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From Hutongs to Maglevs: Photo exhibit brings rare immersive look at Chinese culture to Milwaukee

A new immersive exhibition featuring photographic prints by Jan Serr opened on October 15 at The Warehouse, bringing a stunning collection of images to Milwaukee that documented China during its era of modernization. The sixty-four photographic works in “CHINA: Then & Now – Jan Serr” focus on Asia’s ancient Middle Kingdom. They depict the “Old Town” Hutong neighborhood streets, the restful Scholar’s Garden, and the ultra-contemporary world of Maglev bullet trains traveling 375 miles per hour. The exhibition is a visual presentation of the passing of time in China. Mirroring these efforts represented in Serr’s subject matter, the collection...

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Bruce J. Kremer: Rare 1954 color photos from soldier taken in post-War Korea preserved in Milwaukee

As a resident of Milwaukee, the daughter of Bruce J. Kremer wanted to see her father’s wartime photographs preserved. That led her to the Milwaukee County Historical Society, and the attention of Assistant Archivist Steve Schaffer. Schaffer received a call from a donor, asking if MCHS would be interested in a collection of slides taken at the end of the Korean War. Kremer was not a local resident, but his daughter lived in Milwaukee. After Schaffer suggested alternative institutions to give the photo collection, it was mutually decided that MCHS was the best fit. “I wanted to see the...

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Claws Up Milwaukee: City leaders celebrate start of fourth consecutive postseason run for the Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers, City of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 celebrated the start of the ballclub’s fourth consecutive trip to the postseason with an October 6 announcement. Several Milwaukee buildings and iconic landmarks will light up in the team colors of blue and yellow. Fans were asked to show their spirit by wearing their favorite Brewers gear on October 8, and flood social media feeds with #ClawsUpMKE, as the Brewers take on the Atlanta Braves in their first game of the National League Division Series (NLDS). “We are showing our colors, literally, in support of the Brewers. This...

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Milwaukee holds candlelight vigil with art exhibition to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A special candlelight vigil was held at Milwaukee City Hall to honor the life and service of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 27. Members of the public, activists, and civic leaders offered inspirational tributes to Justice Ginsberg’s contributions and legacy. Attendance at the event represented a diverse gathering from areas touched by the life’s work of Justice Ginsburg, including from the justice system, voting rights, reproductive rights, and the arts. “The opening invocation, in tribute to RBG, set the tone for the evening,” said Rev. Lee Ann Dzelzkalns. “It guided us through her inspiration, to support...

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Finding Loren: New Film follows Milwaukee family’s effort to recover a father who was shot down in WWII

MSO’s new Bradley Symphony Center hosted its first ever film screening on September 25, with the world premiere of the new documentary “Finding Loren.” The film tells the story of P-47 fighter pilot Loren Hintz, who was shot down and lost at the end of World War II, and the efforts of his family to find the missing plane and his remains. New Hampton Pilot is Killed in Italy (Courier Special Service, 1945) New Hampton, Ia. – Lt. Loren Hintz has been informed that her husband, a P-47 pilot, was killed in action on Apr. 21 in Italy. On...

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Milwaukee Bucks recognized by city leaders for historic NBA championship win

The Milwaukee Common Council publicly recognized the Milwaukee Bucks team on September 21, for winning the NBA championship for the first time in 50 years. The basketball team was represented by president of the Milwaukee Bucks Peter Feigin, Senior Vice President Alex Lasry, and head coach Mike Budenholzer. They came to City Hall to accept the Common Council’s recognition, and show off the coveted NBA championship trophy. “This is a simple thank you. This is a celebration. It is kind of one of those amazing journeys to get through. We built an unbelievable momentum, and the organization is beyond...

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