Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-platinum selling artist Bruno Mars will sit down for an exclusive interview and to premiere his new music video “It Will Rain,” the first single from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 soundtrack that features a never-before-seen clip from the film, on MTV on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:54pm ET / 6:54pm CT during “MTV First: Bruno Mars.”
After personally introducing the new music video and answering a few fan questions, Bruno will stay on for an additional interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway on MTV.com. In addition, fans will be treated to a live broadcast from MTV News’ studio, celebrating the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 soundtrack with special guests, including TWILIGHT soundtrack Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, super fans and more.
Fans can get in on the action immediately by submitting video or text questions beginning today via MTV.com or via Twitter (using @MTVNews / #AskBruno)
Kenny Wormald calls in to chat w Van McNeil about starring the in the Footloose movie in theaters THIS FRIDAY, October 14th. Plus, what people are saying about the remake and has he talked to Kevin Bacon about it? All that and lots, lots more!
Writer/Director Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow," "Black Snake Moan") delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, "Footloose." Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process. http://footloosemovie.com
The SportsRadio 1250 WSSP-AM crew was at Miller Park on Friday, September 24th, 2011. The night our Milwukee Brewers clinched the National League Central Division Championship!
Check out the celebration!
Milwaukee Brewers RallyÂ at Miller Lite Oasis atÂ Summerfest. Thursday, September 29th -Â Gates at 3:30pm. Event starts at 4pm. FREE to attend. But limited capacity is available at Miller Lite Oasis. Event is on a first come, first serve basis.
The entire Brewers team, players and coaches, will make an appearance from approximately 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm. Parking is available for $5 at Summerfest Parking gates G, H, M, and P. More at http://brewers.com
The highly anticipated fourth installment of The Twilight Saga, directed by Academy AwardÂ® winner Bill Condon, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN â PART 1 reveals the mysteries of this romantic epic that has entranced millions.
In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a childâ¦ which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).
With more of the romance, passion, intrigue and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse worldwide blockbusters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, based on Stephenie Meyerâs bestselling book series, begins the conclusion of the tale of vampire love, boundless friendship, acceptance, and finding your true self.
I had a great time hanging and chatting w Colbie Caillat (and her new puppy Mahti) before her show at The Pabst Theater.
In this interview Colbie talks about her new record in stores and available for download called, "All Of You", she touches on a few new TV shows you can see her in this fall, how did she end up singing for the President Of The United States and lots, lots more!
To celebrate the life and music of Amy Winehouse, the â2011 MTV Video Music Awardsâ will pay special tribute to the late British songstress with music legend, Tony Bennett. Winehouse and her hero, Bennett, recently recorded the duet, âBody and Soul,â for his upcoming Duets II album, out September 20th. Marking his first appearance on the VMA stage since 1993, Mr. Bennett, who won one Album of the Year, at the 1995 Grammy Awards for the CD âMTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett,â will introduce the tribute, which includes unveiling footage from their recording session together. âBody and Soulâ was Winehouseâs final session and took place this past March at Abbey Road Studios in London. The single and video will be released by Columbia Records September 14th, Amyâs Birthday, in support of the Amy Winehouse Foundation established by the late singerâs family to help a number of charities connected with children and young people.
âIt was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse and when you listen to the recording of âBody and Soul,â it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known,â said Mr. Bennett.
Winehouse, known for the depth and power of her soulful voice will be remembered by fans and peers for her awe inspiring talent and classic hits such as âRehab,â âBack to Black,â âMe & Mr. Jones,â and âYou Know I'm No Good.â
Amyâs father, Mitch Winehouse said, âOur family is honored that the VMAâs are giving Amy this wonderful tribute. We know that Amyâs performance of Rehab at the MTV Movie Awards played an important part in Amyâs worldwide success.â
2011 VMA performers include Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull and Young The Giant. Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, and JB Smoove from HBOâs âCurb Your Enthusiasm are confirmed to present. Additionally, Jessie J was just announced as VMA house artist. The â2011 MTV Video Music Awardsâ will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT).
CHECK OUT THE NOMINEES for The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
Wisconsin State Fair Park Officials are pleased to announce that the 160th Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, ended on a high note this evening at 10pm.
Hundreds of thousands of loyal Fairgoers came out to celebrate during the Fairâs annual 11-day run and take advantage of family-friendly pricing, diverse entertainment and fair traditions. Mother Nature was âfairlyâ kind this year, offering a few hot, humid days and a couple days of light rain, but mostly beautiful blue skies and light breezes, providing Fairgoers the opportunity to enjoy all that the Fair has to offer.
âIt was a tremendous Fair despite the tough start,â stated Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin State Fair Park Rick Frenette. âWe are appreciative of the collaboration and efforts of the State Patrol, West Allis Police Department, and Milwaukee Police Department to assure our Fairgoers that the Fair is a safe, fun experience for our guests. We look forward to continuing to work with them for the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair and beyond.â
âThe attendance this year shows, that more than ever our Fairgoers are passionate about the Wisconsin State Fair, and they showed amazing support for us this year,â stated Patrice Harris, communications manager. âWe are thrilled that each year they come out to enjoy the new things we have to offer and the traditions of the Fair â the agriculture, food, music, attractions, contests and activities.â
In addition to a four percent increase in attendance, initial revenue reports reflect a significant increase of 5.6%.
2011 ATTENDANCE 911,231
AUGUST 4 HUNGER TASK FORCE DAY 45,133
149,500 pounds of food donated to Hunger Task Force
AUGUST 5 DISCOVERWISCONSIN.COM DAY 5,145
AUGUST 8 SPRECHER BREWING CO. $6 BEFORE 6PM 10,047
AUGUST 9 KOHLâS FAMILY VALUE DAY 27,559 Adults
AUGUST 11 U.S.CELLULAR $5 after 5pm 4,214
AUGUST 14 MILITARY & VETERANS RECOGNITION DAY
COURTESY OF BUDWEISER 2,162
Wisconsin Bakers Association Original Cream Puffs 355,478
Artic Glacier Pounds of Ice 550,425
Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 52,143
The 2012 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place August 2 â 12, 2012. The Wisconsin State Fair offers an original experience to all that attend and is a phenomenal value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information, please visit WiStateFair.com
I'm just getting up this fine Tuesday morning only to find out that our good friend Gavin DeGraw was assulted yesterday and hit by a taxi in New York City.
HeÂ was admitted to the hospital with a broken nose,Â cuts on his face and is in stable condition.
Gavin told me in an interview at the Summerfest Block Party that he was releasing his 4th studio album, "Sweeter" in September 2011 andÂ is currently on the road w Train and Maroon 5. Get well soon Gavin!
The cast of Jersey Boys stopped by The Mix Studios for a chat about the show. Now on stage at the Marcus Center For The Performing Arts thru August 14th. Get more info and tickets at http://www.marcuscenter.org/
"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!â raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 TonyÂ® Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.
This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide â all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS, winner of the 2006 GrammyÂ® Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Donât Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night and Canât Take My Eyes Off You.
Get to know Rock The Green artist Michelle Branch. I had the chance to chat w her backstage at Summerfest.
Michelle Branch is excited to return to Milwaukee to Rock The Green, September 18th at Veterans Park on the beautiful Milwaukee Lakefront.
What is Rock The Green? Rock the Green is the Midwestâs Premier Near-Zero Waste Music Festival. Our mission is to Entertain, Engage and Educate our audience year-round by combining a world-class concert with an interactive sustainability experience.
Rock the Green will entertain its audience by presenting a world-class concert showcasing a variety of nationally-renowned artists.
Rock the Green strives to put Milwaukeeâ and Wisconsinâ on the map as a leader in sustainable initiatives. It will educate its audience by offering an interactive sustainability experiences and empowering guests with actionable steps to live a more environmentally balanced life.
Van McNeil (Noon-4pm) has your tickets to The Mix Sneak Peek of Zookeeper starring Kevin James. Listen for you cue to call next week! (414.799.1099)
A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper (Kevin James) find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious. woman.
Van McNeil (Noon-4pm) has your tickets to The Mix Sneak Peek of Larry Crowne. Listen for you cue to callÂ all week! (414.799.1099)
OscarÂ® winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite for a dramatic comedy about how the hard knocks from todayâs recession inspire one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention: Larry Crowne.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where heâs worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselvesâ¦often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.
The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.
Watertown, Wisconsin's very own Kevin Stangler joins me to chat about his role in the touring production of Fiddler On The Roof now on stage at Marcus Center for the Perfoming Arts. Get tickets at http://marcuscenter.org
Gavin DeGraw joins Van McNeil to chat about his forthcoming new album, "Sweeter" in stores and avail for download Aug 9th, what fans can expect at the June 25th Summerfest Block Party Show and lots, lots more!
Based on an incredible real-life experience, the film is a funny, touching story of friendship and survival starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston. Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an average guy in his mid-20s when heâs diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer. His family and friends â from girl-crazy best buddy Kyle (Seth Rogen), to insecure girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) and overbearing but loving mom (Anjelica Huston) â attempt to help him through this process in the best way they know howâ¦with some bizarre and funny results. Counseled by a young, supportive psychiatrist (Anna Kendrick) through the months that follow, with his best friend Kyle a constant presence, Adam learns to embrace what is important. Equally humorous and poignant, the film is a dramedy about a second chance at a new beginning.
50/50 stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anna Kendrick ans is in theaters this September. Find out more at http://www.50-50themovie.com
Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz joins Van McNeil for a chat about his July 2nd Summerfest show, openers Guster and what's up with a new record? Jason answers all that and then some. CLICK ON THE PLAYER or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN:
Jason Mraz will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Saturday, July 2 at 6:30PM along with special guest, Guster.
Hailed as one of today’s most gifted pop troubadours, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz broke into the music scene with his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, with hit single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”. Influenced by reggae, pop, folk, jazz and hip hop, his next two studio albums, Mr. A-Z and We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., also found major success, racking up an impressive six Grammy nominations and multi-platinum certifications around the world. He won two Grammy’s in 2010 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. As a songwriter, Mraz has been feted with the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s esteemed “Hal David Starlight Award,” presented to gifted songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.
He maintains a very close relationship with his fan base and is a critically acclaimed live performer having made his musical journey from coffee shops to arenas and stadiums around the world. Mraz’s hit list is growing and contains the singles “You and I Both”, “Wordplay”, “Geek in the Pink”, “I’m Yours” and “Lucky” (featuring Colbie Caillat). “I’m Yours” was a momentous #1 smash in many formats around the world, earning ASCAP’s 2010 “Song of the Year” award while also setting the record for the longest-running song in the 51-year history of Billboard’s Hot 100.
Beyond music, Jason Mraz is a photographer, activist, surfer, yogi, student and teacher. Jason and Jason Mraz Foundation’s main focus is within arenas of human trafficking and human equality, environment preservation, arts and education, and recovery and assistance. He was named the 2010 SIMA Humanitarian of the Year and is an active supporter of several charities including VH1 Save The Music, Life Rolls On, Free The Children, Musicares, True Colors Fund, SPARC, his hometown arts program and many more.
Joining Mraz are American alternative rockers, Guster, a band known for their live performances and humorous stage banter. With six studio albums and hit singles including “Fa Fa”, “Barrel of a Gun”, and “Satellite” the band’s long standing career has not slowed down. Guster’s dedicated fan base has spread rapidly over the past decade and fans know when they see the band perform live they’re in for a unique performance that has a style all its own.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 4 at 11:00AM and include Summerfest admission. All reserved seats are $37 at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office. Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line). Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print bar coded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.
Due to the construction project on the south end of the grounds, the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office has been temporarily relocated to the intersection of Harbor Drive and Chicago Avenue at the Mid-Gate of the festival grounds. The building on the north side of the Mid-Gate will serve as the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office.
Summerfest 2011 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – 10, from Noon until Midnight. Summerfest will be closed Monday. The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites. The Marcus Amphitheater and 10 additional stages, along with a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits, are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, creating a festival experience like no other. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details visit Summerfest.com
Listen to Van McNeilÂ (12p-4p) to win tickets to see Born To Be Wild in stunning IMAX 3D. (414.799.1099)
Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise themâsaving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their team rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Narrated by Academy-AwardÂ® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman. This Warner Bros. film is produced by IMAX Filmed Entertainment and distributed by IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures and is exclusively in IMAX theatres. http://www.imax.com/borntobewild/
CLEVELAND MAKES SOME LIFE-CHANGING DISCOVERIES on AN ALL-NEW âTHE CLEVELAND SHOWâ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, ON FOX.
Grammy and Emmy Award Winner Justin Timberlake Makes Special Guest Voice Appearance.
Episode Also Features Original Music by Timberlake.
Cleveland makes two huge discoveries in his personal life. First, he finds out that Donna never legally divorced her ex-husband, so she and Cleveland are not legally married. Then, he discovers that his best friend Terry is gay and has been dating a guy named Paul (guest voice Timberlake). In light of these new developments, Cleveland, Donna, Terry and Paul decide to go to Vermont and have a double wedding ceremony. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. tries to help Rallo break a nasty habit in the all-new âTerry Unmarriedâ episode of THE CLEVELAND SHOW airing Sunday, Feb. 20 (8:30 CT) on FOX.
Co-Creator Mike Henry talks about working w Justin Timberlake, Cleveland & Rallo join the conversation and more!
They Got To Me...
The two guys from A Great Big World stopped by the Mix studios to sing their hit, "Say Something" and it happened...I cried.
If you have not listened to the song yet...well...I suggest you do, but don't cry :( These guys are very nice and I wish them nothing but success!
I recently spent some time a La Reve...want to see what I enjoyed?
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A-List: Best French Cuisine
12 News Contributor Kidd O'Shea stops by La Reve, 2012 A-List winner for the
Which One Is Your Favorite?
I am getting a custom made suit from Richard Bennett at Mayfair and I need your help. Which one do you like best? Did you know that Richard Bennett makes tailor made suits? This means you will looking amazing this holiday season because you are wearing something that is made just for you. You will feel great knowing you look great and that is when you play great! Visit them today inside Mayfair and let them know I sent you.
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Create a Pest Management Calendar
Is your mailbox filling with next year's calendars? Put them to use managing pests in the garden.
No, I'm not talking about smashing insects with the rolled up calendar. Instead, use them to develop a pest-monitoring calendar for next year.
Take a few minutes to review this year's garden journal. Look for notes on any pest problems you encountered. Make a note to watch for these pests in next year's calendar. This helps with early detection; a key to successful control.
Consider adding notes about the weather and control measures you tried that were effective. Try using preventative eco-friendly measures like barriers and traps to prevent problems. Covering your cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower before the cabbageworm moths are active allows you to prevent damage.
Setting out shallow cans of stale beer will help you minimize feeding damage by slugs and snails during wet weather.
A bit more information: No garden journal? This is a good opportunity to create one that includes your growing successes, failures as well as pest problems. Use a spiral notebook, three-ring binder or computer calendar or spreadsheet. Just make it easy and fun. That way you are sure to keep recording, referencing and putting your gardening experiences to work.
For more gardening tips, how-to garden videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com.