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Dear Ruthie shares her social calendar and invites readers to the Shepherd Express’ LGBTQ Progress Awards event. Read more

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From its very start, PrideFest Milwaukee has gathered some extraordinary talent from all genres of popular entertainment to Brew City. This year is no different! Read more

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ARCW’s 2018 AIDS Walk Wisconsin/5K Run takes place Saturday, Oct. 6. We urge you to join this annual effort to combat the pernicious spread of HIV/AIDS. Read more

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Dear Ruthie responds to writers looking for “sugar daddies” and “generous” men; she also presents her social calendar of events of particular interest to the local LGBTQ community. Read more

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Ruthie announces her new YouTube series, “Camp Wannakiki,” premiering Tuesday, Aug. 7. Other exciting local events include: This Is It’s 50th Anniversary weekend, Aug. 3-5; Black Arts Fest at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, Aug. 4; and the LGBT ... Read more

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Along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan, a Milwaukee tradition celebrating the city’s German heritage will take place July 27-29. Another year of German Fest is upon us. 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


More than 8,000 MPS students took part in the festival, which included vocal and instrumental music, culinary, dance, theater and spoken word performances. Read more


The lakefront is now, perhaps more so than it ever was, Milwaukee’s front door to the world. It is a priceless natural resource that, with its complex history of fills and building, is not quite as natural as it seems. Read more

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Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world’s largest celebration of Irish and Celtic music and culture, is coming back to Henry Maier Festival Park Aug. 17-20 with a talent-packed lineup. Read more

Happening Now

Festival season is once again in full swing here inMilwaukee and the heart of the action will be, as it is each year, thelakefront’s Henry Maier Festival Park. But before those 60-some acres ofshoreline property became a permanent party .. Read more

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LGBT History Month draws to a close Paul Masterson discusses Milwaukee’s history of LGBT pride with special attention paid to the history of our PrideFest. Read more


Ruthie discusses the significance of PrideFest and plugs other exciting events including the Big Gay 5K at Veterans park on June 4, the Shepherd Express’ Street Eats Wars at The Backyard on June 4 and Bay View Gallery Night on June 5. Read more

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PrideFest at Henry Maier Festival Park, June 5-7, offers a full lineup of musical entertainment. Read more

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It may be June, but I feel like a little girl on Christmas morning! I’m just as excited as I was all those years ago, racing downstairs in my footie pajamas to see if Santa Read more

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It isn't every weekend that Milwaukee gets to experience African-American culture—with a magnificent array... Read more

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There's significant dispute over which county first invented Irish coffee, that mixture of whiskey and sweetened coffee topped with cream, but in a way both Donegal and Derry counties can lay claim to the popular hot drink. One of the most ... Read more

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In America, politicians are rarely compelled to turn rhetoric into action. Presidents make public commitments to support legislation while quietly instructing their congressional allies to kill the corresponding bills. Congresspeople then c... Read more

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