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Live Music Returns To The Stage At The Jazz Estate In Milwaukee

Music stages across Wisconsin (and around the world) have been silent since March as the COVID-19 pandemic forced venues to ...

Musician Madison Malone On Her ‘Simple Love’ And Writing In Los Angeles

Musician Madison Malone got her start at 16 playing in her uncle Kevin's bar, Malone's Blarney Stone. It’s in her ...

Artist Zhalarina Sanders Explores Love, Identity With ‘The Light’

Zhalarina Sanders is an artist who does it all. Her craft is steeped in theater and music — so lyricist, ...

Musician Lou Shields Embraces Driftless Region, Sounds Of The Past

Musician and artist Lou Shields is much like the old school troubadours he sounds like. With his scraggly hair, work-jeans ...

What Was Milwaukee’s First Hip-Hop Song? ‘Backspin’ Podcast Digs Into History

If you’re a big music history nerd, you know there’s a ton of information out there about hip-hop’s roots in ...

Joni Mitchell Skates On Lake Mendota—And Into Music History

This story brings together a mid-winter ice storm, the southeast shore of Lake Mendota in Madison, ice skating, and a ...

The Music Of Circe Johnson

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School freshman Circe Johnson expresses herself through poetry and music. She wanted to share a ...

Milwaukee Meets The Beatles

On September 4, 1964, the Beatles played their only show in Wisconsin. Writer Dean Robbins tells us about the madness ...

Eau Claire Native Turns His Photography Into Book About Local Music

Spencer Wells grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and attended college at UW-Madison. In his free time, he's always enjoyed ...

Filling The Church With Song For Over 80 Years

For nearly eight decades, one Wisconsin farm girl has followed the music along the back roads of the bluffs high above ...

Violinist Makes Grand Return To Green Bay Stage

Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is marking its 25th Anniversary this season. It will celebrate the milestone with ...

Musician Peter Phippen Plays Flutes From Around The World

The flute is one of the oldest instruments in the world, after the human voice. Almost every culture has their ...

The Poster For The Otis Redding Show That Never Was

Posters for concerts are a common sight around central Madison, particularly along State Street, near the UW campus and on ...

Jay Anderson’s Life In Music And Food

It’s hard to imagine that any musician could be as prolific as Jay Anderson. The saxophonist performs nearly every night, ...

Songwriter Shane Leonard Blends Diverse Musical Styles As Kalispell

Kalispell is the solo project of Shane Leonard, a musician out of Eau Claire. Leonard’s has an eclectic musical background, ...