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What Was Milwaukee’s First Hip-Hop Song? ‘Backspin’ Podcast Digs Into History

If you’re a big music history nerd, you know there’s a ton of information out there about hip-hop’s roots in ...

A Walk In The Milwaukee Woods

A beautiful spring day can feel like the last day of school when you’re a kid – an unbelievable release ...

Bah Humbug! Christmases Past In Milwaukee

It seems like the back to school sales are barely over when the Christmas trees start to appear. The commercial ...

Milwaukee’s Wedding Of The Century

It’s wedding season and while wedding trends come and go, elaborate, one-of-a-kind affairs have long been in fashion. Milwaukee historian ...

Summerfest, 1930s-Style

The world’s largest music festival starts this week in Milwaukee. But while it may be the biggest, it isn’t Milwaukee’s ...

Luck Of The Irish: Milwaukee’s First Major Immigrant Group

While we tend to associate Germans with Milwaukee, the Irish were the city’s first major immigrant group. Historian John Gurda ...

Milwaukee’s First Love Letter

Valentine’s Day was not, you’d guess, a high point in the lives of Milwaukee’s pioneers. If their photographs are any ...