Regional News

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Milwaukee has five new hotels in the works. That’s not including hotels opened in the last couple years, and updates to existing hotels. All-told, the new developments will add hundreds of hotel rooms to downtown Milwaukee. But what’s who’s filling these hotel rooms, and what’s driving the ever-changing landscape of hotel real estate?

“I think it comes from the fact that over the past few years there’s been great growth in revenue, and great growth in demand,” says Paul Upchurch, CEO of Visit Milwaukee.

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It’s always exciting when new scientific discoveries are announced. It’s even exciting to talk about scientific discoveries that aren't yet confirmed. Such is the case for the potential ninth planet that astronomers have been theorizing about based on observations of the solar system.

Next Act Theatre

In 1992, four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted of using excessive force against African American taxi driver Rodney King. The officers had been filmed beating an unarmed King at the end of a high speed chase and the city erupted at the news of their exoneration.

Essay: I'm Ready

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Saving lives is part and parcel of being a doctor. But as essayist Dr. Bruce Campbell well knows, it’s not the only part:

Photo by Ross Zetner / Courtesy of The Bronzeville Arts Ensemble

This week the Bronzeville Arts Ensemble presents its first play. The Mojo and the Sayso opens at the Milwaukee Rep’s Stimke Theatre Thursday night. It will run here through the weekend and then head over to Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts to play there for a couple of weeks.

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This week Johnson Controls announced its plan to merge with Tyco International, a company based in Ireland. Johnson Controls is Wisconsin’s largest, publicly owned company, with thousands of people employed in the state.

The merger means the company will shift its corporate and legal headquarters to Tyco’s base in Cork. Johnson Controls specializes in heating and air-conditioning services, while Tyco specializes in security and fire systems.

Photo by Michelle Maternowski / WUWM

This week is full of things to do in Milwaukee and Thursday night is particularly jammed. Outside of the many theater shows and a city birthday party taking place, there is an event for all the animation and film enthusiasts.

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Tomorrow night Milwaukee celebrates 170 years as an incorporated city. The Milwaukee Press Club is hosting the city birthday party, Savoring Our City, that kicks off at 5:30 Thursday evening at The Grain Exchange.

The city birthday party looks back at some of the top food products Milwaukee was founded on, such as pork and grains, but also celebrates our culinary scene by recognizing the top chefs and restaurants the city has to offer today.

Skylight Music Theatre

Sex, betrayal, revenge and death are cornerstones of grand opera. Tosca flings herself from the parapets, Madama Butterfly waits in vain for Pinkerton to return and Salome seduces in the dance of the seven veils. The plots of operas are full of the bleaker side of human nature.

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What happens when everything you know to be true, isn’t? How do you cope? Where do you turn? Who do you become? In her first novel, Noah’s Wife, author and Milwaukee native Lindsay Starck tackles questions of identity and faith.