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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, ...
07.19.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter will speak at the Riverside Theater on Saturday, Oct. 19, the venue announced, promoting her latest book, Memo to Republicans: We're Not Democrats. It's an unusual booking for the Pabst Theater Foundation, which has hosted many of authors and media personalities in recent years, including Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, but none who have welcomed controversy as eager...
07.12.2013 | | Posted at 08:00 AM
By Mrinal Gokhale
The Wehr Nature Center has created “Fireside Fridays” for July and August to give guests family friendly educational nature hikes ending with a campfire treat. The programs include “firefly fun” on July 12, “twilight travelers” on July 26, and “moons and meteors” on August 9.“Firefly fun” is an in-depth lesson on the tropical/warm climate insect, also known as the lightning bug...
07.11.2013 | | Posted at 05:07 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The city’s Fire and Police Commission has come under heavy fire for making some questionable calls in the past year.  It didn’t discipline an officer for punching handcuffed woman in the face, then, after much outcry, reversed its decision. It didn’t discipline the officers involved in the in-custody death of Derek Williams, either. The mayor’s previous appointee, Ann Wilson, had...
07.11.2013 | | Posted at 04:00 PM

But that may or may not succeed

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 turn our attention to a bunch of cool proposals for the city and handicap their odds of actually succeeding. Among the projects we're rooting for: plans to resurrect the old Grand Warner and Avalon theaters—wanting to own a theater is the new wa...
07.08.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Not that jam bands necessarily need a reason to break into a cover song, but Halloween holds special significance in jam circles, as many of the scene's biggest bands use the occasion to play dress up and play even more elaborate and high-concept cover sets than they usually do. Umphrey's McGee is one of the most ambitious of these bands, creating elaborate sets of mashed-up cover songs each Hallo...

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