Arts & Culture
3:15 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

2012 Piano Arts Competition

Pavlina Dokovska
Credit Piano Arts

For the past week, young pianists have gathered in Milwaukee to vie for the title in the 2012 Piano Arts Competition. Since 1999, the biennial competition has launched the careers of numerous national and international performers. And it is one of the few competitions of its kind in the country.

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Arts & Culture
3:21 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Tribute Concert to Steel String Guitar Icons

Peter Roller and Matt Schroeder in Lake Effect's performance studio.
Credit Lake Effect

Peter Roller is an assistant professor of music at Alverno College; Matthew Schroeder is finger-style and rock guitar department chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. They’ll play a concert tomorrow night at the Conservatory, called A Tribute to Steel-String Guitar Icons.

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Arts & Culture
1:16 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Milwaukee Forecast: Phair Ahead

Credit Melanie Vyvyan, via Wiki Commons

  Musician Liz Phair talks with Mitch Teich about her newest album, unpredictability, motherhood and Keith Richards's memoir.

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Arts & Culture
10:46 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Latino Arts Strings

Latino music and traditions are preserved through the Latino Arts Strings Program. Contributor Amy Kiley introduces us to some of the program's students.

Lake Effect contributor Amy Kiley produced our report on the Latino Arts Strings Program. The musicians of the program will be performing for the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Day of the Dead Family this Sunday at 1:30 PM.

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Live Performance
1:56 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Iron & Wine Live at the Pabst Theater in 2010

Sam Beam / Iron & Wine
Credit CJ Foeckler / Pabst Theater

Sam Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, performed at The Pabst Theater on October 13, 2010.

WUWM at Nite broadcast the show live that night. Enjoy this recording featuring this singer-songwriters songs from Around the Well and more.

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Arts & Culture
10:52 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Raving About Ravinia

Contributor Amy Kiley takes a look at the three-month Ravinia concert series… held an hour south of Milwaukee, in Highland Park, Illinois. Kiley is a freelance journalist and musician who lives in the Chicago suburbs.

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Arts & Culture
3:19 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

Remembering Les Paul

Les Paul with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.
Credit Lake Effect

In this archived interview, guitar virtuoso, master innovator and Waukesha native Les Paul spoke to us in June of 2008. He was in town last summer to celebrate the opening of Les Paul's house of Sound at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Les Paul died yesterday from complications of pneumonia - he was 94 years old.

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Arts & Culture
3:03 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

Les Paul, The Wizard of Waukesha

Les Paul with Lake Effect's Bonnie North at the Les Paul's House of Sound at Discovery World.
Credit Lake Effect

Many of the technologies that are used today in the music and broadcast industries can be traced back to Waukesha native Les Paul, musician and inventor. Lake Effect's Bonnie North and Tom May got the chance to meet with Paul at Discovery World's newly opened exhibit "Les Paul's House of Sound."

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7:04 pm
Mon July 2, 2007

Classic Rock Kids

2nd Thought in Rehearsal

Summerfest continues its 11 day run on Milwaukee's lakefront this week. The musicians on today's schedule include the rock band 2nd Thought. It's a group of five middle school boys from the Milwaukee suburb Whitefish Bay. Ann-Elise Henzl has this profile.

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