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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

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
5:05 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Book: Milwaukee Once Had a Strong Underground Punk Rock Scene

Steve Nodine's "The Cease is Increase" explores the underground world of Milwaukee's punk scene.
Credit Barnes and Noble

If you were in your teens or early twenties in Milwaukee from, say, the late '70s to early '80s, you certainly had your pick of local punk rock bands to follow.

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Music
6:11 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

VIDEO: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Band Goitse

Irish band Goitse describes itself as Irish music with a twist.
Credit Goitse

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we thought it only appropriate today to feature the Irish band, Goitse - a name which means “Come Here” in Irish.

We recorded them on stage recently at the ICHC – the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center on Wisconsin Avenue.  The five-piece group was born at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, Ireland, a few years back.

They won fans at last year’s Irish Fest, and have recently returned from an extended tour of China.

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Music
3:32 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Milwaukee Musician Keith Pulvermacher & the Midwestern Music Project

Milwaukee guitarist, songwriter and singer Keith Pulvermacher

Milwaukee guitarist/songwriter/singer Keith Pulvermacher stops by WUWM@Nite to talk about the Midwestern Music Project. The project aims to get local music recorded and out to the people.

Pulvermacher also chats about the Milwaukee music scene, and the effectiveness of crowd-sourcing music projects. And, hear a couple of Keith's songs as well.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Mentored by The Beatles, Badfinger's Joey Molland Plays On

The British band Badfinger won fans in the early '70s with hits such as "Baby Blue", "Day After Day", and "Come and Get It." The last remaining member of the band, Joey Molland (at right) continues to perform under the Badfinger mantle.
Credit Apple Records publicity photo

 

Once upon a time, the rock group Badfinger was seen as the heirs apparent to the Beatles.  

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Arts & Culture
4:09 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Queens of Harmony Strike a Chord at The Pabst

Queens of Harmony in the Lake Effect studio.
Bonnie North, Lake Effect

Milwaukee’s gospel quartet Queens of Harmony has been singing in Central City churches for almost half a century. They have also performed in Washington, DC and as far away as Japan.

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Arts & Culture
5:48 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Rare, Valuable Stradivarius Violin Stolen in Milwaukee

Frank Almond performs with his Stradivarius violin in WUWM's studios, in 2008.
Credit Bonnie North

A rare, multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin was stolen Monday night from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster  Frank Almond, according to Milwaukee police.

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Arts & Culture
9:20 am
Tue January 14, 2014

UWM Rock Professor, Harley Historian Dies at 67

Martin Jack Rosenblum in his UWM offices
Credit Trapper Schoepp/UWM

Note: The memorial for Dr. Rosenblum has been changed to a new location on UWM's campus - the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.

Noted Milwaukee rock and roll and Harley Davidson historian Martin Jack Rosenblum died over the weekend. He was 67.

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Music
6:39 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Milwaukee High Schoolers to Perform with Master Singers

The Master Singers of Milwaukee will perform with local high school students this Saturday.
Credit Master Singers of Milwaukee

An upcoming holiday choral concert in Milwaukee will be a musical mash-up of the younger and older, the novices and the masters.

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Music
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

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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