Two Americas, separate and unequal
I recently read Michelle Alexander's book, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." It takes head-on the "elephant in the room" concerning race in America. I feel it is a must read for anyone interested in equality and social justice.
Bastille Days announces 2012 entertainment lineup
The East Town Association has announced the entertainment lineup for this year's Bastille Days festival, Milwaukee's four-day festival of all things French.
Poet Dasha Kelly named newest Pfister Narrator
The Pfister Hotel has chosen poet and novelist Dasha Kelly to be the newest Pfister Narrator, the hotel's in-house storyteller and blogger.
Milwaukee's Marlboro Man
I've known Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke since before he ran for office and I've always found him a little bit of an enigma. I have now finally figured him out.
Own a piece of Harley-Davidson history
For the first time ever, the Harley-Davidson Museum is making its extensive photographic archives available for purchase online.
Miller Lite Oasis headliners announced
Summerfest officials have announced the lineup of headliners slated for the Miller Lite Oasis.
Milwaukee to celebrate Earth Day with music, mayor
Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability and Rock the Green, Milwaukee's near-zero waste music festival, will present Milwaukee's 2012 Earth Day Celebration Friday, April 20.
Summerfest ticket packages to offer double the entertainment
Summerfest has announced a trio of ticket packages designed to give fest-goers more bang for their buck - and additional entertainment around town.
Summerfest wants you in a TV commercial
As part of the 45th anniversary, Summerfest is celebrating festival fans and giving them the chance to be part of its anniversary television commercials. An open casting call will be held April 22 in The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Miller Park becomes third MLB park to earn environmental award
Miller Park, home to the Milwaukee Brewers, became the first Major League Baseball stadium with a retractable roof to earn a LEED certification. It is also just the third park in all of baseball to earn such a distinction.
Summerfest offers "11-Day Power Pass" to celebrate 45th anniversary
Summerfest officials announced the introduction of the 11-day Power Pass today, which offers $131 of savings for 2012 festival-goers.
Tweetup with the Y at AJ Bombers on Thursday
On Thursday night you can help make an impact in our community. You also can sample a new black bean burger at AJ Bombers, 1241 N. Water St. Join us and the Y for a big community Tweetup focused on mentoring.
Lakeshore State Park getting new south entrance
As part of the construction of a new Rock Stage at Summerfest, Lakeshore State Park is getting a new entrance to the island. The project at the Downtown park, located on the shores of Lake Michigan near Summerfest and Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, was posted today via Facebook.
Questions for the Candidates: Branch 17, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Yes, there's an election on Tuesday. And, although there's not a ton on the ballot there are three candidates vying for Branch 17 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Learn more now about Judge Nelson W. Phillips III, Glendale Municipal Court Judge Christopher Lipscomb and Administrative Law Judge Carolina Maria Stark.
Rahm Emanuel to join Mayor Barrett for lunch event in March
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced that his first Mayor's Club event of 2012 will feature Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The exclusive event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 at the Italian Community Center.
Get an Easy Ride to and from the Bradley Center
The Bradley Center has announced the launch of the BC Easy Ride, a new program to help make fans' concert experiences easier to enjoy.
Hines, Holloway get snippy on Clarke's presidential security plans
I just read a news release from Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines' office, blasting Sheriff David Clarke's "decision to assign sheriffs deputies to provide only partial security" for President Obama's Milwaukee visit today. Joining in the criticism is County Board Chairman Lee Holloway. Hines called the Sheriff's decision "appalling."
Debbie Gibson, Smashmouth, others to headline Kapco's Grand Slam Charity Jam
Kapco, Inc., an industrial metal stamping company in Grafton, has announced the line up for its second "Grand Slam Charity Jam."
A great return trip to the Harley-Davidson Museum
It had been a long time since we rolled into the Harley-Davidson Museum. The last time we went was in 2010 during the Evel Knievel show. This time, we checked out Willie G.'s watercolors and more.
Fire up, Tweet your "cheap date" story and win
Time Warner Cable Wisconsin Twitter followers (TWCable_WIS) are invited to Tweet about their best "cheap date." The winning idea will earn $100 gift card to dine at County Clare Pub/Restaurant.
Rock the Green goes greener for 2012
Veolia Environmental Services will return as the title sponsor for Rock the Green 2012, the Midwest's near-zero waste non-profit music festival. The festival will bring world-class music and an interactive sustainability experience back to Veterans Park Saturday, Sept. 15.
Milwaukee's St. Patrick's Day Parade returns March 10
The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin will help Downtown Milwaukee ring in the 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday, March 10.
Living History: Why is Booker T. Washington's philosophy being resurrected?
I recently heard a lecture in Milwaukee in which the speaker stated "Booker T. Washington was right." The comment about Booker T. Washington led me to go back to look at the philosophy and work of Booker T. Washington and the controversies that surrounded him.
Who should replace Prince Fielder on our windows?
We're considering several new designs and looks for our "corporate" windows here at 1930 E. North Ave. But, if we were to take down Prince today and replace with another sports icon who should it be?
Nominate someone for "Milwaukee's Finest"
A new program, Milwaukee's Finest, honors young professionals doing great things in and around Milwaukee.