Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television Features Milwaukee Gospel Quartet, Queens of Harmony

July 17, 2014

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Jonna Mayberry, WPT publicist, jonnatha.mayberry@wpt.org

Video: Wisconsin Life “Queens of Harmony” http://video.wpt.org/video/2365279691/
 

Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television Features Milwaukee Gospel Quartet, Queens of Harmony  

Wisconsin Life continues to highlight the stories of notable Wisconsinites — from Waukesha to Washburn and everywhere in between — bringing to life the humorous, surprising and sometimes emotional tales of those who call Wisconsin home.

With the return of new episodes of Wisconsin Life, viewers can see all-new stories from different communities across the state. These stories include that of Milwaukee’s own gospel quartet, Queens of Harmony, in the new episode premiering 8 p.m. Monday, July 21 on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).

 Some say that singing is like praying twice. For Milwaukee’s gospel quartet the Queens of Harmony, both singing and praying are abundant. Ella Ray and her friends have been singing together for more than 50 years. Throughout the group’s history, their talents have taken them on tours around the world, allowing the friends to deepen their bonds during some once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Yet, despite their success, the Queens of Harmony say they’re most interested in how their music touches listeners.

Tune into Wisconsin Life to learn how this local group has been lifting their voices and lifting spirits for over half a century. This episode of Wisconsin Life will also feature other stories from across the state, including a stargazer who built his own planetarium, and a hula hooper whose technique is on fire … literally. 

Wisconsin Life is a partnership project of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. In addition to the television program, audio reports can be heard on Wednesday and Friday at 6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. during Morning Edition, and on Central Time at 4:45 on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

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