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.

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Jul 12, 2013
Martin Cathrae, Flickr

 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

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

Milwaukee Art Museum

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

Troye Fox

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

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.

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?

LEGO as an Educational Tool for Arts and Creativity

May 30, 2013
DePaul University

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.

Veterans' Voices No Longer Silent "After the Wars"

May 27, 2013
Paul Calhoun

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

Kate H. Jurgens

Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay might be a small Catholic school of about 300 students, but its theatrical undertakings would be daunting for many larger institutions.