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Welcome to Arts Forward MKE, a new podcast out of the Imagine MKE podcast shop hosted by Lindsay Sheridan, Director of Marketing and PR at Imagine MKE. Each week, we’ll sit down with an artist or arts administrator in Milwaukee and dive deep into their story – asking them about their Milwaukee origin, their early memories that sparked a love of the arts, their present work, and their vision for the future of the city. New episodes each Thursday.

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Welcome to Arts Forward MKE, a new podcast out of the Imagine MKE podcast shop hosted by Lindsay Sheridan, Director of Marketing and PR at Imagine MKE. Each week, we’ll sit down with an artist or arts administrator in Milwaukee and dive deep into their story – asking them about their Milwaukee origin, their early memories that sparked a love of the arts, their present work, and their vision for the future of the city. New episodes each Thursday.

    Imagine Staff's Arts + Milwaukee Origins

    Imagine Staff's Arts + Milwaukee Origins

    This week on the pod, something a little different: instead of the usual one-on-one interview with a Milwaukee arts leader, we welcome the entire Imagine MKE team to share their early memories that sparked a love of the arts and their Milwaukee origin story. Lindsay is joined by co-host Esteban Contreras, Communications and Network Development Fellow with Imagine MKE. Enjoy some holiday whimsy before we dive in to the interviews. Happy Holidays, all.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    David Bloom | Present Music

    David Bloom | Present Music

    Welcome to Arts Forward MKE hosted by Lindsay Sheridan, Director of Marketing and PR at Imagine MKE. Each episode, Lindsay sits down with an arts leader and asks them about their early memories that sparked a love of the arts, what they're up to in their work now, and their dreams for the future of arts and culture in Milwaukee.
    This week, Lindsay speaks with David Bloom, co-artistic director of Present Music. They talk about David's personal musical mission, Present Music's virtual fall programming (buy tickets to watch still at www.presentmusic.org), Milwaukee's enthusiastic new music audiences, and much more.
    Intro and outro music is from Present Music's virtual Thanksgiving concert, "Wherein Lies The Good."
    Intro: Mark Stewart: To Whom It May Concern: Thank You (2008) performed by Mark Stewart, electric guitar and Present Music musicians
    Outro: V. Poetry (text: Abraham Sutzkever) | פּ ָאעזיע from Alex Weiser's and all the days were purple (2017) | און ַאלע טעג ז ַײנען געװען פּורפּורן, performed by Eliza Bagg, soprano and Present Music musicians.

    • 54 min
    Richard Hynson | Bel Canto Chorus

    Richard Hynson | Bel Canto Chorus

    Welcome to Arts Forward MKE hosted by Lindsay Sheridan, Director of Marketing and PR at Imagine MKE. Each episode, Lindsay sits down with an arts leader and asks them about their early memories that sparked a love of the arts, what they're up to in their work now, and their dreams for the future of arts and culture in Milwaukee.
    This week, Lindsay talks to Richard Hynson, Music Director of Bel Canto Chorus. They talk about Rick's memories of growing up singing in Washington National Cathedral (where Lindsay worked for several years - https://www.facebook.com/CathedralChoralSociety/photos/a.10155092058697379/10155092060737379 (here's a favorite photo of the space)), his musical journey to Milwaukee and years with Bel Canto Chorus, and more.
    They also talk about the process of rehearsing virtually (from the perspectives of Music Director and choir alto) for a Christmas program which will be released Friday, Dec. 18. https://www.belcanto.org/ (Visit Bel Canto's website to learn more).
    Music: Silent Night, arr. Michelle Hynson, perf. Bel Canto

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Katie Cummings | Pink Umbrella Theater Company

    Katie Cummings | Pink Umbrella Theater Company

    Welcome to Arts Forward MKE! Each week, we talk with an artist or arts leader in Milwaukee about their early arts memories, their Milwaukee origin story, and their vision for the future of the city. Today we hear from Katie Cummings, founder and Executive Director of Pink Umbrella Theater Company. https://www.pinkumbrellatheater.org/ (Head to their website) to learn more about their work and sign up for their many opportunities (virtual classes, teaching artist cohort, etc.).

    • 42 min
    Debra Loewen | Wild Space Dance Company

    Debra Loewen | Wild Space Dance Company

    Welcome to Arts Forward MKE! Each week, we talk with an artist or arts leader in Milwaukee about their early arts memories, their Milwaukee origin story, and their vision for the future of the city. Today we hear from Debra Loewen, Artistic Director of Wild Space Dance Company. To see her work live - soon! - head to www.wildspacedance.org to buy tickets for their Nov. 19 and 20 Parking Lot Dances. You'll watch from the safety of your car, under the exit ramp of the Hoan Bridge.
    Fun bonus: In the episode, Deb talks about her dance scores. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lDNj26k9CKzNQVVBk-2MAGGuSBL6zf7P/view?usp=sharing (See an example here.)
    Music: "I Want You to Be Kind to Yourself," by https://www.cullah.com/ (Cullah)

    • 57 min
    Brent Hazelton | Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

    Brent Hazelton | Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

    Welcome to Arts Forward MKE! Each week on this show, we sit down with an artist or arts administrator in Milwaukee and dive deep into their story – asking them about their Milwaukee origin, their early memories that sparked a love of the arts, their present work, and their vision for the future of the city.
    On today’s episode, we speak with Brent Hazelton, Artistic Director of https://www.milwaukeechambertheatre.org/ (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre), about his transition into his new role, the production of the recent MKE Black Theater Festival, and much more.
    Music: "I Want You to Be Kind to Yourself," by Cullah

    • 47 min

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