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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Milwaukee's Newest Concert Venue Is One of Its Oldest Places

The Miller Caves will host two concerts by actor and musician John C. Reilly on June 16th
Credit Jordan Fischer, via Flickr

Listen to the interview, recorded at the Miller Caves.

If you’ve ever taken the tour at the Miller Brewery, you’ve probably encountered the Miller Caves.  A veritable underground bunker, carved into the hill above State Street in the Miller Valley.

The space is more than a century old, but it will soon be put to a use it’s never held in those hundred plus years – that of a concert venue.  The Pabst Theater Organization is pairing with MillerCoors to host the first-ever concert at the Miller Caves in June.  The two shows on June 16th will feature actor and musician John C. Reilly.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Ian and the Dream Reach for the "Saturns of Stars"

Ian and the Dream
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews local band Ian and the Dream.

Milwaukee area singer-songwriter Ian Ash, and his band, Ian and the Dream, have recently released their second EP, called “Saturns of Stars.”

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Arts & Culture
1:11 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Book Revels in Twilight of Rock Music, Dawn of Information Age

Barry Wightman and his new book, Pepperland.
Credit Boswell Books

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Barry Wightman.

Among other revolutions, the early 1970s saw the dawning of one age – the computer revolution – and the sunset of another – an age of innocence in the rock music industry.

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Arts & Culture
4:42 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Jazz Musician Stretches Creative Limbs as Yoga Instructor

Yoga instructor Erica Mather
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews yoga instructor and musician Erica Mather.

A popular Wisconsin jazz musician stepped back from the piano to become a New York yoga instructor.

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Arts & Culture
12:47 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Foucault Leads Musical "Cavalcade"

Jeffrey Foucault (front) with Cold Satellite in Zurich, CH
Credit Toshimi Ogasawara

Wisconsin-born singer/songwriter Jeffrey Foucault is back in his home state this week. Foucault and his band, Cold Satellite, played a show at Shank Hall in Milwaukee last night, and will play the Café Carpe in Fort Atkinson tonight.

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Arts & Culture
3:36 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Manual Controller's Electronic Sound Mashes Microwaves

Electronic band Manual Controller's new album is called "Salutations.
Credit Manual Controller

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews musician Paul Schwarzkopf.

It’s been a while since the name Paul Schwarzkopf showed up in the Lake Effect credits.  But he's back, using audio waves in a whole new way.

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Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Music of King Louis XV: The Masques at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Jean-Philippe Rameau, a leading 18th Century French composer
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tuomo Suni.

The Montreal-based ensemble, Masques, brings you back to a time of powdered wigs and elaborate costumes. The Masques’ concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday night will bring audiences back to the court of King Louis XV through the performance of the music of Rameau and his contemporaries.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Rings in 10 Years of Music

Handbells of various notes
Credit Jyll and Tom Skinner/Wikimedia

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews the head of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble.

For ten years, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble has brought unique ringing to the area, and now it will celebrate its longtime musical commitment to the city with an anniversary concert next week.

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Regional
11:41 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Influential Modern Gospel Composer Leads Milwaukee Workshop

Liturgist and composer Rawn Harbor will lead a workshop this weekend in Milwaukee.
Credit courtesy Capuchin Franciscans

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Rawn Harbor.

An acclaimed composer of modern Gospel music will be in Milwaukee this weekend. Rawn Harbor helped compile the African-American Catholic hymnal, “Lead Me, Guide Me.”

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Arts & Culture
12:28 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Local A Cappella Group Out to Cause "Treble" (In a Good Way)

The Mil Town Treblemakers (with Lake Effect's MItch Teich) outside the WUWM studios.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews A Cappella group Mil Town Treblemakers.

Styles of music rise and fall in popularity.  Remember disco?  Or if you’re too young, do you remember “Reggaeton”?  Or "Emo?"

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