The Best of Milwaukee!

Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 30th most populous city in the United States, and 39th most populous region in the United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. According to 2010 census data, the City of Milwaukee has a population of 594,833. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 2,025,898 as of 2010.

The first Europeans to pass through the area were French missionaries and fur traders. In 1818, the French-Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German and other immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades.

Known for its brewing traditions, major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Wisconsin Center, Miller Park, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the U.S. Cellular Arena. In addition, many new skyscrapers, condos, lofts and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on and near the lakefront and riverbanks.

Happening Now

Dow Jones closes above 23,000 for the first time

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:28:00 GMT

For the first time ever, The Dow Jones industrial average closed the trading day above 23,000.

Another marathon mistake? Runners complain route was too short.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:06:00 GMT

Last year, several runners complained that the PNC Milwaukee Marathon was too long. This year it's the opposite. Talk among the ranks of thousands of runners is that the course through eight city districts was too short.

Mandalay Bay security guard explains what happened minutes before the Las Vegas shooting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:06:00 GMT

Jesus Campos is speaking out for the first time.

SAVING OUR DEMOCRACY

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

week, the Shepherd Express serves as a clearinghouse for all activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary or authoritarian actions and policies of the Trump administration and other activities that seek to thwart social justice.

RUTHIE’S SOCAL CALENDAR

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Want to share an event with Ruthie? Need her advice on a situation? Email Dear- Ruthie@Shepex.com. Be sure to follow her Facebook (Ruthie Keester) and Twitter (@ DearRuthie)..

PERFORMING ARTS WEEK

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

team of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. As adorably funny and tuneful as their original work is, its over-the-top characters and send-up of not only grand opera but Japanese culture are fodder for revamping and reimagining. Skylight Music Theatre has just done so with Hot Mikado.

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