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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Elvis, the accordion, and the Tennessee Waltz


It’s Elvis Week. There are more Elvis stories than dollars in our national debt.

Here’s another great one. Memphian Tony Barrasso who won a contest on the old, old, old, Ted Mack Amateur Hour playing the very un-rock ‘n’ roll like accordion:

“Shortly after, he was asked to play at Graceland. ‘I got a call from a national agent that said Elvis' stepmother and father wanted to book me because Elvis had just gotten in town from Germany and was going to have a Christmas party for his friends and family,’ he said.

Barrasso was playing his accordion with his back to some winding stairs at that first Graceland party when he suddenly sensed Elvis was coming down the steps.

‘I turned around. He was in a black Bolero tux, like a bullfighter tux. Black shiny boots. No shirt. A white silk ascot. A diamond stick pin that I promise would put your eyes out,’ he said.”

There’s more.

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