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The week leading up to Summerfest’s first act includes performances by the New Rhythm and Blues Quartet, The Minus 5 and Viento Callejero. Read more

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Walter Salas-Humara kept it casual at Anodyne performance. Read more

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Roast Coffee Company continues to thrive, now celebrating 15 years in business. Owner Ryan Mason, who attended UW-Milwaukee, opened his café in a former framing shop in 2004. Read more



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For those of us who measured a trip to Rome in the number of meals and not nights, she suddenly appeared to be a necessary kind of authority figure. Read more



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Elton John brings his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum—a highlight of music events this week in Milwaukee. Read more

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Mequon’s new Spur 16 will feature a public market with some of Milwaukee’s most renowned restaurants, a St. Paul Fish Company location and a summer farmers’ market. Read more

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Milwaukee ensemble New Vintage Frets performs repertoire from a time when mandolin music was a national craze that firmly took root in Milwaukee. Read more

Concert Reviews

Though the square-cut, cracker-crust pizza will probably never be totally abandoned, Milwaukeeans can’t seem to get enough other styles recently, especially Neapolitan. Read more

Dining Out


Roasters such as Valentine Coffee, Hawthorne and others have created delightful mash-ups of coffee shop-meets-bar ambiances. Read more

Java Journal

Dear Ruthie gives helpful advice to a reader thinking about quitting drag and shares her social calendar of events of interest to members of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ community. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie encourages readers with the motto from her new YouTube series “Camp Wannakiki”—“Amp up your camp!” Read more

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Walking into Avenue Coffeehouse (911 Milwaukee Ave., South Milwaukee) is like visiting the home of that cool artist friend or relative. Read more

Short Order

"Put very simply, a great latte embodies the harmonic synergy between the craft of well steamed milk and properly pulled shots of espresso.” Read more

Java Journal

From the raucous to the laid-back, here is what you should be doing this St. Patrick's Day. Read more

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Being in a rock band is hard. It’s even harder for adolescents, such as those in Gas Station Sushi, who are still driving with their learner’s permits. Read more

Local Music

La Finca Coffee House, which opened this past October in St. Francis, is filling a void with a Mexican-inspired menu of coffee drinks, hot food and bakery. Read more

Dining Out


A list for the everyman, for the family, for midweek, for those who prefer steak tacos to steak houses. Read more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader wondering about revenge flirting. Exciting upcoming events include Whatever Happened to Baby Jane at Off the Wall Theatre, Aug. 16-27; Fashion 411 at MOWA with Bjorn Nasett and Jordan Dechambre, Aug. ... Read more

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The Wooldridge Brothers looked to the ghosts of drive-in theaters, and the spirit of Big Star and R.E.M., on their summery new album, Stars At Dusk. Read more

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Odd Duck’s Melissa Buchholz and Ross Bachhuber discuss their favorite Bay View restaurants. Read more

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