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The Other John Doe
According to the document, Thomas, then the chair of the Committee on Finance and Audit, hadn’t scheduled a vote for a financial services contract with Public Financial Management (PCM), which was already doing business with the county. Thomas needed to schedule the vote for the Dec.
Page 6 - no comments - 153 views Why Cory Booker Got Bain Capital So Wrong
Mayor Cory Booker’s emotional televised plea to “stop attacking private equity” may have been the single greatest service he could perform for the Romney campaign.
Page 12 - no comments - 114 views Protecting Precious Bodily Fluids
We had plenty of warning. Not long ago, actual state legislators were discussing whether Wisconsin should scrap pasteurization of milk discovered by Louis Pasteur back in 1862 to prevent unpleasant little diseases such as tuberculosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever and brucellosis.
Page 14 - no comments - 176 views Hero of the Week
In 1987, Erica John helped a major retailer donate excess merchandise to local charities. Inspired by the experience, John founded NewThreads of Hope, which links manufacturers and retailers and their surplus products, samples and returns with community-based social service agencies, schools and faith-based organizations.
Page 15 - no comments - 151 views Issue of the Week
But is it wise to govern in the interest of one party? Absolutely not. Because politics, ultimately, is about people. If you push through legislation on major issues by one vote, you’re going to generate a strong reaction because you’re disenfranchising about half of the population.
Page 15 - no comments - 120 views Sake Tumi Stands Out From the Crowd
Many patrons come here for the sushi, and the specialty maki rolls ($16) are quite eye-catching. The sinuous Dragon combines unagi (freshwater eel) with cucumber and avocado. The Volcano lives up to its name, with an interior of octopus and masago (smelt roe) and a topping of tuna tartare with unagi sauce.
Page 16 - no comments - 79 views TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF PRIDE
Other major acts are newcomers. Belinda Carlisle, who gained fame as the lead singer of the all-women band The Go-Go’s, will head the Friday night lineup. Sunday’s show will also feature the hip-hop/soul duo God-Des and She, originally from Madison, now a big hit on the web and MTV-Logo.
Page 20 - no comments - 140 views THIS WEEK IN MILWAUKEE
Milwaukee’s classiest free concert series, Jazz in the Park, begins its 2012 season with an evening of music from one of the city’s most prominent blues combos: Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys.
Page 24 - no comments - 95 views ‘Hysteria’ Vibrating With Laughter
Although clinical hysteria is rarer than leprosy nowadays, in the 19th century it was regarded as a symptom of the age. A common diagnosis in those years, especially for the maladies of middle-class women, hysteria stimulated the research of Freud and Jung.
Page 26 - no comments - 101 views Film Clips
Though they’ve had happy times in Africa, Alex the stouthearted lion (voiced by Ben Stiller) feels that he, Marty the extroverted zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the nervous giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the sassy hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) must return home to their beloved zoo in the Big Apple.
Page 27 - no comments - 91 views Carnal ‘Help Wanted’ at Alchemist Theatre
Kopec stars in the play alongside some talented local actors, many of who have recently made memorable turns on stages in the Milwaukee area. Clayton Hamburg was dark and tortured in The World’s Stage’s The Unseen.
Page 28 - no comments - 102 views Pink Banana’s Hit-and-Miss ‘End of the World’
Not every short is apocalyptic. Liz Faraglia plays a very sweet child who can’t sleep in a touching drama opposite Mark Neufang. The program ends with the beginning of life all over again as Allie Beckman and Harold Loeffler-Bell play simple life forms about to evolve in a characteristically funny piece by Rich Orloff.
Page 28 - no comments - 101 views Theatre Happenings
• The slightly off-center minds of puppet group Angry Young Men Ltd..
Page 28 - no comments - 100 views Pure Talent on Display at Erickson Gallery
In the era when discreet relationships were forged between artist and dealers, money was seldom mentioned, but now big money buys art to impress others of their kind, and it includes bragging rights. The enormous fairs (for example, those in London, Paris, Miami, etc.
Page 30 - no comments - 134 views Racine Art Museum Explores Animal Connection
at least 17,000 years, as evidenced by cave paintings in Lascaux, France, man has tried to capture the animal kingdom through art. The complex relationship that stems from sharing personal space with animals, whether explored through fantastical, mythical or realistic representations, provides a continual source of creative expression.
Page 30 - no comments - 109 views VISUAL ART HAPPENINGS
The Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery features seven Wisconsin artists, including Nathan Hatch, Bruce Niemi and Richard Taylor, who have contributed work to the university’s outdoor sculpture garden. Meet the sculptors and walk through the garden at the opening reception, 5-8 p.
Page 30 - no comments - 98 views ‘Green Shore’ Brings to Life Greek Unrest
In 1967, a military coup toppled the Greek government and ushered in a seven-year period of devastating domestic brutality and repression. Author Natalie Bakopoulos recreates one family’s experiences during this tumultuous time in The Green Shore.
Page 31 - no comments - 129 views War Correspondents Receive ‘Assignment to Hell’
“If you ever have to go to war,” Walter Cronkite said late in life, “don’t go by glider.” Gliders in wartime do not always glide the way they are supposed to, and the canvas-covered, aluminumframed one carrying Cronkite to cover Operation Market...
Page 31 - no comments - 97 views Young Talent in Town for Piano Competition
The 12 semifinalists in the 2012 North American Biennial Piano Competition, sponsored by Milwaukee-based PianoArts, are coming to town June 7-13 for a series of recitals, master classes and more. The three finalists will have the chance to perform at the Finals & Awards Concert with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO).
Page 32 - no comments - 146 views MSO’s ‘Swan Lake’ Ripples With Beauty
The most memorable aspect of the concert was the playing of Susan Babini, new principal cellist this season. Before this I had not had the opportunity to hear her as soloist. The first phrase of her entrance was so simpatico,.
Page 32 - no comments - 133 views How Destroyer Quit Rock N Roll
“The songs were the least structural songs I’ve ever written,” he notes. “They barely even qualified as songs in a lot of ways.” Recorded slowly and pieced together around slow, supple grooves from free-form performances, the album is gilded with smooth saxophones and trumpets and pillowed by occasional woodwinds.
Page 34 - no comments - 91 views Electric Frankenstein w/ Chief and Black Actress @ Frank’s Power Plant
For more than 20 years now, New Jersey punk stalwarts Electric Frankenstein have been tenaciously plying their trade, persevering through shifting trends, personnel shake-ups and label changes. They have remained resolutely underground and have no qualms about reminding you of that, but they’re also a far cry from their mid-’90s heyday.
Page 36 - no comments - 114 views Jaill Release a Second Sub Pop Album, Go Bowling
In 2009, the Milwaukee garage-pop band Jaill was plucked from obscurity and signed to Sub Pop Records. That’s the narrative, at least—a simplified and romanticized version of the story that downplays the band’s role in their signing.
Page 36 - no comments - 98 views Music listings
Castle Thunder (1pm), Juniper Tar (2:30pm), Sat. Nite Duets (4pm), Kane Place Record Club (5:30pm), The Fatty Acids (7pm); Inside: Faux Fir (3pm), The Sleepwalkers, Canopies (8pm) New Entertainers Club,.
Page 38 - no comments - 117 views CD Review
With cover art that alludes to the hot-rodding and slotcar racing that inspired the West Coast instrumental rock ’n’ roll of the early ’60s, Milwaukee’s Revomatics are the real deal.
Page 38 - no comments - 91 views Beans & Barley’s Long-Term Success
1973, Beans & Barley (1901 E. North Ave.) began as a tiny health food store with a few barrels of bulk produce. Today it employs a staff of 100, can serve 80 customers in its café and houses a deli, store and gift shop. It has survived a devastating fire and the advent of Whole Foods.
Page 39 - no comments - 97 views One-Third to Where?
The Observers were on hand Sunday for the Brewers’ 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh, which brought the team to the one-third mark of the season with a 24-30 record, five games worse than last year..
Page 40 - no comments - 121 views One Winner Won’t Change Racing’s Luck
This Saturday thoroughbred racing might celebrate the 12th winner of the Triple Crown, and the first in 34 years. But even if I’ll Have Another runs to glory in the Belmont Stakes, it will have little effect on the decades-long decline of the sport’s popularity.
Page 40 - no comments - 101 views Freewill Astrology
maybe I will sing sad songs when I’m cheerful, and go for a long walk when I’m feeling profoundly lazy. Those events, too, would remind me of you. Why? Because you’ve been experimenting with the magic of contradictions lately.
Page 44 - no comments - 219 views News of the Weird
Maureen Raymond, 49, said the roadside DUI test administered to her in January was unfair. According to records cited by Scripps Media, she told a deputy in Port St. Lucie, Fla., that she couldn’t walk a straight line “with her big boobies,” which she said makes “balancing” difficult.
Page 44 - no comments - 94 views Jerked Beefaroni
•••••••••••••••••••• One day, during a lesson on proper grammar, the teacher asked for a show of hands for who could use the word “beautiful” in the same sentence twice. First, she called on little Suzy, who responded with, “My father bought my mother a beautiful dress and she looked beautiful in it.
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The 25th annual PrideFest Milwaukee celebration of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender communities takes place this weekend on the Summerfest grounds. In addition to fabulous performers and more rainbow stuff than you can shake a stick at, there are a number of educational programs, two of which I am proud to be facilitating.
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