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Festival looks to build music scene
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Wisconsin Music Arts Festival, boosted by a $33,000 state tourism grant, seeks to draw musicians and music-lovers alike to the city for a weekend of performances and workshops at venues across town. Headliners are the BoDeans (shown above), Livingston Taylor, Pieta Brown and Michael Perry. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Beyond polka, Monroe doesn't have a reputation as a hotbed for music. That may be about to change. The organizers of a music festival in Monroe this weekend, June 20-22, are hoping the first-time event can grow the area's music scene and stimulate artistic creativity in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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