Saturday, February 23, 2013
Handicapping the awards is a favorite of movie buffs; this year, there is a Milwaukee-area interest in one of the nominees.
A Wauwatosa native produced one of the nine films nominated for Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards, which are Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on WISN (Channel 12). After winning awards at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, Michael Raisler's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is in cinema’s most elite fraternity, along with: Which one will win? Which one should win? Tell us about your favorite — or one you think may have been snubbed — by voting in our poll and commenting below.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Check out the top 5 rated restaurants in the Sussex area based on the Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp! can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time or money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 5 restaurants in the Sussex area. Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Comment here, and be sure to review your favorite Sussex area restaurants on the Sussex Patch directory page.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Check out the 85th annual Academy Awards on ABC affiliate WISN (Channel 12). A Wisconsin native is in the running for the Best Picture.
The Oscars, red carpet, fashion, celebrities and most importantly, movies — it all takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24. WISN (Channel 12) will air the 85th annual Academy Awards at 7:30 p.m. The network's red carpet coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. in select markets. After winning awards at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" — produced by a Wauwatosa native — is in the running for the biggest prize of all: an Academy Award for Best Picture. Michael Raisler's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is one of nine nominees. The movie received three other Oscar nominations on Thursday: Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Quvenzhané Wallis) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar). …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Artist deadline to be part of the second phase of the Waukesha GuitarTown project is 5 p.m. Feb. 21.
Do you want to design a 10-foot-tall fiberglass Gibson Guitar that will be seen by thousands in downtown Waukesha? The Waukesha GuitarTown public arts project kicked off in downtown Waukesha in June 2012. Gibson Guitars agreed to a second phase, and the GuitarTown steering committee is seeking artist designs from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 for the project that is to be unveiled in June 2013. In addition to the giant fiberglass guitars, regular-sized playable guitars will be placed throughout the downtown area. You can check out some of the guitars from last summer’s GuitarTown events from the Waukesha GuitarTown’s Flickr account. The following information was provided by Norm Bruce …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
If you want them to just go away quietly, we probably have listed them in our poll. Vote or add a name we haven't thought of in the comments section.
Pop culture fame can arrive in a flash. For some, it lasts decades; others see it expire in Andy Warhol’s proverbial 15 minutes. Many of the iconic names in pop culture from 2012 will be long forgotten by the end of 2013. Who are you most rooting for to land in the “Where Are The Now?” file? You can’t watch a commercial during a football game this season without an appearance by Pitbull, whose fame appears entirely attached to appearing in commercials during NFL games. That still exceeds the fame of Kim Kardashian, which appears tied to … well … something. The contest for Biggest Earworm of 2012 is almost a dead heat between “Call Me Maybe” from Carly Rae Jepsen and “Gangam Style” from Psy. Last on our list is Honey Boo Boo, the “Toddlers …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Friday, December 7, 2012
General admission tickets go up $1 in 2013, Summerfest announced this week. But do you pay for tickets at all?
Ticket prices will go up $1 for general admission entry in 2013 to Summerfest — but who really pays for Summerfest admission anymore? There are numerous ways to get into “The Big Gig” for free. In 2012, each day had a freebie deal except for July 4, which had a buy-one-get-one opportunity. For most, you have to enter between noon and 3 p.m. A few standing deals also were available. The Blood Center of Wisconsin offered a free ticket for a blood donation; the ticket was good any time. Kapco made general admission tickets for children available. And of course the festival itself gave away 45,000 tickets to opening day, a promotion that temporarily crashed that web page. Despite those freebies, Summerfest 2012 attendance was down 8 percent …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Hamilton student to perform for the community on Wednesday, Dec. 12 and 19 at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center.
Get in the holiday mood by attending two concerts at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. On Wednesday, Dec. 12, the Templeton Middle School Eighth Grade Chorus, , Hamilton Concert Choir and Hamilton A Cappella Choir will perform for senior citizens and the community. The concert begins at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec, 19, the Hamilton band program and chorus groups throughout the district will perform a festive celebration. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Both concerts are free.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Event will be held in front of Village Hall with Santa expected to make a visit.
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Hamilton student Breanna Hertzberg shows off her artwork on Patch and explains what art means to her.
Hamilton High School student Breanna Hertzberg writes: My interest in art goes back to elementary school when I had art every day. I started to realize my talent in art in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. I am currently taking Art Survey here at HHS as a sophomore, which I like because I have the opportunity to try a little of everything. Next semester I will be taking drawing and then most likely going onto painting or a ceramics class and finally working towards an AP class. In the future I would like to pursue a career as an art instructor, because I enjoy teaching others about the art that interest me. One of my favorite artists is Van Gogh, and one of my favorite pieces that he painted was The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum. I…