The Bradley Center is dead, long live the BMO Harris Bradley Center!
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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.
• In a world teeming with Petco Parks and KFC Yum! Centers, it’s nice to live in a city where the most egregiously named stadium is Miller Park. (Let’s try and forget about the U.S. Cellular Arena, okay?) But Milwaukee’s days as a relatively innocent, corporate-name-free town may be coming to an end: The Business Journal is reporting that BMO Harris Bank has secured the naming rights to the Bradley Center, and that the aging complex will now be known as the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?
• The man charged with torching Pizza Man in 2010 was found not guilty of four counts of arson, says the Journal Sentinel. Feras Rahman—the former owner of also-incinerated Black And White Café—was found guilty of lying to police, however, and will be sentenced Aug. 31.
• If a recent Marquette Law School poll showing Gov. Scott Walker leading Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in June’s recall election wasn’t ominous enough, the Journal Sentinel officially endorsed Walker over the weekend. Running the same guy who lost to Walker in 2010 might not be the best plan of attack, huh? Oh well: #wirecall!
• Milwaukee Film chatted with local filmmaker Tate Bunker for its Cream City Cinema series.
• The fourth episode of the always-excellent Rock N Roller Remote Controller is now available online here.
• This week’s recommended shows: Curren$y at Turner Hall May 22; Technicolor Teeth At Quarters May 22; The Barr Brothers at Shank Hall May 23; Alejandro Escovedo And The Sensitive Boys at Turner Hall May 24; Mark Sultan at Cactus Club May 25; Blockhead at Stonefly May 25; Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros at Riverside Theater May 26; Eef Barzelay at The Laundry Chute May 26; Lest We Forget at Turner Hall May 26; Primus at The Rave May 27.