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Author: Lee Matz

Milwaukee leaders welcome President Obama

| President Barack Obama I congratulate Milwaukee, and all of the other communities who took part in the challenge, for their passion and innovation in finding ways to make sure they and their neighbors could get the health care and peace of mind that they deserve. That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about. The efforts from mayors, local officials, assisters and residents remind me of what’s best in America, and what I see whenever I travel around the country: good people in strong communities who look out for each other and take care of their own. As always,...

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Countdown to Milwaukee’s Anime Invasion

The Ninth Annual Anime Milwaukee is expected to welcome 8,000 visitors to the 2016 convention. Held from March 11 to 13 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and Wisconsin Center, it is Wisconsin’s largest Anime and Japanese cultural event. Known by its acronym AMKE, Anime Milwaukee has continued to increase attendance each year, bringing a flood of fans and economic reward to downtown Milwaukee. The three-day celebration of Japanese art will feature programming and activities that run 24 hours a day. These include costume play, or Cosplay, combat chess, Masquerade, Charity Ball, Manga graphic novel library, children’s events, Maid Café,...

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John McGivern’s Around the Corner celebrates Brewers Hill community

The Preview Party for the Brewers Hill episode of Around the Corner with John McGivern was held at Lakefront Brewery on February 23. Lakefront’s co-founder Russ Klisch hosted the free event, which packed the facility’s Beer Hall with hundreds of local viewers. The venue was perfect for this screening, being the only brewery in the Brewers Hill area. Originally known as Uihlein Hill, the name Brewers Hill was derived from the large number of brewery workers and owners that previously inhabited the area. The Schlitz and Blatz breweries were once in operation just south of the distinctly Victorian-era neighborhood....

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Chudnow Museum gives taste of vintage consumerism

“My hope that preserving these objects will serve as a reminder of the fascinating lives led by the people who established our community.” – Avrum M. Chudnow Entering the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is an immersive experience that will take visitors back to the rise of consumerism. It is a time capsule of Milwaukee life between the two World Wars. Over his 92 years of life in Milwaukee, Avrum M. Chudnow accumulated artifacts that reflected everyday life from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Chudnow was a cultural historian, not a hoarder, and his collection is estimated at over 250,000...

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