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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.

UPDATE: Goodnight everyone, and have an orchestral weekend!

Goodnight everyone!

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Goodnight everyone, and have an orchestral weekend!

Goodnight everyone!

“There’s people making babies to my music. That’s nice.”
Barry White

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 smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.

Chances are you’ve heard his music, but don’t know his name.

From the fan page of Paul Hardcastle:

“To hear the music of Paul Hardcastle is like taking an exciting journey into a mysterious land of warm, colorful sights and sounds; completely transporting you through a wide spectrum of audible levels of emotion. While the Hardcastle experience may simply be a state of mind, it is nevertheless very real to his strongly devoted audience.

“The music genre that Paul Hardcastle has pioneered is known as New Adult Contemporary (NAC). Paul's unique place in this genre is that of a very creative and highly addictive mix of jazz and dance music. There's something for everyone on any given Hardcastle or Jazzmasters album: love songs, songs that soothe, songs that jam, songs for the audiophile, catchy songs, daytime and nighttime songs, songs that tell an interesting story, and songs that inspire. For the sake of clarification, it should be noted that Paul Hardcastle is the Jazzmasters.”

Hardcastle’s new release, Jazzmasters VII contains a few tracks that pay tribute to Barry White. Tonight, we feature music inspired by the Maestro, opening with an original piece from Jazzmasters VII.

If you’re scratching your head and saying that Paul Hardcastle track, Unlimited Love "The Strings" (Pt 2) was never done by Barry White, you’d be right. It should be noted some of the tracks on Hardcastle’s new album are a tribute to the Barry White “sound.” That was quite evident in our first selection. There are no covers of old Barry White songs or instrumentals on Jazzmasters VII. For the rest of this week’s feature, some very nice renditions of memorable Maestro music.

In the 70’s, just about everyone took a stab at disco or funk. That included, of all people, Henry Mancini. The website writes, “
The forward-thinking musician had been an early adopter of the electronic textures provided by keyboards and synthesizers, and the ARP synthesizer and the ubiquitous Fender Rhodes electric piano both play key roles.  While never losing sight of his prodigious gift for melody, Mancini also embraced the sounds of R&B and funk in the seventies.”

Joe Sample is featured on the organ on “Satin Soul.”

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Goodnight everyone, and have a $5.50 weekend!

Goodnight everyone!

Fifty years ago on Friday, September 4, 1964, the Beatles invaded Milwaukee for their first and only appearance.

The Isthmus reports:

“Tickets for the show at Milwaukee Arena topped out at $5.50. Red Cross workers, armed with ammonia inhalants, stationed themselves around the arena to treat fainting girls.”

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This week’s Friday night feature focuses on the Beatles’ triumphant takeover of America…Beatlemania.  I hope you enjoy this installment from earlier this year.

Goodnight everyone, and have a restful, playful weekend!

Goodnight everyone!

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Goodnight everyone, and have a bigger than Summerfest weekend!

Goodnight everyone!

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