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Arts & Culture
11:56 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Syrians Speak Out Through Their Art

"Transformation" by Fadia Afashe.
Credit Fadia Authentic Art, Facebook

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with artist Fadia Afashe and actor Jihad "Jay" Abdo.

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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Arts & Culture
3:23 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Not All Summer Films are Blockbusters: Lake Effect talks Movies with Dave Luhrssen

While summer is usually the time for Hollywood blockbusters, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good films to be seen during the hot months. Plenty of alternatives are available for the non-teenaged film-goer.

Contributor Dave Luhrssen joins Lake Effect's Dan Harmon to talk about two of these films, beginning with Woody Allen’s newest, Blue Jasmine. Allen is normally associated with New York City, but for the past few films his locales have been in Europe. In Blue Jasmine, he’s back in this country, but on the opposite coast in San Francisco.

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Arts & Culture
5:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Milwaukee Public Theatre's "Out to Lunch" will entertain and teach kids the benefits to eating their vegetables.
Credit Martin Cathrae, Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Public Theatre representatives about their new show.

 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

As You Like It: Optimist Theatre Performs in New Space

Milwaukee's Optimist Theatre is performing As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's liveliest comedies, at Kadish Park.
Credit alluvium_journal.org

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tom Reed and Kristin Hammargren of Optimist Theatre.

It's summer and time for Shakespeare in the Park. The Optimist Theatre has a new production - and a new home.

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Arts & Culture
6:48 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

'30 Americans' Showcases Black Artists' Experiences

Hank Willis Thomas' "Branded Head, 2003" is on display at the "30 Americans" exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Credit Milwaukee Art Museum

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews artist Hank Willis Thomas and Milwaukee Art Museum curator Lisa Sutcliffe.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s latest exhibition, 30 Americans, opened last month to the public.

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Arts & Culture
3:38 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Water, Milwaukee Landmarks Inspire New World-Premiere Dances

Summerdances at the North Point Water Tower and Cudahy Gardens at the MAM
Credit Troye Fox

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews choreographer and director Steven Koplowitz and UWM dance professor Luc Vanier about Summerdances.

Choreographer Steven Koplowitz takes over two iconic Milwaukee locations to explore water through dance.

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Arts & Culture
1:26 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

"Bollywood is not real cinema": Gopalakrishnan and Indian Cinema

Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Indian film writer, producer, and director.
Credit University of Wiscosnin-Milwaukee

The Peck School of the Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee just established a new film archive and research fund for their nationally-known film department.

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Arts & Culture
12:12 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Supermen, Heroes, Aliens, and Monsters: This Summer's Movies

One of the great summer pastimes in America is to go cool off in the movie theater.  But is there anything good to see this year?

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Arts & Culture
11:09 am
Thu May 30, 2013

LEGO as an Educational Tool for Arts and Creativity

Andrew Johnson, one of the ten Lego Master Model Builders in the world.
Credit DePaul University

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews LEGO Master Model Builder Andrew Johnson.

LEGO has been a part of childhood for many of us, but for some, it is also their career. Andrew Johnson is a LEGO Master Model Builder in Chicago.

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Arts & Culture
9:42 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Veterans' Voices No Longer Silent "After the Wars"

Korean War veteran Bill Stenberg is featured in "After the Wars."
Credit Paul Calhoun

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Paul and Ben Calhoun, creators of an exhibit of photographs and recorded interviews with combat veterans.

Some veterans feel like they can't discuss their combat experiences, but a new art exhibit gives them voice.

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