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Festival season continues with Polish Fest and the Lakefront Festival of Art, while Nomad Nacional begins its epic outdoor World Cup festivities. Read more

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The tavern will serve what they are calling “global street food,” and there will be no draft beers, only cans and bottles. Read more


Nomad Nacional is expected to open by May 1 and remain through at least November. Read more


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Newcastle United of the English Premier League and Atlas Football Club of the Mexican Liga MX will participate in a friendly match at Miller Park right here in Milwaukee on Tuesday July, 14th.This is the second time a professional soccer match has.. Read more

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Jeff Daniels’ Escanaba In Da Moonlight is one of a few prominent comedies celebrating life in rural Wisconsin. Like Guys on Ice , the show has been produced all over the country and continues to be quite popular. I personally love these shows beca.. Read more



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Last month Milwaukee rapper Klassik announced his intentions of being any and everywhere in 2015, beginning with a series of four season-themed EPs. So far he's sticking to those plans: Today he released the second of those EPs, Spring , a little .. Read more

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Soccer has had a traditionally low profile in the U.S., but youwouldn’t know it from how fans turned out at area bars to watch Monday’s WorldCup game. Whether they were lifelong enthusiasts or just caught up in theexcitement of one of the wor.. Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dive right into what's been a banner week for Internet outrage. Milwaukee's Nomad Pub has earned widespread criticism from around the web for its plans to h.. Read more

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In an announcement a few minutes ago, FIFA, soccer's world governing body, announced that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup and tiny middle eastern nation Qatar beat out the US, among others, to host the 2022 World Cup. Russia was chosen over E.. Read more

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Gastropubs, in the form of Hinterland and The Dubliner, have already made their mark in Milwaukee. Now a new movement is afoot with the opening of a “Chili Bar.” The place, aptly named Chili Lili’s, opened in the Third Ward shortly befor Read more

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What should be the criteria for ranking a great symphony orchestra? Recordings? Budget? Technical accomplishment? Famous music director? There are more than two-dozen top-tier symphony orchestras in America with budgets of over $15 million ... Read more

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Sometimes the allure of sports lies not in flawless execution but the excruciating difficulty of performing the basics under pressure. The times when the analysts say, "Well, it wasn't pretty, but…"Take last week. Soccer's World Cup sho Read more

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Soccer's big problem in the United States is simple: It's fun to play but a challenge to watch because the ball doesn't go in the net very often. The first four days of the World Cup in South Africa were no exception: just 18 goals in 11 ga... Read more

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Having been born and raised in Florence, Italy, it seems abnormal to me not to follow football, or what is commonly called “soccer” in the United States. Football is so saturated in Italian culture that I didn’t realize just how much it Read more

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The World Cup starts tomorrow with a 900 am CST match between host country South Africa and Mexico. That will be followed by Uruguay and France at 130 pm CSTOf course, all Americans should be ready to watch the US face England on Saturday at 130 .. Read more

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Michael Drake is like a house with many additions, with each new wing flowing openly into the original floor plan. The Milwaukeean made his name in music, playing Latin jazz and upbeat fusion before latching on to what he calls “island musi... Read more

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Withinthe sphere of fashion, readyto-wear has been popularized as anefficient and economical way to produce garments. Its antithesis, hautecouture, incorporates client-requested features made to exact,Off the Cuff Read more

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The Milwaukee Public Museum followed up its popular “Body Worlds” exhibition with another high-profile exhibit that has broken records at museums around the world, “Titanic: The Artifact E,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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