State Fair

The State Fair itself recognizes that food is the big draw for a lot of people, and encourages the innovation with the annual Sporkies awards. Eight finalists have been chosen, and the winner will be determined by a group of judges during t... more

Jul 27, 2017 10:50 AM Brew City Booze

James Bawden and Ron Miller were journalists with a love forold Hollywood and a knack for gaining interview3s with the stars from thegolden age. Many of those interviews, conducted from the 1960s through the‘80s, are collected.. more

Mar 23, 2016 9:14 PM I Hate Hollywood

Two major events are starting within the next week aroundhere, the Wisconsin State Fair anthe PGA Championship atWhistling Straits in Kohler.Hopefully you're in the mood for cream puffs, corndogs,porkchop sandwiches and grilled cheese, becau.. more

Aug 6, 2015 3:30 PM Brew City Booze

On Saturday June 20th DRAFT Magazine will partner with the Wisconsin Brewers Guild, the City of Glendale, WI, and the Bayshore Town Center to host The Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival, the premier beer and food pairing event of the summer. The event.. more

Jun 10, 2015 6:41 PM Eat/Drink



This weekend, over 100 stalls and vendors will fill State Fair Park's Wisconsin Products Pavilion for Rummage-A-Rama.The vast selection of collectible, antique and handcrafted items are all brought to you by local business owners, dealers and or.. more

Feb 18, 2015 6:35 PM Around MKE

Masterful: The red carpet rolled out at the Broadway Theatre Center celebrating the opening of Master Class, followed by a VIP 40th anniversary celebration in the more

Aug 19, 2014 10:02 PM Around MKE

Skyline Music: The Tuesday night concert series at the Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Milwaukee's Kadish Park featured a fab performance by RAS Movement. Often called more

Aug 22, 2013 1:18 AM Around MKE

As its oldest regulars can attest, Jake’s Deli hasn’t changed much since the ’50s. The business has changed hands a few times over the decades, and new managing partner Gary Plassmeyer brought with him some fresh signage more

Jan 16, 2013 3:13 PM Dining Preview

“What’s the secret of magic?” ponders David Seebach. “The secret of magic is the magician.”He would know. Seebach is arguably the most famous modern magician in the land of Houdini. He’s performed more

Nov 19, 2012 6:46 PM A&E Feature

With the help of some enthusiastic praise from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Washington, D.C., pop-rock songwriter Eric Hutchinson rebounded from an unproductive stint on Madonna's Maverick Records, which shut down before... more

Jun 21, 2012 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

When I was young, the classic film State Fair was remade starring, appropriately enough, Pat Boone. Through the generations, state fairs have been the ultimate white-bread experience... more

Aug 10, 2011 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 14 Comments

  In a different era it probably would've been titled State Fair: The Musical! As the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein film musical State Fair debuted in 1945. Years later in 1962, it was first adapted for the stage. It's the story of the Frake fam.. more

Jan 9, 2011 2:50 PM Theater

Hauntfest starts Saturday, September 25 and continues every weekend until Sunday, October Hauntfest starts Saturday, September 25 and continues every weekend until Sunday, October ,Halloween 2010 more

Oct 19, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

The fifth annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival continues tonight with an assortment of stand-up and sketch comedy at the Off Broadway Theatre. Among the performers are Milwaukee’s Dobbie Maxwell and Meanwhile, Chicago’s Butch LaRue and more

Jul 30, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Double Dancin’: Danceworks’ wildly successful Mad Hot Celebration last year was topped by this year’s event, with the audience size doubling to 300. Hosted by Mario and Cathy Costantini at their beautiful La Lune Collection headquarters more

Jun 16, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

In the light but crowd-pleasing 2007 independent Brazilian comedy Basic Sanitation, the small, orderly community of Linha Cristal is suddenly overwhelmed by the smell of sewage. They desperately need a new drainage ditch built, but the town... more

Apr 20, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Manifesting in boxy multiplexes all over the country, modern cinema bears little resemblance to the  classy experience of going to a film in the movie palaces of the golden age of cinema. (At least, I assume it was--the first film I ever saw was E.. more

Apr 5, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

Everyone knows Walt Disney. His chief rivals in animation, however, are better known nowadays to historians and aficionados than the general public. But mention Popeye and Betty Boop and eyes widen with recognition. The cartoons of brothers Max a.. more

Apr 5, 2009 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (out now on Blu-ray disc) was the unexpected indie success of 2008, rising from the brink of oblivion to triumph on Oscar night. The British director of Trainspotting and 28 DaysLater has matured without losing h.. more

Apr 4, 2009 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood