Merle Haggard

Countryand comedy have gone together since the dawn of Grand Ole Opry but made a mostpeculiar marriage with “Hee Haw,” one of the most groundbreaking shows ontelevision during its 1969-1971 run. Seen from the 21st-century, .. Read more

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Milwaukee’s Ladders and Doghouse Flowers celebrate new albums, while Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic and Craig Finn swing through town. Read more

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The Milwaukee Theatre will play host to a pair of countrymusic legends on Saturday, October 24. Willie Nelson and hisfamily band will be joined by Merle Haggard. The iconic country singers collaborated on “Django andJimmie” a duet album th.. Read more


What foodie hasn’t sat in a restaurant that wasn’t living up to its potential and thought, “A few key improvements and the right chef, and this place could be one of the city’s favorite restaurants”? The Café at the Pl Read more

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Forty selections from more than 300 quilts collected by Delaware’s Winterthur Museum travel to the Milwaukee Public Museum for an exhibition that runs through Sept. 6, “Quilts In a Material World: Selections From The Winterthur Collection Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Were the seeds of a potential Animal Collective backlash sewn at the band's ambient Saturday evening Lollapalooza set? I like the band well enough, but I found the half hour I caught fairly insufferable. Other critics concur, even ones unabashed.. Read more

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By 1970 Merle Haggard had placed himself firmly on one side of the social and political rift threatening to tear America apart. A guest star that year on Porter Wagoner’s popular syndicated television show, Haggard performed “The Fighting Side o.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Some peoplehave it, some people don’t—the magic touch that marks a business w Sugar Maple is located at 441 E. Lincoln Ave., (414)-481-2393. ,Eat/Drink Read more

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