Saturday, March 9, 2013
Most agree the city needs an upgrade from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, but deciding who will foot the bill is far more complicated.
The BMO Harris Bradley Center marks the 25th anniversary of its first event on Oct. 1 of this year, and many folks contend it’s well past retirement age. Primary among those is former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, owner of the arena’s primary tenant, the Milwaukee Bucks. The 77-year-old Kohl — a man with no heirs, and estimated by Forbes Magazine to be worth $279 million — said last May in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article that he would be willing to contribute to construction of a new facility. “Contribute” is the key word, and the question remains, who else would pitch in? Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said last month he would not support city-only or Milwaukee County-only financing, according to WISN 12 News. It was a five-county tax that …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Children can earn points for tickets, discounts.
The Shorewood Public Library has teamed up with the Milwaukee Bucks for a children's reading challenge. Children between third and 10th grades can earn points by reading books, magazines and newspapers. Points earn children a free ticket and ticket discounts for Bucks games. Those wishing to participate can sign up and get complete rules at the Shorewood Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave. The reading challenge begins Tuesday, Jan. 3 and ends Feb. 28.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Milwaukee sports mascots crashed the Shorewood Library's annual Summer Celebration event Wednesday.
Milwaukee sports mascots crashed the Shorewood Library's annual Summer Celebration event Wednesday. Air Bango, Bernie Brewer, Roscoe and Brad Beach battled in Shorewood, as part of the library's yearly thanks to village residents from their support. The event wasn't limited to battles for mascot supremacy however, as there were also trolley rides of Shorewood historical landmarks, a Culver’s ice cream sundae bar, a Milwaukee County Sheriff horse-mounted unit, music and face painting.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Milwaukee Bucks in-house band will bring its jazz, pop sound to Hubbard Park.
The Milwaukee Bucks in-house band will make Hubbard Park home for a night, as they kick off the Shorewood Summer Concert Series tonight at 6:30. Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz will fill the park, 3565 N. Morris Blvd., with a little bit of everything. “We do a combination of things. Some pop songs, some classic R&B and some smooth jazz,” the band’s leader and instrumentalist Wiegratz said. Streetlife takes pride in superb musicianship and vocals, and an exciting stage presence “It’s something for the head, heart and feet,” he added. Streetlife has honored with many nominations and awards at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI), including "Best Adult Contemporary Group" and "Best Contemporary Jazz Group" in Wisconsin. Wiegratz …