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a.MKE: WAMI news, James Beard semi-finalists, Milwaukee Police and Churches work together and WI Supreme Court race 2.19.13

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Churches in Southeast Wisconsin are coming together to keep worshipers safe as more than 100 people from all walks of faith are expected Wednesday night at the Milwaukee Police Training Academy. The security forum for religious organizations is the first of it's kind around the metro area, aimed at helping churches learn how to be prepared and respond to suspicious behavior, threats and even an active shooter.

State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack and Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone advance out of the Supreme Court primary yesterday. They will face off in the April 2 general election for a 10-year term on the court.

As reported by the Milwaukee Business Journal: Two prominent Milwaukee restaurateurs are among the semi-finalists for the James Beard Award for best chef-Midwest. Justin Aprahamian from Sanford and Dave Swanson from Braise were both on the list released yesterday. Incidentally, both were chef de cuisine at Sanford under original owner Sanford D'Amato. Bryant's Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee is a semi-finalist for outstanding bar program. The finalists will be announced March 18th and the winners on May 6th.

The Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards are returning to Turner Hall on April 14th. A complete list of nominees will be posted at wamimusic.com after March 1st. Live music performances this year will include The Squeezettes, Klassik and De La Buena. New this year, the WAMI's will be preceeded by "Downtown Alive", a one-night musical showcase spread across five live music venues.