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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.

Goodnight everyone and have a candy-filled weekend

It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.

The weekend has finally arrived.

The sun has set.

The evening sky has erupted. 

Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.

Tonight...some sweet sax.

A long time ago, whenever I’d see a young girl or woman playing the saxophone, for some strange reason, it just didn’t seem to look right, or very feminine. That may sound odd but when was the last time you saw a Miss America contestant belting it out on the sax during the talent competition?

Times have changed, with attractive female saxophonists hitting musical pay dirt.

One of them started playing when she was 6 years old. Born in Holland, this future star’s father also played the sax and got her into a local brass band where she switched from the soprano to the alto sax. The young girl essentially taught herself how to play.

At 14, she started her own band, Funky Stuff. A few years later, she recorded her first album, “Saxuality” that sold over a million copies and earned her a Grammy nomination.

While on tour with Funky Stuff in the late 80’s, the band was scheduled to open some shows for Prince, but at the last minute Prince cancelled Funky Stuff. The bandleader was livid and wrote Prince a nasty note saying he missed the opportunity to see her “play her ass off” on the sax. Two days later, Prince apologized and asked her to join him onstage for an impromptu set that went over big.

Candy Dulfer wound up getting more engagements working with big names and went on to record numerous solo albums. She’s still recording and touring.

Here she’s joined by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.


Next up, from the album.....

That’s it for tonight.

Sleep well.

Have a sweet weekend.

Time to “pick up” our saxophone, "go-go" and call it a blog….



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