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Milwaukee Buzz - March 26, 2015
National report on secret money threatens Walker's presidential aspirations
Michael Isikoff is, perhaps, the best investigative reporter in the country and he has written a story about secret big money donations to Scott Walker. The story could well be the death knell for Walker's presidential aspirations.
Sports - March 24, 2015
Roenicke's security may not be best for Brewers
Ron Roenicke had the team option through next season picked up, but that decision may well not be the best thing for the Brewers. Lame ducks have the freedom to take risks and be creative which is something the team could use.
Sports - March 17, 2015
Boxing makes a comeback
Boxing has started to get national television exposure and early returns are that the sport still has a draw. At one point boxing was one of the most popular sports in the world.
Arts & Entertainment - March 15, 2015
Skylight's "Snow Dragon" roars across the stage with passion and elegance
"The Snow Dragon" at Skylight Music Theatre proves once again that brave choices make for enthralling nights of live entertainment. The English language opera deals with child abuse and the healing process for everyone.
Arts & Entertainment - March 14, 2015
"Five Presidents" is full of laughs but fails to bridge the credibility gap
"Five Presidents," at the Milwaukee Rep, takes a look at what it must have been like when four ex presidents and one sitting one gathered for the funeral for Richard Nixon. The play is full of humor but falls short when it comes to credibility.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 12, 2015
6 surefire hints that Walker is serious about this whole president thing
Every candidate goes through the same steps when they think about running for president. Scott Walker has already taken six of the most obvious steps, so he must be serious about this whole thing.
Sports - March 10, 2015
7 candidates for who the Bucks could honor next
Now that Bob Dandridge's jersey has been retired, attention moves to who should be next to climb into the ring of honor. There are lots of candidates, including some unusual ones.
Milwaukee Buzz - March 5, 2015
Handgun waiting period debate finds Walker sucking up to the NRA
Wisconsin law requires a 48-hour waiting period to purchase a handgun. Gov. Scott Walker has announced he would support a measure that will eliminate that waiting period. He made his pledge to the National Rifle Association.
Sports - March 3, 2015
Spring training is nice, but it's hard to hope this year
Last year spring training was something we needed. As fans of the pro sports teams in Milwaukee and Green Bay, our spirits needed to be lifted out of the doldrums. But now we've got other stuff to be excited about so spring training doesn't have the urgency it once did.
Arts & Entertainment - March 2, 2015
In Tandem's "Come Back" is a journey with muddled tracks
"Come Back" is the work of local playwright Neal Haven, one getting its world premiere at In Tandem Theatre. It's a play about the grief of losing a loved one and tries to find humor in the situation.
Arts & Entertainment - March 1, 2015
Chamber Theatre's "The Train Driver" provides a momentous evening
There's a song they sing when there is a funeral in some of the rural parishes of Louisiana. "The graveyard ain't got no memories," they sing. It's not just the dead who are afraid of the memories, but the living are fearful as well, and it can be even tougher on those left behind if they try to make those memories clear. That is the essence of "The Train Driver," the powerful drama by Athol Fugard that opened over the weekend at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.
Kids & Family - Feb. 28, 2015
First Stage displays solid grasp on sixth grade in "Big Nate: The Musical"
Being in sixth grade can be a real problematic time, full of the turbulence of hopes and fears all at once. First Stage captures the whole thing in "Big Nate: The Musical."
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 26, 2015
City leans toward settlement in Silk lawsuit over Downtown strip club
After losing a half-million-dollar judgement, the City of Milwaukee is looking at ways to avoid paying the money. One of the solutions being explored is granting Silk a license in exchange for dropping the lawsuit.
Movies & TV - Feb. 24, 2015
The 14 greatest sports movies of all time
Sports movies are among the greatest films ever made, so what better time to list the top 14 sports movies of all time than right after the Oscars?
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 20, 2015
Off the Wall's "God of Carnage" plagued by faulty memories and overacting
"God of Carnage" is a biting comedy about two couples who turn from civilized to animals before our very eyes. But when two of the actors can't remember their lines, the evening turns out to be a real dud.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 19, 2015
Silk strip club owners win big against the city
The owners Silk Exotic today won a big victory in federal court as a jury awarded them a judgement of almost half a million dollars for revenue lost because the city would not grant them a license for a Downtown strip club.
Kids & Family - Feb. 19, 2015
Sojourner Family Peace Center works front lines of domestic violence
Domestic violence is something that most of us think doesn't touch those close to us. But in fact this familial violence cuts across all economic, social, geographic and ethnic boundaries.
Sports - Feb. 17, 2015
Like Sinatra, Bo Ryan does it his way
Bo Ryan has been coaching for 30 years in Wisconsin and he's had success wherever he's been. What's more, he's done it with a unique coaching style that features a deliberate offense and a tenacious defense that has the Badgers ranked among the best teams in the country.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 15, 2015
"Bare: A Pop Opera" doesn't have the kind of urgency we'd expect
"Bare: A Pop Opera" is a play that seems to have some potential. But when you actually see it, the story seems so dated that it's hard to grab onto the message.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 14, 2015
"The Amish Project" makes you wonder if you are as good as you can be
"The Amish Project" is a play about a murderous shooting in a one-room schoolhouse that took place in 2006. The message behind the play is the incredible sense of forgiveness of the community that had been so victimized. It makes you wonder how each of us would react.
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