Young people and seasoned professionals teamed up last week for a bright and brisk multimedia performance at Express Yourself Milwaukee’s showcase at the Miller High Life Theatre.
Ex Fabula invited teens onstage to tell their “G.O.A.T.” stories at a coffee shop in Milwaukee’s Silver City neighborhood. Although the turnout was small, spirits were high as a few teens braved the stage to spin a yarn about their “Greatest of All Time” experiences.
Pioneers of Mitchell Street’s breakdancing and hip-hop scene take over the Mitchell Street library as they tell stories and show off their moves (they still have them!).
It was a hospital, a correctional center and finally, a surplus county building. Now it’s St. Anthony Place, offering affordable housing and support services for the homeless.
“Ballot Bash 2019” rocked the Turner Hall ballroom March 14. The event, staged by the youth-oriented nonprofit Leaders Igniting Transformation, sought to turn out the vote for the April 2 election. Public officials and candidates were invited to attend the event, which was part voter education and part just plain fun.
A $200,000 grant from Wells Fargo is helping Habitat for Humanity to build, rehab and repair 100 homes in the Midtown area. Officials say the project will create the highest concentration of affordable, single-family homes built in Milwaukee since World War II.
The “good old days” of police work in Milwaukee and the prospects for improving police-community relations in the future were topics of discussion at a recent public forum hosted by the First Stage theater group.
Supporters are hopeful that the American Black Holocaust Museum, shuttered since 2008, will get a new home at the corner of North Avenue and Fourth Street.
A full-service supermarket, known for serving a diverse customer base, has announced plans to open second store on Milwaukee’s near North Side.
Aurora Family Service, in partnership with its donor agencies, distributed Thanksgiving dinner kits to 3,100 Milwaukee-area families.