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Mother's Foods, formerly the Comfort Theatre, was lost to a fire this week. This is how the building looked in 2010. Photo Credit: Erin DorbinLast Tuesday, Mother’s Food and Liquor (2438 W. Hopkins) burned. The fire punched through the roof of .. Read more

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The Abele administration is giving the public a highly edited version of what really happened when the courthouse caught fire last summer, causing up to $12 million in damages, supervisors allege Read more

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The Pizza Man reopened on Monday after a more than two-year absence following a fire that burnt down the restaurant's former Oakland Avenue location. The restaurant remains on the East Side, with the new location at 2947 North Downer Ave. Founder.. Read more

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That didn't take long, thankfully. A couple of weeks after closing following a fire, the Miramar Theatre announced it will reopen on Saturday, July 20. "We will still be in clean-up mode with much more to do, but functional and comfortable," owner.. Read more

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The Miramar Theatre will be closed indefinitely following a fire Wednesday night. In an email blast last night, theater owner Bill Stace wrote, "The Miramar Theatre had a fire last night, July 3, 2013. No one was injured, but there had been extens.. Read more

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"Taliesin is a house in three acts," declares the preface of Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss, a new book by Madison journalist Ron McCrea that tells the fascinating story of this famous residence Read more


Sadly, Green Gallery West didn’t survive the July fire that engulfed a building on Riverwest’s Center Street. Fortunately, however, artist and owner John Riepenhoff quietly perseveres at Green Gallery East Read more

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The Milwaukee Common Council sealed the fate of Sydney Hih last month when it rejected efforts to grant the four-building complex historic preservation, but that didn\'t stop one of its buildings from going out on its own terms. Although two of it.. Read more

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The 1914 fire that consumed portions of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin compound along with seven lives may have been sparked by racism. The servant who set the blaze and attacked the houseguests with a hatchet, Julian Carlton... Read more


The passage above is quoted near the end of the recently published book Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá. The authors are using the quote to refer to female sexuality, but I thi... Read more


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Today’s Admirals game against the Houston Aeros is a particularly kid-friendly one. The costumed animal troupe ZOOperstars will perform, and families are invited to bring their own skates to take to the ice after the game.,Today in Milwauke... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Much has been said and written about the healingpowers of art, but in this lengthy (300-p Stitches ,Books Read more


The prayers of many Brewer fans were answered a few minutes ago when the story broke that the Brewers fired manager Ned Yost and promoted third base coach Dale Sveum to interim manger. Ted Simmons, who had been the bench coach, was moved to an "ad.. Read more

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Ben is a working class Boston kid bicycling to school in an ivy-covered world of privilege. He gained entrance to MIT for pre-med and wants nothing less than Harvard Medical School. Harvard was his dream from childhood. He has the grades and the .. Read more

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Theprivate,personal connection of the present to The Lion King ,Theater Read more


Russian Wulfgar, Vegalum, Niacin, Banshee, Socky and Donnybrook: Though they sound like ch Whales Hover(ed) ,Off the Cuff Read more

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The Milwaukee Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Although it was well-timed to ride the wave of Jo Shepherd Express ,This Week in Milwaukee Read more

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