-full of outdoor festivals, the first one typically signals the unofficial start to summer and the official confirmation to commence the partying. Due to the cancellation of RiverSplash's weekend-long ruckus a few...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Extra Crispy Brass Band has a sound that is distinctly Dixie, finding inspiration from the “second line” traditional style of New Orleans jazz. “The first line was the funeral procession and the second line refers to the up-tempo brass band and dancers...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Milwaukee festival celebrates three cultures

It makes for a strange mix, at first glance. What do Latino Americans, Polish Americans and American Indians...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
It's not entirely clear what the annual South By Southwest music festival accomplishes anymore. Once an industry shindig where buzz bands played in hopes of landing a record deal, the four-day event (10 days, counting the film and interactive...
06.08.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This year was a crucial test for RiverSplash!, Milwaukee's inaugural summer music festival. After an inordinate number of altercations at last year's festival�most damning among them a non-fatal shooting�city officials threatened to pull the plug on the event if organizers couldn't curb the problems. This was a pass/fail test: Any major incident at this year's event would have almost certainly pro...
10.22.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Johnny Estrada, Captain Obvious October 22, 2007 | 06:06 PM This article from the Journal-Sentinel has Johnny Estrada saying his performance this season was "pathetic". Welcome to the bandwagon Johnny, you're a little late to the party. Clearly I'm more than a little bitter about Estrada this season, and not just because he was so bored and mean at the 2nd Brewers Block Party this season. Maybe...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

The 21st Annual LGBT Film/Video Festival

As autumn approaches and daylight hours diminish, more and more of us will be inclined to spend our nights looking for something bright and clear- especially on the big screen. From Sept. 4-14, Milwaukeeans get another chance to brighten their eyes and enlighten their minds with the annual LGBT Film/Video Festival, presented by the film department of UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts.
07.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
 It's hard to believe that three days of German Fest have gone by. It must be all of the munching on rollbraten, sipping on beer and wine, and live entertainment that's made the time fly.  Still, have no fear, the party is still on.  In fact, German Fest has saved the best for last and is going out with a "bang".  The German Fest organizers are packing three times the "boom" into one specta...
07.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
Tonight’s the night, folks.  It’s the first day of German Fest 2008 and it’s Usinger’s Family Free Night.  That’s right, free admission for all from 5 to 10 p.m. plus food deals, true-blue German entertainment, and two great Milwaukee bands.  Also, the 620 WTMJ’s Bill Michaels 5K Run/Walk for the Hungry happens tonight at 7 p.m. To get a schedule for tonight’s music lineup, vis...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Back To Brady Street Days

If it’s lucky, a city will offer one of those streets that seems to have a magnetic force field running its length, attracting not just a certain segment of the population, but nearly everyone: scenesters and trendsetters, hedonists and daters, lollygaggers and bohemians, and all those that defy a label.
07.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
    The best thing to pair with a little dog such as myself is a little kid.  They love to play, get messy, and eat foods that stick to their face, and so do I.  That’s why I’m excited that German Fest is featuring a lineup of kid-friendly attractions and activities for the 2008 Fest.  Here’s a run-down of the kiddie-fun that has my tail wagging:     All Weekend Long: German Fest...
07.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
There are a lot of reasons I run. Sometimes I run for practice before the big race, sometimes I run to fetch a tennis ball, sometimes I run because chasing my tail gets boring after a while. While my four-legged friends and I will be racing on the German Fest grounds on Saturday July, 26, you and your two-legged friends can join in for 620 WTMJ’s Bill Michaels 5K Run/Walk for the Hungry, benefi...
Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tonight @ the Zippo Rock Stage, 8 p.m.

They’re best known as an alt-country band, but Old 97’s, who do an 8 p.m. show at the Zippo Rock Stage tonight, cover more territory than that restrictive label suggests. Their newest album, this May’s Blame It On Gravity, is their flashiest yet, a pointed set of bombastic rock and sly pop that keeps its eyes locked...
Saturday, June 28, 2008

Today at Cascio Groove Garage

Another day of Summerfest, another great set of local bands playing the Cascio Groove Garage, sponsored by Shepherd Express and ExpressMilwaukee.com. Among today’s highlights is a 4:15 p.m. set from Milwaukee’s awesome Brief Candles. They play sweeping, sugarcoated shoegaze with lovely, Cocteau Twins...
Friday, June 27, 2008

CANCELLED

Since winning the third season of “American Idol,” R&B superstar Fantasia Barrino seems to have escaped the curse that haunts many of the show’s most promising performers (anyone seen Ruben Studdard or Taylor Hicks lately?)...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Crossroads for MIFF

The Milwaukee International Film Festival (MIFF) finished its fifth season last year with another round of record-breaking ticket sales. Rarely have I ever seen consensus on any issue, but there seems to be a virtually unanimous opinion that the Milwaukee International Film Festival has been a great addition to the city and is an institution that’s here to stay. We certainly hope it’s here to stay. But MIFF is at a crossroads. There are going to be changes that we all hope will help the festival grow and not spin out of control and crash and burn. Here, I want to lay out the history of the festival and then explain the crossroads it is facing.

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