Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Spread Joy And Raise Awareness Through Music

A few members of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars with Mitch Teich
Credit Bonnie North / WUWM

The easing of the Ebola crisis in Africa comes as a relief to public health officials around the world, but even more so to the people in the African countries affected by the crisis - places such as Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Milwaukee's British Brass Band Tradition

Credit Milwaukee Festival Brass

British Brass Band is a particular type of sound that was born in the mining towns of England in the early 19th century. 

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Arts & Culture
12:00 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Musicians Peter Mulvey And Willy Porter Ad Lib In The Spirit of Lamplighter Sessions

Willy Porter (left) and Peter Mulvey (right)

Milwaukee based singer songwriters, and terrific guitarists, Peter Mulvey and Willy Porter are no strangers to Lake Effect

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Arts & Culture
10:30 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

The Smoking Flowers: Burning Their Own Trail

Kim and Scott Collins of The Smoking Flowers
Credit Shea Corrigan

In many ways, the story of Kim and Scott Collins of The Smoking Flowers reads like a great fictional love story: love at first sight, musical partnership, Kim's battle with breast cancer, and her recovery using completely natural methods. Their June performance at the Circle-A Café was their second in Milwaukee, a market which they say has always been kind to them. The Collins called in to WUWM@Nite’s Rachel Owens to talk about their musical aspirations and their new album 2 Guns.

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Arts & Culture
5:40 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Album of the Week: "The Real Book" by Danielia Cotton

Danielia Cotton
Credit 2014 © Danielia Cotton


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Arts & Culture
3:33 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

On That Note: Reading Music Like A Book

Cellist Robert Cohen
Credit Christine Lalla

Lake Effect's monthly On That Note series with contributor and cellist Robert Cohen examines the life of a working, professional, classical musician.

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Arts & Culture
3:25 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Travels with Frankie Lee

After 15 years on the move, Minneapolis's Frankie Lee has released his first collection of songs. The EP is titled Middle West, and Lee will be performing selections from it this Friday at Anodyne Coffee in Walker's Point. 

"I would rather have one or two good records than fifteen of whatever just came through my mind," says Lee. His high lonesome voice and cosmic country sound have won over many in the region, recently gaining him the "2014's Best Songwriter in Minneapolis" distinction by City Pages.

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Arts & Culture
12:49 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

You Really Got Me: Dave Davies Returns to Milwaukee

Dave Davies "Rippin' Up Time" album cover


You Really Got Me, by The Kinks, is one of the iconic classic rock songs of all-time.

Arts & Culture
4:26 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

NEA Chief Bullish About Arts in Wisconsin and Continued Federal Funding

Credit Bonnie North

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts wrapped up a two-day visit to Wisconsin Thursday.

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Arts & Culture
3:06 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Remember Radiolab's Episode On Lucy The Chimp? Well, Now It's An Opera

Credit Lucy The Opera

Thanks to Radiolab's story on the life of Lucy the chimpanzee, Lucy: The Opera now exists. 

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