Archive | February, 2006


Amateur and semi-professional performers – BOTH ADULTS & CHILDREN – are encouraged to get in the act – singers, jugglers, poets, musicians, comedians, drummers, belly dancers, performance artists, etc. Do you do something that is just plain weird? Then we want YOU. There will be two shows – a Family Show and an Adult Show. […]

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Magical Realism: Hold the High Ground!

by Janice Christensen, Editor Emerita First let me say how pleased and proud I am, at the glorious age of 98, to be asked to write an editorial for this “Mid-Century” 48th Anniversary Edition. I guess Madeleine and Abneris and Bodhi and the rest of the “gonzo-kid” journalists over at the Riverwest Currents decided I […]

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Connector or Divider?

By the late 1990s, after over a century of industrial usage, a stretch of vacated properties waited as silent sentinels along Commerce Street, watching over the frontier between the Riverwest neighborhood and points south. In 1999, the city of Milwaukee Redevelopment Authority (RACM) requested a plan to revitalize this blighted area along the river. The […]

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The Life Of A Riverwest Actor

Story and photo by Tim Lambrecht Four years ago, Kirk Thomsen found himself in his mid-thirties, not really doing what he wanted with his life, so he decided to make some changes. While driving down Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View, he saw The Boulevard Theatre. “I was working for a printing company at the time. […]

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