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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.

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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. 

Milwaukee Festival Brass

British Brass Band is a particular type of sound that was born in the mining towns of England in the early 19th century. 

Milwaukee based singer songwriters, and terrific guitarists, Peter Mulvey and Willy Porter are no strangers to Lake Effect

Shea Corrigan

In many ways, the story of Kim and Scott Collins of The Smoking Flowers reads like a great fictional love story: love at first sight, musical partnership, Kim's battle with breast cancer, and her recovery using completely natural methods. Their June performance at the Circle-A Café was their second in Milwaukee, a market which they say has always been kind to them. The Collins called in to WUWM@Nite’s Rachel Owens to talk about their musical aspirations and their new album 2 Guns.

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Christine Lalla

Lake Effect's monthly On That Note series with contributor and cellist Robert Cohen examines the life of a working, professional, classical musician.