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I Am album 20th Anniversary video Release

About the artist

Music Video

Published Articles

Fearless Cynic

Laughing with Bill Maher

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Lobbying Through Music

U2 Wants to Change the World

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Did Jesus Exist

Interview with
Robert Price & Bart Ehrman

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Faith and Fiction

Mythinformation Conference

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Global Cuisine
Local Sources

La Merenda serves small-plates
with an international flair

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An Eastside landmark Resurrects 

Pizza Man doesn't disappoint

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Nigro is a contributing writer for the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee Wisconsin's largest news and entertainment weekly. Est. 1982, since 2000.


A Woman's Nature

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Logo design

Frequency One
Your Vibe
Sometimes Y
Compassion Understanding Research Evolution
Hello Forky Clean Eating
Sisters 4 Cure
NC Lighthouse Foundation
2 Branders
Pan The Russian Blue
Muse Brainsensing Headband
Vincent Gaudes Design
Heroux & Company

Website Design

Jewelry & Brand Design

11th Story

Nicola Angelone ➳ "Lora's World" watercolor

Lora Nigro ➳ Producer, songstress, writer, graphic designer

Lora Nigro founded 11th Story, brand design & content creation, after earning her B.A. in Journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the plentiful advertising agency positions reaping both management and creative territories.

Kevin Rutkowski ➳ Producer, guitarist, editor, educator

Kevin Rutkowski daylights at MATC, Milwaukee Area Technical College, since this 1994, bringing innovative educational technology solutions to the population.

Man's Quest Finds Family circle is Closer than He Knew

Vincent Gaudes  ➳ Cinematographer, producer

Vincent Gaudes has a keen eye for the visual component of telling other people's stories, down to an increment of a frame. He is a fine artist, specialty painter and designer of interior and exterior spaces.

Rob McWilliam  ➳ Music contributor

Rob McWilliam bestowed stand-up & electric  bass, piano, organ, keyboards and bagpipes on Sometimes Y’s tracks. The independent music professional is an organist at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
The married multi-media team of Lora Nigro and Kevin Rutkowski from Milwaukee, Wisconsin has compiled nearly three decades of diving into the deep end of the pool through integral art.

Sometimes Y

A year from their first serendipitous encounter at a local poetry reading, Rutkowski started writing acoustic guitar riffs around Nigro's lyrics and melodies in her Eastside studio apartment. They formed the recording group Sometimes Y and released two EP’s, "I Am" and "That’s Not What I Heard" produced with Emmy award winning composer, Peter Buffett.

I Am

 I Am the album brought the 11th Story artists together for keeps. The four year endeavor with an epic timber was mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine. It garnered back to back WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) awards for best artist. Experience I Am the album 20th Anniversary video release.

Vincencnt Gaudes ➳ "I Am Cover" oil painting

That's Not What I Heard

Incubated through live performance, That's Not What I Heard is rooted down to electric and organic acoustic guitars melded with the emotive swells of the Chapman Stick®.

"Milwaukee Film Makers document the meaning of consciousness" ➳ Shepherd Express

"Lighting the dark consciousness of fertile imaginations" ➳ Maximum Ink

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