Milwaukee is a “comeback city,” says yet another irritating online list
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- Prove you love Milwaukee by donating to a worthwhile local Kickstarter campaign for a change
- Cruel and vengeful God chuckles softly to self, announces first Summerfest headliner
- Milwaukee is a finalist in “The Mayors Challenge”—but could it actually win?
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 throughout the week.
• Who loves it when Milwaukee makes yet another useless and irritating online list? And who loves it when those lists are in slideshow form to gussy up page views? Yeah, neither do we. But that won’t stop up from dutifully reporting that our humble burg was recently featured in a Forbes list of “America’s Comeback Cities.” According to Forbes, “Many fewer people are leaving Milwaukee than in 2005, and more people are moving in, though the balance was still outward in 2010.” Um, thanks?
• 88Nine Radio Milwaukee held its annual awards ceremony this past Tuesday. Among the winners were Trapper Schoepp And The Shades (Album of the Year, Run, Engine, Run), The Hollowz (Song of the Year, “Parade”), and Sat. Nite Duets (Album Artwork of the Year, One Nite Only). JC Poppe at OnMilwaukee.com has a full list of the winners and runners-up.
• There are people who enjoy Summerfest, and then there are people who really enjoy Summerfest. If you’re among the latter, the Big Gig is offering an 11-day pass for the low, low price of $45. The Business Journal has more details.
• The always-awesome website MKE Punk has been inviting local movers and shakers to compile their own Top 5 lists of classic Milwaukee music. Erik Stenglein from Northless and Dan DuChaine of Rushmor Records have been two recent contributors.
• If you can’t make it to tomorrow’s Get Down dance party at Mad Planet (recently dialed back to once a month), you can listen to a funk-friendly mix from Get Down DJ Andy Noble in the comfort of your own home. Stream it here.
• Perennial hippy-dippy poet Antler and visual artist Roy Staab were honored with Outstanding Artist awards by the city of Milwaukee, says Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel. Antler and Staab will receive their awards at a reception at Next Act Theatre next Tuesday.
• Schumacher also examined the fuzzy line between art and politics in a terrific piece entitled “Hey Occupy Wall Street, lay off the museum world.” Definitely worth a read.
• OnMilwaukee.com scored a hot interview when it caught up with actor RJ Mitte—Walt, Jr. from Breaking Bad!—at last night’s Taste Of Milwaukee at the Hilton. Look for our sit-down with Walt, Jr.’s pal Louis in the upcoming weeks.