Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana is back and better than ever Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 on the Summerfest grounds with new musical acts and activities plus headliners KC and the Sunshine Band and Phil Vassar. Read more


Smooth Hound Smith and The Hatchets play Milwaukee alongside several festivals, including Festa Italiana, the Garfield Avenue Festival and Port Washington’s Port Fish Day. Read more

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1970s disco kings KC and the Sunshine Band get down and shake their booty at Festa Italiana on July 20. Read more

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Festa Italiana is back and better than ever Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 on the Summerfest grounds with new musical acts and activities plus headliners KC and the Sunshine Band and Phil Vassar. Read more


The Milwaukee Air & Water Show returns to shatter your nerves and your eardrums while the Vans Warped Tour takes a final bow. Read more

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Festa Italiana will return to the Sumerfest grounds this year from July 20-22, bringing a taste of Italy to Milwaukee’s lakefront. Read more


Echo and the Bunnymen join Violent Femmes for an unlikely double bill, while Festa Italiana prepares for three nights of food and fireworks. Read more

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While Summerfest's 50th edition has understandably been getting the most coverage, another major Milwaukee festival is celebrating a big anniversary this summer, too. Fest Italiana will mark 40 years this July, and over the last few weeks the fest.. Read more

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From its modest beginnings forty years ago, Festa Italiana has grown into the largest Italian event of its kind in America today. As the first ethnic festival to take place in Henry Maier Festival Park, Festa was a “coming home" party fo.. Read more

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Festa Italiana,the area’s largest Italian Festival, is coming to Milwaukee’s Summerfestgrounds July 22-24.This year’s festival will feature the usual mix of Italianfood, beer and music, with a number of new highlights. An Italian piazz.. Read more

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Børns, Dälek, Dr. Dog and Sunny Day Real Estate’s Jeremy Enigk should keep concertgoers plenty busy this week. Read more

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Last year, a Russian holding company acquired Pabst Brewing,and Milwaukeeans feared the worst. PBR has always been a beloved hometownbrand, even if they closed the MKE production line back in the mid-1990s. Butrejoice, PBR fans, because Pabst i.. Read more

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Festa Italiana offers a weekend of fireworks and cannoli, while the Milwaukee Latino Carnaval readies four days of parades and cultural events. Read more

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The Florentine Opera kicks off its summer season with an outdoor fundraiser called “Pasta & Puccini,” featuring standards from the mellifluous operas of Giacomo Puccini and sure-to-please favorites along with drinks and dinner al fresco. Read more

Classical Music

Nintendo teams up with Universal Studios to create rides and attractions, Oculus officially announces the Rift’s release window and Tony Hawk 5 is coming this year!AudioVideoLet us know what you think. Leave us a voice or text message a.. Read more

Video Games are Dumb

When it comes to stand-up comedy, there is a particular intangible "it" factor that some comics have and others simply don't. You can sense it in the nuances of a comic's act and their ability to transform the world around them into their own spe.. Read more

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Last summer, I wrote you and all of the other police chiefs and mayors in Milwaukee County urging you to do whatever it takes to stop pedestrians with the right-of-way from getting killed or injured. Read more

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If The Wizard of Oz was a road picture, maybe that explains the recurring references to wicked witches and the Emerald City in David Lynch’s road picture, Wild at Heart (1990). Then again, explaining one of Lynch’s films can be ajourney down a bo.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Festa Italiana has revealed several of its 2013 headliners, and they're an eclectic bunch, if not exactly the first acts that spring to mind when you think of all things Italian. The festival's Spiked Island Adult Lemonade Stage will be headlined .. Read more

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Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the four-day-long Festa Italiana will include a 50/50 cash raffle for the first time this weekend. The winner of the raffle will take home half of its total revenue based on ticket sales and is guaranteed a... Read more

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