Considering the musical worlds in which they inhabit, it’s perhaps surprising that Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince and Turkish-American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and academic scholar Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol have never worked together.
Essayist Joel Habush on Milwaukee's road construction
So, do you have plans to go anywhere this Labor Day Weekend? Lake Effect essayist Joel Habush advises you to keep your eye out for construction on the Zoo Interchange, or the Hoan Bridge, or I-94 between here and Kenosha, or, well, just about everywhere.
If you grew up in the Milwaukee area a few decades ago, you knew it as “The Witch’s House.” Tucked down a dead end road in Fox Point, the wild rumors were put to rest ten or fifteen years ago, as more became known about the house’s inhabitant, artist Mary Nohl.
The house sits behind a forest of trees and concrete sculptures on one side, and Lake Michigan on the other. It’s nothing like anything else on the block or in the area.
The World Health Organization announced yesterday that its researchers believe the Ebola outbreak in Africa could eventually sicken or kill 20,000 people before it is brought under control. Several thousand people have died in the outbreak in four countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria.
The gruesome nature of the deaths and the speed with which the outbreak has spread in Africa have led to concerns around the world about both Ebola and the possibility of any sort of pandemic.
Jennifer Van Haaften is the Associate Director of Program and Historical Resources at Old World Wisconsin and oversees the events that take place at the museum. She spoke with Lake Effect’s Eleanor Peterson.
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