by Nate Imig
Every week in Riverwest, a group of musicians gather to play an almost extinct instrument — the mandolin.
In fact, Milwaukee is home to one of the world's longest-running mandolin orchestras. Founded in 1900, the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra has brought smiles to the faces of listeners for more than a century.
Right now, the mandolinists are getting ready for their upcoming performance at the Pabst Best Place on October 13.
What does a mandolin sound like? How did the group get started? Click the podcast player to tag along with Intern Alison Henderson as she visits the rehearsal.