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Ramsey Lewis, seen here performing at the Ontario Jazz Festival in 1981, died Monday at his home in Chicago. Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images

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Ramsey Lewis, the pop chart’s favorite jazz pianist, dies at 87

Ramsey Lewis, seen here performing at the Ontario Jazz Festival in 1981, died Monday at his home in Chicago. Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images Ramsey Lewis, a pianist who sustained connections between jazz and popular music at a time when those bonds often seemed fragile and imperiled, died on Monday in Chicago, his hometown. He was 87. His death was announced by his manager, Brett Steele, who cited natural […]

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Music

Sudan Archives’ vibrant music of exploration

Born Brittney Parks and nicknamed Sudan as a child, the artist is driven by her intense curiosity. Sudan Archives' music celebrates digging. With infectious curiosity, her oddball collages of hip-hop, electronic and globally sourced folk bridge worlds and tramp through them, encouraging you to forge your own routes as well. Across two EPs and an album, the self-taught violinist, producer, and songwriter has honed a distinct blend of layered vocals […]

todaySeptember 9, 2022 16

Milwaukee

EMMY-WINNING MILWAUKEE TALENT FEATURED AT UPCOMING CULTURES AND COMMUNITIES FILM FESTIVAL

Milwaukee Film’s Cultures and Communities Festival returns with new stories to share, including an Emmy-winning movie produced by local talent. The five-day event showcases the voices and representations of those in diverse and marginalized communities through film, health and lifestyle programs. “These are everyday people that are achieving amazing things. Don’t allow people to limit you,” Milwaukee Film Chief Innovation Officer Geraud Blanks said. This year, the fest will also […]

todaySeptember 9, 2022 202 1

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Ruby was the first Black child to desegregate her school. This is what she learned

U.S. deputy marshals escort six-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in November 1960. The morning of November 14, 1960, a little girl named Ruby Bridges got dressed and left for school. At just six years old, Ruby became the first Black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Federal marshals had to escort Ruby, as she was faced with throngs […]

todaySeptember 9, 2022 6

Milwaukee

Radio Milwaukee names public-media leader Maxie C. Jackson III as new Executive Director

Jackson brings more than 30 years of experience in radio, television, digital and live events to the non-commercial media organization. Public-media leader Maxie C. Jackson III has been named executive director of non-commercial 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Bringing over three decades of management, content and audience development experience in radio, television, digital and live events, Jackson most recently served as the Chief Content Officer for New England Public Media (NEPM).  (Photo […]

todaySeptember 7, 2022 6

Milwaukee

Milwaukee business tech hub expands to create more opportunities for communities of color

There’s a continued push to keep talented young professional and creatives from leaving Milwaukee. Many initiatives, organizations and people are devoted to this, especially when it comes to creating safe spaces for Black and Brown people to thrive. The Milky Way Tech Hub is one of these places. Nadiyah Johnson started the Hub in 2017 to address the lack of diversity in technology in Milwaukee. The business accelerator provides resources, […]

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