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Author: Wendy Strong

Summerfest Stories: How Milwaukee uses music to build bridges for bringing people together

Summerfest opened late this year, after a 2020 hiatus. COVID was the culprit. Despite the delay, the Big Gig has managed to bring out the best, in what some people might call, “the worst of times.” In the past year the COVID-19 virus has taken lives, shut down businesses, instilled fear, and precipitated severe loneliness, among a long list of other devastating outcomes. At the same time that the pandemic was demoralizing our way of life, violence exploded in our streets over race relations. Our political system split further apart with no common middle ground, and from the division...

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