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The Greatest: A Dance Tribute to Muhammad Ali

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Peggy Choy, a professor of Dance at the University of Wisconsin and director of her own New York troupe, came of age in Hawaii during the turbulent sixties and seventies. Ali’s reaching out to Asian Americans had an impact on Peggy. “He said, ‘Muhammad Ali is my Asian name,’” she remembers. In 2013 Peggy's troupe created “The Greatest” – a dance performed at a New York gym where Ali once trained.

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Wisconsin Life #410: “Go Big”

Meet an extraordinary high-school pep band and an esteemed matriarch, “Big Mama.”

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Wisconsin Life #410: “Go Big”

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Wisconsin Life #409: “Making Magic”

Meet a mathematics-inspired furniture maker and a skilled Magic: The Gathering competitor.

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Wisconsin Life #409: “Making Magic”

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Wisconsin Life #408: “Creative Origins”

Meet a muskie fisherman and a body artist from Madison.

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Wisconsin Life #408: “Creative Origins”

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Wisconsin Life #407: “Past and Present”

Meet the Wollersheim wine maker and a loving grandpa from Rosendale.

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Wisconsin Life #407: “Past and Present”

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Byss-Calle #32

Ian Holzman plays “Byss-Calle #32” on the nyckelharpa, a traditional folk instrument.

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Byss-Calle #32

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Cahan O’Hara Rondeau

Ian Holzman plays “Cahan O’Hara Rondeau” on the nyckelharpa.

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Cahan O’Hara Rondeau

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Nyckelharpa Bows

Earl Holzman on how he learned to make nyckelharpa bows.

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Nyckelharpa Bows

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Nyckelharpa

Earl Holzman builds nyckelharpas, a Swedish folk instrument.

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Nyckelharpa

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KC Williams

Milwaukee musician K.C. Williams forges a career from country music to the classroom.

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KC Williams

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Ukuladies

A retired music teacher creates a group for women who love to play the ukulele.

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Ukuladies

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Looking For Lures

Dr. Bob shows how dedicated he is to fishing when he wades in the water to look for a lure

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Looking For Lures

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Seed Library

La Crosse's public library has added seeds to its collection

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Seed Library

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