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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.

Goodnight everyone, and have a heart-racing weekend!


“If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
A. A. Milne


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...music of love.

WHOA. Hold on. Wasn’t Valentine’s Day yesterday?

Sure was.

But a lot of folks couldn’t celebrate, so they will today or this weekend.

Besides, the season for romance is never-ending.

We begin with smooth vocalist Lou Rawls and one of his popular ballads that was released as a single in 1978.


 



 







Lou Rawls died in January of 2006 after developing lung cancer. His singing and acting career spanned 40 years.

As a tribute to her legendary father, Natalie Cole released an album in 1991 with her rendition of songs popularized by Nat King Cole including this medley.



 








This next song was one of my parents’ favorites. Whenever they’d put an album with this selection on the record player, Mom would be singing the words in one room of the house and Dad would be doing the same in another. As a youngster I'd chuckle and shake my head. Not anymore.

Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics for the song featured in the 1937 film, “Ready, Willing and Able.”

Diana Krall performs this standard in concert.



 








No they don't. They don't write them like they used to.

That’s it for this week’s installment. Hope you loved it.

Goodnight.

Sleep well.

Have a romantic weekend.

We close with a reminder that the annual Academy Awards are just around the corner.








 

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