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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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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.
The music of
At the Henry Maier Festival Grounds on
This week, we have some plain old unadulterated Italian fun.
We begin with my favorite artist. Reportedly, this was, out of all his recordings, his favorite. It is based on an Italian classic, O Sole Mio.
"Written by Giovanni Capurro and Eduardo Di Capua in 1898, (O Sole Mio) was first recorded by Giuseppe Aselmi in 1907 and popularised by Mario Lanza. The first English translation - ‘There’s No Tomorrow’ - had previously been a hit in the
Listen to that incredible voice, from 1960.
Elvis’ favorite singer, by some accounts, if it wasn't Mario Lanza was Dean Martin.
On this, my mom’s birthday, one of her favorites, especially after my dear dad went to heaven.
Next up, in the late 1960’s, if you knew you had a hit movie on your hands, you went to Andy Williams to record the theme song. Williams has been performing, incredibly, for 75 years. Ever since I first heard this recording, I have been blown away by how he phenomenally holds that last note.
Now for one of the greatest Italian songs ever.
It was recorded in 1958, and recorded many, many times thereafter. It won a Grammy for Domenico Modugno.
That’s it for this week for this week.
Have a great weekend.
We close with a Friday night favorite, Andre Rieu from beautiful Tuscany.
Goodnight, and God bless the Italians!