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The Race Is On
Barrett has run twice for governor, losing in a primary in 2002 and losing in the general election in 2010 to Walker. He is late getting into the race, but his statewide name recognition is still very high and most people assumed that he was going to run.
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Do We Want Real Change?
The Democrats will almost certainly win control of the state Senate in the June recalls. But even if they also win the governor’s race, the Republicans will still control the state Assembly by a significant margin, so none of Walker’s policies will be reversed.
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Did Milwaukee County Blow Its Furlough Case?
In February, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge William Sosnay ruled that Walker’s imposition of up to 26 furlough days on some county employees in 2010 was illegal. The suit had been brought by AFSCME District Council 48, which had won a favorable decision in front of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission.
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Since 1850, St. Aemilian-Lakeside (8901 W. Capitol Drive) has been working to help children and families in the Milwaukee area. Today, the nonprofit agency provides “innovative family-centered care and educational services that embrace diversity and empower children, families and adults to improve the quality of their lives.
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Issue of the Week
In Wisconsin, the Republican-led Legislature has passed bills to intervene in a woman’s relationship with her doctor, allow schools to provide medically inaccurate information in sex ed classes, make it more difficult for a woman to sue an employer...
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Boris & Doris
The dog-friendly tavern welcomed Shelby, a diminutive Min Pin, and owner Carol Jordan,.
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John Hawks Pub’s British Comfort Food
Also, the appetizers do offer a pair of Scottish eggs ($7.49) and curry chips ($5.49). The eggs are hard-boiled and coated with a layer of pork sausage. The chips are wedge potato fries with a curry that is gentle and mild, yellow with the color of turmeric.
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Fujiyama’s Hard-to- Find Sushi
Fujiyama (2916 S. 108th St., West Allis, and 17395D W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield) provides two different Japanese dining experiences. During the tableside grill experience (a la Benihana), the chef runs the show. These tables are typically busier in the evenings.
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MATC’s Open Call for Aspiring Kitchen Entrepreneurs
Many home cooks have a special recipe that they insist beats anything available commercially— maybe for a secret sauce, a perfect cookie or an unusual cocktail—but few of them attempt to mass-produce and market their signature concoctions. The Milwaukee Area Technical College is hosting a competition for those who want to take that step.
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Remembering County Stadium
Milwaukee had been home to professional baseball since the 1880s, hosting assorted teams at several North Side “base ball grounds.” The most resilient of these clubs was the minor league Milwaukee Brewers (1902-1952).
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‘Apart’ Struggles With Amnesia
Intriguingly, Noah seems to be at the center of a conspiracy of silence involving his psychiatrist, his brother and apparently random people who know him even though he can’t recall them.
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Film Clips
this box-office giant for its theatrical rerelease. The shocking events leading to 1,800 tragic deaths are set against the background of a fictional romance in this film casting Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as star-crossed lovers.
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Off the Wall’s Redemptive ‘Tempest’
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here,” yells a sailor prophetically as Prospero’s magician-made storm crashes the ship near his island to complete a long-planned journey of revenge. On board is the brother, Antonio, who usurped Prospero’s dukedom 12 years earlier, along with Antonio’s henchmen and a few of Prospero’s loyal friends.
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Imaginary Friend, Real Fun in UWM’s ‘Mr. Marmalade’
In another one-week-only, here-and-gone production, UW-Milwaukee Theatre launched a staging of Haidle’s comedy that was one of the funniest shows in the city this season. Director Angela Fingard’s first feature show took full advantage of the great script, cleverly juggling the comedy with terrific pacing and fluidity.
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Two People in ‘One Time’ at Next Act
Strange and compelling stories have sprung from the basic setup of two actors and a park bench on a stage. Richard Lyons Conlon takes this premise in an interesting direction in the drama One Time. In a world premiere developed in part at Chicago Dramatists, Next Act Theatre.
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A Penchant for Brightness
When looking at a painting by Ruth Grotenrath, it is hard not to feel exuberant. Her paintings, particularly from the 1940s onward, plunge us into the delights of a bright palette and complex rhythms of pattern, manifest through still lifes both ordinary and exotic.
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As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. At the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), miniature drawings arrive April 8 for the exhibition “Paul Chiappe and Peggy Preheim: Quiet Accord.” Two artists explore drawing on a minute scale, with some images merely the size of a postage stamp.
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Humans Are ‘The Storytelling Animal’
Jonathan Gottschall has written a smart, concise book on the history and implications of storytelling, providing a refreshing and insightful overview of the mystery and importance of story.
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The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre is an iconic piece of American gangster history. Not as much has been known, however, about the assumed gunman behind the incident, Jack McGurn. Now McGurn is the subject of Deadly Valentines, a fast-moving biography by Jeffrey Gusfield.
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Kingdom Come
J.G. Ballard’s final novel before his death in 2009 offers an almost apocalyptic picture of darkness festering in the shadows of suburbia and the emptiness of a society constructed only for consumption..
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The concert continues with one of the most popular pieces by Alexander Glazunov, his Concerto in A minor, Op. 82 (1904). Cosmopolitan in scope yet deeply rooted in Russian tradition, Glazunov (who was one of Shostakovich’s teachers) tried to reconcile himself with working under the Communist regime.
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Blessed Feathers'
“The map projects that pretty much the entire coastline will be filled with people and development, and shows how in 2060 all the conservancy land and natural spaces throughout the state are going to be surrounded by buildings, condominiums and subdivisions,” Berube says.
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Mason Jennings, On His Own Terms
Not everyone is cut out for the big time. Musician Tom Russell put it best when an A&R flack pressed him to sign with the pitch, “Don’t you want as many people as possible to hear your music?” Russell replied, “No, I only want certain people to hear my music.
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Cover Milwaukee @ Todd Wehr Auditorium
conceived as a “thank you” to the generous folks who contributed to WMSE’s Kickstarter campaign to replace the aging equipment that allows the station to broadcast and record in-studio performances, Cover Milwaukee became something much more ambitious.
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CD Reviews
(Capri Records) From the opening number— the insistent, jumpy, lock-step strut of the Stevie Wonder hit “Sunny”—it’s clear that Gary Smulyan’s latest quartet offering is far from just another saxophone album.
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Music Listings
Friday, April 06 Angelo’s Cafe Vino (Menomonee Falls),.
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year the Brewers got halfway to the ultimate baseball goal, winning a division championship and a playoff series for the first time in 29 years before falling to St. Louis in the National League Championship Series. This year there are some big changes, especially the loss of Prince Fielder to free agency.
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News of the Weird
in February and charged with burglary. Murray, though, said she had mixed feelings because, while there, Davis had folded Murray's clothes and vacuumed the house. (Police said they had reason to believe that Davis thought he was in his own home.) (2) Officials at the county courthouse in Charlotte, N.
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Freewill Astrology
Go to to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700..
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weekend I attended Momentum, a conference on feminism, sexuality and relationships. There were many thought-provoking sessions (I was especially intrigued by Esther Perel’s closing statements on sex and the American work ethic), but I learned the most at a breakout workshop on sex and disability called “Ready, Sexy, Able.
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Where Blue Birds Fly
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So yeah, as Dorothy said to the wizard, “there’s no place like home,” then to awaken in her bed with the company of three itinerant farmhands; I will match the Kansas farm girl’s “home”...
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