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UW-Milwaukee named as one of the best film schools in America

One of the best places in America to study filmmaking is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. That is the takeaway from a survey of industry insiders published by “The Hollywood Reporter.” The news comes as the Peck School’s Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres adds a new bachelor of fine arts degree in animation and prepares for the forthcoming opening of a satellite film-department location in a state-of-the-arts creative hub opening in downtown Milwaukee next month. Top 25 film school The Peck School of the Arts film program was ranked No. 24 in...

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MCTS offers free rides for activities with “Take Your Kid on the Bus Day”

Families across Milwaukee County can leave their cars, minivans, and SUVs at home on September 22, and step on the bus for the Milwaukee County Transit System’s “Take Your Kid on the Bus Day.” All children 11 and under ride for free on all MCTS routes that day. The special event also includes free stickers for young riders and deals and discounts at local attractions. “As adults we realize how important MCTS is to empowering people and strengthening our community but for children the bus is simply fun and exciting– that’s what Take Your Kid on the Bus Day...

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MilWALKee Walks aims to improve street safety and end pedestrian fatalities

No one should die crossing the street. While pedestrian deaths in Milwaukee have decreased from 17 at this time last year to 12, Milwaukee is still over-represented in pedestrian deaths, with 10% of the state population but 44% of the pedestrian fatalities, almost identical to the 45% in 2017 (as of 9/9/18). Local and state agencies and citizens groups are making important safety improvements through roadway design, education, and enforcement actions, but greater community awareness is needed to prevent these unacceptable pedestrian deaths. MilWALKee Walks, a citizens group, is launching Remember Pedestrians, to memorialize and remember each of the...

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Nonprofit newsrooms to participate in national initiative to fund independent Journalism

NewsMatch will double individual gifts to trusted news organizations for another record-setting year. In 2017 NewsMatch helped to raise more than $4.8 million from individual donors and a coalition of private funders. This year the number of nonprofit news organizations participating has jumped by more than 40 percent. “There is an incredible amount of excitement building around NewsMatch 2018 from news organizations across the country,” said Sue Cross, Executive Director and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News, which serves as one of NewsMatch’s nonprofit partners. “We are encouraged to see such strong growth in community support of news...

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AJ Bombers is not limiting National Cheeseburger Day to single day

The trend to honor everything and celebrate it as a national holiday fills the calendar with multiple topics each day. For Tuesday, September 18 it is National Cheeseburger Day. AJ Bombers serves fun with a side of burgers, from the crash of the peanut bombs to the sizzle of the smashed burgers. For the week containing National Cheeseburger Day, they have made it into a whole week of celebration. As any self-respecting Wisconsin-based restaurant should, AJ Bombers is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day Week with a “Cheese on Cheese on Cheeseburger.” The specialty burger for the week will feature Bomber...

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Photo exhibition from San Quentin Project to engage in story telling of incarcerated populations

Grounded in the belief that art can promote dialogue and enable understanding, The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prіsоn uses narrative to examine the ways in which the public might perceive prіsоn populations. Opening October 18, 2018, at the Milwaukee Art Museum, this exhibition suggests that engaging in storytelling can restore dignity. The exhibition debuts a series of visual documents made by artist Nigel Poor (American, b. 1963), in collaboration with men іncаrcеrаtеd at San Quentin State Prіsоn in Marin County, California, the oldest such institution in that state. The series includes...

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