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Will Scott Walker Beat John Doe?
Since then, four Walker associates have been charged with crimes that include embezzlement, child enticement and misconduct in office.
Page 6 - no comments - 348 views Why Recall Scott Walker?
In fact, just a day after Walker’s big jobs announcement, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data—submitted by the Walker administration, then vetted by the federal government—showing Walker’s Wisconsin continues to lose jobs, with 6,200 privatesector jobs lost in April 2012.
Page 10 - no comments - 185 views The True Way to Save Marriage
For honoring his conscience on the issue of marriage equality, President Obama earned angry rebukes from all quarters on the right, including the Uncle Toms of the Log Cabin Republicans, who said he was “a day late and a dollar short”; teenage mom...
Page 12 - no comments - 334 views PolitiFact and PolitiFiction
The adoption of dishonesty as official Republican policy in the form of spreading known fabrications, passing laws disenfranchising legitimate voters and running “fake” Democrats who perjure themselves on sworn state documents is an extreme development embarrassing to honest Republicans.
Page 13 - no comments - 210 views Issue of the Week
“Congress relies on the accuracy of official testimony to make effective policy determinations, and you have written letters in the past asking witnesses to clarify testimony before our committee when new information arises,” the congressmen wrote to Issa.
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The Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin (CSSW) helps families by regularly hosting “respite events,” which match volunteers with children with special needs and their siblings for fun and activities while their parents and/ or caregivers get a much-needed break.
Page 14 - no comments - 229 views Charming Balzac Returns to Its Roots
Balzac offers eight choices of cheese, a natural accompaniment to wine. Prices range from $9 for one cheese to $20 for a selection of three. The plates offer quite a few extras, including fresh strawberries, apples and berries along with crackers and nuts.
Page 16 - no comments - 180 views Kyoto’s Japanese, Chinese Fusion
The borders between Asian restaurants are blurring, as Japanese sushi bars now are often found in places that specialize in Chinese and Thai food. The reverse situation occurs at Kyoto (7453 W. Layton Ave.), a Japanese restaurant that also serves some Chinese fare.
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Water 2 Wine, a small San Antoniobased franchise of custom wineries, opened its first location in Wisconsin this month. The winery, which opened in the Plaza in Brookfield (17135 W. Bluemound Road), will eventually offer about 90 varieties of wine, all of which are made on-site and can be sampled before purchase.
Page 19 - no comments - 186 views Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fifth in Uihlein Hall
Records show the last time the MSO played Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony was in 1967, when the Pabst Theater was its concert hall. The Fifth will sound in Uihlein Hall this weekend, but it’s incredible it had to wait 45 years for the MSO to play it again.
Page 20 - no comments - 173 views THIS WEEK IN MILWAUKEE
There’s never any shortage of people who want to talk, but good listeners are always in short supply. As the longtime host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “At Issue,” where average Wisconsinites call in to share their thoughts about the issues of the day, Ben Merens knows a thing or two about listening.
Page 22 - no comments - 212 views Dealing With Tragedy With ‘Monsieur Lazhar’
just another day for Alice and Simon at their Montreal grade school until Simon, passing by their classroom during recess, notices their beloved teacher hanging from the ceiling by her blue winter scarf.
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Complete film coverage online at expressmilwaukee.com.
Page 25 - no comments - 201 views Skylight Connects With ‘Sunday in the Park’
The human connection at the center of Sondheim’s musical is a romance between painter Georges Seurat and his girlfriend Dot. Skylight Music Theatre has the good fortune of having Sean Allan Krill and Alison Mary Forbes in these roles. Krill and Forbes make this an enjoyable production, even for those who don’t particularly like Sondheim’s work.
Page 26 - no comments - 279 views The Con Is On in Sunset’s ‘Six Degrees’
people take advantage of the ambiguity of identity at the expense of others, it can get positively revolting. Take the case of David Hampton, a man who passed himself off as the son of Sidney Poitier in the early ’80s. Hampton conned money out of wealthy Manhattanites by claiming to be in New York to visit his famous father.
Page 26 - no comments - 232 views ‘Broadway Today!’ Delights at Wilson Center
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts continued its diverse offering of performances by touring and regional groups with last Saturday’s “Broadway Today!,” a show that deserved more than a single performance.
Page 26 - no comments - 216 views Remembering Milwaukee's Punk Scene
“We’ve been approached for other concerts,” says Die Kreuzen bassist Keith Brammer. “But we’ve never been incredibly enthusiastic about the reunion thing. When you see a band like The Pixies: They’re either doing it because they have no idea what else to do with their lives or they’re doing it for money.
Page 32 - no comments - 254 views Certain Stars’ Varied Sophomore Album
Milwaukee rock band Certain Stars never set out to be famous, but don’t confuse that with a lack of ambition. When Kyle Hernandez’s fake press release for a band named Cudahy unexpectedly began to gain traction among friends in 2000, he and his brother Chris Hernandez decided they should actually form that band, and so they set forth as Cudahy.
Page 33 - no comments - 241 views THE BLACK KEYS W/ ARCTIC MONKEYS @ BRADLEY CENTER
that opening bands are usually so eminently skippable, often just some underperforming label-mate of the main act, it’s refreshing to come across a show that basically has two headliners. Beyond giving you more bang for your buck, it invites you to contrast and compare, to consider how they fit together.
Page 33 - no comments - 228 views Music Listings
Lennon Tribute: Benefit for Wisconsin’s Wave & The National Brady Campaign w/many bands O’Keefe’s House of Hamburg,.
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(Aria B.G. Records) Some blues musicians learn about music from attending church as children, later bringing gospel into blues music, while others start with blues music and bring that background into their spiritual songs.
Page 34 - no comments - 209 views Sterr-ing Up Interest in Milwaukee Museum Mile
It originated a year ago when I started at the Charles Allis Art Museum and was looking at the neighborhood, assessing where the museum was at in terms of the community. I found there were a number of people who didn’t even know where we were. They had heard about the Charles Allis, but didn’t know where it was.
Page 35 - no comments - 262 views Some Things Seem Erie-ly Familiar
With Frank in New York visiting family, only one of the Observers had a firsthand look at another rough week for the Brewers. But some familiar sights appeared along the road back East..
Page 36 - no comments - 213 views Freewill Astrology
I hope you won’t indulge in this behavior any time soon. In the coming weeks, it’s crucial for you to base your decisions on deeper understandings—not just in regards to potential partners and lovers, but for everything. As you evaluate your options, don’t allow physical appearance and superficial attractiveness to be the dominant factors.
Page 40 - no comments - 249 views News of the Weird
n Least Competent Criminals: (1) In Twin Falls, Idaho, in April, Dylan Contreras, 19, became the most recent person arrested by police while trying to give a fake name ("Velesco") even though his real name (the one on outstanding warrants) was tattooed in plain sight on his forearm.
Page 40 - no comments - 236 views Squeezing the Box
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, about the job situation here in America’s Dairyland, I ought to inform you live-music adventurers out there that the mighty Brewhaus Polka Kings with Artie Kumbalek will be...
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com. Not all questions received will be answered in the column, and Laura cannot provide personal answers to questions that do not appear here. Questions sent to this address may be reproduced in this column, both in print and online, and may be edited for clarity and content.
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