Ina Onilu Drum and Dance Ensemble teaches community members about traditional West African dance and music. The group has performed at venues such as the Marcus Center for Performing Arts and the Artery.
Arts and Recreation
Yessica Jimenez, an independent visual artist, works with the music community to create projects such as a hip-hop alphabet.
Shared_Studios, an organization that helps create conversations between strangers in different cities, recently launched a “portal” — a gold-colored shipping container with audio-visual technology — in the Amani neighborhood.
Mario Sinclair, 24, launched Humans of Milwaukee as a personal project with limited resources, but soon realized it had the potential to spotlight the humanity in a city that often draws negative headlines.
As part of the renovation of the Esperanza Unida International building, a section of Reynaldo Hernandez’s “Mural of Peace” was removed, surprising residents and the artist.
H2O Milwaukee Music’s Peace Propaganda Project, a 10-week music education course run by cousins Dwight and Marquis Gilbert, aims to give students an outlet for creative expression and enhance their academic success.
Anthony Barron is the first football player from the Journey House Packers football team to sign a letter of intent to play football at the collegiate level. He was one of the first players to be recruited for the team in 2005.
First Stage, Milwaukee’s second largest professional theater company, commissioned Milwaukee writers to tell stories about the city’s diverse cultures for a series of plays called The Wisconsin Cycle.
History buffs, cinema fans and bargain hunters claimed antique theater seats they purchased online from Historic Mitchell Street’s Modjeska Theater.
Saehee Chang founded Korea Konnect, a program that connects Americans to Korean culture through traditional Korean drumming and cooking.