Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Yaya Kambaye.
We’ve featured a lot of musicians and a lot of instruments over the years on Lake Effect. But until now, we’ve never had an instrument quite like the one Yaya Kambaye brought with him to the Lake Effect performance studio.
Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Stewart Dempsey and Richard Carsey.
Normally, we hear classical piano music played on a modern instrument. But back at the height of classical composition, everyone from Mozart and Mendelssohn to Beethoven and Brahms played and composed upon the “forte piano."
It’s an understatement to say that cheese holds a special place in Wisconsin’s ethos. It also holds a special place in Wisconsin’s economy. The latest data from the US Department of Agriculture shows that the state produced 2.6 billion pounds of cheese in 2011. Just as significantly, the percentage of that which is specialty cheese has increased to 22 percent.
Panalure brought their "seductive and twisted" music into the studio today to perform their songs Skater's Waltz, Get the Girl, Existential Cowboy Song, and Left Hand Way. Bruce Winter talks with the band about the origins of their group, the name of their group, and the "collaborative genius" that makes their music more than just something to dance to.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Melanie Hoffert.
The appeal of small town living to some is the very thing that drives other people away – the very close connections to your neighbors. That is, while the sense of community can be very strong, it is also difficult to live with a secret when everyone knows everyone else.
This summer the Chipstone Foundation challenged artists from all over Wisconsin to use just one tool to create a work of art. Contributor Gianofer Fields has presented some of their stories in recent months in our It’s a Material World series.
Cory Chisel and his band, the Wandering Sons, got to play some pretty impressive venues following the release of his recent album, “Old Believers.” And soon, they’ll be off for Europe and Australia. But in among the many tour dates were a couple of important midwestern concerts – in northern Minnesota and in Appleton, the places Chisel grew up, the son of a preacher.
While the Iron Brigade, and its Wisconsin regiments, get a lot of the glory due to their fierce fighting in the American Civil War, there were other Wisconsin regiments which showed their mettle in battle.
Perhaps no story drives that home more than that of Arthur MacArthur of Milwaukee at the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, November 25, 1863.