Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
12:48 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature

Composer Cheryl Leonard looks to nature's micro-aural worlds for her music.
Credit Cheryl Leonard, allwaysnorth.com

Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.

That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer Cheryl Leonard was in the woods, improvising with a friend. She took a rosined bow and bowed the bark of a tree and other nature objects to explore their sounds. Although she did not hear much, she explored the idea further by amplifying the micro-aural worlds around us. That is the music to Leonard’s ears.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Fortissimo Is Not a Problem for the Knightwind Ensemble

The Knightwind Ensemble started 60 years ago as an Elk Lodge wind band.
Credit knightwind.org

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Eric Janners, music director and conductor of the Knightwind Ensemble.

When we talk about classical music we usually talk about symphonic groups. Bands are for militaries and other kinds of marching, like for football game half times. But symphonic bands can be just as musically sophisticated as orchestras.

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Arts & Culture
4:34 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

World-Renowned Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Perform in Kohler

Itzhak Perlman performing at the White House in 2007. He also performed at President Obama's inauguration in 2009.
Credit Shealah Craighead, wikimedia commons

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich spoke with violin-virtuoso and music educator Itzhak Perlman.

Great violinist and educator Itzhak Perlman will play a concert Saturday evening in Kohler as part of the Kohler Foundation’s Distinguished Guest Series.

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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Former Fashion Photographer Aims to Create 'New Standard of Beauty' Beyond Physical Differences

Photographer Rick Guidotti hopes his Positive Exposure organization will show the beauty in us all, beyond genetic differences and disorders. (From Albinism 2012)
Rick Guidotti

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews photographer and Positive Exposure founder Rick Guidotti.

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

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Health & Science
3:36 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Marquette Receives $2.6 Million Dollar Grant to Research Virtue

Ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, believed that virtue is entrenched state of character, it is dispositional, and it produces virtuous actions that are appropriately motivated and guided by practical reason.
Credit Giovanni Dall'Orto, wikicommons

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Marquette philosophy professor Nancy Snow.

A Marquette University philosophy professor has been awarded a $2.6 million dollar grant to study the development of virtue.

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