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5:10 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

After Losing His Voice and His Band, Army of Me Singer Makes a Comeback

Musician Vince Scheuerman sings under the name Army of Me. His new album "Searching for You" is now out.
Credit Allister Ann

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews musician and songwriter Vince Scheuerman.

Six years ago, the band, “Army of Me,” was reaching fans around the world with a hit song, “Going Through Changes,” off a new album on a major label.

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Music
3:26 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Viral A Cappella Group Straight No Chaser Performs in Milwaukee

The classy a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, will be performing "Under the Influence" at Tuesday's concert at the Riverside Theater.
Credit Andrew Zaeh

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews Randy Stine, a founding member of the group Straight No Chaser.

The holidays are a time where wishes come true. The a cappella group Straight No Chaser was granted many wishes this year.

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Report: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Needs $5 Million to Avoid Shutdown

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs several million dollars in order to stay open.
Credit Marcus Center

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Mark Niehaus, the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs an immediate $5 million to avoid a shutdown, according to reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Arts & Culture
6:16 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Milwaukee Native Rocks as Head of Record Company - and Cancer Foundation

Jeff Castelaz, during a Pablove Foundation event
Credit Pablove Foundation

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee Magazine writer Tom Matthews.

Many musicians struggle, but even so, Milwaukee native Jeff Castelaz is an extraordinary case. 

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

This Young Violinist Learned to Love Music While Going Pro

Heather Braun, former Barcel Suzuki String Academy student, will be performing at the 20th anniversary celebratory concert on Saturday November 16th.
Credit Liz Linder, Arneis Quartet

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews violinist Heather Braun.

We’ve all seen the videos of tiny kids playing violins so beautifully it belies their age.  Many learn through the Suzuki Method, which treats learning music like learning a language.

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Arts & Culture
5:30 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Milwaukee Concert to Feature One Piano But Four Hands

Four hand music requires two pianists playing on one piano.
Credit Miguel M. Almeida/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews pianists Pavlina Dokovska and Francesco Lecce-Chong, who is also the associate conductor for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The average piano concert usually features one piano, two hands and 88 keys. But an upcoming concert in Milwaukee will add another pair of hands to the equation.

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Arts & Culture
10:32 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Milwaukee's Masonic Wonders Celebrate Over 50 Years of Gospel Singing

The Masonic Wonders are Milwaukee's longest continually running black gospel quartet.
Bonnie North

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the Masonic Wonders, Milwaukee's longest continually running gospel quartet.

Meet the Masonic Wonders. The group has been performing gospel music in Milwaukee for more than a half-century.

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Arts & Culture
5:09 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Conservatory of Music CEO Finds Harmony in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is the oldest and largest nonprofit music school in the state.
Credit Dave Reid, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the head of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Gregory Ruffer.

It's only been about six months since Gregory Ruffer took the helm at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, but he's already composing some big plans.

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Arts & Culture
5:34 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Actor Adds a Little Wisconsin to 'Jersey Boys'

Barry Anderson (far right) plays producer and songwriter Bob Crewe in the national tour of the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys," now playing in Milwaukee.
Credit Joan Marcus

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews actor Barry Anderson about his role in "Jersey Boys."

Did you know that producer behind many of The Four Seasons' biggest hits also wrote “Lady Marmalade” and “Afternoon Delight?”

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Arts & Culture
1:57 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Young Musicians, Old Music Take Center Stage at Baroque Festival

Pictured: Some of the young musicians who won for their performances at the 2012 Greater Milwaukee Baroque Festival
Credit Greater Milwaukee Baroque Festival

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Joan Parsley, the artistic director of Musical Offering.

It's a good weekend for fans of the early musical style known as Baroque.

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