Summer Potpourri III
Aug 1 – Les Paul’s Milwaukee Connections
Recording artists around the world hail Waukesha native Les Paul as the father of modern music. His many recording inventions and gold record performances introduced a new way to perform and record music. Hear little-known stories about the Wizard of Waukesha from one of his close friends. See his cutting-edge inventions and photos of his family. Be amazed at Les Paul’s many connections to the Milwaukee area.
Aug 8 – The Kichwa Art of Ecuador
The indigenous Kichwa people of Quilotoa, Ecuador proudly portray their culture for touristic consumption. As they paint pictures and choreograph folkloric dances, they simultaneously cater to touristic expectations and engage in critical reflection on indigenous community life. In this talk, I tell the story of the grand inauguration of a new community-owned hotel in Quilotoa, and reveal the way that community members celebrated their collective success through painting and dance.
Aug 15 – Wicked Milwaukee
This talk and presentation provides an understanding of people that were considered wicked in Milwaukee’s history and the efforts that upstanding citizens and police used to try and remove this wickedness. It covers prostitution, vice, and the alcohol that has given Milwaukee an interesting history.
Sue Baker, as Program Director for the Les Paul Foundation, works with non-profit organizations across the country. Her extensive and varied non-profit experience coupled with her friendship with Les Paul offers a base for inspiring generations with the legacy of ... read more
Joe Quick teaches cultural anthropology in the College of General Studies at UWM. His community-based research in highland Ecuador explores how indigenous Kichwa people build and manage civil society institutions in order to revitalize rural communities, create new livelihood opportunities, ... read more