Arts & Culture
2:00 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Girls Rock Milwaukee Empowers Young Women Through Music

A new summer camp teaches girls how to rock out - and that they can do whatever they set their minds to.
Credit Girls Rock Milwaukee's website

Mitch Teich of WUWM's Lake Effect talks to Girls Rock Milwaukee's co-founders, Ashley Smith and Valeri Lucks.

One week, 32 performers, and lots of fun.

That may sound like the tagline for a music festival, but it actually describes a new summer camp for girls with an interest in rock music.

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Arts & Culture
1:23 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Twin Brother Debuts Natural, Feel-Good Sound

Milwaukee band Twin Brother includes musicians Sean Raasch and Tyler Nelson.
Credit Twin Brother

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews musician Sean Raasch of Twin Brother.

Twin Brother marks a "starting over point" with a new album.

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Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Jason Seed Stringtet Keeps it Loose

The Jason Seed Stringtet will perform in Bay View Thursday night.
Credit Karen Allbright

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews members of the Jason Seed Stringtet.

The genre-bending The Jason Seed Stringtet blends jazz, folk, and classical elements – but keeps it all feeling timeless.

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Arts & Culture
7:37 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Letter of a Wisconsin Civil War Soldier Inspires Song

The envelope from a letter written by a Civil War soldier
Credit The Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing Collection

Madison band Count This Penny plays a song inspired by the words of a Wisconsin soldier fighting in the American Civil War.

As we remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, we've been hearing about the experiences of Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the American Civil War.

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In-Studio Performance
4:41 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Ivan & Alyosha Stop by WUWM before Summerfest

Members of the band Ivan & Alyosha.
Credit Bruce Winter

Ivan & Alyosha performed on the first night of Summerfest this year, opening for the Violent Femmes and The Avett Brothers at the Marcus Amphitheater. Band members Tim Wilson, Ryan Carbary, Tim Kim and Pete Wilson stopped by WUWM before their show to chat with Bruce Winter.

I&A performed Be Your Man and Don't Want To Die Anymore in WUWM's Performance Studio.

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Arts & Culture
11:29 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Weird Al Yankovic: From Poking Fun at Pop Culture Icons to Becoming One

Weird Al Yankovic, from a 2008 concert tour. He'll be in Brookfield on Tuesday.
Credit courtesy Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic talks about music, children's lit, and his place in pop culture with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci.

For more than three decades, whenever a pop song has reached the status of iconic, Weird Al Yankovic has been there to parody it.

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Arts & Culture
4:21 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Chinese Pianist Brings A Little Chopin to Milwaukee

Pianist Xiayin Wang
Credit Xiayin Wang

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews pianist Xiayin Wang.

Pianist Xiayin Wang performs in concert Sunday with Milwaukee’s Fine Arts Quartet.

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Arts & Culture
1:04 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Okka Fest Reignites Jazz

Saxophones feature prominently in free jazz.
Credit Glenn Simmons/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Okka Disk Records founder and Okka Fest co-curator Bruno Johnson.

Free jazz. If hearing those two words together makes you close your eyes and shudder, Bruno Johnson wants to have a word.

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Arts & Culture
6:09 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Brings A Cappella South African Sound to Milwaukee

The internationally renowned, South African all-male a cappella singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will perform in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Albert Mazibuko of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

They say music can bridge cultures and languages, and even bring harmony among discord. Ladysmith Black Mambazo can vouch for that.

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Arts & Culture
4:21 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Future Bright for Trapper Schoepp and the Shades

Trapper Schoepp and the Shades
Credit SideOneDummy Records

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee band Trapper Schoepp and the Shades.

Local band Trapper Schoepp and the Shades don't let success go to their heads.

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