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The life and career of Winneconne-based composer and Academy Fellow John Harmon. 

Above (l to r): Ruthie Krause, Rick Krause, a festival volunteer, and Ben Doran lead a group sing along at the 2013 Gandy Dancer Festival in Mazomanie.

Summer is the time when Wisconsin cities, towns, and villages play host to a phenomenon not unlike a religious revival meeting.

Does your pet like music? The answer is: Yes. But not your music.

Otto Rindlisbacher, folk singer and maker of stringed instruments, sitting in his shop holding a Hardanger fiddle. Photo ca. 1941 by folklorist Helene Stratman-Thomas. Reprinted by permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS: #25413).

Wisconsin Academy Fellow and folklorist James P. Leary guides us through a brief musical history of America’s Upper Midwest.

Leslie Lemke sits at the piano

On a warm summer night in June of 1980, Leslie Lemke gave a piano concert in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. That concert was my introduction to an extraordinary man and his surprising talent.

In Part III of the Wisconsin Academy's "Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World" Academy Evenings event on September 11, 2011, panelists consider how the arts can provide new ways of understanding tragedy: John DeMain, music director of

As Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons strode on the stage of Milwaukee's historic Turner Hall, the audience—compr

The Pro Are Quartet today: Sally Chisholm, viola; Parry Karp, violoncello;  Suzanne Beia, violin; David Perry, violin

“Four rational people conversing” was how the brilliant writer and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described to a friend in 1829 the genre of the string quartet.

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