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Get to Know #artcollective VUCA, Next Door Foundation & Mothers for Justice United

VUCA is an artistic collective featuring some of Milwaukee’s finest musical minds who describe their project as “the embodiment of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.” It is a coalition of diverse performers, writers, and creators who found a sense of magic connecting and collaborating with likeminded people. The collective features lyricist/vocalist, Keller Fitzsimmons, songwriters Barbara Stephan, WorldWideDG, Lex Allen, and producer Dave Olson of Deputi, among others. This eclectic ensemble is working on a project like none other, releasing “The Geometry of Lies,” a concept album that is being released over the next year as both a collection of songs as well as a book. “E

Rockin' Recipe: HaloVino Piña Colada🍍🧉

PIÑA COLADA A simple and delicious Piña Colada to make during this perfect Wisconsin summer. Grab yourself all the ingredients below throw them into a blender and head to your backyard or deck to relax. Take a big sip and enjoy! Ingredients: (makes 2 drinks) 1 1/2 cup crushed ice 1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen (I buy canned and freeze myself) 2 ounces pineapple juice 2 ounces Coco Lopez coconut cream 1 1/2 ounces white rum (I use Malibu Coconut rum and a bit more to taste ;) Pineapple slices Instructions: Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white into a blender. Blend until smooth and frosty. Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices. J

Best of Both Worlds: Get to Know Kaylee Crossfire & Kia Rap Princess with TBEY Arts Center 🎤⚡️

Kaylee Crossfire and Kia Rap Princess sometimes go by the name “Best of Both Worlds,” when together. The two self-described “rap sisters in crime,” are close friends, and artists whose similar, yet uniquely different, passion for their craft and community brings them together. A longstanding advocate for female artists in the community, Kaylee has run the Milwaukee Female Takeover Showcase for the past five years, providing diverse female artists (including musicians, poets, dance teams, and stylists) a space to share while empowering and supporting one another. “When we have had the Female Takeover Showcase, the vibe in the room is phenomenal and the community response is terrific- the eve

#RockTheStream: Get to Know Zed Kenzo & ArtWorks for Milwaukee 🎤🎨

If there is one thing that we have learned from the COVID19 pandemic, it’s that people need creative outlets. Now, more than ever, people are being forced to rethink systems of how things have been done in the past in order to both survive and thrive in our current world. Week #8 of Rock the Stream focuses on an artist, Zed Kenzo, and nonprofit partner, ArtWorks for Milwaukee, who are passionate about building community through creativity. Blending together electronic, hip hop, funk, soul and alternative vibes, Zed Kenzo is a performer like none other. She’s fierce… passionate about her city, her craft, and improving her community through music and expression. In a recent Zoom, Zed describe

'Music for the Soul': Get to know SistaStrings & PEARLS for Teen Girls 💜🎶

It is nearly impossible to describe SistaStrings’ sound. The two classically trained pastor’s daughters’ music is as unique, creative, and original as it can be. “We grew up appreciating different genres from classical to gospel to soul to hip hop,” Chauntee Ross shared on our weekly #RockTheStream Zoom, “Our music is a criss-cross marriage of all sorts of genres to make it something truly our own. It’s music for the soul.” Those words could not ring more true when thinking about Monique and Chauntee Ross’s music… “music for the soul.” The sisters’ charisma and passion are evident whether performing as a duo or playing with other artists around town. Their project, Sista Strings, began

#RockTheStream: Get to know Klassik & Urban Ecology Center 🎧 🌿

These days, the phrase, “we’re all in this together,” has become somewhat cliche. It is the battle cry in the 2006 Disney hit musical movie High School Musical (which, thanks to Disney+, has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity). It is a tag line on a plethora of emails and social media posts related to “Safer At Home” measures evoked by local, state and national governments, and a popular tag line to accompany suggestions by the Center for Disease Control regarding self-quarantining practices that accompany the COVID19 pandemic. As the pandemic has gone on, however, the concept of community outreach continues to grow. Our mission at Rock the Green has also grown, as we have pivoted to raise a

Rockin' Recipe: Miltown Eats Quick Spanish Tortilla 🍳🥬 🧅

Quick Spanish Tortilla with Slide Chips, Greens, and Aioli This alternative Spanish Tortilla uses fresh, local free-range eggs and potato chips for an extra kick. A special Rock the Green 30% discount on your first order CLICK FOR YOUR WISCO FARM-TO-HOME-TO-FORK-GIDDY-UP-YUMMINESS Prep Time: 20 mins Calories: 675 This alternative Spanish Tortilla is super quick and easy and uses fresh, local free-range eggs. You'll add in Madison's own Slide Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Potato Chips (available for sale on our marketplace!) to give a little extra kick. You will then whip up a quick and easy homemade aioli, and serve these "tortillas" over a bed of local, organic mixed greens. Ingredients 6 Eggs

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