Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Former lead singer for popular Waukesha-based band is facing a new challenge in his life: a solo career and writing the score for a play about alcoholism, bullying and suicide.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. If you were hitting the bars on the East Side of Milwaukee in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, you are probably fans of the BoDeans, the rock band from Waukesha. Sam Llanas and Kurt Neumann introduced the nation to the Waukesha Sound and made a name for themselves in the music industry. In 2012, Llanas decided to leave the band to work on solo projects and is facing one of those challenges right now – writing the score for a one-man play about alcoholism, bullying and suicide. “I'm working with a playwright, Doug …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
What's in the mind of a teenager? Waukesha Catholic Memorial art students explain their view of the world in paint, photography and three dimensions.
The Annual Catholic Memorial Art Show was held on Thursday and Friday, involving more than 200 students' pieces, and more than 1,400 works on display. Art teacher Kathy Hanlon Sampon said the process that leads to the show throughout the school year is one of discovery and pride, both for her and her students. Photography, design, paintings and sculptures were all featured, and take all week to organize and hang in the academic resource center in the school.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
UW-Waukesha's summer musical will be Oliver.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Looking for new restaurants to try during the weekend? Why not snatch a deal locally through Restaurant.com. Here are a number of restaurants within driving distance of Waukesha.
Have you ever wanted to try new restaurants but are weary of spending too much money on the unknown? Websites like Restaurant.com have made it easier for food lovers to try new restaurants without breaking the bank. Patrons can buy a certificate at lesser value with a minimum purchase. Below are a number of places featured on Restaurant.com that are within 10 miles of Waukesha. Jack's Cafe N4w22496 Bluemound Rd in Waukesha * $10 Certificate for $4.00 Minimum purchase of $15 Master Z's Cue Club 2454 N Grandview blvd in Waukesha * $10 Certificate for $4.00 * $15 Certificate for $6.00 * $25 Certificate for $10.00 Minimum purchase of $37.50 Bobanna's Pizza 1403 Summit Ave in Waukesha * $5 Certificate for $2.00 * $10 Certificate for $4.00 …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
KidsWrites is a result of 21 creative writing presentations conducted by CMH English teacher and theater director, Tom New, in 17 Waukesha County Catholic schools.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Waukesha GuitarTown Phase two will be publicly unveiled on June 7.
Waukesha could have three to five murals installed in the downtown area in conjunction with the second phase of the Waukesha GuitarTown project. The murals received the support of the Public Art Committee last week and head to a public hearing before the Waukesha Plan Commission at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 201 Delafield St. A news release from the Waukesha GuitarTown project shares more about the murals: The murals are the first of a series of murals that Waukesha GuitarTown has planned for 2013. The murals will focus on Les Paul and the history of Waukesha. The murals are being done by the national acclaimed WallDogs, who have done many projects around the United States Samples of their work can be viewed as close as the murals …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The band won People's Choice and Tony Memmel has won the Singer/Songwriter award of the year.
A Waukesha cover band, Rabid Aardvarks, was awarded this years WAMI People's Choice for Southeastern Wisconsin. Wisconsin Area Music Industry, an organization that promotes Wisconsin music, held the awards ceremony on Sunday at Turner Hall. Kevin Machan, the band's manager and keyboardist, told Waukesha Now, "To have your peers tell you they consider you to be one of the better or one of the best bands across the state means a lot. There's a lot of work that goes into it." Another Waukesha man, Tony Memmel, also won Singer/Songwriter award of the year. Memmel has defeated all odds to become a successful musican despite having been born with an incomplete left forearm. "It took me about eight years to do what I can do now. It was …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Concert benefits the Vista Verde gardner at Waukesha South High School
This tale of “Hamlet” is told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play who unknowingly change the course of events in a major way.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Brad Beyer takes the role of a Dodgers player in the newly released film "42".
Waukesha Native Brad Beyer is starring in the newly released biographical film of baseball player Jackie Robinson. Beyer, a 39-year-old actor and Catholic Memorial High School graduate who has made appearances on Jerico, The Mentalist, CSI: New York, Lie to Me, Without a Trace and other shows, will plays Dodgers player Kirby Higbe. 42, released today in theaters, follows the story of Jackie Robinson, a baseball player from UCLA who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 and became the first African-American baseball player in Major League Baseball. Beyer is starring alongside Chadwick Boseman as Robinson, Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher, John C. McGinleyas Red Barber, T. R. Knight as Harold Parrott, Lucas…