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From time to time,­this blog likes to point out awesome album art of particular local interest, so I'm thrilled to add another one to the pile: The strikingly literal cover of the self-titled release from the trombone ensemble Skeleton Crew, whi.. Read more

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In advance of their album release shows this weekend, Erin Wolf has a great profile of Milwaukee punk vets the Speedfreaks in this week's issue of the Shepherd, but there was one noteworthy detail she wasn't able to work into the article: The albu.. Read more

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Milwaukee lost one of its most valuable citizens at about 3 in the morning on Nov. 5. James Liddy's breath-breath of a poet, teacher, Irishman, memoirist, man about town (especially on foot and via the N,Books Read more

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What can you do with a stop sign that hasn't already been done? That question nagged Rick Bergholz, CEO of Traffic and Parking Control Co.,The New Economy Read more

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Back in 2000, when John McCainfirst ran for president, he was considered a maverick. Back then, helabeled televangelists Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell “agentsof intolerance,” was working on campaign finance reform with Democrat... Read more

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Does the otherwise stunning cover of Annie's upcoming album, Don't Stop, look a little familiar?  That's because it's the latest in a long line of recent band photos using similar light manipulation, a technique that looks pretty co.. Read more

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