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Shirley Rodriguez via slvmusic.com

After an accidental collaboration at a shared practice space in Chinatown, NYC, Sandra Velasquez and Milwaukee native Sean Dixon formed the musical group SLV.

The group was recently on tour, passing through the Midwest. Before their Milwaukee show, SLV stopped by the Lake Effect studios.

Essay: Sesame Street Makes a Tragic Move to HBO

Aug 19, 2015
Selena N. B. H. / Flickr

 

The news broke last week that the children’s TV show, Sesame Street, a staple of PBS for 46 years, will soon air first-run shows on HBO.  It’s a development that some welcome, but concerns many others, including Lake Effect essayist Joanne Weintraub.

You know the song, right? “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?”

Milwaukee Art Museum

Due to the construction of the Milwaukee Art Museum's new wing, almost all of the museum remains closed the summer. But that doesn’t mean isn't anything to see. In fact, some of the most significant works of art from the late 19th and 20th centuries are on display.

From Salvador Dali to Andy Warhol and lots of artists in between, the Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels exhibit that is on display through September is like a survey of some of modern art’s greatest hits.

LaToya Dennis

A group of Milwaukee area kids is headed to Washington D.C. this week to compete in a national high school computer competition. The teens are developing skills that lead to positions companies often have a hard time filling.

Alvin Cherry is like a lot of 15 year olds. The Rufus King junior likes football and hanging out with friends, but at the top of his list are video games.

“They’re so cool, it’s like my favorite form of entertainment. It’s fun. I just like video games. I want to be a video game developer when I grow up,” Cherry says.

Daniela A Nievergelt / Flickr

The water slides in the Wisconsin Dells today are a strange, accidental metaphor for the area's geological history. 

An ice dam that broke towards the end of the last Ice Age sent water from a glacial lake down the Wisconsin River, carving the fanatical sandstone cliffs that distinguish the Dells today.

That's one of many reasons why geologist Marcia Bjornerus sees beyond the Wisconsin Dells' water parks, tacky shirt shops, and salt water taffy. 

Claire Moseley

As you get older, you might notice your flexibility decreasing and injuries increasing. Long gone are the days of effortlessly swinging on the jungle gym, at least without warming up first.

One fitness clinic in Brookfield, Momentum Movement, works to teach, train and heal what they say are the natural, primal movements our bodies crave.

S Bence

Opinions dramatically conflicted, yet the first public hearing coordinated by the Wisconsin DNR ran smoothly and with civility at the jam-packed Carroll University.

Two more sessions will take place today: 1 pm in Milwaukee at the Zilber School of Public Health and at 5:30 pm in Racine at the downtown Masonic Center.

Monday evening, people shared their views on whether Waukesha should be allowed to divert Lake Michigan water.

Gov. Scott Walker has long been an opponent of the Affordable Care Act. Now, he’s announced a plan to repeal and replace president Obama’s signature legislation, if elected president.

Walker calls the Affordable Care Act “a disaster,” and argues Americans don’t support it.

Ackerman and Gruber via Milwaukee Magazine

As the Latino population in Milwaukee continues to grow, so does the community’s influence on everything from culture to food to politics.

But as much as the evolution has been felt in urban places like Milwaukee, it is being felt even more strongly in some surprising places. Places like the small town of Curtiss, which is about 40 miles east of Eau Claire.

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