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TeddyLoid: Japanese musician talks music, manga, and Milwaukee

TeddyLoid started his career as DJ and sound producer for MIYAVI, a famous guitarist in Japan, joining his world tour at the age of only 18 years old. He has produced the official soundtrack (OST) for the GAINAX anime “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” with Taku Takahashi(m-flo). In 2014 he produced the music for the short film “ME!ME!ME!”, which was visualized by Hibiki Yoshizaki from Studio Khara and vocals sang by DAOKO. TeddyLoid remains popular with fans around the world from his work on other anime projects, and continues to collaborate with many of the big names in Japan...

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Artwork of “Giving Gallery” highlights Northwestern Mutual’s philanthropic impact

Northwestern Mutual hosted a special preview of its year-long public exhibition “Giving Gallery: Community in Process” on February 9, as part of the 25th anniversary of its commitment to Milwaukee’s diverse communities. Through the power of visual arts, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation celebrated its two and a half decades of dedication to positive social change with the first-of-its-kind exhibit. More than 300 people attended the private showing, which included the artists and nonprofit groups involved in the awareness project. “We created an interactive art experience highlighting 25 of our nonprofit partners. Of the $320 million the Foundation has contributed,...

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A statue honoring Milwaukee’s colored Civil War soldiers should be erected in Bronzeville

As Bronzeville watches America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) near completion this year in the Griot Building on North Avenue, an expensive but missing tribute should be included in the neighborhood to celebrate men of color from Milwaukee who fought to free their people, which was the original Civil Rights struggle known as the Civil War. In the aftermath of last year’s Confederate monument debate that divided the nation over issues of racism, lawmakers from South Carolina proposed a statue honoring Black Confederate soldiers. Except, there are no historical facts that they ever existed. The claim is a perpetuation of...

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Exhibit slam dunks a historic look at sports in Milwaukee

During a historic year for sports in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee County Historical Society unveiled its 2018 feature exhibition, “Back Yard to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History.” Exploring Milwaukee’s exciting and extensive sports and recreation history, the exhibit will be on display until April 27, with a smaller version through the summer. “With the Bucks coming up on their 50th anniversary and opening the new Arena, and both the Brewers and Admirals also approaching their 50th anniversaries, we decided to do a comprehensive look at sports and recreation,” said Ben Barbera, Curator at the Milwaukee County Historical Society....

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Photo Essay: Signs of the times for Milwaukee Women under Trump

The Women’s March Anniversary Day of Action was held in Milwaukee on January 20, highlighting the work that women of color have made over the past year in creating transformative social change in the city. The 2017 Women’s March was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. The event was in protest to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and took place a day after his inauguration. On its Second Anniversary, local women joined their sisters again around the nation and the world. Thousands gathered at the Milwaukee rally in downtown, and later marched...

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Students design cities of tomorrow for senior citizens at STEM Forward competition

More than 250 students from 32 Wisconsin middle schools participated in the 26th Annual STEM Forward “Future City” Regional Competition at MSOE’s Kern Center on January 13. Of the 66 teams to participate in the 2018 tournament, the top team from the five finalists would receive an all-expense-paid trip to the February 18 national competition in Washington DC. STEM Forward asked middle school students to develop an “Age Friendly” city design that provided innovative solutions to serve an urban area’s older population. It would have to be sustainable and enable seniors to remain active, independent, and engaged in the...

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