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SoundBites pairs Milwaukee’s sensory palette of tastes and sounds at annual fundraiser

Celebrating Milwaukee as an up-and-coming culinary and music mecca, 88Nine Radio hosted its signature SoundBites fundraising event on February 7 at the Iron Horse Hotel and welcomed an adoring crowd. Each year the event teams Milwaukee chefs with 88Nine DJs to create a unique and interactive evening that highlights the best bites and sounds that the city has to offer. Chefs prepare a dish while 88Nine DJs curate the perfect musical choice to bring out the right notes of the plate. SoundBites presented guests with unique pairings, allowing them to sample songs and 12 of Milwaukee’s top restaurants in...

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The Art of Healing: Ralph Hollmon keynotes start of African American Heritage Series

The African American Heritage Committee of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosted the start of a month-long celebratory series that began on February 3, featuring speakers and music related to the African diaspora in Milwaukee. The first of four Sunday events kicked off with Ralph Hollmon, from the America’s Black Holocaust Museum. Hollmon discussed the history and future of the Milwaukee museum located in Bronzeville, originally founded by Dr. James Cameron. Hollmon has been a leader in the community with a distinguished career in both government and nonprofit leadership. After serving as CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League since 2002...

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Milwaukee en Vogue: Community braves deep freeze to celebrate city’s 173rd birthday

The Grain Exchange exchange hosted the City Birthday Party on January 31, celebrating 173 years since Milwaukee was established along the shores of Lake Michigan. The growing settlements originally known as Juneautown, Kilbourntown, and Walker’s Point merged into one single entity on January 31, 1846, to form the City of Milwaukee. On that day, 173 years ago, Solomon Juneau became Milwaukee’s first mayor. To commemorate that anniversary, the Milwaukee Press Club once again hosted a birthday party for the city. For all of Milwaukee’s flaws, it has been receiving positive national spotlight for its diverse neighborhoods, thriving culinary scene,...

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Prohibition exhibit highlights the 18th Amendment’s historical impact on the Brew City

The Milwaukee County Historical Society’s 2019 feature exhibit kicked off on January 16, commemorating the 100th Anniversary year for the ratification of 18th Amendment. One hundred years ago, the 18th Amendment was signed, and the nation saw Prohibition in its future. Tapping its extensive archive on brewing, the Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS) put together an engaging display that looks back at the events from the tumultuous period of our nation’s history, and how those years affected the city. “How Dry I Am: Prohibition Milwaukee” will be on display through April at the Historical Center, 910 N. Old World...

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Milwaukee students celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. for 35th year

The work and teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated on January 20 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for the 35th consecutive year, honoring the slain Civil Rights leader on his birthday. Dr. King’s Birthday has been annually recognized by only two cities for the past 35 years, Atlanta and Milwaukee. Officially known as the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., or MLK Day, the national holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and...

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Inaugural Museum Week aims to remind the Milwaukee public of distinctive local treasures

The special week was created to shine a light on the meaningful impact these museums have for Milwaukee’s residents and the economy, and to form a well-rounded cultural community. This first-time event was created as a result of conversations between area museum directors and staff in recent years. Milwaukee is rich in cultural assets and area’s museums and cultural institutions contribute to a vibrant and well-rounded community in a significant way. More than a hundred programs or events are being offered during the week, and the public is encouraged to support these local museums by participating. Milwaukee’s museums cannot...

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