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A report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that the leaders of the Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force are calling for a regional tax to support cultural institutions in the area.  That is reportedly in the draft of the final report the task force plans to issue.

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Alisa Jordheim's career has taken off since she went through the Florentine Opera’s Studio Artist program.

Syrians Speak Out Through Their Art

Feb 3, 2015
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As violent conflict continues in Syria, some natives are expressing their feelings on the revolution through art. The artists, however, are not free from consequence.

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The 2013 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists awardees include Ray Chi and Sheila Held.

Bonnie North

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts wrapped up a two-day visit to Wisconsin Thursday.

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Over the last couple of years, producers of the Alverno Presents series have offered audiences engaging reinterpretations of the works of some distinct American songwriters.

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Occasional August openings tease the traditional Labor Day start of the fall arts season, whether it’s plays, concerts, exhibition openings or dance.

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For the past year and a half, a group of photographers from the photographic cooperative Magnum Photos has fanned out across America.  The project, Postcards from America, aims to capture the essence of specific places across the country from multiple points of view.

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Even in an increasingly digital world, there is still a place for the printed page.  Two years ago, a group of writers and editors from around the Great Lakes region pooled their resources to found a new literary journal. 

The Great Lakes Review began in Ohio, through the efforts of Rob Jackson, but the magazine, which comes out twice a year, now encompasses editors and writers from the United States and Canada.

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

Florentine Opera Company

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

HGA Architects

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

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.

Rick Guidotti

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

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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