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360° Video: Bill Camplin Band at Ebbott’s Barn

The original members who performed on the album Cardboard Box, Bill Camplin, Bob Mueller, Jamie Sheldon, Robert Knetzger, and Jason Klagstad, reunited at Ebbott’s Barn on August 14 for a private concert that celebrated their 40 year legacy of friendship and music.

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Historic Milwaukee relocates to Mackie Building

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI) invited the public to a grand opening of their new office at 235 East Michigan Street on August 16. The event showcased Historic Milwaukee’s newly renovated headquarters, which combine the open-concept offices and a new retail space. “This move comes after two years of strategic planning to secure a street-front space with high visibility and foot traffic,” said Executive Director Stacy Swadish. “Thanks to HMI board member and building owner Josh Jeffers, HMI was able to relocate to the corner of Michigan and Broadway in the historic Mackie Building.” The move is part of the...

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Historic Judge Downer mansion becomes home to Art Museum’s library

The Milwaukee Art Museum announced plans to move its art library, archives and related programs to the historic Judge Jason Downer mansion on Prospect Avenue in close proximity to the Museum. The library’s extensive holdings include nearly 27,000 volumes; 60,000 art catalogues, journals and magazines; and the Brooks Stevens and other institutional archives dating back to 1888. “This is a wonderful addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum and the community. The new location will allow for greater library and archive access, as well as potential partnerships with area schools, colleges and professional organizations,” said Don Layden, president of the...

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Norrie Daroga: Life After Dying Twice

Leaving his home in India as a teenager for an education overseas, Norrie Daroga’s life took him from work as an engineer to a career in law. But experiencing clinical death twice, and enduring the long journey of recovery, gave him the art of empathy and fueled his passion for connecting the human experience with medical technology to solve problems.

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LGBT Milwaukee: Gay Pride and Prejudice

With contributions from many local elders and icons, the book “LGBT Milwaukee” celebrates the resilience, determination, and unity required to bring a community out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Milwaukee Pride, Inc. recently announced the upcoming publication of LGBT Milwaukee, written by local author Michail Takach, with foreword by Don Schwamb of the Wisconsin LGBT History Project. The book includes more than 150 colorful images, many of which have never been seen by the public. It is also the first published social history of Milwaukee’s LGBT community from mid-century to today. Over the past 75 years, gays...

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Racial disparity detailed in research on Milwaukee housing

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released its study on home mortgage lending in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and surrounding areas on July 18. The 47-page document, based on 2014 data, is part of recent efforts by the NCRC to reform the national financial system, respond to the foreclosure crisis, and expand the Community Reinvestment Act. The research published in the NCRC report highlighted the effect of poverty and segregation in Milwaukee neighborhoods. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Within the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, nearly 90 percent of African Americans live in the inner city. The Milwaukee metro area has one of...

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