Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

It’s the Crazy Shepherd’s anniversary


It’s the Crazy Shepherd’s 30th anniversary, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett even issued a proclamation to celebrate today, August 23rd, as Crazy Shepherd day. It’s a shame that so many ex-staffers are not around to celebrate with publisher Lou Fortis.

I was disappointed Fortis didn’t credit his muse, Paul Cicero, in the anniversary bios.

Fifteen years ago, Fortis—as an unpaid consultant—came to the Shepherd Express at the request of its board members, when the board was about to close down the Shepherd. In two years the Shepherd Express was back on its feet financially, with Fortis as editor and publisher. In 2003, he co-founded the Milwaukee International Film Festival and served as board chair for the first five years.

Which reminds me, no tribute from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele?

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