June 3 2013
Milwaukee residents plan to fight the opening of a new Dollar Tree store on the corner of North Avenue and King Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Residents and city officials say they were promised a full-service grocery store where they had access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The city had helped the building owner put together a loan through the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. to open a grocery store.
The United Performing Arts Fund raised a record setting $11,005,419 for local performing arts groups during its annual campaign, surpassing last year by almost a million dollars. UPAF announced the news during the wrap-up to its signature event, the UPAF Ride for the Arts on Sunday. UPAF provides funds to 15 member groups including Danceworks, First Stage Children's Theater and the Milwaukee Ballet.
Tens of millions of trees in the eastern United States and Canada have been killed after becoming infested with the emerald ash borer. The Village of Fredonia in Ozaukee County and the Town of Salem in Kenosha are two communities most recently confirmed with damage from the invasive pests. A list of all communities affected can be found on our Facebook page.
The Locust Street Festival celebrates its 37th year on Sunday, June 9th with its popular 1.8 mile beer run/walk and tons of local music spread out over four bars and various stages. Hello Death, Brief Candles, The Fatty Acids and The Delta Routine are just a few of over 30 bands scheduled to play. Lineup found on facebook.
SECRET SOUNDTRACK = TROPIC THUNDER
1. Tagline for this 2008 movie: "Get Some"
SONG: Ball of Confusion by The Temptations
2. Quote: "I know who I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!"
SONG: War by Edwin Starr
3. Characters: Kirk Lazarus, Jeff Portnoy, Tugg Speedman, Les Grossman, Half-Squat
SONG: You Can't Touch This by MC Hammer