Report says Summerfest 2013 had $227 million impact on Wisconsin
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.'s Chairman of the Board, Ted Kellner, announced today that Summerfest 2013 created a positive economic impact of $226 million for the State of Wisconsin, including $187 million for the City of Milwaukee.
A totally ungrateful blog
Despite the fact it's the season of gratitude and thankfulness, I seem to be complaining a lot. So much so that I actually made a list of my "first world problems" that have been the subject of my griping this week.
Have you seen B4N CU17 in the Downtown Milwaukee sky? Here's what it means.
Holiday Folk Fair is an ethnic and gastronomic delight
For 70 years, the International Institute of Wisconsin has staged an annual festival known as the Holiday Folk Fair, and it opens again Friday at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park.
Theme announced for 30th annual MLK birthday celebration
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announced today the theme and events for the city's 30th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.
So similar, yet so different: Milwaukee architectural "siblings"
I enjoy the process. Seeing the progress. That's why I like looking at artists' studies for paintings. It's why I like hearing unreleased demo versions of songs I enjoy. Lately, I've been been noticing buildings drawn by the same hand that share similar features.
Colectivo barista brews up first place at regional barista finals
Colectivo barista Josh Wismans won first place in the 2014 North Central Regional Barista Competition (NCRBC), which was held in Minneapolis on the last weekend of October. This win qualifies him for a first round bye in the U.S. Barista Championships in Seattle next April.
Festa makes 10best's Italian heritage slideshow
USA Today's 10best.com has posted a slideshow of the best places to "Discover Italian Heritage in America's Neighborhoods." And on that list is Milwaukee's Festa Italiana.
Save the swings!
In September 2012, swings of various sizes were installed underneath the Holton Street Viaduct. Last month, it was determined the swings were in need of repair and removed. In an effort to raise funds, beintween - along with MKE BKE, the Makerspace, the City of Milwaukee and NEWaukee - launched a "Save Our Swings" initiative.
Milwaukee Ghost Stories: The accidental werewolf chronicler
Wisconsin author Linda S. Godfrey didn't set out to become a leading expert in the "manwolf" phenomenon, she just kind of fell into one cold winter in 1991.
New DearMKE film to premiere at Iron Horse on Nov. 20
See the latest premiere of the new DearMKE film and help Hunger Task Force. on Nov. 20 at the Iron Horse Hotel.
Banksy costume generates national buzz for OnMilwaukee.com designer
OnMilwaukee's Jason McDowell made national headlines last week on PBS NewsHour and Buzzfeed for his creative 2009 Halloween costume based on a piece colloquially referred to as "Molotov Man" or "Flower Bomber" by the street artist, Banksy.
The Brady Street cow pasture and the Civil War camp where baseball debuted
Bobby Tanzilo admits he's on an arcane search for the minutiae of Milwaukee history. But he's amazed at how many people are interested in going along for the hyperlocal ride. This week, he found the Brady Street cow pasture and the Original Marsh Lands on a map of Milwaukee in the 1870s.
Milwaukee Ghost Stories: Return to Bobby Mackey's
Over the years, Bobby Mackey's has become known for something else--it overshadows his country music legacy at times and it goes bump in the night.
Milwaukee's vanished Downtown gas stations
Don't get me wrong, I'm not eager for the center of the city to become a landing pad for sprawling, over-lit gas stations, but if we all drive - and most of us do - and the kinds of real estate pressures at work in pushing out Manhattan's gas stations don't apply here, why are there no Downtown gas stations?
Regional cooperation is hard
Should Milwaukee remove the chip off its shoulder and finally embrace its place as a suburb of Chicago?
Sex on the pumpkin makes Patch
The community-based Patch web sites called for readers to upload images of carved pumpkins. All were accepted, including this one, which appeared in the Wauwatosa Patch for some time.
Hard Rock CEO responds to casino controversy
Hard Rock International announced yesterday their alliance with the Menomonee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to develop and manage the proposed Kenosha venue. Steve Palec had the opportunity today to talk to James F. Allen, the Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming.
Milwaukee ghost stories: Milwaukee's most haunted
After talking to local experts, Tea Krulos got the scoop on a few of Milwaukee's most famous places to meet a ghost.
Bialas turns lens toward Schlitz
Last year, local photographer Paul Bialas published a stunning hardcover book filled with his images of the former Pabst Brewery. His new book gives the same treatment to the former Schlitz Brewery buildings.
Celebrating St. James Court
Ald. Bob Bauman will be at the Ferry & Clas-designed building, 825-31 W. Wisconsin Ave., at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, to help celebrate St. James Court's 110th birthday and its addition to the National Register of Historic Places.
Northwestern Mutual reveals newest member of the Milwaukee skyline
Late Wednesday morning, Northwestern Mutual unveiled drawings of the newest member of the Milwaukee skyline: the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons.
Domes events canceled
The Friends of the Domes announced today that several upcoming events will be canceled, including the Domes Sock Hop, Rainforest Night and Ghosts Under Glass.
The Bronze Fonz wants you to fight cancer
Fonz has been an attraction for Milwaukee locals as well as visitors since his arrival. Today, however, Fonz has a new task. He is ready to spread the word about the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure.
The Bronze Fonz goes pink for breast cancer research
The Bronze Fonz is joining in the fight against breast cancer, beginning Monday, Sept. 16, when he will be adorned with a pink superhero cape.