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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today @ Humboldt Park, 6 p.m.

Bay View's free Chill on the Hill concert series at the Humboldt Park bandshell continues tonight with a performance from The Squeezettes, an (almost) all-female polka ensemble. They'll be joined by opener Andy Apricot and His Polka Band...
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vietnamese meals already attracting a loyal following

Hue served as the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945, and later saw fierce fighting during the Vietnam War. Today, however, this beautiful city owns a reputation for serving some of the nation’s best food. Hue (pronounced Hway) is also the name of a new restaurant in Bay View. Mark Nielsen co-owns the...
05.10.2010 | | Posted at 11:25 PM

The Boulevard Theatre’s Annual Fundraiser

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre closes out its 24th Season this month with its annual Verse & Vino Poetry/Wine Slam. The annual event features the aforementioned wine and food from some rather nice restaurants as well as poetry and spoken word performed by some exceptionally talented people. This year’s event includes performances by Susan Fete, David Flores, Mark Metcalf, Dan Mooney, Beth Monhollen, Ru...
Friday, April 9, 2010

Third and Fifth Wards, East Side, Bay View, Walker’s Point, Wauwatosa, Downtown Milwaukee and North Shore

In Milwaukee’s Historic Third and Fifth Wards, just south of Downtown, sleek modern structures share real estate with century-old factories and foundries that have found new life as art galleries, condos, design firms, trendy boutiques and see-and-be-seen dining hot spots. The neighborhood’s renaissance during the mid-1990s was anchored by the presence of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design...
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Upstart trio quickly becomes one of Milwaukee’s most visible bands

A band’s first months are a period usually reserved for false starts, the scrapping of potential names and learning how to play together as one. Evidently, Surgeons in Heat—a 6-month-old Milwaukee transplant that’s already played more than 25 shows, recorded and tirelessly promoted itself—wasn’t aware of that. When singer and guitarist Johnathon Mayer left Appleton and relocated to Bay View in September, he and longtime friend and drummer Ryan Rougeux enlisted the help of Milwaukee bassist...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

In Bay View, big hopes and conflicting visions

Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood became tagged as the city’s “other East Side” early this decade, largely on the appeal of a handful of pioneering trendy bars and restaurants. These days those businesses have a whole lot more company. In the past two years, they’ve been...
08.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With hopes of better weather than last year, when rain put a good-sized dent in attendance, Alverno College released the lineup for its 2009 Global Union festival, a two-day world-music concert in Bay View's Humboldt Park. With just six headliners, the lineup is smaller than in recent years, but it's typically varied: � Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 Mucca Pazza:  1 p.m....
09.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
For the last couple of years, Bay View has put its eggs in one proverbial basket, booking two of its major music festivals, the Bay View Bash and the Global Union world music festival, on the same weekend. It makes for a fun weekend, unless, of course, both festivals get nearly rained out, as was the case this weekend. (For an idea of what a bummer this is to Bay Viewers; consider this: I've now heard several residents compare the Bay View Bash to Christmas).  Both went on despite the rain, and there were enough breaks in the clouds for to make both events modest successes, but the crappy weather clearly cut into attendance. The Bay View Bash didn't draw anywhere near the 25,000 people it otherwise might have, and the usually vibrant Global Union was less attended than Humboldt Park's laid-back Tuesday night Chill on the Hill concert series when I visited on Sunday

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