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Local Filmmaker’s Documentary to be shown at Green Bay Film Festival

Megan Kugel, a recent graduate from Madison Media Institute in Madison, WI, will have her senior project film shown in the Green Bay Film Festival on March 25th at 1:15 PM. The thirty-minute film titled God is Good: The Life and Lessons of Father Lorenzo follows Catholic priest Father Lorenzo as he tries to learn English in a Madison, Wisconsin, parish.  In return, students of the local catholic school of St.

New Music Monday<br />Of Monsters and Men: Little Talks / Corrosion of Conformity: The Moneychangers

By Mike Bailey: This week we highlight two new songs, first is “Little Talks” from the Icelandic sextet, Of Monsters and Men. If you like Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros or are a sucker for Arcade Fire’s more sing along songs, you’re sure to fall hard for this track. The band have an EP, “Into the Woods,” out now and a full-length album due April 3rd.

James Brown and the Foundations of Funk Presented by Grammy Award Winning Artist Eric Leeds

MMI welcomes Grammy Award Winning Artist Eric Leeds in a special presentation for Black History Month entitled James Brown and the Foundations of Funk. Join Eric, who toured with James Brown, as he describes the journey of this brilliant man during turbulent times.
Thursday, February 23rd 2012
Studio A Performance Room at 1 P.M.

New Music Monday<br />Fun.: We Are Young ft. Janelle Monáe

By Mike Bailey: Television commercials seem to break more bands than record labels these days, if you watch even the slightest amount of  TV you’ve likely heard this track plugging the new Chevy Sonic. I first became aware of Fun. (yeah, don’t forget the period) when their 2010 debut, Aim and Ignite, excited many in the blogosphere. I was less impressed and pretty much forgot about the band until this track surfaced in late 2011. With just the right mix of indie and emo this song has potential to be the feel good anthem of the spring.

New Music Monday<br />The Weeknd: 'Echoes of Silence'

By Mike Bailey Echoes of Silence is the third mixtape released in the last 12-months by the much hyped, Drake-endorsed, Canadian producer, Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd). The Weeknd use synths and samples to produce a dark, yet refreshing mix of 21st century R&B. Many critics have said the Weeknd sounds like soul music produced by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. The most striking track is the opener, a stripped down, beat-driven cover of Michael Jackson’s, Dirty Diana.

Ableton Live Clinic

Thursday, February 9th 6:30-8:30
Minneapolis Media Institute
Ableton certified trainer Thomas Faulds hosts a FREE workshop on production, beat-making, editing, and live performance techniques using Ableton Live 8.