Contributor Gianofer Fields introduces us to a souvenir collection who takes things to the next level.
A souvenir is usually something someone brings back from somewhere they paid a visit. But what happens when the somewhere no longer exists? That's the question material culture contributor Gianofer Fields sought to answer in her latest "It's a Material World" segment.
Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Yehuda Yannay.
At some point, all music is new. Bach was new in his day as was Beethoven. However, their “new” seems old and traditional to us. Throughout the 20th Century, classical music took a different turn; composers began writing atonal music and began using nontraditional instruments, such as wine glasses and radios. American-Israeli composer and performer, Yehuda Yannay, was well into his career in the late 20th Century, making him a contemporary of John Cage and Phillip Glass.
Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews actor James Ridge and director C. Michael Wright.
Have you ever kept an overdue library book for an extended period of time? How about 113 years?
In Glen Berger’s play Underneath the Lintel, currently being performed by the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, one Dutch librarian is out to catch the family that had that book checked out for much longer than the standard three weeks.
Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Peter Roller, an ethnomusicologist at Alverno College.
Starting at adolescence, kids start looking at popular icons for inspiration. They want to grow up; they want to have independence and control. One popular way, especially among boys, is by forming garage bands. Dr. Peter Roller, an ethnomusicologist at Alverno College and the author of Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock, delved into the garage bands that made so much noise in Milwaukee.
Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Co-Producer Michael Bernhagen and Kelly Andrew, director of development for the Milwaukee area's Horizon Home Care and Hospice.
Right about this time two years ago, the night before the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV, several hundred people in Oconomowoc were definitely not talking about football. They had just seen the documentary "Consider the Conversation," which tackles a fairly taboo subject in our culture: dying.
Jenn Grant is not a well-known name to American music fans. Yet.
The Canadian singer-songwriter is working hard to be noticed in this country. She toured across the upper midwest with Erin McKeown, took a brief break back home in Nova Scotia, and is back at it with a show at Madison's High Noon Saloon Thursday evening, also in support of McKeown.