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Kelly Meyer

March RAA Artist Profile 2016

Kelly Meyer  RAA Artist Profile  by Elizabeth Vogt photo by John Ruebartsch     Making music is essential to us humans; it predates cave art and is practiced in every known human culture. Nonetheless, these rhythms and melodies that make us dance, cry, and fall in love are an enigma. Charles Darwin described our human abilities […]

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April RAA Artist Profile 2016

Garden Of Youth by Elizabeth Vogt photo by John Ruebartsch Nature abhors a vacuum; surrounding elements move in to fill the emptiness. Human society, however, often does not even notice the voids in its systems. Here in Milwaukee, the interactive hip hop FREESPACE program has found a resounding need for youth to experience their music […]

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May Neighbor Spotlight 2016

May Neighbor Spotlight 2016

Remembering Ruthie  by Ellen C. Warren and Phoenix Blazing, Photo of Ruth O’Malley by Anna Maria Contreras From Ellen:  Ruth Maria O’Malley. That was always her name.  She was Joey’s mom, foster mom to Laura, Rosena, Bruce, friend to untold numbers, sister, aunt, niece, daughter, muse. Some of us called her Phoophie, others Ruthie, a […]

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RAA Artist Profile May 2016

  Mark Lawson – Making It Happen by Elizabeth Vogt photos by John Ruebartsch   Spring, finally! The natural world is in high production mode—buds, blossoms and nests are rapidly emerging. Our batteries and imaginations are charged, exhilarated amidst this seasonal explosion. Then there are those like Mark Lawson who are constantly in this mode […]

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