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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 show-stopper weekend!

 "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
German novelist Berthold Auerbach

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. 

We end the work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.

Tonight, some selections from artists soon coming to town as the summer music scene gets set to explode.

We begin with a Paul Anka protégé. Like Anka, this guy hails from Canada.

He was introduced to swing music and old standards by his grandfather, who offered his services as a professional plumber for free to musicians who were willing to let his grandson sing a couple of songs with them on stage.

He performs at the Bradley Center Sunday.

We move from a male vocalist to a female vocalist who will appear at this year’s Pride Fest on Milwaukee’s lakefront at the Summerfest  grounds.

While a NY Congressman this week struggled with massive media coverage involving a scandal about his anatomy, our next artist also made news about her body. LeAnn Rimes distributed via Twitter photos taken on her recent honeymoon. She was immediately blasted for being horrifically thin.

LeAnn Rimes

Amy Paterson of Glasgow, Scotland, a Rimes fan wrote to the singer:

"Whoa, you're scary skinny! Sorry don't mean to offend but that's a lot of bones showing through skin. ... Maybe it's just the pic. It just looks to me like your hip bones were protruding. Again, didn't mean to offend, I am a big fan x."

Rimes wasn’t pleased.

"Those are called abs, not bones love," she tweeted.  “Thx but this is my body and I can promise you I'm a healthy girl. I'm just lean. Thx for your concern but no need to be."

In other words, Rimes was attempting to reassure her fan, don't worry about me.

When Rimes does pure country and doesn't try to imitate Mariah Carey, she's mighty good.

Her version of the late great Marty Robbins' classic, "Don't Worry."



That’s it for this evening.


Sleep well.

Have a great weekend.

We close with a super group. From their bio:

“Although they're best known today for their lush, lyrically and musically profound (some would say bombastic) psychedelic-era albums and singles, the Moody Blues started out as one of the better R&B based combos of the British Invasion. The group's first single, ‘Steal Your Heart Away,"’ released in September of 1964, didn't touch the British charts.

Their second single ‘Go Now,’ released in November of 1964, fulfilled every expectation and more, reaching number one in England; in America, it peaked at number 10. Following it up was easier said than done. Despite their fledgling songwriting efforts and the access they had to American demos, this version of the Moody Blues never came up with another single success.

The band created a new sound mixing rock and classical that has kept them going over 40 years later. They play at the Riverside next Friday.




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