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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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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