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New yoga class for Vets at V.A.

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It was a packed house last week at the Zoblocki V.A. Medical Center, as dozens of veterans rolled out yoga mats for the first time.

They were among the first to attend a new series of free, drop-in yoga classes focused on relaxation and breathing.

The classes are open to any veteran who receives benefits at the V.A., no matter their skill level or age.

In addition to the physical benefits, Instructor Erin Bullock said yoga may help veterans clear their minds of disturbing thoughts, which is especially helpful for those suffering from PTSD.

Local child raises money to plant trees at her school

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A local third grade student is asking for your vote as she competes for a $10,000 grand prize to plant trees at her school playground.

Annabelle Tornio, 9, was selected as one of ten finalists in the Scottie's Trees Rock challenge.  The paper products company sought video entries from students across the country asking them to explain why they think "trees rock."  

Here's the video Annabelle and her mother, Stacy, created:


4 ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day in Milwaukee

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, which is a federal holiday that marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. There are many ways to honor the civil rights leader today from attending events to listening to speaches and various stories related to Martin Luther King Jr. Here are some suggestions and links:

Rhythm Lab Radio | January 16, 2015

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  • Future Brown, Tuxedo, Natalie Prass, Kilo Kish, Beat Spacek, Moonchild
    (From top to bottom, lef to right) Future Brown, Tuxedo, Natalie Prass, Kilo Kish, Beat Spacek, Moonchild

In the first hour, we played new tunes from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Mayer Hawthorne’s side project Tuxedo, D’Angelo, and Rhythm Lab Radio Artist To Watch Natalie Prass. Finally, we introduced you to a jazz-soul trio out of Los Angeles by the name of Moonchild.

In the second hour, we featured new music from Beat Spacek’s forthcoming album, plus new tracks from the DJ/production collective Future Brown, whose debut album will be released out on Warp Records. Finally, we played two new tracks from Minneapolis artists Doomtree and Sarah White.

Ex Fabula Storytelling Workshops

Event Date 
February 7, 2015 - 10:00 to 12:30
Venue Name 
Artists Working in Education
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Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to help you share yours! At Ex Fabula Storytelling Workshops, experienced storytelling coaches guide you through hands-on, small group exercises on the following topics:

Finding your story: Why storytelling is important and powerful and how to select a great story to tell - with special focus on stories that fit the themes of upcoming Ex Fabula StorySlams
Crafting your story: How to structure your story for maximum impact
Telling your story: Tips to practice before you take the stage

Artist Name 
Mcgan McGee

5 Songs Milwaukee Musicians Can't Stop Listening To

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Our city has some fantastic musicians. Many of them are signed to major labels and recognized nationally. For as much pride this city has in itself, and we have pride in the musicians and the Milwaukee music scene here. So, I decided to call some of our talented musicians around the city and I asked them to sit down with me and talk about music. Every musician picked a song this week, to make 5 Songs That Milwaukee Musicians Can’t Stop Listening To.

Listen to the podcast here


Hamlet - Bard and Bourbon

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March 5, 2015 - 19:30 to March 15, 2015 - 17:00
Venue Name 
Theatre Unchained
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Bard & Bourbon is dedicated to performing beautiful, fully staged productions of classical works with a touch of irreverence.  Each production features small non-traditional casts playing multiple parts while getting one actor very drunk over the course of the show.


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Bard and Bourbon

5 O'Clock Shadow 1-19-15 "Higher Love"

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Got a request for the lovely James Vincent McMorrow cover of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" a song that makes me feel like a seven year old bouncing around the back of my parents very boxy 89 Dodge Caravan.  If you've got a suggestion or great cover we should know about, you should let us know: shadow@radiomilwaukee.org.





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