NORTHERN LIGHTS – Local musician and producer Paul Setser recently collaborated with Currents publisher Vince Bushell and two UWM students, Ulrike Galasinski and Angel Howman, to produce “Northern Lights,” a halfhour science fiction radio play written in the late 1940s. In addition to directing the talent, adding sound effects, and editing the audio, Setser also provided the original music throughout the show. It’s available on the Riverwest Currents website as a free MP3 download. Go to riverwestcurrents.org and click on the “Catching the Wooly Bear by its Tale” article link and follow the directions from there.
READ IT HERE • WEB ONLY ARTICLE Harambee Connection: Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel & Arts Festival Celebrates 11th Annual Event by Charlesetta Thompson On Saturday July 19 from noon to 8 pm, Garfield Avenue will be overflowing with an array of festivities from King Drive to 7th Street. The legendary Harvey Scales will be […]
“On Thursday, June 19, 2008 we proudly commemorate and celebrate the 140th Anniversary of Juneteenth Day!
Juneteenth Day is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. If one does the math it will become clear that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863.
by Will Mueller
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) moved its headquarters to Riverwest, 3726 N. Booth St., on April 15 and is currently building eight new homes in the adjacent Harambee neighborhood. MHFH moved its headquarters because their previous building, located at 2233 N. 30th St., was deteriorating, and because they needed more usable space for construction preparations and storage. Currently, MHFH is building 35 homes a year in Milwaukee neighborhoods: 20 new construction in Park West and Harambee, and 15 rehabbed condos on Milwaukee’s Northwest side.
Traffic at the stately Greer Oaks Gallery, which sits on the border of the Brewers Hill and Harambee neighborhoods is as vibrant as usual, but for a different reason.