Arts & Culture
1:08 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

FBI Art Crimes Unit Working on Milwaukee Case of Stolen Stradivarius Violin

The Lipinski Stradivarius
Credit A Violin's Life

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Bob Wittman, retired founder of the FBI's Art Crimes Unit.

Police around the world are still searching for the Lipinski Stradivarius violin, stolen from Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond on Monday night. 

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Arts & Culture
12:53 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Book Explores Why Sun Hasn't Set on 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Alisa Solomon's new book explores the impact "Fiddler on the Roof" has had on audiences for decades.
Credit Alisa Solomon

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Alisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural history of Fiddler on the Roof.

From Broadway productions to high school performances, Fiddler on the Roof has captivated audiences around the world for 50 years.

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Arts & Culture
5:48 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Rare, Valuable Stradivarius Violin Stolen in Milwaukee

Frank Almond performs with his Stradivarius violin in WUWM's studios, in 2008.
Credit Bonnie North

MSO concertmaster Frank Almond and Stefan Hersh of Darnton and Hersh Fine Violins in Chicago discuss the beauty and risks of playing a rare Stradivarius violin with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

A rare, multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin was stolen Monday night from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster  Frank Almond, according to Milwaukee police.

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Arts & Culture
3:08 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

PHOTOS: Thoroughly Modern Quilters Update Traditional Patterns

Cosmos Baby quilt
Tommy Semosh

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews "Vintage Quilt Revival" authors Faith Jones and Lee Heinrich.

Quilting is often a considered a traditional craft, but a new generation of modern quilters are bringing a decidedly contemporary flair to the art.

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1:51 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

POEM: A Tribute to the Penguin Men Among Us

"Little skates," as described by Stephen Anderson in his poem

Poet Stephen Anderson reading "A Tribute to the Penguin Men Among Us"

Milwaukee poet Stephen Anderson reads "A Tribute to the Penguin Men Among Us":

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Arts & Culture
6:50 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

What's an Opera Without a Few Puppets?

Anton, the frog puppet, is one of the featured puppets in the Milwaukee Opera Theatre's production of Ravel’s one-act opera “L’enfant et les sortileges."
Credit Bonnie North

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Jill Anna Ponasik, Joel Boyd, and Edward Winslow.

Part of the mission of the Milwaukee Opera Theatre is to give composers a chance to write smaller-scale works, that might otherwise never make it to a larger company, and audiences a chance to see them.

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Arts & Culture
7:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Milwaukee Native's One-Man Show Takes Comedic Look at Me Generation

Will Durst in his new one-man show "BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG"
Credit Will Durst

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews comedian Will Durst.

Political satirist, stand up comedian and Milwaukee native Will Durst is back in town with a brand new one-man show.

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Arts & Culture
9:30 am
Tue January 14, 2014

PHOTOS: Judy Garland's Final Years Get Spotlight in 'End of the Rainbow'

Thomas J. Cox (background) and Hollis Resnik (foreground) in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2013/14 Quadracci Powerhouse production of End of the Rainbow.
Michael Brosilow

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews star Hollis Resnik, writer Peter Quilter and director Mark Clements of the Milwaukee Rep's production of "End of the Rainbow."

The word “icon” is tossed around pretty freely, but it’s pretty safe to say that Judy Garland was, and is, one.

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Arts & Culture
1:02 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

PHOTOS: Wisconsin Cast Members Bring WWI - and Horses - Alive in 'Warhorse'

The relationship between character Albert (left) and Joey, his horse who is pressed into service in WWI, is at the heart of "Warhorse."

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews actor Andy Truschinski and electrician and technician Kristi Ross-Clausen from the touring company of Warhorse.

As we begin the centennial anniversary year of the start of WWI, the war's horrors and impact - from trench warfare to gas weapons - are being resurrected onstage in Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
4:47 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Art Gallery Becomes Dance Space in New Performance

Galleries become dance spaces in "Sight Readings," a new work featuring Wild Space Dance Company.
Credit UWM Peck School of the Arts

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Debra Loewen, director of Wild Space Dance Company.

Living up to its name, Wild Space Dance Company has been making site-specific dances that exist in both our exterior, and interior, wild places for almost three decades.

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