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  • Whither the Shops of Grand Avenue?

    With the announcement that the troubled downtown mall would be put up for auction, one can't help but wonder what went wrong and what should happen next.

  • Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon to feature State Health Officer

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  • The Armoury Gallery closes its doors

    In a press release Monday night, Milwaukee’s Armoury Gallery — founded by MIAD grads Cassandra Smith and Jessica Steeber in 2008 — has closed its doors. Dear friends of the Armoury, As reluctant as we are to join the list of closing galleries and businesses around Milwaukee, it has unfortunately come time to announce that […]

  • Groundbreaking Community Outreach Programs

    Announcing Two New Community Outreach Programs As part of our mission, the Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee, strives to provide French language programs in the community for children who would not otherwise have access to learning a foreign language.  Over the next few months, we are preparing to launch two groundbreaking community outreach programs in Milwaukee’s […]

  • Reception for Consul General of France

    Reception for Consul General of France Tuesday, June 9 at 4 p.m. Alliance Française, 1800 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood A reception will be held for M. Jean-Baptiste Main de Boissière, Consul General of France in Chicago, to meet people from the Milwaukee community. The reception will be at the Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee, 1800 E. […]

  • Fasten Collective store closing

    TCD received this press release today regarding the closing of Fasten designer collective store in Bay View.  Fasten will continue to thrive in Milwaukee, however the store front will now be filled by Sparrow Collective. Read on for more details! Dear Fasten Patrons, The Fasten Co-op was established way back in 2003 as an idea. […]

  • What’s Hot Wednesday

    Weigh in now!

    ThirdCoast’s Jon Anne Willow is a guest panelist every Wednesday on WTMJ-4’s “What’s Hot” news segment. Weigh in on today’s topics! 1. Packers announce 2009 schedule. The team will enjoy 5 nationally televised games despite their poor season last year. Is this justified? 2. Why do people wait until the last minute to prepare their […]

  • Zweig Public Art Project to go to full council this morning

    Despite the efforts of outspoken detractors Bob Donovan (Ald., 8th District) and Joe Dudzik (Ald., 11th District) to kill the project in committee, a full house of supporters of the project that included Visit Milwaukee (title) Dave Fantle, Cultural Alliance Executive Director Christine Harris and many others, joined the project’s elected supporters – especially Nic […]

  • Acacia Theatre seeks auditions for summer musical version of Little Women

    ACACIA THEATRE will be holding auditions on Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and 28 between 6:30 and 9:30 for its summer musical, Little Women.  This production will require 6 women and 4 Men (17 – 60).  Please prepare 12 – 16 bars of a song (accompaniment provided) Readings will be from script.   Auditions will be […]

  • Public comment opportunity on Streetscape Project Tuesday morning

    On Tuesday, April 14 at 8 a.m., Milwaukee’s Public Works Committee (in City Hall Room 301-B) will again be considering the Janet Zweig proposal for the Streetscape Arts Project. Public comment is invited. This Committee will vote up or down on the project. Procedurally, it is likely to be taken out of Committee (no matter […]

  • Special “pay what you can” for opening of Cherry Orchard

    The Milwaukee Repertory Theater indicates on its website that first two opening performances of “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov will be “pay what you can” starting with a $5 minimum available just two hours before curtain. It’s a chance to see this Tuesday, Apr. 14 or Wednesday Apr. 15 evening for some great theater in Milwaukee by a good company of actors […]

  • Laptops Stolen From MATC

    Seems there’s a security issue.  A total of 31 laptop computers have been stolen from Madison Area Technical College since the start of 2009, said Jim Bottoni, chief of security for the college’s district. [...] Bottoni said the estimated replacement value is $1,300 per laptop, meaning thieves have stolen more than $40,000 worth of computers from MATC since January. Only two of the reported missing or stolen laptops were owned by students, said Bottoni, with the other 29 being owned by the MATC district. “For the most part, these are not students who are being careless,” said Bottoni. “We’ve hammered very hard with our students, because that’s who we’re serving, about how to secure their property. But unfortunately some of our employees are not as conscious.” Perhaps they should start making employees pay for the stolen laptops if the employee failed to secure it.  That should encourage them to practice some common sense security precautions.