We got such a kick out of this video of the wedding vow renewals at Greendale's "I left my heart on Broad Street" that we had to share it. Enjoy.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
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). …
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 …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Best known for portraying the mom on the television show Malcom In The Middle, Greendale native Jane Kaczmarek's voice will be behind one of the characters in Jake in the Never Land of Pirates.
If your children love Disney Jr., you may just recognize Jane Kaczmarek's voice in Jake in the Never Land of Pirates, according to ETonline.com. Kaczmarek's latest project took her to the sound booth for an episode of the popular Disney channel cartoon, as the adventurous pirate"Red Jessica." The Greendale native is best known for her role as Lois, the mother on Malcom in the Middle; Kaczmarek made a guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU on Jan. 9, playing an out-of-town district attorney whose confidential informant got caught up in a case that had city ties.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Greendale's Ricardo's Pizza made the list of the top 100 independent pizza joints in Pizza Today magazine for its high gross sales of $2.4 million.
Who doesn't love pizza? I can eat pizza every day. Seriously, I can. So you can understand why I was so excited to hear that Ricardo’s Pizza in Greendale made the list of the top 100 independent pizza joints by gross sales in the industry magazine Pizza Today. Ricardo’s ranked 80th on list, along with its second location Riverfront Pizzeria & Grill in Milwaukee. The restaurants together brought in $2.4 million in 2011. Other Wisconsin pizza places that made the list include Pizza Shuttle in Milwaukee and Glass Nickel Pizza Co. based in Madison. Greendale has been the home to Ricardo's Pizza since 1970. The Loch family began the Italian restaurant as a pizzeria and expanded to a new menu of pastas, sandwiches, and other entrées after their …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Mark your calendars to see this heart-searing, contemporary musical of a mother and her family struggling with bipolar disorder January 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
If you want them to just go away quietly, we probably have listed them in our poll. Vote or add a name we haven't thought of in the comments section.
Pop culture fame can arrive in a flash. For some, it lasts decades; others see it expire in Andy Warhol’s proverbial 15 minutes. Many of the iconic names in pop culture from 2012 will be long forgotten by the end of 2013. Who are you most rooting for to land in the “Where Are The Now?” file? You can’t watch a commercial during a football game this season without an appearance by Pitbull, whose fame appears entirely attached to appearing in commercials during NFL games. That still exceeds the fame of Kim Kardashian, which appears tied to … well … something. The contest for Biggest Earworm of 2012 is almost a dead heat between “Call Me Maybe” from Carly Rae Jepsen and “Gangam Style” from Psy. Last on our list is Honey Boo Boo, the “Toddlers …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Arnold Alanen, author of “Main Street Ready-Made: The New Deal Community of Greendale Wisconsin,” will give a presentation. Sponsored by the Greendale Historical Society and the Greendale Public Library, the event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Greendale native is set to appear as a prosecutor on show on January 9.
Greendale native Jane Kaczmarek will appear in an upcoming episode of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. According to tvguide.com: “Kaczmarek will play Pam James, the Suffolk County district attorney who lands the same murder case as DA Barba. However, while James arrests an SVU rape victim for the crime, Barba and the SVU team like a different suspect for the murder. The trials start simultaneously and both prosecutors must fight for a conviction before the other can destroy their case.” The episode is scheduled for January 9 at 8 p.m. CST.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
'Next To Normal' is an intense emotional musical that aims right for the audience’s heart with its story of a mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family.
Greendale Community Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize and Tony Winner musical Next To Normal. It also welcomes the Roger’s Memorial Hospital Foundation as the production’s local charity benefit. Next to Normal is a musical not to be missed. With a thrilling contemporary score, Next To Normal is an intense emotional musical that aims right for the audience’s heart with its story of a mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family, coming to terms with its past and bravely facing its future. According to a release, The New York Times calls Next to Normal "a brave, breathtaking musical" and Rolling Stone claims it "pushes Broadway in new directions." Artistic Director, Brian Bzdawka, and Musical …