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a.MKE: 20th Anniversary of "The Chronic", Homeless overflow shelter gets funded, WI Humane Society cold weather tips and Restaurants Under Glass 1.22.13

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The Journal Sentinel reported yesterday all homeless shelters in Milwaukee reached capacity because of the bitter cold, and no overflow shelters had been opened. In response to this news, The United Way of Greater Milwaukee donated $50,000 urgently needed to open the overflow shelters through mid-March. The Cathedral Center is available for women and families and the Guest House will be available for single men.

With temperatures dropping below zero this week, the Wisconsin Humane Society reminds people that this time of year may post threats to their pets. The organization offers tips to help keep animals safe, like using animal-friendly formulation of winter weather products like antifreeze, keeping your dogs leashed (they often lose their scent in the snow and ice and can become easily lost) and beeping your horn several times before starting your car to scare away cats that often look for warm places to rest, like under the hood.

The Mitchell Park Domes host their annual fundraiser "Restaurants Under Glass" on Friday January 25th. The night features over 19 restaurants offering unlimited tastings, live music and the "Circus Comes to Town" train show in the Show Dome. Info found on our Facebook page.

As reported by NPR, this year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in rap music. In 1993, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, A Tribe Called Quest, Salt-N-Pepa and more than 20 other rap groups released albums that changed the sound of American music. Their series about rap's greatest year begins with the album influenced by the Los Angeles riots: Dr. Dre's The Chronic.