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Hundreds of people gathered at Cathedral Square Park on Friday afternoon for the grand opening celebration of “The Hop,” Milwaukee’s new streetcar system. Read more

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After years of debate, construction and more debate, the Milwaukee streetcar finally has an opening date. The streetcar, dubbed “the Hop” will begin service on Friday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. Read more

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Last week, representatives of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) came to Milwaukee for an on-site inspection to determine if the city met its requirements for its 2020 National Convention. From what I’ve heard, they were impressed. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose new husband unexpectedly brought up having a threeway. Read more

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Jazz in the Park, Cathedral Square’s free concert series, returns for its 27th season on May 31. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader wondering if she’s the bitch or all the people around her. Exciting upcoming events include Theater RED’s The Wayward Women at the Alchemist Theatre, Bastille Days in Cathedral Square and a Makers Mar... Read more

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For over a decade, Summerfest had a snowy counterpart festival know as “Winterfest," a longer, but lower-profile event that was meant to attract visitors to Milwaukee during the tough-draw wintertime months. While Winterfest was never ab.. Read more

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Even without the glitz of its neighboring Cathedral Square establishments, a strong attention to detail, a classically relaxed vibe and a solid food and cocktail menu has let The Phoenix Cocktail Club quickly carve a niche in the crowded Do... Read more



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There have been quite a few bar and restaurant openings around Milwaukee since my last update. They run the gamut of Polish food to sports bars to steakhouses, so everyone will find something they like. Get out there and try someplace new while yo.. Read more

Brew City Booze

I might be either too young or too old to find this appealing.  It’s the 21st century and people facing  each other in performance pun competitions. It may not personally appeal to me, but I love that there are people who are actually doing .. Read more


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The Dude is coming back to Milwaukee as we get ready foranother Lewbowski Fest. The 2 day festival will be held at Cathedral Square downtownon Friday, August 21st and will continue at JB's on 41 Bowling Center on Saturday the 22nd.Friday’s Mo.. Read more

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WMSE's annual Backyard BBQ will return to Cathedral Square Park for another year of rootsy music and smokey food on Saturday, Sept. 5. Today the station announced the lineup for the sixth installment of the event, which will feature the New Orlean.. Read more

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It’s trolley time. No, not the billion dollar one (I can’t wait for that) but the little red and green mock one. It runs throughout the summer for that Old Milwaukee feel, taking a loop around the Third Ward, East Town and West Town, and th... Read more

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Cathedral Square Park via Travel Wisconsin

Mazen Muna, owner of the Dogg Haus restaurants in Milwaukee, plans to openPhantomBar in spring of 2015. The space on Cathedral Square Park at 780 N.Jefferson St. will be ultramodern andsleek, according to Muna, and will focus on craft cocktails.. Read more

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There are many street festivals in Milwaukee, but Bastille Days may be the biggest and brightest of all. From July 10-13, more than 250,000 visitors will come to Cathedral Square and several streets around it, to celebrate all Read more

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It was another violent summer in Milwaukee marked by gun violence. The organization Guns Down MKE will remember the victims of that violence later this month at a silent candlelight vigil. It takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at Cathe.. Read more

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The Big Lebowski came and went without ringing much change at box offices during its theatrical release... Read more

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Milwaukee's classiest free concert series, Jazz in the Park, begins its 2012 season with an evening of music from one of the city's most prominent blues combos: Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. The group plays... Read more

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It's always fun to debate which restaurant serves the best burger in town. Some places that come to mind are Solly's, AJ Bombers and Sobelman's. Another contender, quite unlike the others, is Elsa's—or, more formally, Elsa's Read more

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