Kavon Jones – KJ Prodigy by Ellen C Warren Did you see that poet biking down the streets of Riverwest? The one that made you laugh about fried chicken at last year’s Riverwest Follies. The one that you might not have recognized since he’s left nearly fifty pounds behind in the last several months […]
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Cree Myles – excellere by Elizabeth Vogt photos by John Ruebartsch Even in an El Niño embrace, winter in Wisconsin gets rather cold and dark—yet not for those who bear the bright and beautiful within, cultivating it, radiating joy and humor. Such is the presence of singer Cree Myles—and so also the texture of her […]
Neighbor Spotlight — Johanna Rose by Ellen C Warren “Music is what I do.” It is not the answer to a question. It is a pronouncement. An explanation. Her big upright bass, leaning against the wall, stands witness. Musician, vocalist, artist, songwriter Johanna Rose has thrown her heart into her greatest love, music. And even […]
Vedale and Darren Hill – Art and Karma by Elizabeth Vogt photo by John Rubartsch Here we are in Milwaukee—Smallwaukee, Killwaukee, a city of festivals, industrial rebirth, and lakeside marvels, a city of gun violence and segregation—our city. We all have our rounds here: work, play, people, and places. Some of the turf is so […]
Charlie Koenen, BEEvangelist march spotlight by Lee Gutowski You may not know his name, although you’ve probably seen him before. Like many people around town, you may know him only as “The Bee Guy.” Which is pretty appropriate, really, as Charlie Koenen (pronounced KEE-nen) is all about the Bees. Honeybees in particular. For […]