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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Milwaukee Area Event Calendar

Today's featured events
6:45 p.m. at Carthage College, A.F. Siebert Chapel
8 p.m. at Theatre Unchained, 1024 S 5th Street, Milwaukee

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You Are Not Alone: How Many Are We? The Market

You Are Not Alone: How Many Are We? The Market

Steve Worthington of BornSharp recently sent me an interesting link:Scruff Is In As Men Shave Less. I found it interesting not so much because it was about "scruff" but rather the numbers of people who shave. It got me to wondering how many of "us" (who shave with an "old school" kit of some kind) there are, and how big a market it might be to business. There are currently approximately 152 million adult men in the United States (according to Wikipedia). If we can trust the source of the data in the article, 94% shave, or approximately 143 million...

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Tea Party
Recently, it was news that the state Republican Party is going to vote at its convention on a resolution that says the state party "supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede." Secede? You've got to be kidding me. Maybe we should all find a way to get the Tea Party to secede from the rest of us who have at least a little bit of common sense.
Well Informed Citizens
In advance of the record release party this weekend for Well Informed Citizens' new disc, called "Swindlers and Thieves," we caught up with frontman Daniel Nathan to ask about whether or not the band can keep up that pace and about WIC's latest line-up, which also includes bassist Zach Steiner and drummer Antonio Ninham.
Motivo Tour is here
Milwaukee has been the birthplace of many inventions throughout history. In this spirit, Jeremy Knopow and Jennifer Harris created the Motivo Tour which they believe is unike any other walking aid on the market.
Italian Film Festival
The eighth annual Italian Film Festival of Milwaukee takes place this coming weekend at the UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre, bringing along seven recent critically acclaimed Italian films, including six Brew City premieres.

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