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Economy & Business
3:34 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Report Shows Wisconsin's Small Business Environment Is Improving

The latest Small Business Association report shows greater access to capital for Wisconsin businesses to grow.
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How important are small businesses to the state's economy?

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Regional
3:04 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative Hopes a Dance Party will Generate Lasting Results

2014 Daddy/Daughter Dance. This year's dance is on Saturday, February 21 at North Division High School.
Credit Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative

The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, and its impact on Milwaukee families, has been featured on Lake Effect in the past.

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Arts & Culture
2:48 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Appleton Native Returns to Florentine Opera Company to Perform in "Elmer Gantry"

Alisa Jordheim plays Marzelline in "Fidelio" (2014).
Credit James Gill Photography

Alisa Jordheim's career has taken off since she went through the Florentine Opera’s Studio Artist program.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Dave Luhrssen's Academy Award Predictions

The 87th Academy Awards are on this Sunday, February 22nd.
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The 87th Academy Awards will be announced in a globally televised ceremony on Sunday, February 22nd. 

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Regional
11:40 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Anime Draws Thousands to Downtown Milwaukee - Geek is Popular

Gaming at Anime Milwaukee
Credit Anime Milwaukee

Don’t be surprised to see people in costume this weekend, in downtown Milwaukee. The 8th annual Anime Milwaukee convention is taking place.

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Regional
11:04 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Racing Bar Stools: An Annual Downhill Competition in Northern Wisconsin

Saturday marks Drummond, Wisconsin's 16th annual bar stool race.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Fri February 13, 2015

One Way to Lower Recidivism in Milwaukee: Social Impact Bonds?

Two state lawmakers are hoping to use social impact bonds to reduce recidivism in Milwaukee.
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One tool a couple state lawmakers want to use in troubled Milwaukee neighborhoods is social impact bonds.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Gloria Rodriguez Kappel: A Life of Song and Friendship Celebrated

Gloria Rodriguez Kappel (left standing) directing a few of the Romany Singers' alumnae in 2009.
Credit S Bence

Six years ago – almost to the date - we shared a story about Milwaukee’s Romany Singers. In the 1940s and 50s they were a popular ensemble of teenage girls and young women.

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Arts & Culture
8:27 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Garments from 50 Years of the Ebony Fashion Show Return to Milwaukee

Eunice Johnson with designer Yves Saint Laurent (1972).
Milwaukee Art Museum

High fashion isn’t usually the kind of thing an art museum exhibits.

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Arts & Culture
7:06 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Ex Fabula And Panalure: A Night of Love, Lust And Murder

Ex Fabula host Megan McGee
Credit Brian D. Jacobson, BlurRadial

Ex Fabula hosted a night of stories in the spirit of love, lust and murder at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point on Saturday, January 24th. Milwaukee’s Panalure performed a set featuring songs from their latest release, The Bones ­­- our current “Album of the Week.”

Milwaukee musician Peter Woods shared a tour story about how his band E=MC Hammer unexpectedly played to a room full of funeral mourners and almost got talked into staying with a crazed host.

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