With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.
He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.
This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as OnMilwaukee.com keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.
Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.
|Living - March 7, 2014|
|Milwaukee hotels that famous people (briefly) called home|
|Elvis? The Beatles? Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle? John Fitzgerald Kennedy? Who is the most famous person to have stayed in a hotel in Milwaukee? While not a mecca for the famous, like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, Milwaukee has been a temporary home for many famous people.|
|Living - March 6, 2014|
|Today's revelers don't skimp on courtesy|
|Sometimes things sneak up on you and provide a surprise when you are least expecting it. The surprise I got last week at Turner Hall was that so many young people were, in three words, "very, very nice."|
|Arts & Entertainment - March 5, 2014|
|New "Flashdance" misses flash, dance and a sense of drama|
|Think back to the famous 1983 movie "Flashdance" and answer the question, "What was it about?' You will probably respond that it's about a young girl named Alex, a steelworker who dances in an almost strip club and wants to get into an elite-level ballet school. But that's not the right answer if someone asks you about the busy stage musical adaptation of "Flashdance" that opened Tuesday night at the Marcus Center.|
|Sports - March 4, 2014|
|Sports talk radio goes in the tank when it comes to the Bucks|
|There are many on local sports talk radio who think the Milwaukee Bucks should purposely lose games so they ensure they will get the No. 1 pick in the draft. It's time someone took these crazies to task, and I am the guy to do it.|
|Arts & Entertainment - March 3, 2014|
|Wrestling comedy "Cementville" trips on weak characters in the ring|
|If you are going perform a play about women's professional wrestling, it's a good idea to determine whether the characters are going to be real people or caricatures. That's one of the problems afflicting "Cementville," the dark comedy by Jane Martin that opened at UWM's Peck School of the Arts over the weekend.|
|Milwaukee Buzz - March 3, 2014|
|Is there room for more hotel rooms in Milwaukee?|
|For decades, the people responsible for booking conventions in Milwaukee have cited the number of hotel rooms available as the primary obstacle to booking larger conventions into Milwaukee. And after a conversation with Paul Upchurch, the president and CEO of Visit Milwaukee, it's clear that the number of rooms is still an issue.|
|Arts & Entertainment - March 1, 2014|
|"An Iliad" at The Rep is a classic story of battle, blood and bodies|
|Great theater is about telling a story, and it's hard to find a much cooler story than "An Iliad," the epic poem by Homer. A retelling of that poem is the latest entry in the Milwaukee Rep season, and it's a performance that will leave you breathless.|
|Arts & Entertainment - February 28, 2014|
|"Lion King," "Book of Mormon" highlight upcoming Marcus season|
|The highest grossing musical in history and a Tony award winning, laugh-a-minute riot highlight the 2014-15 season of Broadway shows announced by the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Thursday night.|
|Milwaukee Buzz - February 27, 2014|
|Barrett's State of the City scores some hits and some misses|
|Mayor Tom Barrett delivered his annual State of the City speech this week. Let's take a look at some of the highlights.|
|Arts & Entertainment - February 26, 2014|
|The Milwaukee Rep announces its 2014-15 season|
|Milwaukee Repertory Theater artistic director Mark Clements has developed a home run reputation for the bookings in the Stackner, which has been home to wonderful musical productions, and next year seems like no exception.|
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