Artists from the new Amplifier program light up the Hoan Bridge in April

Artists from the new Amplifier program light up the Hoan Bridge in April

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In October of 2020, the team at Light the Hoan and Radio Milwaukee announced a partnership to bring the city an amazing light show that syncs up with Milwaukee music through the 88.9 FM airwaves. Every Saturday evening at 9 p.m., our evening DJ and “In The Mix” host Kenny Perez curates the sounds that will drive the Hoan Bridge light show.

In March we celebrated Women’s History Month with some awesome musicians. For the month of April, Light the Hoan and 88Nine will have the lights dancing in the night sky by celebrating the four chosen artists in our new Amplifier program.

  • Leosha Stones, better known as The Oshi, is a Bajan-American rapper and producer. Stones released her self-titled EP in 2019 and launched into 2021 with the new album “Confidential.” In February, The Oshi was featured on an R3LL track “Fantasy,” which was written up in Billboard and EDM Network. April 3, 2021
  • Maxwell James is an Americana singer-songwriter with a focus on rhythm and melody. In 2018, he released his self-titled EP and single “Roll Down Your Windows Slowly,” which peaked on both the Indie and National Radio digital charts. His sophomore album “Wheels,” coming after winning Third Man Records’ Guitar for Gifts songwriting competition, was entirely self-performed and produced in his home studio. April 10, 2021
  • Marcus McFarlin, also known as Elder Mac, is a gospel vocalist and producer. He also runs his own music production company, Elder Mac Entertainment, in Milwaukee. McFarlin has been releasing music since 2011 and has earned major praise in the gospel industry, including winning The UpTV Network’s 2014 Most Powerful Voice competition and being named one of the 2020 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Award Honorees. April 17, 2021
  • Valerie Lighthart is a folk-pop songstress who brings a multidisciplinary approach to her music. She tempers fun melodies with the sense of something a few shades darker and first came on the scene through collaboration with electronic duo Immortal Girlfriend. In 2018, Valerie released her debut EP “V.A.L.” via N43 Records and followed that up with the EP “Places” the next year. In 2020, she dropped two singles, each with its own music video. April 24, 2021
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