Milwaukee history

Arts & Culture
5:04 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Walk Down the Streets of Time at the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Local grocer H. Grafman was the museum namesake Avrum Chudnow's father-in-law.
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Steve Daily, director of the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear located in Milwaukee.

The streets and shops of a Milwaukee gone by come back to life at a local museum.

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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Book Describes Family's Loss Shrouded in Discrimination

Sylvia Bell White with her son, Douglas Lamont Bell, at the opening of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's play on her brother, Daniel Bell.
Credit jsonline.org

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Jody LePage.

A Madison writer helps a remarkable Milwaukee woman tell her story of a lifetime’s search for justice.

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Milwaukee Encyclopedia Collects City's Hidden History

A UWM student's poster about "baby hammocks" was presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Credit Encyclopedia of Milwaukee Facebook

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews history professor Amanda Seligman.

A team at UWM is working to publish an authoritative compendium of Milwaukee history and firsts.

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Arts & Culture
1:36 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Why Do We Love the Racket of Garage Bands?

The Shags, a 1960s garage band from Milwaukee
Credit Image courtesy from 1960sGarageBands.com

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Peter Roller, an ethnomusicologist at Alverno College.

Starting at adolescence, kids start looking at popular icons for inspiration. They want to grow up; they want to have independence and control. One popular way, especially among boys, is by forming garage bands. Dr. Peter Roller, an ethnomusicologist at Alverno College and the author of Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock, delved into the garage bands that made so much noise in Milwaukee.

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