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 …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Baltica Tea Room is hosting a Downton Abbey Tea Party with fun trivia and prizes.
Don't miss an unforgettable evening that will delight any Downtown Abbey zealot. The Baltica Tea Room cordially invites fans to the Downtown Abbey Tea Party for an afternoon of tea, sandwiches, deserts and much more. The event will feature recipes from the downtown cookbook, white table linens, three-tier trays, and even your own butler on stand by. Come enjoy fun trivia with prizes. Here are the details: When: March 21, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Place: 223 N Franklin Street, Port Washington, WI 53074 Dress Code: Downton Era Inspired Attire, Hat a Must! Reservations Are Required: 262.268.8832 Admission: $29 Reservations are required and as of Thursday afternoon there are 10 spots open. Yes, there will be additional upcoming dates!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Embedded Reporter fundraiser for the Center for Veterans Issues, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., The Coffee House, 631 N. 19th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Embedded Reporter www.embeddedreportermusic.com will step on stage at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013 at "The Coffee House" (19th and Wisconsin Ave. -- just West Marquette University) to do a benefit concert for The Center for Veterans Issues, Wisconsin's largest community-based veterans service organization. With so many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, coupled with our lagging economy, the demand for services is on the rise. The timing couldn't be better. Event contributions will be sequestered until March 14th then contributed to CVI www.cvivet.org on Match Day, leveraging the donations. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation www.MatchDayMKE.org has developed a "Basic Services Fund" in excess of $750,000 to be used to "…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Handicapping the awards is a favorite of movie buffs; this year, there is a Milwaukee-area interest in one of the nominees.
A Wauwatosa native produced one of the nine films nominated for Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards, which are Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on WISN (Channel 12). After winning awards at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, Michael Raisler's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is in cinema’s most elite fraternity, along with: Which one will win? Which one should win? Tell us about your favorite — or one you think may have been snubbed — by voting in our poll and commenting below.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Check out the top 5 rated restaurants in Port Washington and Saukville based on the Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp! can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time or money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 5 restaurants in the Port Washington and Saukville area. Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 5 list? Comment here, and be sure to review your favorite Port Washington and Saukville restaurants on the Port Washington-Saukville Patch directory page.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Check out the explosion in this two-minute video and other short action films made by a brother duo in Saukville.
Filmed in Saukville, the first video above is based off the original movie "The Bourne Identity." Jason Bourne walks out of the house with a shotgun and blows up a propane tank in order to create a distraction while he hunts down someone sent to kill him. Don't worry folks, a propone tank wasn't really blown up. The explosion was composited into the scene with a software called “Adobe After Effects,” which allowed the makers, Devastator Digital, to take a previously filmed explosion and integrate it into the scene. Other short films include: The brother duo Taylor and Joshua Zorn from Devastator Digital live in Saukville. The brothers do most of their filming in either Saukville or Cedarburg. In middle school Taylor Zorn got a cheap camera…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Check out the 85th annual Academy Awards on ABC affiliate WISN (Channel 12). A Wisconsin native is in the running for the Best Picture.
The Oscars, red carpet, fashion, celebrities and most importantly, movies — it all takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24. WISN (Channel 12) will air the 85th annual Academy Awards at 7:30 p.m. The network's red carpet coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. in select markets. After winning awards at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" — produced by a Wauwatosa native — is in the running for the biggest prize of all: an Academy Award for Best Picture. Michael Raisler's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is one of nine nominees. The movie received three other Oscar nominations on Thursday: Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Quvenzhané Wallis) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar). …
Friday, February 8, 2013
If an agreement with Port Washington Festivals is not reached the group might not perform at this year's Pirate festival.
Belly dancers might not make it to the annual Pirate Festival if organizers don't pay up. Rakhshanda Tribal Belly Dance LLC has sued Port Washington Festivals Inc. for an unpaid balance of the $700 for their performance at the 2012 festival, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The initial check that was given to the dance group bounced. The attorney for the group said the belly dance group may return to this year's festival if something is worked out. Port Washington Pirate Festival has hit rocky waters with city officials and vendors. Earlier this week, city officials said event organizer Kim McCulloch has not complied with a number of city requests and deadlines meant to coordinate efforts between her and the city as well as …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Artist deadline to be part of the second phase of the Waukesha GuitarTown project is 5 p.m. Feb. 21.
Do you want to design a 10-foot-tall fiberglass Gibson Guitar that will be seen by thousands in downtown Waukesha? 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 is seeking artist designs from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 for the project that is to be unveiled in June 2013. In addition to the giant fiberglass guitars, regular-sized playable guitars will be placed throughout the downtown area. You can check out some of the guitars from last summer’s GuitarTown events from the Waukesha GuitarTown’s Flickr account. The following information was provided by Norm Bruce …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Topping numbers from previous years, the 100 Bowls event held at Gallery 224 and Dockside Deli raised $2,000 to donate to local food pantries.
"Best year ever," Don Voigt, who helps run the the 100 Bowls program, said of the event that raises money for local food pantries. The event raised $2,000 on Sunday to benefit pantries in Ozaukee County, more than the roughly $1,500 raised in both 2010 and 2011. Attendees purchased handcrafted bowls for $15 from Gallery 224, and for that price also got a visit to Dockside Deli for a "real bowl" of soup, as well as bread and a cookie. The bowls — made by Port Washington High School students — the food and the manpower at the event are 100 percent donated, meaning the pantries get all of the proceeds, Voigt said. The event is in its fourth year locally, and inspired by a movement known as Empty Bowls, "an international grassroots effort to …