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Local bagpipers might blow you away

Published May 27, 2013

Meet three talented Milwaukee bagpipers who play for fun, comraderie and patriotism. "People either love 'em or hate 'em," says one player, referring to the instrument.


No dough, no show: Why you shouldn't take a gig just for exposure

Published March 16, 2013

When trained musicians play solely for exposure - except in the case of charitable and/or non-profit events - it devalues the work. Moreover, it means fewer paying gigs for musicians. Ultimately, it helps create a "talent drain" - sending top tier artists to other communities where the pay and prospects are better.


Are musicians entitled to act like this?

Published Sept. 24, 2012

I don't know what to make of Billie Joe Armstrong's latest meltdown. Is it just another rock n' roll moment, par for the course at a concert like this? The tantrum of a spoiled artist? Is a talented musician entitled or even expected to act like this? And if he didn't, what would we all talk about?

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