Ukraine has been in the news quite a bit lately, but not necessarily for its music. Fortunately, the band Scythian is able to remedy that situation with their blend of Ukrainian and Celtic traditions.

Update: Citing illness, Barry Manilow has postponed his Milwaukee show until Monday, March 2nd.

There was a time – in the late 1970s and 1980s – when Barry Manilow’s music was ubiquitous. 

Edel Muñoz

Among the many cultural events that Milwaukee’s Latino Arts has put on over the years, the musical offerings are among the most distinctive.

A bluesy, classic-rock sound is rolling out of the Midwest. With a sound that could fit into categories with bands like The White Stripes, The Black Keys and The Rolling Stones, Milwaukee-based band, The Delta Routine, is definitely on to something. With a style that borrows from so many genres and bands, the group makes sure that they can’t be put under any one category exclusively. Their sound is fresh, rough, charging, infectious and incredibly unique.

Christine Lalla

Every month, Lake Effect​'s Bonnie North chats about music with internationally renowned cellist Robert Cohen.

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This Sunday afternoon, Milwaukee's Fine Arts Quartet – the resident string quartet of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – will continue their 2014-15 season. 

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Sean Carey’s path to becoming an acclaimed indie singer-songwriter started very close to his native Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Tristan Casey

Chris Carrabba was a defining voice of the emo scene that blossomed in the early 2000’s. 

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Last week, Lake Effect spoke with singer-songwriter Jess Klein while she was pass through the state of Wisconsin. Touring with Klein was Jessie Torrisi.

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Austin-based singer-songwriter Jess Klein takes on a lot of conflict in her latest album - from the conflict over abortion law in Texas to internal conflicts.

Even though it’s the New Year, Christmas isn’t over. The twelfth day is January 6th. 

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The Minnesota string band Trampled By Turtles has an unmistakable sound that combines high intensity bluegrass, rock and roll, and folk charm to give you a hybrid old time string band – and it’s even greater than the sum of all those parts.

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One of the great things about  Lake Effect is all the musicians that visit the studio.

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The easing of the Ebola crisis in Africa comes as a relief to public health officials around the world, but even more so to the people in the African countries affected by the crisis - places such as Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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We’ve had a lot of wonderful guitarists perform in our studio over the years.