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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