Thursday, April 11, 2013
The symphony and orchestra took first place in a number of categories at Disney World over the weekend.
The Waukesha band students nabbed first place at Festival Disney this past weekend. Over 200 students from Waukesha North, Waukesha South and Waukesha West band programs formed three performing ensembles. Waukesha's wind symphony took best in Class and Gold and the orchestra took best in Class and Gold as well, according to the band's Facebook page.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Waukesha County Museum produced a video featuring Sam Llanas and his song "The Way Home" paying tribute to Les Paul.
To commemorate the opening of the Les Paul: The Wizard of Waukesha exhibit, the Waukesha County Museum produced a video featuring Sam Llanas, along with images of Les and his guitars, and the hometown they proudly share. Les Paul: The Wizard of Waukesha opens to the public on Sunday, June 9 at the Waukesha County Museum. Llanas is co-founder of the rock band The BoDeans, and is currently touring in support of his second solo album 4 a.m. (The Way Home). He allowed the museum to use the song "The Way Home" as a tribute to Les in the music video. This video can be viewed at www.lespaulexperience.org. In the video, Llanas strums Les Paul's first professional Gibson L-5 guitarthat Les bought at the Gibson factory in 1933. The museum recently…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
America’s Got Talent finalist and Sony Music recording artist Daniel Jens will perform at a ribbon cutting ceremony this weekend.
Leading by example, True Life Church Pastor Michael Hook, has invested his retirement life savings in his church’s new building campaign. The campaign has raised more than $500,000 in two years -- $100,000 of it coming directly from Hook -- according to a church board member. “Lives will be changed in this new facility, impacting believers for future generations,” Hook said. Hook, 61, is only a few years from retirement. When asked about his plans for the future, now that he has donated his savings, Hook said, “I’ll do what I’ve always done after pastoring 39 years, trust God to provide.” The new building, at 1615 Silvernail Rd., will be dedicated Saturday, April 6, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:45 p.m. The dedication music service …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Waukesha BluesFest advance tickets go on sale May 1 for the August event.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
As the weather has become more mild, the Waukesha GuitarTown has moved the giant guitars outside for the warm season.
There's something a little different about downtown Waukesha this week. The Waukesha GuitarTown guitars were moved outside on Monday as the cold, snowy winter has left and spring is here – even if it is still cold outside. The guitars are in various locations in downtown Waukesha. And the fun is only just beginning. The Waukesha GuitarTown will unveil phase two of the public arts project in June. Currently, artists are working on the large guitars and on the smaller playable guitars that will be on display throughout downtown Waukesha. Gibson Guitars gave Waukesha a GuitarTown distinction because Waukesha is the birthplace of Les Paul – the Wizard of Waukesha.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Waukesha North School held its Waukesha Idol singing competition. Take a look at some videos from the competition and find out who won the high school division.
Over the weekend Waukesha North High School’s Interact Club produced Waukesha Idol, a singing competition based on the popular television show, American Idol. Waukesha County students in grades K-12 are competed in separate age categories, elementary, middle, and high school. Meg Borkowski won the high school division. Other winners will be announced at a later time. Gift prizes are awarded to the top three elementary places and cash prizes are awarded to the top three places in the middle and high school age groups, $100, $75 and $25. Check out some of the performances on video. Upload any additional ones you have may have seen.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The artists will design the next round of 15 10-foot fiberglass replicas and 24 playable Les Paul guitars for the Waukesha GuitarTown public arts project.
The Waukesha GuitarTown Steering Committee has announced the artists selected to design the next round of fifteen 10-foot fiberglass replicas and 24 playable Les Paul guitars that will become part of a public art project. The Waukesha GuitarTown public arts project kicked off in downtown Waukesha in June 2012. Gibson Guitars agreed to a second phase, and the GuitarTown steering committee has the artists that will design the guitars. This year's project has grown to 15 10-foot guitars and to 24 playable showcase guitars. With these additions, the Waukesha GuitarTown Project will be beautifying Waukesha’s landscape with a total of twenty-five 10-foot guitars. Likewise, the playable Les Paul guitars will now increase to a total of 44. This …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Waukesha Idol 2013 finals will begin at 5 p.m. March 23.
Waukesha North High School’s Interact Club is producing Waukesha Idol, a singing competition based on the popular television show, American Idol. Waukesha County students in grades K-12 are competing in separate age categories, elementary, middle, and high school. Gift prizes are awarded to the top three elementary places and cash prizes are awarded to the top three places in the middle and high school age groups, $100, $75 and $25. The Waukesha Idol Final Competiton will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 23 in the Waukesha North Auditorium. Proceeds from the Waukesha Idol event support Waukesha North Interact Club’s international project.
Classic musical takes the stage through March 24.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Do you know a musical artist that you would want to see honored by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry?