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France opted for rehabilitation-oriented laws over cannabis legalization. Read more

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Mark Braude’s fine and simply written book is a fun read overall, and Braude’s unique focus allows The Invisible Emperor a welcome into the plethora of Napoléon biographies. Read more

Books

Alliance Française deMilwaukee is the focal point for Francophiles and Francophones in ourcommunity. Hot off the Alliance’s 18th–annual fundraiser (“Fête du Cercled’Or”) comes their “friendraiser.” “La Fête du BeaujolaisNouveau .. Read more

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Milwaukee’s French festival, BastilleDays, kicks off its four day run on Thursday. The festival, locatedat Cathedral Square, features live music, an international marketplace, Frenchand Cajun food and the their signature 43-foot Eiffel Tower re.. Read more

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As the World Cup swings into gear in Brazil, Milwaukee willplay host to another kind of futbol. The World Futsal Fest is being held at theMilwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center, from June 12-14. Futsal, a closecousin of soccer, is played.. Read more

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In 897 C.E. the corpse of the recently deceased Pope Formosus was unearthed, propped on a throne and tried for heresy in Rome. The motives had less to do with theology than naked secular politics, writes Paul Collins as he Read more

Books

A young girl trains to be a courtesan in France at the turn of the 20th century. She falls in love and gets married. A thoroughly unremarkable story—it's probably the type of thing that happened quite a lot back then. There's Read more

Theater

David Barnett Gallery's “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Paris Art Scene” (through Oct. 13) is a must-see exhibition for anyone interested in French political and artistic history. The centerpiece is a rare 1897 portfolio of signed lithographs,... Read more

Visual Arts

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The port of Marseille has always been a magnet for many nations, and like New York nowadays, it's also become a high-speed cultural blender. The French Mediterranean city is home to Kabbalah, whose new CD often sounds like an Orthodox... Read more

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Norwegian painter Edvard Munch might be best known for his painting The Scream, which can be found on numerous museum mementos and pop art novelties. As an artist, he explored pre-abstraction and the internal psychological elements in p.. Read more

Visual Arts

Birds and insects largely disappear during the winter months, but the Charles Allis Art Museum transports these creatures back to Milwaukee as it honors an exceptional state artist in “Wisconsin Masters: Bruno Ertz.”Manitowoc-born Bruno Ert... Read more

Visual Arts

In 2007, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright gave a spectacular concert at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater, making good use of the theater’s acoustics to sing an a cappella Irish traditional, and performing a quick song-and-dance routine in Read more

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To view the Provence, France landscape filled with tall, elliptical cypress tress, flowering olive groves, vast blue skies, and the intense sunlight on terra cotta limestone hills helps to understand why Vincent Van Gogh moved to Arles. Tucked .. Read more

Visual Arts

Formed as a side project of Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna is the 1970s music lovechild of Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, the two founding and current members. The band opened for Jefferson Airplane, playing their covers along Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey has lived in Ireland and Boston, where he earned spare change as a busker, but he frequently returns back to his native Milwaukee, sometimes as part of green national tours on his bicycle. Tonight, the contemp... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

This week hasn’t been a great one for mavericks—just look at who was sworn into office yesterday instead of a certain Arizonian—so hopefully that bad luck will extend to the Dallas Maveric,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Award-winning artist Amanda Aquino talksanimatedly about her recent 60-by- 20-foot mural How did your artistic career begin? ,Off the Cuff Read more

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