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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 throughout the week.
• Wisconsin’s political turmoil this past spring may now seem like a drum circle-infused fever dream, but plenty of folks are still fuming. According to the Journal Sentinel, members of the Anti-Scott Walker Fun Club descended upon Messmer Preparatory School today in advance of an appearance by the embattled governor, and glued the doors shut. Sadly, there’s no word yet on any tailpipe bananas or flaming bags of dog poop.
Even better? Facebook teasers for a piece on the 620 WTMJ website refer to the school—which is located on the mean streets of Fratney and Burleigh—as an “inner-city Catholic school.” So is it safe to say that authors Jay Sorgi and Jon Byman don’t get out much?
• Christopher Porterfield, a.k.a. Conrad Plymouth, released a new online album earlier this week. According to Porterfield, the terrific Comrade Plymouth is a “first take solo clearinghouse for old and new songs that weren’t going to fit on the upcoming Conrad Plymouth full band full length.”
• If the sight of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers rubbing shoulders with David Gruber still sets your mind reeling, perhaps his next TV gig will restore your sanity. According to Today’s TMJ4, Rodgers will appear on a new weekly show, Aaron Rodgers One-On-One, beginning Sept. 12.
• The Chicago Tribune is now the latest out-of-town publication to enter the “Milwaukee is more than just beer and brats!” essay contest. The paper paid a visit to Roots, Cafe Hollander, and the Milwaukee Public Market.
• Milwaukee Magazine looked at the upcoming fine arts season, which includes Cedar Block’s can’t-miss “Sexy Results: Cedar Block’s Dig For The Higgs And How The Quest Was Won,” and Tom Crawford’s Ex Fabula series, “Terminal Milwaukee.”
• If you and your surly downtown co-workers haven’t already jumped aboard the food-truck bandwagon, you’ve been missing out. The Journal Sentinel has the lowdown on these ever-popular mobile restaurants.
• WMSE continued its “Get To Know Your WMSE DJ” series with a profile on the always-enchanting Dori Zori.
• Call it the end of an era: Tireless Milwaukee DJ Kid Cut Up will soon be packing his bags and heading for the West Coast. According to WMSE, Cut Up’s last “Mad Kids Show” will air Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 9 p.m. to midnight.