Art

  • A dreaming mind, illustrated

    Roz Chast talks with “TTBOOK” about her book, “I Must Be Dreaming,” where she lets us into her personal dream world through her drawings.

    A dreaming mind, illustrated
  • Billy Dee Williams reflects on a lifetime as artist and actor

    Known to legions of Star Wars fans as Lando Calrissian, the debonair actor Billy Dee Williams has spent almost 80 years on screen and on stage. But there’s more to the man than the famous blue cape.

    Billy Dee Williams reflects on a lifetime as artist and actor
  • A guidebook for Bruce Cockburn fans

    Canadian author M.D. Dunn talks with WPR’s “BETA” about his book, “You Get Bigger As You Go: Bruce Cockburn’s Influence and Evolution,” which is more like a guidebook for learning about Cockburn’s music than a biography.

    A guidebook for Bruce Cockburn fans
  • Milwaukee’s first youth poet laureate offers advice to aspiring creative writers

    On “The Morning Show,” Milwaukee’s first youth poet laureate shared her inspirations and self reflections on poetry, as well as a piece she wrote.

    Milwaukee’s first youth poet laureate offers advice to aspiring creative writers
  • Green Bay orchestra performance to share classical music with the next generation

    Providing young musicians the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone is one of the goals of “Musician’s Journey: Beginner to Adult,” which the Civic Symphony will perform Friday at St. Norbert College’s Walter Theater.

    Green Bay orchestra performance to share classical music with the next generation
  • Wisconsin ranks last in arts funding

    The executive director and CEO of the Museum of Wisconsin Art spoke with “Morning Edition” about limitations to funding and how arts organizations have been getting by with minimal state dollars.

    Wisconsin ranks last in arts funding
  • Milwaukee’s SistaStrings accompany Joni Mitchell at Grammys

    When Joni Mitchell made an emotional appearance at the Grammys this weekend, a pair of Milwaukee sisters were on backup. Mitchell, who is 80, sang her nearly 60-year-old ballad “Both Sides Now” at the awards show Sunday. The New York Times described the performance as being something like “a brief, magical visitation from a musical…

    Milwaukee’s SistaStrings accompany Joni Mitchell at Grammys
  • Meet Jeff LaMay, the Wisconsin State Capitol’s decorative painter

    The Wisconsin State Capitol’s decorative painter has a challenging, tedious job. And Jeff LaMay cares a lot about first impressions.

    Meet Jeff LaMay, the Wisconsin State Capitol’s decorative painter
  • Francis Ford Coppola’s utopia that begat ‘Apocalypse Now’

    Film author Sam Wasson tells WPR’s “BETA” that he believes the story of Francis Ford Coppola and American Zoetrope, a community he built for artists to workshop their craft, is worth reading about.

    Francis Ford Coppola’s utopia that begat ‘Apocalypse Now’
  • LGBTQ+ community mourns the passing of Tempest Heat, Wisconsin drag icon

    Tempest Heat, an acclaimed and beloved Wisconsin drag performer, has died, according to friends and family posting on social media. Tempest Heat was the drag persona of Jonathan Carthell Hughlett. She graced many stages across Wisconsin, serving as a mentor or “drag mother” to countless other performers. Hughlett was a champion for Black, gay and…

    LGBTQ+ community mourns the passing of Tempest Heat, Wisconsin drag icon