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.
"Music is the universal language of mankind"
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.
Tonight, in honor of the big goings-on in
We start with a selection from the 2004 Closing Ceremonies in the country that started it all and one of their signature songs.
Next, exotic music with a feel of camels, gypsies, and desert sand.
Night and stars above that shine so bright
The myst'ry of their fading light
That shines upon our caravan
Sleep upon my shoulder as we creep
Across the sand so I may keep
The mem'ry of our caravan
This is so exciting
You are so inviting
Resting in my arms
As I thrill to the magic charms
Of you beside me here beneath the blue
My dream of love is coming true
Within our desert caravan!
Performed originally in the 1930’s by the legendary Duke Ellington, this 1975 version of the jazz standard is done by Eumir Deodato whose biggest hit in the 1970’s was his take on the The Theme from 2001.
Let’s stay in the mid 1970’s. Everyone, I mean everyone was doing disco, even Henry Mancini. His album “Symphonic Soul” contained the following that was not the stereotypical disco dance number by any means.
Now we dip into the “They Just Don’t Make Them Like They Used To” file. That’s why Broadway keeps mining for gold from the past.
From the 2008 Tony Awards…
That’s it for this week.
Have a great weekend.
Our music selections:
1) Never on Sunday- Europe
2) Caravan - Asia
3) African Symphony - Africa
4) South Pacific- Oceania
5) Coming to America - America