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For decades, Milwaukeeans had to drive to Chicago to find Ethiopian food. Now they can choose from two restaurants: Alem Ethiopian Village (Downtown) and Ethiopian Cottage (East Side). Read more

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A crowd gathered on Friday, July 19, for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Westown Gateway Mural titled "Westown in Bloom," by local artist Emma Daisy Gertel. Read more

Visual Arts

Next year’s convention offers an opportunity to focus on improving, and perhaps expanding, Milwaukee’s public realm. Read more

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The annual weeklong foodie feast presented by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 is back. Read more

Dining Out

More than $25,000 has been raised thus far to fund a position that would work directly with homeless individuals and families living on the streets of Milwaukee. Read more

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Milwaukee Downtown’s 19th annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival will begin on Thursday, Nov. 16 with a switch-flipping ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park. Read more

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Key to Change, an initiative from Downtown Milwaukee, BID #21, aims to address chronic homelessness in the area. Read more

Off the Cuff

Milwaukee Downtown recently selected Albuquerque by way ofChicago visual artist Mauricio Ramirez as Wisconsin Avenue's artist in residence.Ramirez has created murals across the country for Microsoft, Warner MusicGroup, VitaminWater, Red Bu.. Read more

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In 2013, five local organizations came together to discuss how to support and grow Milwaukee’s retailing strength. Out of this came a new networking coalition called Retail Rally. The group Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're questioning the wisdom of a prominently displayed billboard touting Milwaukee's arts scene with a photo of six white, middle-aged men in charge of the ci.. Read more

On Music

Earlierthis week, Downtown businesses and residents near 730 N. Old World Third Streetreceived a Notice Of Public Interest stating Class B Tavern, PublicEntertainment Premises and Food Dealer licenses were applied for by a potentialnew tenant .. Read more

Happening Now

Some promotions take a while to catch on, while others take off immediately. Milwaukee's Downtown Dining Week was in the latter camp. Organizers had hoped to sign on 15 participating restaurants for the inaugural Dining Week, recalls... Read more

Dining Preview

This is my second column about the infamous Adult Entertainment Expo, which takes place every January in Las Vegas. Last week, I wrote about the surreal experience of the parallel trade and fan show floors; this week, I recount my adventure... Read more


The city has a choice between two benefit concerts for multiple sclerosis tonight. While a more rock- and folk-leaning lineup plays Art Bar tonight, a host of talent from the city’s hip-hop scene will team up for their own benefit at the Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Playwright Steven Dietz must have known that his 2007 comic drama about 9/11 conspiracies, Yankee Tavern, would stir controversy, but his main intention appears to have been to tell a good, solid thriller about real people caught up in an e... Read more

Today in Milwaukee