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12:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Concertina Beer Hall Owner Kills Armed Intruder

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will decide whether a local bar owner was justified in shooting to death an armed robber.

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Irish Fest
12:49 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Mànran Meshes Irish, Scottish Music to Create New Sound

Mànran is a relatively new band, but its unique blend of Irish and Scottish sounds is getting notice.
Mànran website

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the band Mànran.

The six-member Scottish group Mànran is a relatively new folk-rock band. What makes them different is they sing in Gallic, which the language spoken in the Highlands.

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Irish Fest
12:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Young Irish Quartet Blends Irish Music with Jazz and Funk

JP Trio with Niamh Farrell in the Lake Effect studio.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the members of JPTrio and Niamh.

A group of young Irish musicians are showing that even trad players can get "jig"-gy with it by creating a new genre of music: Celtic funk.

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Irish Fest
11:54 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Piper Brings Spanish Flair to Irish Fest

Carlos Núñez, playing his pipes in the Cies Islands in Galicia, Spain.
Javier Salas/Turismo de VigoImagen

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Galician piper Carlos Nunez.

Though Irish Fest's showcase this year is music from Nova Scotia, there are other Celtic music traditions that will be represented on stage this year - and some may surprise you.

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Environment
11:47 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Mine Opponents Dominate Public Hearing in Hurley

Throughout the day, there were speakers and an audience at Hurley High School
Credit Susan Bence

A steady stream of citizens flowed through the Hurley High School Gym on Thursday, to offer input on early phases of mine testing. Most oppose a company plan to extract iron ore nearby.

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