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Arts & Culture
11:36 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Milwaukee Children's Choir: Teaching Lessons Beyond Music

Credit Milwaukee Children's Choir / facebook.com

Milwaukee hosts a great number of musical organizations for all to get involved.

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Arts & Culture
11:33 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra Plays On, 114 Years Later

Credit MMO

The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra has been making music since 1900. It is the oldest fretted instrument organization in the country.

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Arts & Culture
4:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Florentine Opera Opens Season With 'The Flying Dutchman'

Wayne Tigges as the "Dutchman"
Florentine Opera

As the Florentine Opera Company gets ready for their opening production of the season, the conductor and some of the cast members stop by Lake Effect to chat. 

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Arts & Culture
9:09 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Dead Horses: New Album Unintentionally Inspired by Steinbeck

The Dead Horses.
Credit Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

    

Singer-songwriter Sarah Vos came across a quotation recently that read:

“Modern-day society is the most well-fed and comfortable slaves of history.”

The quotation stayed with her. The quotation, along with her love for John Steinbeck’s works, subconsciously helped compose her band’s new album.

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Arts & Culture
2:10 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Florentine Opera Offers Residencies For Young Conductors

Florentine resident conductor Vladimir Kulenovic
Credit Florentine Opera Company

Vladimir Kulenovic is the first recipient of a new conducting residency at the Florentine Opera.

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Arts & Culture
2:49 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Band Communist Daughter Embraces Its Ghosts

Johnny Solomon and Molly Moore of the Minnesota-based band, Communist Daughter
Credit Mitch Teich

Johnny Solomon had a promising career as a singer and songwriter, and then a promising career in food. But both were derailed by mental illness and substance abuse.

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Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Guest Conductor To Lead MSO In Brahms' Requiem

Robert Spano will be the guest conductor for this weekend's performance of Brahms’s Requiem by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Credit Angela Morriss / robertspanomusic.com

Johannes Brahms wrote his German Requiem as a memorial to his parents.  The mid-19th Century piece is thought by many scholars to be the composer’s most personal work, and listeners frequently connect to its universal themes of loss, as well.

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Arts & Culture
2:43 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

David Paige Inspired by Family and the 90's

David Paige spoke with WUWM@Nite before his performance at BBC's Upper Level in Milwaukee Friday, Oct. 10.

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Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

English Renaissance Music Gets An Irish Makeover

La Nef with tenor Michael Slattery (second from right)
Credit earlymusicnow.org

English renaissance composer, singer and virtuoso lutenist John Dowland is famous today for his refined love songs and his fiendishly difficult solo lute pieces. 

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Arts & Culture
2:58 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

On That Note: Inside Look At The Life of A Professional Musician

Robert Cohen
Credit Wolfgang Gauch

Today, we launch a new series on Lake Effect, called “On That Note.”

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