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01.31.2014 | | Posted at 12:36 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Well, this came as a surprise. To me, at least.  One of the most powerful men in city government is leaving his position tomorrow. And he already has a job lined up. Yup. Common Council President Willie Hines is stepping down from his seat effective tomorrow. He’s taking a job with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee. He starts next week. Here’s the official press release....
01.30.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee will never lack post-hardcore bands that sound like Fugazi—at any point there are at least a handful of visible ones playing multiple shows each month—but Disguised as Birds, a quartet that announced their break up this month after nearly 10 years together, was one of the few that genuinely captured the excitement of Fugazi. Remember that incredible footage in Instrument where Ian Ma...
01.24.2014 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Turns out you're not the only one who thinks the Bronze Fonz just doesn't look quite right. Ted Leo and Aimee Mann thought the same thing when they encountered the statue before their show at the Pabst Theater last fall."Walking along Milwaukee's riverfront between sound check and show time last year, Aimee and I were startled by a very disconcerting bronze statue of Arthur Fonzerelli, a.k.a. 'The...
01.23.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
With Milwaukee being filled with traditional yoga studios and gyms, yoga practitioner Therese Bailey wanted to offer this city a new, fun way to exercise. Her desire to give people a space to express themselves and love for yoga led her to opening Milwaukee’s first Aerial Yoga studio, Zenzen Yoga Arts, in September 2012."I saw that Aerial Yoga was something different, trendy and new," said Baile...
01.21.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
“Through the power of we, my future is up to me” is the mantra of local nonprofit, Unity in Motion. When Unity in Motion was created in 2000, founder Allen Ruppel had one goal in mind: establish a long-term relationship with students that will help drive them and put them in a position to succeed. Starting with 25 students participating in a non-violent martial arts class at a local communi...
01.07.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

Updates on cold-related closings and promotions

By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee Public Schools and many area businesses remained closed Tuesday as the city endured another day of near-record cold. High temperatures are expected to top off at just zero degrees, and wind chills remained at -30 and -40 below this morning, though those winds are expected to taper as the day goes on.In the face of its most frigid air in nearly 20 years, Milwaukee took it easy yesterday. ...
01.06.2014 | | Posted at 12:30 PM

UPDATES: MPS closes schools for second day; the city lifts overnight parking rules

By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee Public Schools announced that they will remain closed Tuesday, as the coldest air the region has experienced in over a decade continued to freeze the city. Monday's expected high temperature of just -8 degree ties Milwaukee's all-time record for lowest high temperature on this date. Lows of -15 are expected tonight, with wind chills dropping to a life-threatening -30 to -50 degrees.The c...
01.06.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Norman Ware
In Wisconsin, where each snap of severe weather is preceded by days of breathless doomsaying, there's something liberating about turning off the television, bundling up and just braving the elements—they're rarely as terrible as the bleakest forecasts make them out to be. For the last few years, Milwaukee's Lowlands Group has been offering an extra incentive to leave the house during nasty snow ...
12.11.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

The Milwaukee shop specializes in guitars you won't find elsewhere

By Michael Popke
Guitar aficionados rank George Harrison’s “Rocky” Fender Stratocaster, hand-decorated by the late Beatle using day-glow enamel paint and nail polish belonging to his first wife, Pattie Boyd, among the most famous celebrity guitars of all time. Originally Sonic Blue, Harrison’s colorfully customized version was first seen in the Magical Mystery Tour film. Today, the first of only seven “R...
12.09.2013 | | Posted at 05:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The first major snowfall of the season is always especially dangerous, and because of slick, frozen roads and swift wind gusts, yesterday's was even more disastrous than most. The Journal Sentinel tallied the damage in an article detailing dozens of crashes and injuries as well as three tragic fatalities, and now a Department of Transportation video shows just how terrifying the scene was at the s...

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