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The activities that have come to define Summerfest are but a fraction of what the festival was intended to include and its overall mission. Read more

A&E Feature

The fate of the Milwaukee River, now a scenic Downtown attraction resplendent with Riverwalk, was not always so certain. Read more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

The fight between the Pettit family and the city of Milwaukee for the location of the Bradley Center. Read more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

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

What Made Milwaukee Famous

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Milwaukee Scene Board Game

Board games might seem like an unlikely source for Milwaukeehistory, but with a little searching you can enjoy an evening of high-stakesdevelopment, vicious strategizing and cursing out your best friends… all whilelearning a bit about your home.. Read more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Although Milwaukee’s longtime mayor, Henry Maier, cast himself as the champion of cities, no one seemed to hate urban life more than him—unless you count his equally egregious peers in other city halls across the U.S. Read more

Books

Before Festa Italiana emerged as the largest Italian-American cultural celebration in the nation, the festival was founded as a solution of sorts. During the 1950s, the city of Milwaukee... Read more

A&E Feature

Music fans can bless and blame Gang of Four for inspiring everything from some of alt rock's most resonant moments to the most unfortunate rap-metal muck. Now is as good a time as any for the genuine article to make a return appearance with... Read more

Album Reviews

The Grateful Dead will never die as long as an iteration of Dark Star Orchestra is able to take the stage. The Chicago-based DSO is more than just the most highly regarded Dead tribute band. Its members operate as musical historians Read more

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