Posted inArts & Entertainment

Movin’ On Up

The 19th Annual Leo Feldman Christmas & Craft Show, a longtime staple of the Riverwest holiday season, is changing venues this year. Like George and Weezy Jefferson, Leo Feldman is “movin’ on up, to a dee-luxe apartment in the sky.”

Posted inArts & Entertainment

Booksellers vs. “The Bird”

I recently heard a small commotion outside of my otherwise fairly quiet bookstore, and saw a few middle-aged males standing around my sandwich board. I didn’t quite understand what was going on until I realized that one of the gentlemen (I use the term loosely) had tried to wipe off the announcement of an upcoming politically-based book signing. I looked after them as they walked off, and much to my dismay, it dawned on me I was being given the international number one sign, a.k.a., “The Bird.” Well, this is America, and everyone has a right to freedom of expression.

Posted inNeighborhood News

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…