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.
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, as we did Friday, we feature recordings nominated for high honors.
The Grammy Awards take place on Sunday and have been an American music institution for over half a century.
Once again tonight, we present a few of this year’s Grammy Award nominees that you probably won't see on television Sunday night.
We open with a nominee for Best Americana Album. They are legends who came together to produce a popular album that launched a successful tour.
Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel perform a track from “Willie and the Wheel.”
Willie Nelson is also nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category along with Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., Liza Minnelli, and Michael Buble.
From Michael Buble meets
Next, the Best Pop Instrumental Album category and more legends. Smooth jazz stars, the Rippingtons are nominated for their album, “Modern Art.” The big single off the album is the accordion-laced, “Paris Groove.”
Did you know that the biggest and brightest full moon of 2010 is tonight?
Go outside and take a look.
But bundle up first.
And yes, of course we have an appropriate musical selection.
Philippe Saisse is nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, “At World’s Edge.”
This track is "Topanga Moon Dance."
Here are all the Grammy Award nominees.
The nominees I featured the past two weeks won't get a fraction of the attention as the big categories, of coursde. For example, I suspect Beyonce will get a lot of exposure Sunday night.
Did I write that?
I guess I did.
And I showed great restraint tonight by not including her video of "Put a Ring on It."
But if you want to see some legs......
Well, that’s it for this week.
For our close, I mentioned earlier that Willie Nelson is up for two Grammy Awards.
Make it three.
His duet of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Norah Jones (yes, it is a rather unusual combination) is nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Nice song, and it certainly fits our Friday night forecast. However, "Baby It's Cold Outside" has become widely known and accepted as a Christmas song.
So instead, here’s another Nelson-Jones collaboration (not up for a Grammy) that I hope you’ll enjoy. Jones recorded the song on a 2007 tribute album. It's the flip-side of Waylon Jennings' "Luckenbach, Texas."