Author : Wisconsin Gazette

  • UWM hosts Annual Drag Show on Feb. 18

    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee LGBT Resource Center hosts the UWM Annual Drag Show. The show takes place on Feb. 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. The annual show is one of UWM’s marquee student activities and is one of the biggest annual drag shows in the Midwest. The event outgrew the campus in 2015 and drew over 2,000 people a year to the fi.... Read More
  • ACLU of Wisconsin hires Christopher Ott as executive director

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin has hired Christopher Ott as its new executive director, effective in late March of 2017. Ott, a native of Wisconsin, has served as the communications director for the ACLU of Massachusetts in Boston for 10 years, and led the state LGBT rights organization Fair Wisconsin in the early 2000s. Ott will succeed the ACLU of Wisconsin’s longtime executiv.... Read More
  • Rep. Pocan announces Feb. 18 town hall in Madison

    U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will hold a town hall to discuss his work in Congress and field questions from attendees. Pocan invites constituents to attend the town hall to share their ideas and concerns. The town hall takes place Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at South Central Federation of Labor, Room 201, 1602 Park St. #228, in Madison. The current political situation in Washington.... Read More
  • Diverse & Resilient announces statewide help line for LGBTQ survivors

    Diverse & Resilient has announced the new Room to Be Safe program and resource line serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) survivors of intimate partner or community violence and their loved ones. The program has been made possible by a grant through the Department of Children and Family Services. In the Fox Valley, Diverse & Resilient is proud to partner with Chr.... Read More
  • State Sen. Taylor to host criminal justice events for Black History Month

    As part of a month-long program of celebration and appreciation for Black History Month, Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) will be hosting events focused on criminal justice from Feb. 20 to 24. The events seek to highlight the continued disparities in the criminal justice system as well as obstacles to successful re-entry. The Senator will host the following events in Milwaukee: Feb. 14 7:30 to.... Read More
  • Desperate for leadership on our roads

    The Department of Transportation audit announcement felt like a sucker punch to the gut. Projects in the works for our state roads have cost $3 billion more than projected — $3 billion more than the Legislature planned for. This is simply unbelievable. Wisconsin roads have gone from 53 percent “good” to 41 percent “good” in just five years. How do our roads deteriorate that much in just.... Read More
  • Milwaukee County looking for owners of unclaimed funds

    Milwaukee County Treasurer David Cullen is asking for the assistance of Milwaukee County residents to help locate the owners of more than $1.8 million in unclaimed funds. “The Treasurer’s Office has the job of finding the rightful owners of these funds and getting the money back to them,” Cullen said. “The $1.8 million in unclaimed funds is a great deal of money, and it belongs to the p.... Read More
  • Trump blocks new rule to stop horse ‘soring’

    A federal regulation finalized in the last days of the Obama administration would have ended the abusive practice of horse soring. But Donald Trump, on his first day in office, put the rule on hold, issuing a memorandum for all unpublished rules to be withdrawn and sent back to the relevant agency for review. Federal officials in Barack Obama’s administration had made regulatory changes under .... Read More
  • Abba Mania — Feb. 13

    Abba Mania recreates ‘70s Swedish pop group Abba in a live performance. The highly-polished production was created in 1999 and played its first shows in 2000. The show features Abba favorites such as “Mamma Mia,” “Voulez Vous,” “Dancing Queen,” “Winner Takes It All,” “Super Trouper” and many more. 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at The Pabst Theater (lower level) in Milwaukee; $35;.... Read More
  • Ben Folds and a Piano — Feb. 16

    Ben Folds has created a large body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums as the front man for Ben Folds Five and multiple solo rock albums. He also has cut unique collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles to Regina Spektor, from Weird Al Yankovic to William Shatner. Folds was a judge on the NBC a cappella singing contest The Sing-Off from 2009 to 2013. His current tour is re.... Read More