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Economy & Business
11:31 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Former Downtown Office Building May House New Apartments

A developer may bring new housing to the former Blue Cross/Blue Shiled building (background left).

New apartments in the former Blue Cross/Blue Shield building would be a big plus, according to one downtown resident and Westown Association member.

A former insurance company headquarters in downtown Milwaukee may be transformed into new apartments.

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Environment
1:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Project to Supply Town of Jackson with Municipal Water Begins

Ross Bishop’s farm uses well water. He’ll have the option of switching to municipal water from the Village of Jackson

In July 2012, a pipeline running through Washington County ruptured, allowing thousands of gallons of gasoline to seep into wells. Soon, residents will be able to connect to a nearby village system.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Fortissimo Is Not a Problem for the Knightwind Ensemble

The Knightwind Ensemble started 60 years ago as an Elk Lodge wind band.
Credit knightwind.org

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Eric Janners, music director and conductor of the Knightwind Ensemble.

When we talk about classical music we usually talk about symphonic groups. Bands are for militaries and other kinds of marching, like for football game half times. But symphonic bands can be just as musically sophisticated as orchestras.

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Arts & Culture
4:34 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

World-Renowned Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Perform in Kohler

Itzhak Perlman performing at the White House in 2007. He also performed at President Obama's inauguration in 2009.
Credit Shealah Craighead, wikimedia commons

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich spoke with violin-virtuoso and music educator Itzhak Perlman.

Great violinist and educator Itzhak Perlman will play a concert Saturday evening in Kohler as part of the Kohler Foundation’s Distinguished Guest Series.

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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Former Fashion Photographer Aims to Create 'New Standard of Beauty' Beyond Physical Differences

Photographer Rick Guidotti hopes his Positive Exposure organization will show the beauty in us all, beyond genetic differences and disorders. (From Albinism 2012)
Rick Guidotti

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews photographer and Positive Exposure founder Rick Guidotti.

Photographer Rick Guidotti has spent his career capturing beauty on film.

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