Lifestyles Archives

Hot tips for summer safety

June 13, 2019

Summer in Milwaukee is the most awaited time of the year. Schools are no longer in session, there are music festivals, street food vendors, parades, bands, beach and water fun to keep things interesting. Beat the heat and make the most of this season with these safety tips from Hupy and Abraham: Motorcycles: Riding on… [Read More]

5 Points Art Gallery & Studios “This Is America” exhibition opening

June 13, 2019

American identity and nationalistic pride are celebrated and challenged in “This Is America” exhibition June 28 This Is America, 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios’ 4th art show, is a consciously curated group exhibition coinciding with the United States’ Independence Day with visual artworks by 17 artists from traditionally overlooked vantage points, responding to the… [Read More]

Six historically Black beaches to visit this summer

June 13, 2019

By: Angela Dennis When we think of Black history often times vacation destinations are left out of our dialogue. Our past is well documented with stories of slavery, plantations, and oppressive reality; yet little do we hear about how some of our ancestors and those who came before us got to celebrate their lives. As… [Read More]

“Martin Luther King, Jr.: Voice for Equality!” by James Buckley, Jr. and YouNeek Studios

June 6, 2019

The heroes in comic books arrive in fancy costumes. Their heads are ringed by bubbles that say things like “POW!” and “ZOOM!” and that’s when bad guys fall like dead twigs from a tree. BAM! All the heroes in comic books are super-powerful and mighty but here’s the thing: as you’ll see in the new… [Read More]

50 year wedding anniversary beats the odds

May 23, 2019

Of all people who tied the knot 50 or more years ago, and who haven’t yet died, only 50 percent have made it this far without divorcing or becoming widowed, according to the American Community Survey (February 13, 2016). Ron and Lillian Lawrence, of Mequon Wisconsin, have beaten the odds. June 2, 2019, they will… [Read More]

Ranky Tanky brings celebration of Gullah music, culture to Wilson Center

May 9, 2019

From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the Charleston- based quintet Ranky Tanky will perform the timeless music of Gullah culture as the final performance in the 2018/2019 season at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Ranky Tanky (which… [Read More]

Tips and tricks for successful senior independent living

May 2, 2019

Today, successful senior independent living is a more viable option than ever. Contrasting with the antiquated periods in recent history where residents in a retirement community or senior housing community were all treated the same, seniors today have an abundance of choices to pick and choose from as they map their personal blueprint detailing their… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Symphony Presents “Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat and Natalie”

May 2, 2019

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Associate Conductor Yaniv Dinur will present “Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat and Natalie” May 3-5, 2019 in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center. The MSO will be joined by guest artists Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels for this tribute to Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. The… [Read More]

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at Milwaukee Rep April 16 – May 12

April 25, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 65th Anniversary Season concludes in the Quadracci Powerhouse with Two Trains Running, part of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson’s trailblazing American Century Cycle, April 16 – May 12, 2019. The Two Trains Running cast features local husband and wife duo Chiké Johnson (Our Town, Milwaukee Rep) as Sterling and Malkia Stampley (Dreamgirls,… [Read More]

Book honoring great women of color: Condoleezza Rice

March 21, 2019

I have the honor to introduce to our readers a woman who have left an indelible mark on the world . She was bold, smart, posed and remarkable. Condoleezza Rice. She is the first African American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State. She was the first woman to hold the post after… [Read More]