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February RAA Artist Profile 2016

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 […]

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March Neighborspotlight 2016

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 […]

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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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