Arts & Culture http://blog.wuwm.com en Canadian Band, The Trews, Breaks into the US Music Market through Summerfest http://blog.wuwm.com/post/canadian-band-trews-breaks-us-music-market-through-summerfest <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The last time the award winning Canadian rock band <a href="http://www.thetrewsmusic.com/" target="_blank">The Trews</a> were in Milwaukee a couple of years ago, it was January and there was a blizzard. It didn’t stop them from playing in our studio then, but we were happy that on this visit the weather was nicer to them.</p><p>They arrived on the first day of Summerfest to play at the big gig for the first time. They also arrived with a brand new album, the eponymously named <em>The Trews</em>.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:08:21 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36785 at http://blog.wuwm.com Canadian Band, The Trews, Breaks into the US Music Market through Summerfest Say Cheese!: Wisconsin is a Subject for Photography Project, 'Postcards from America' http://blog.wuwm.com/post/say-cheese-wisconsin-subject-photography-project-postcards-america <p></p><p>For the past year and a half, a group of photographers from the photographic cooperative Magnum Photos has fanned out across America.&nbsp; The project, <a href="http://postcardsfromamerica.tumblr.com/" target="_blank"><em>Postcards from America</em></a>, aims to capture the essence of specific places across the country from multiple points of view.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:49:11 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36776 at http://blog.wuwm.com Say Cheese!: Wisconsin is a Subject for Photography Project, 'Postcards from America' 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story http://blog.wuwm.com/post/panic-suitcase-puts-fresh-spin-coming-america-story There's a wonderful 1982 memoir called <em>An Orphan in History</em> by the late <em>Village Voice</em> writer Paul Cowan. It's about Cowan's search for his European Jewish roots, and in it he says something about the sacrifices of older generations of immigrants that's always stayed with me. Cowan says: "Millions of immigrant families . . . Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 36780 at http://blog.wuwm.com 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story Journal 'Great Lakes Review' Gathers Local Authors, Editors http://blog.wuwm.com/post/journal-great-lakes-review-gathers-local-authors-editors <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Even in an increasingly digital world, there is still a place for the printed page.&nbsp; Two years ago, a group of writers and editors from around the Great Lakes region pooled their resources to found a new literary journal.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://greatlakesreview.org/" target="_blank">Great Lakes Review </a>began in Ohio, through the efforts of Rob Jackson, but the magazine, which comes out twice a year, now encompasses editors and writers from the United States and Canada.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:08:53 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36775 at http://blog.wuwm.com Journal 'Great Lakes Review' Gathers Local Authors, Editors Myles Coyne is 'Taking Things as They Come' http://blog.wuwm.com/post/myles-coyne-taking-things-they-come <p></p><p>Musician <a href="http://www.mylescoyne.com/" target="_blank">Myles Coyne&nbsp;</a>was obsessed with comic books when he was growing up in Escanaba, Michigan, feasting on the creativity of the images. Music came a little later, when Coyne and his family moved to Green Bay while in he was high school. He became friends with fellow students who were in a band and never looked back.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:44:47 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 36765 at http://blog.wuwm.com Myles Coyne is 'Taking Things as They Come' Wisconsin Native Relishes Touring with 'The Phantom' http://blog.wuwm.com/post/wisconsin-native-relishes-touring-phantom <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the home venue for many local performing arts organizations, from Milwaukee Symphony to the ballet and the Florentine Opera.&nbsp;</p><p>But it also hosts performances by any number of national touring companies.&nbsp; Each year, the center unveils its Broadway at the Marcus Center series schedule, featuring performances of big Broadway musicals that people might not see, unless they traveled to New York or London.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:44:35 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36767 at http://blog.wuwm.com Wisconsin Native Relishes Touring with 'The Phantom' How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore http://blog.wuwm.com/post/how-name-your-sequel-ii-not-just-roman-numerals-anymore Remember when movie companies just put Roman numerals at the end of titles when they made sequels? <em>Rocky II</em>, <em>Rocky III</em>, <em>Rocky IV</em>. Well, not anymore.<p>This summer, we've had <em>X-Men: Days of Future Past</em>, with no mention that it's either the sixth or seventh X-Men movie, depending on how you're counting. Also <em>22 Jump Street</em>, the across-the-street follow-up to <em>21 Jump Street</em>. And <em>Begin Again</em> (which ought to be a sequel, but isn't).<p>Do you suppose they stopped numbering sequels so we wouldn't do the math? Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:41:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 36769 at http://blog.wuwm.com How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore KCRW Presents: Rodrigo Amarante http://blog.wuwm.com/post/kcrw-presents-rodrigo-amarante Rodrigo Amarante is well known in his home country of Brazil as part of Los Hermanos and, here in the states, he made a name for himself as a member of LA group <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/95599558/little-joy">Little Joy</a>. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director 36770 at http://blog.wuwm.com KCRW Presents: Rodrigo Amarante Serene Door County Becomes Setting for Gruesome Murders in New Mystery Series http://blog.wuwm.com/post/serene-door-county-becomes-setting-gruesome-murders-new-mystery-series <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.9pt;margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.9pt;margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.9pt;margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:53:04 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 36761 at http://blog.wuwm.com Serene Door County Becomes Setting for Gruesome Murders in New Mystery Series Andy Serkis: God Save The Queen's English http://blog.wuwm.com/post/andy-serkis-god-save-queens-english In his <em>Ask Me Another Challenge</em>, Andy Serkis (<em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</em>, <em>The Lord of the Rings</em>) helps expand your vocabulary to includes a spot of British slang. Any idea what the "collywobbles" are, or what happens when you throw on a "boob tube" before leaving the house? You'll be speaking like a Brit in no time.<p>Plus, Serkis explains the origin of Gollum's voice (which he later left on the answering machine of our grand prize winner), and offers a quick tease of his as-yet-unannounced role in J.J. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:36:00 +0000 editor 36754 at http://blog.wuwm.com Andy Serkis: God Save The Queen's English