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Friday, July 18, 2008

Today @ the UWM Campus

Alongside the sounds of copy machines churning out paper and staplers crunching zines together, the first Milwaukee Zine Fest will feature three free music shows with 18 local and touring bands. The majority are punk bands, rounded out by some acoustic, hip-hop and indie rock groups. The fest, which begins today and . . .
Friday, July 18, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds

One of the most consistently popular of Milwaukee’s summer ethnic festivals—thanks, in no small part, to all the Italian cuisine it offers—Festa Italiana runs through this weekend at the Summerfest grounds. Among the draws are chef demonstrations, a Sunday mass and procession, a 43-foot-tall replica of St. Mark’s . . .
Thursday, July 17, 2008

American Music and a Milwaukee Tradition

Since 1998, the Garfield Avenue Festival has shined a spotlight on local music while dishing out some of the best soul food in the city. After modest beginnings as a blues festival, the free event has grown each year, offering more food vendors, more street performers, more visual artists, more activities and demonstrations for young children and more music. The festival, which runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 on Garfield Avenue between 4th and 7th streets, now attracts about 15,000 people a year . . .
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Alongside the sounds of copy machines churning out paper and staplers crunching zines together, the first Milwaukee Zine Fest will feature three free music shows with 18 local and touring bands. The majority are punk bands, rounded out by some acoustic, hip-hop and indie rock groups. Zine fest coordinator Jessica Bublitz and Corey Baumann, of local band Louis Tully, organized the shows. “Almost all the bands had an immediate interest,” Bublitz says. “We’re hoping this gives people attending from . . .
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tonight @ Cathedral Square - 6:30 p.m.

The Pamela Means Jazz Project headlines Jazz in the Park at Cathedral Square tonight at 6:30 p.m. As the name of her band suggests, jazz isn’t first nature to singer-guitarist Pamela Means, who is better known for saucy, politicized anti-folk in the spirit of Ani DiFranco, but with her Jazz Project, Means attempts . . .
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds

One of the most consistently popular of Milwaukee’s summer ethnic festivals—thanks, in no small part, to all the Italian cuisine it offers—Festa Italiana returns for its 31st year today, running through this weekend at the Summerfest grounds. Among the draws are chef demonstrations, a Sunday mass and procession, a . . .
Sunday, July 13, 2008

Today @ Cathedral Square Park

Last call for crepes! Bastille Days wraps up its four-day run at Cathedral Square Park today. Shopping, local music, festival food, New Orleans-styled street performers and cirque aerial displays are among the main draws, and chef demonstrators and wine experts will be on site . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Summerfest grounds may be empty today, but tomorrow will be a different story. Thousands will pour through the gates to take part in Milwaukee's premiere musical and cultural experience. We, over here at the Shepherd Express, will keep you in the loop of what to do and who to see over the next 11 days. Stay tuned right here for daily updates, including show reviews and photo blogs from the Cascio Groove Garage, as well as highlights from other ground stages. Stop by our tent and say hello!
Sunday, June 22, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds

Last call for kielbasa: Polish Fest at the Summerfest grounds comes to an end today. Folk dancing, polka and all sorts of sausages are among the highlights of the least-attended (but in many circles, most-cherished) of Milwaukee’s major ethnic festivals. Drink a beer, chow down on some sauerkraut and let . . .

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