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- Milwaukee Restaurateur Joe Bartolotta Dies April 23, 2019Joe Bartolotta, co-owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants, died in his sleep, the restaurant group shared Tuesday. He was 60 years old. For the past 25 years, Bartolotta's name has been synonymous with fine and quality dining in southeastern Wisconsin. He oversaw some of the area's most successful eateries, including Ristorante Bartolotta, Lake Park Bistro, Harbor […]
- Secretary Robert Wilkie Outlines Cultural Changes At The Department Of Veterans Affairs April 16, 2019Robert Wilkie was appointed as the Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs last July. Wilkie grew up at Fort Bragg in a military family and still serves as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. As secretary of the cabinet level department, he’s responsible for ensuring the VA serves veterans’ physical, mental, and emotional […]
- Mark Siddall: In Praise Of Creepy, Crawly Things April 10, 2019Mark Siddall is a specialist in the kinds of things you probably hope stay the heck out of your house. Siddall is the curator of invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and specializes in things like leeches and parasites — and also in the field of poisons and toxicology. But […]
- A Fusion Of Classical Ballet & African Dance: 'Lambarena' Makes Its Milwaukee Debut April 3, 2019Lambarena is an exuberant fusion that makes its Milwaukee debut tonight. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach melds with African drumming; traditional ballet melds with traditional African dance. Lambarena has been wildly popular in the 24 years since its creation, with performances around the world. That's something its creator, choreographer Val Caniparoli, is thrilled about, […]
- Does Milwaukee Have Enough Hotels For The Democratic National Convention? March 26, 2019Since the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced it will hold its 2020 convention in Milwaukee , there have been a lot of conversations about what that means for the city . One issue that continues to raise questions is the number of available hotel rooms for delegates and everyone else that will be in town […]
- Alex Lasry Looks Beyond The Democratic National Convention To Milwaukee's Future March 13, 2019It’s official. Earlier this week, the Democratic National Committee chose Milwaukee as the site of its 2020 convention. According to DNC Chair Tom Perez, this is the first time the Democratic Party has held a national convention in the Midwest, outside of Chicago, since 1916. Milwaukee’s success in winning the host bid is due, in […]
- Native American Artists Honor & Provide A Contemporary Take On Their Traditions March 6, 2019Native American art has not often been characterized as such by the non-Native American world. From intricately-beaded clothing to ceramics to jewelry, the artworks that native peoples here created, and continue to create, are often found in the craft or perhaps the folk art areas of museum exhibitions. "Not so fast," says Karen Ann Hoffman. […]
- How Tim Busfield & Melissa Gilbert’s Passion For Theater Led To The Film 'Guest Artist' February 26, 2019Jeff Daniels is most famous for his acting work in movies, but the stage has long been his passion. In fact, he founded the Purple Rose Theater Company in his home state of Michigan. Back in the early 2000s, Daniels commissioned Pulitzer-winning playwright Lanford Wilson to create a new piece for his company. What was […]
- Producers Nigel Poor & Earlonne Woods On Translating 'Ear Hustle' Beyond The Podcast February 19, 2019Visual artist Nigel Poor has spent years offering us a glimpse of life behind bars. Poor is not incarcerated, but she has worked with people inside California’s San Quentin Prison to tell the stories of everyday life. Among the ways she’s done that is through curating a remarkable group of large-format photographs taken over the […]
- Gone Grove? Why Many Milwaukeeans Want To Preserve Dan Kiley's Chestnut Trees February 14, 2019It's under a foot of snow right now so no one’s spending any time there. But that doesn’t mean the Dan Kiley -designed grove of chestnut trees along the south side of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is out of the spotlight. A little history: In December, the Marcus Center unveiled renovation plans […]
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- Nearly 7,000 Canadians have died with medical assistance: Health Canada April 25, 2019According to the latest interim report compiled by Health Canada, 6,749 people have received medically assisted deaths. That amounts to roughly one per cent of all deaths in Canada.
- Scientists perplexed as emperor penguins vanish from breeding site April 25, 2019For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second-biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins.
- Sri Lankan officials lower bombings death toll to 253; cite difficulty identifying victims April 25, 2019In rolling back the number of dead from 359, a top health ministry official said the blasts had damaged some bodies beyond recognition, making accurate identification difficult.
- Activists glue themselves to London Stock Exchange in climate change protest April 25, 2019The Extinction Rebellion group has spent 11 days disrupting London in a bid to force Britain to act to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm.
- North Korea gave U.S. a $2M hospital bill for Otto Warmbier before his death: report April 25, 2019North Korea gave the United States a $2 million bill to cover its expenses for the care of comatose Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after being held in detention in North Korea.
- ‘Completely unacceptable’: Canadian watchdog to take Facebook to court over privacy concerns April 25, 2019"If we go before the Federal Court, it will be able to order Facebook to change its practices," Daniel Therrien said in a news conference Thursday.
- Large cassowary that killed its Florida owner to be auctioned off April 25, 2019Marvin Hajos, 75, was killed by his exotic pet on April 12, after the man had apparently fallen on his farm and the cassowary attacked him.Adam Frisk
- Father of suspected Sri Lanka Easter bombers arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons April 25, 2019The father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers was arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons on Thursday, according to Sri Lanka's former navy chief, as investigators continued to comb his Colombo mansion for evidence of the attacks that killed 359 people.
- North Korea ready to denuclearize if security guarantees are met, Putin says after summit April 25, 2019Russian President Vladimir Putin said after his summit with Kim Jong Un Thursday that the North Korean leader is ready to proceed toward denuclearization - but needs solid security guarantees to do so.
- Joe Biden officially announces 2020 U.S. presidential run April 25, 2019Former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama's presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today's increasingly liberal Democratic Party.