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SPLASH PAD, GORDON PARK, 11AM-5PM DAILY, weather permitting. TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 1ST TUESDAY DRUMMING, 7-9PM 1st Tuesday Drumming at Quaker Meeting House, 3224 N. Gordon Place (from Humboldt, go east on Auer to the end). Contact hosts for more info: Riverwester Darrell Smith at 372-9758 (, or Russ Anderson 482-0246 ( Next Drumming: AUGUST 3, […]

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4th Congressional District Candidates: On the Issues

Eight candidates are competing to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Gerald D. Kleczka, who is not seeking re-election. The 4th District includes all of Milwaukee, Cudahy, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, and part of West Allis. Riverwest Currents and asked 4th Congressional District candidates to respond to questions about issues relevant to Milwaukee-area voters. The questions and candidates’ answers will run in August and September Currents and on the website. Republican and Democratic primaries will be held September 14; the general election is November 2…

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Rockerbox 2004

Motorcycle enthusiasts, start your engines. On August 21, Riverwest will host the second annual Rockerbox festival. For those unfamiliar with the event, think of it as a scaled-down version of Harley’s 100th anniversary bash. Without the Harleys. “Rockerbox is a rally for people of all ages who are interested in motorcycles,” says Scott Radtke who, […]

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There’s no reason to rush to see Tom Uttech’s retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It opened in July and will be around until early October when the leaves on Wisconsin’s trees ignite our landscape with garish shades of red, orange, and yellow — not unlike those Uttech unleashes in his paintings and prints…

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Strange Brew: Brewers Give Fans Something to Cheer About

At first glance, the Milwaukee Brewers and 70s super rock group Led Zeppelin might not appear to share many similarities. However, while organizing my CDs this winter, I noticed that several Zeppelin song titles encapsulate what it feels like to have been a Brewers’ fan for the last ten or so years: Trampled Underfoot, Heartbreaker, The Song Remains the Same.