Currents Calendar September 2022

Compiled by Lee Ann Gutowski A few special events: 9/16/2022 Friday Launch Party   Living Your Dreams Events Milwaukee  Join us Friday Sept 16, 7 to 11 PM at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Garde Inn, 11600 W Park Place, 53224The band Swing Nouveau, will be joining for the Launch Party, including Casino Games, Hors D’oeuvers, & […]

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Tannenbaum Arms – Chapter 6

Author Darlene Wesenberg Rzeztorski February 1970: Wherein the Grimeses move into Apartment 2, Messy Bessie learns to bark to guitar music, the trial of the Chicago 7 continues with a “not guilty of conspiracy” verdict, and three surprises—two pleasant and one unpleasant—find their way into the caretakers’ English Basement apartment. “Well, it would have been […]

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TANNENBAUM ARMS -chapter 5, January 1970

A story in serial format by: Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski January: Wherein the caretakers of the English basement apartment successfully finish off the semester at UWM, but face ongoing challenges with caretaking, parenting and academics. Jay shares a true Pandora’s Box story from his Ottawa heritage. Frank visits in the night. Jay sells blood. The sea […]

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Tannenbaum Arms – Chapter 4 December 1969

Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski Dear Readers,I offer a few thoughts as you embark on Chapter 4 of Tannenbaum Arms.Who among you remembers living through the Draft Lottery ordeal of December 1, 1969? Readers born on September 14 between 1944 and 1950 especially–you might have felt you had lost by winning. To this day, most friends of […]

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NIk Kovac looks back as he starts his new role as Milwaukee Budget Director

Now Budget Director for the City of Milwaukee, former Alderman Nic Kovac shares his thoughts on being our Alderman for 14 years withCurrents’ writer Austin Greenberg. Only the first two segments were included in the July 2022 Riverwest Currents printed edition. ( Humboldt Blvd. redo and Creation of the Greenway) Following those two segments on-line […]

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Neighbor Spotlight: Davey Noble

by Lee Gutowski Davey Noble’s business is art – wait, strike that. His life is art. It’s doing his art, which is the same as doing his life. Since 2020, he’s run his custom framing and art restoration shop, Noble Arts, out of a storefront in Riverwest, and (go figure) he loves his work.Noble comes […]

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Riverwest Currents Calendar Feb. 2022

End of January THURSDAY JAN. 27JAZZ ESTATE Milwaukee Hot Club, 8pm FRIDAY JAN. 28JAZZ ESTATE Kenny Reichert Trio, 8pmSHANK HALL Koch Marshall Trio NEW DATE 8pm. $20 advance / $25 door SATURDAY JAN. 29BLACK HUSKY BREWING Inaugural Milwaukee Mayoral Firkin Tapping, 4pm. Lakefront Brewery and Black Husky Brewing have teamed up to bring all seven […]

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January!! 2022

1 SATURDAY — HAPPY NEW YEAR! Complied by Lee Ann Gutowski BREMEN CAFÉ David Ryle 10pm; Jazzcore Friction 10:30pm; Lunar Moth 11:15pm; Nasty Boys 12:15amMAD PLANET Starman: A David Bowie Dance Party! Come dressed as Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, Halloween Jack, Major Tom or any other Bowie persona you like, or just come […]

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Neighbor Spotlight: Scott Summers

by Lee Gutowski Scott Summers has hustle. You’ve probably seen him hustling, playing his saxophone for Brewers fans outside the stadium (for the last twenty years, about), or for Bucks fans downtown in the Deer District. Or maybe you’ve caught him playing before and after big concerts at Summerfest – most recently Michael Bublé or […]

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Milwaukee IWW & Worker Owned Co-ops

by Austin Greenberg, photo by Joe Brusky The Milwaukee branch of the Industrial Workers of the World will soon have its first physical home in the location formerly occupied (until January 2020) by Riverwest Law Firm – 814 E. Center St.Flora Contracting Cooperative, Shaky Hands screen printing cooperative and Cream City Media, LLC moved into […]

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4D – 4th Diemension Sobriety Inc.

By Austin Greenberg 4th Dimension Sobriety Inc. (4D) is a sober-living nonprofit that uses several homes in Riverwest to house and help rehabilitate individuals who are recovering from addiction. Fix Development LLC, is a real estate company whose projects include the property located at 500 E. Center St. the now-closed Cream City Hostel. The property […]

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NEIGHBOR SPOTLIGHT: Kaytee Luke, James Melchoir
and the Bremen Community Garden

James, Kaytee and Romeo by Lee Gutowski Remember the “polar vortex” of the winter of 2017/2018? Of course, Wisconsinites do, but for Kaytee Luke, who moved to Riverwest that February from California, the weather was especially disconcerting. “I thought, oh no, what have I done? I mean, Mount Shasta would get weather and storms, but […]

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Riverwest Currents May 2021 full issue

MAY-riverwest-currents-2021webDownload .Garden Park, like it has for many years, is in the news. The City of Milwaukee which owns the land is asking that we define the Park, and create a group to manage it and do programming. Stay tuned or join the group or conversation. You can send questions and willingness to help directly […]

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MILWAUKEE GO BRÁCH! By Deborah DeVane Ah Milwaukee…home of beer and brats and all things… Irish. Irish? Ok, that was a bit of a surprise. Normally, people associate Milwaukee with its amazing German and Polish heritage. But after doing a little research, I found that one of the first immigrant groups to discover this wonderful […]

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