Arts & Culture
3:05 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Mastersingers of Milwaukee Are 'Just Jazz'-ed to Turn 40

The Mastersingers of Milwaukee
Credit Mastersingers' Facebook

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Eduardo Garcia-Novelli, the conductor and music director of the Master Singers of Milwaukee.

From Mahler to Monk, the Mastersingers of Milwaukee has been entertaining area audiences for 40 years.

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Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Thu May 8, 2014

The Enduring Appeal of Puccini's Opera La Bohème

Soprano Alyson Cambridge
Credit Florentine Opera Company

An interview with Soprano Alyson Cambridge and tenor Noah Stewart

Even people who say they don’t like opera often fall in love with La Bohème.

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Arts & Culture
10:01 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum Revamps Addition Design, Lead Architect Returns

Revamped designs for the addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum just have been released.
Credit HGA Architects

Dan Keegan and Jim Shields discuss the project with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

After a firestorm of criticism last month, the Milwaukee Art Museum has released updated designs for its new addition.

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Arts & Culture
12:05 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Librarian Got Her Start in Poetry When Asked 'What If You Were an Inch Tall?'

Librarian and Poet, Erin Lorandos, writes poetry about what she sees around her and her life experiences.
Credit Erin Lorandos

We have been featuring poetry throughout April, which is National Poetry Month.  Today we feature another Wisconsin poet, or at least a poet who is a Wisconsin native. 

Lorandos got her start in poetry when she was in middle school. Her teacher asked her class to imagine what it would be like if they were an inch tall. What would she see? What would she do? She used her imagination and was inspired to write poetry ever since.

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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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6:11 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

VIDEO: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Band Goitse

Irish band Goitse describes itself as Irish music with a twist.
Credit Goitse

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we thought it only appropriate today to feature the Irish band, Goitse - a name which means “Come Here” in Irish.

We recorded them on stage recently at the ICHC – the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center on Wisconsin Avenue.  The five-piece group was born at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, Ireland, a few years back.

They won fans at last year’s Irish Fest, and have recently returned from an extended tour of China.

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Arts & Culture
6:04 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

PHOTOS: Milwaukee Rep's 'An Iliad' Takes Audience on Odyssey of War's Horror

Jim DeVita as the Poet in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2013/14 Quadracci Powerhouse production of "An Iliad"
Michael Brosilow

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews actor James DeVita and cellist Alicia Storin of the Milwaukee Rep's "An Iliad."

You may have read Homer's "The Iliad" in high school, but you've never seen it quite like this: as an atmospheric one-man play exploring humanity's relationship with war.

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Arts & Culture
5:06 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Wisconsin Man One of Country's Few Harness Makers

Harness maker Richard Savatski in his Waterloo, Wis., workshop

Lake Effect's material culture contributor Gianofer Fields interviews harness maker Richard Savatski.

If you're looking for a true horseman, look no further than Richard Savatski, who lives just outside of Waterloo, Wis.

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Arts & Culture
4:34 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Don't Worry, There are No Spoilers Here about In Tandem Theatre's 'Chesapeake'

Actor Matt Daniels in In Tandem Theatre's production of Lee Blessing's one-man show "Chesapeake"
Credit Ross Zentner

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews In Tandem Theatre's Matt Daniels and Chris Flieller.

There’s not a lot we can tell you about In Tandem Theatre’s next production, which opens Friday, without giving too much away.

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Arts & Culture
6:37 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

PHOTOS: Milwaukee Rep's 'Whipping Man' Examines Freedom After Slavery

(L – R) Josh Landay, James Craven and Ro Boddie in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2013/14 Stiemke Studio production of The Whipping Man.
Michael Brosilow

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews director Brent Hazelton and consultant Jody Hirsh about the Milwaukee Rep's production of "The Whipping Man."

As the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War continues, the Milwaukee Rep is staging a moving post-Civil War drama called “The Whipping Man.”

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