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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Brit Singer Billy Bragg: Protest Music is 'Not an Agent' of Change

Billy Bragg performing his unique blend of folk, punk and protest music.
Credit El Humilde Fotero del Pánico/Flickr

Over the past 30 years, one of the enduring voices of protest to emerge from Britain has been singer-songwriter Billy Bragg. In turns angry, reflective, and funny, Bragg has developed a following in the U.S., as well.

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