Local Headlines

  • Bronzeville

    The old heart of Milwaukee’s African America could beat again

    Milwaukee's Bronzeville, devastated by freeway construction, remembered and understood by a scholar-artist who sees some rays of hope as the city celebrates Bronzeville Week.

  • MPS reacts to community violence in schools and streets

    Superintendent Gregory Thornton is voicing his concern over a grim statistic: four children dead in seven weeks. MPS holds a meeting in response to the violence.

  • Listecki takes Shepherd’s staff to lead Milwaukee Catholics

    Archbishop promises to lead with love.

  • Barrett announces run for governor

    Wisconsinites might have choice between two Milwaukeans for governor in 2010 Updated 11/16/2009 2:50 p.m.

  • Suspected Barrett assailant in custody

    Tom officially a badass

    Mayor responds to cries for help; takes a beating but gets one in. Way to go, Tom! Feel better fast.

  • Public Policy Forum Wins National Award for Transit Research

    Milwaukee County's transit crisis draws attention of judging panel

  • Milwaukee Film Announces $200,000 Gift from the Selig Family

    Milwaukee Film is thrilled to announce that it will receive a generous gift from Allan H. and Suzanne L. Selig for its 2009 and 2010 Milwaukee Film Festivals.

  • Tosa Student Wins Milwaukee Film Contest

    Tosa West Contest winner will have screenplay made into a film!

  • Dave Cowan named Program Director of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

    Dave Cowan, a 23-year radio veteran with long experience at a variety of community-oriented commercial stations, has been named program director of non-comm 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, the station announced today.

  • Milwaukee Chamber Theater announces new Managing Director

    We're a little late on the news, but in case you are too, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre last week announced new Managing Director Kirsten Mulvey to replace former Managing Director David Todd, who left MCT in February after a short stint that began in the fall of 2007.

  • Milwaukee Film Announcement

    If you attend the special preview screening of Public Enemies on June 30, you’ll be helping raise funds for Milwaukee Film.  Film Wisconsin and the Milwaukee County Historical Society have generously agreed to set aside a portion of the revenues from tickets reserved through Milwaukee Film. We like to think it’s a deal Al Capone would approve of. Here’s all you need to do: Send an e-mail to info@milwaukee-film.org or call 414.755.1965 x203. Tell us your name and the number of tickets you want reserved. You’ll pick up your tickets and pay at the screening (tell them you booked through Milwaukee Film). When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 Where: Marcus Majestic Theater, 770 N. Springdale Road, Brookfield Cost: $25 Our goal is to sell 100 tickets, help us reach it! Book tickets for yourself or forward this info to friends.

  • Skylight cuts Artistic Director Theisen, key staff roles

    Beal resigns from board in protest

    Most know the story by now. The Executive Committee of Skylight Opera, without board discussion or vote, last week eliminated key staff positions that many supporters believe lets flow freely the lifeblood of this traditionally family-like company. This morning Jonathan West posts the full text of the resignation letter of long-time supporter and board member, Robert L. Beal, on his blog, Artsy Schmartsy.