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Scott Walker v. Reality
Scott Walker gave his “State of the State” speech in front of a full crowd in the state Assembly chambers last Wednesday. But Walker’s speech was so disconnected from reality that he could have been phoning it in from Mars.
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Three Candidates Will Challenge South Side Alderman Donovan
a reflection of Milwaukee’s strengthening ethnic diversity, the South Side Common Council district long represented by Alderman Robert Donovan has shifted in the newest legislative map.
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The Smoking Laptop
Russell handpicked Rindfleisch to succeed him. According to the complaint, when she showed up for work as a policy adviser in the county executive’s office in January 2010, Tom Nardelli, Walker’s chief of staff, didn’t even know she’d been hired. Two months later she was deputy chief of staff.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
With an operating philosophy based on the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” Village of Hope (1531 W. Vliet St.) was founded in 2009 to help girls in grades 6-12 reach their full potential.
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Issue of the Week
The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has survived on fumes for too long. Because it lacks a dedicated funding source, MCTS has had to use federal funds to patch holes in its budget, reduce or eliminate routes and increase fares.
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Jow Nai Fouquet’s Fresh, Tasty Thai Food
Jow Nai Fouquet breaks the mold for local Thai restaurants. You won’t find mass-produced curry pastes or ordinary tom yum soup. Owner Aomjai Nueakaew, a native of southern Thailand, opened Jow Nai Fouquet at the end of November. The restaurant, located in the former Abu’s, features a completely new interior.
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Wingstop’s Fresh, Nuclear Chicken Wings
Miller Park Way, home to the first Sonic in this area, continues to sprout strip malls and chain restaurants. In a building next door to Sonic is another chain new to Milwaukee. Named Wingstop, the restaurant is located in a small strip mall at 2086 S. Miller Park Way.
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Pastiche Wines Opens in Bay View
When Bay View’s Pastiche Bistro and Wine Bar (3001 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) opened in 2010, it was promptly greeted by brisk business. That wasn’t a surprise for owner and chef Michael Engel, who had extensively researched the neighborhood and was confident that it would welcome a cozy, mid-priced French restaurant.
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WILD SPACE DELIVERS A TASTY PERFORMANCE
vary. How do we acquire them? When applied to the inedible, why do we call it taste? We devour ideas, find certain behaviors indigestible. In fact and metaphor, we are what we eat and we eat what we are. Food is love, art nourishes and cooking is an art.
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Rustbelt Fiberwerks
I love every opportunity to highlight our neighborhood’s growing business community—our amazing, thriving clubs, taverns, retail stores, restaurants and art shops. We’ve always had a great art scene, but these last few years have seen a huge spike in galleries and movements in the vein of “Art vs.
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::THIS WEEK IN MILWAUKEE
The theme for Cedarburg’s 38th annual Winter Festival is based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
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UW-Milwaukee’s 2012 Festival of Films in French
year’s Festival of Films in French, held at the UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre Feb. 3-12, features selections from throughout the French-speaking world—including Paris, Quebec and the Francophone nations of Africa—and features comedy, drama and animation. Admission is free for all screenings.
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A&E::FILMCLIPS
woods and find a strange substance they feel compelled to touch. Within minutes, they realize they have gained telekinetic powers. They start exploring the scope of these powers, as by squaring off in a baseball game in which they control the ball, bat and gloves using only their minds.
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First Stage’s Whirlwind ‘Wrinkle in Time’
The book, adapted by John Glore and directed by Mark Metcalf, is still relevant for expanding young imaginations. It’s filled with characters that will always be familiar, such as a moody teen (Meg Murray), her prescient little brother (Charles Wallace) and an athlete (Calvin) who comes along for the ride of his life.
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‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ Resonates at Soulstice Theatre
Jordan Gwiazdowski renders a compelling portrait of Larson as he struggles with the question of whether to sell out and become a corporate cog or continue to strive for success in more artistic endeavors. A talented cast fuses itself around Gwiazdowski’s central performance under the admirable direction of Jillian Smith.
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The Riotous Experience of Philip Guston at Haggerty
days it’s easy for art reviewers to “review” an exhibition without leaving their home, for who’s to know if the writer actually visited and studied the work? Throw in a few glowing adjectives and images grabbed from a website, and why bother attending any art exhibition?.
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WPCA Highlights Species Struggling to Survive
Alcázar and the printmakers from Oaxaca, Mexico, decided to collaborate with zoologist Avril Figueroa on this exhibition in order to stress the significance of all species. A color catalog describes each animal in detail, its relationship to the environment and why the animal needs to be handled with care.
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WISCONSIN WRITER ZAKHARIN DISPLAYS RUSSIAN SOUL
Although he was born in Watertown and continues to live in southeast Wisconsin, Mishka Zakharin often migrates in his thoughts thousands of miles to the east. “I feel I have a Russian soul,” he says, and his spiritual and intellectual wandering has resulted in a collection of short stories, poetry and playwriting called The Green Lamp.
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BOOK REVIEW
Theter, an art form that thrives on social connection, has a tendency to bring people together romantically. Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller detail their lives on and off the stage in Co-Creation: Fifty Years in the Making..
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JOYCE YANG JOINS MSO FOR RACHMANINOFF
Taking center stage for the concerto will be guest pianist Joyce Yang in a return appearance with the MSO. Her virtuosity is nothing short of astounding and should add tremendous energy to the score as conducted by MSO Music Director Edo de Waart..
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MSO Fully Inhabits Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’
And yet, Stravinsky’s modernism originated in the pre-modern world of human sacrifice beneath the golden bough.
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The Low Anthem Searches for the Perfect Room
“It’s about 20,000 square feet, 13-foot windows all around, beautiful sunlight coming in,” Prystowsky says. “And it’s wood floors, high ceilings—and the sound: It just has a beautiful three-second decaying reverb. It’s a really huge sound, cavernous sounding,.
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Eastside Jazzfest 4 @ Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
jazzmen tend to get shipped elsewhere once they’re established, but there’s still no shortage of innovative players in the city stretching the definition of jazz on any night of the week. Sponsored by the nonprofit Milwaukee Jazz Vision, the fourth Eastside Jazzfest concert showcased some of that talent Saturday night.
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ELUSIVE PARALLELOGRAMS PICK UP SPEED
Though it’s unlikely to ever reach the extremes of the modern rap scene, where burgeoning artists are now expected to release a constant stream of new music if they’re serious about building an audience, rock music is gradually taking on some of that sink-or-swim mentality.
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Music::listings
Saturday, Feb. 4 American Legion Post #449 (Brookfield),.
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PRESCRIPTION: A 2010 DOSE OF TEAMWORK
The he Bucks are back to life without Andrew Bogut now that the hard-luck center has added a broken ankle to his medical résumé. Can the season be salvaged?.
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::freewill astrology
/ Like those Nicean barks of yore / That gently, o’er a perfumed sea, / The weary way-worn wanderer bore / To his own native shore.” Then the book gave advice to the student: “To express these ideas in technical writing, we would simply say, ‘He thinks Helen is beautiful.
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Bridge to the Future
replacing a bridge on a highway as prominent as Interstate 15 in Mesquite, Nev., has required rerouting traffic for as long as a year, but new “accelerated” technology implemented in January necessitated detours for less than a week. Excited engineers traveled in from around the country to watch the feat.
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Le Voyage dans la lune
I'm Art Kumbalek and mn oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I don’t have much time to whip out an essay for you’s this week on account I got to go meet up with my crew over by the Uptowner tavern/charm school on Hysteric Center Street so’s to make our plans for the Super Sunday football holiday coming up this Sunday, what the fock.
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In Defense of Pubic Hair
If you know me personally, you are probably aware that I am a fan of the BBC show “Sherlock.” In fact, I’m a bit of a “Sherlock” geek, and if you stop by the Tool Shed on any given weekend, you are likely to find me wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with some obscure reference to the show (today’s slogan: “consulting pirate.
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