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.
“Well- tanned, he is probably at the pinnacle of male personal beauty and his outfits- low key karate style jumpsuits- capture that. More chic than gaudy, they set him apart not only from the tuxedoed Sinatras and Martins but also the rocker hoards. He is one of a kind.”
From elvisinfonet.com describing Elvis as recorded during concerts in Las Vegas for the “That’s the Way It Is” documentary and album
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.
Today began Elvis Week in Memphis, the annual commemoration, not only of Elvis’ death but his life.
This week brought big Elvis news and we have all the details, but first, watch...
“On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release ‘That’s The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition),’ the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together—for the first time ever--the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package. The result of an historic partnership between Sony Music and Warner Brothers Home Video, the deluxe set combines the video and audio assets of ‘Elvis: That’s The Way It Is’ with unique and previously unreleased material.
“A highly-collectible 8CD/2DVD box set, ‘That’s The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition),’ marks the first time the 1970 documentary and album have been available in a single package, with bonuses including unreleased material, remixed and remastered audio and a new 80-page book detailing the entire event with facts, songwriter and musician interviews, and photos in a deluxe 8CD/2DVD box set. A 2CD Legacy Edition of ‘Elvis: That's The Way It Is’ will also be available.
“Originally released on RCA Records in November 1970, ‘Elvis: That's The Way It Is’ combined eight studio tracks, recorded in Nashville, and four live concert performances recorded in Las Vegas during Presley's 1970 ‘Summer Festival’ season at The International Hotel in Las Vegas to create what the All Music Guide has called ‘…one of his best…’ and ‘essential listening for Elvis fans, both die-hard and casual’."
Tonight, a look back at “That’s The Way It Is.”
“Unquestionably, Elvis was keen to broaden his repertoire for the film, as more than 60 songs were attempted during the period, far more than the usual average of 20 to 25 that would normally be chosen. Over the four nights filmed by MGM, Elvis and his band worked tirelessly, trying out a broad variety of musical styles, emphasizing his desire to share the wide range of music he loved with his audience. Director Denis Sanders captured the end result magnificently, providing fans throughout the world with their first glimpse of the new contemporary Elvis performing at the peak of his vocal prowess both in rehearsal and on the stage.”
Elvis never forgot his country roots. That performance of an Eddy Arnold song wasn’t included in the original album but it’s on the new boxed set.
"There are several unbelievable things about Elvis, but the most incredible is his staying power in a world where meteoric careers fade like shooting stars,” Newsweek wrote of his incredible new approach to live performance at the time, while Rolling Stone lauded Elvis as “supernatural--his own resurrection.”
Again, from elvis.com
That’s it for this week’s segment. We do it every Friday to demonstrate that despite the junk that is being passed off today as art, there is still plenty of good music available.
Have a great weekend.