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a.MKE The List: FIRE! a Riverwest fundraiser, Free Coffee=Kindness, Global Music Dance Party and Dust off your combat boots!!

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This Saturday, Sweet Water Organics will host the fundraiser "FIRE! FIRE!" with all proceeds going to the Riverwest Neighborhood Association fund created to support the artists, residents and workers who were affected by the July 17th fire that destroyed their building. Festivities include live music from Mark Waldoch, members of Altos, Hello Death and Worrier and a live art auction. The event runs from 6-11pm.

In Bluffton, South Carolina, there's a small coffee shop where customers pay for each other's drinks. It started when one person paid with a hundred and requested they keep the change to pay for everyone else's order until the money ran out. This concept has caught on and now, some people just stop in to drop off money on their way to work without ordering anything themselves.

Alverno Presents announced the line-up for their 7th Annual Global Union Festival at Humboldt Park. The festival moves to one day this year, Saturday September 15th and kicks off at noon with Panorama Jazz Band followed by MC Rai from Tunusia, Rana Santacruz from Mexico and ends with a Swedish dance party from The Movits.

The NO COAST MOHAWK FEST highlights bands from across the country, with an emphasis on Midwestern punk and hardcore and it's coming to Milwaukee this weekend. Details can be found here.

And on This day in History:

  • in 1876 ,Wild Bill Hickock, the greatest gunfighter of the American West, was shot and killed in Deadwood, South Dakota.
  • Legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson passed away on August 2nd, 1983. He worked with the legendary Funk Brothers on the songs My Girl, You Keep Me Hanging On, Dancing in the Streets and What's Going On just to name a few.
  • Jackie Joyner Kerse was the first woman to ever win two consecutive Olympic gold medals in the heptathlon in 1992. (7 Track & Field events)

In "Three of a Kind" today, our three songs were "Starfish and Coffee" from Prince, Aesop Rock's "Coffee" and Bob Marley's "One Cup of Coffee". The obvious answer for this set would be coffee, but you are wrong. Just joshin' ya....it was coffee. Next week we are gonna try and stump you, for reals!