Huzzah! Milwaukee’s week-long public art nightmare is finally over
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Since sifting through dull newspapers, hyperbolic blogs, and overflowing RSS feeds for meaningful news can be an arduous process, News Net catches and compiles both the amusing and the significant reports that were overlooked over the weekend. Here are some things to think about as the workweek begins.
• Remember that time we almost blew $775,000 on—gasp!—public art? Well, Milwaukeeans can breathe a sigh of relief and take another step backward, because county executive Chris Abele killed the project late last week. The Journal Sentinel has all the depressing details, and even more depressing comments.
• On a more positive art-related note, Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel explains how the Milwaukee Art Museum managed to land The Emperor’s Private Paradise. (Please leave all hair-shearing comments on the appropriate thread.)
• Time Out Chicago recently paid our humble little burg a visit, and checked out Angelo’s Piano Lounge, Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, and Foundation, among other local watering holes. Oh, and the reviewers liked us—they really, really liked us.
• Lil’ Wayne will perform at the Marcus Amphitheater Aug. 9, says Tap Milwaukee. Since Tap is basically the Journal Sentinel in a neon-yellow wrapper (heh), you can guess how the site’s commenters feel about this scary, scary news.
• The lineup for 2011’s Fish Fry And A Flick movie series was announced last week. This year’s films include Anchorman (Aug. 5), The Dark Knight (Aug. 19), The Big Lebowski (Sept. 2), The Hangover (Sept. 16), and Bridesmaids (Sept. 23).
• Who’s number one? The Milwaukee Brewers are number one. Following a series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Crew is on top of the National League Central for the first time in two years. The Journal Sentinel has all the details and breathless hyperbole.