Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
The headliner was Axel Becker, who is a big star in Germany. It is amazing that Gisela was able to land a big name like Axel, but even more amazing was his voice. Axel Becker has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard and is also quite the showman. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand and at the end of each set, he received a standing Ovation. Although, Axel was clearly the star, he was gracious to his fellow performers and brought them up on stage to share the thunderous applause.
The beautiful Styrina was also on the bill. Many people in Milwaukee remember this charming young girl from Austria with her long flowing blonde hair. This little "firecracker" really brought energy and excitement to the floor. She had traditional songs in her first set and changed into a glittery red dress for the 2nd half that made her shine like a red diamond. Styrina told me later she really enjoyed her time in Milwaukee and would love to return again.
Filling out the program was a band from Austria, Kristall. They had only 3 members of their band with them. We saw them in May in Austria when we were on the bus tour with Gisela Lewis. They were a lot of fun and some very talented musicians. The trumpeter, Werner George, was very talented and even sang a few songs.
This was clearly a top notch Christmas Show. Now I really feel in the festive mood. If you still have an opportunity to see this show while they are still in the states, please do not miss it. I have a slideshow below with pictures I took that evening. If you would like one of the pictures, just click on view all images and it will take you to the slide website. Click gallery view, then find the photo you want and right click to download. It's free.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
November 25 - December 24, 2008
Admission is Free
The 14th Annual Christkindlmarket in Chicago starts the day before Thanksgiving Day, November 25, through Christmas Eve, December 24. For more details go to their website: http://www.christkindlmarket.com/ or call their information line: 312-494-2175.
There will be 42 vendors this year from both the US and direct from Germany. There will be beautiful linens, Christmas ornaments, wood carvings, and lots of good things to eat. Here are just a few of the vendors that will be there: Bethlehem Nativity Products, Frank's Bavarian Gift Shop, Bayrische Glasstrasse, Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, Lenk & Sohn, Der Lindwurm, and, of course, Kathe Wohlfahrt. I cannot wait for the hot Gluhwein that they serve there.
Also, a group from Milwaukee will be entertaining the crowd on December 19. Again, for a complete list, please visit their website.
Daley Plaza (across from what used to be Marshall Fields) - Washington, Clark & Dearborn Streets
Click on the map to the left to get a closer look.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
It will feature the well-known duo, Claudia & Alexx. These rising young stars have already had several accomplishments in their short carreer. In 2006, they competed (representing Germany) in the Grand Prix der Volksmusik, singing Siebzehn Sommer.
If you click on the link below, you can see/hear it for yourself on YouTube.
In 2008 they won the prestigious Herbert Roth Preis and went on to make numerous appearances on television & various tours. This year, they again competed in the Grand Prix der Volksmusik with the song, Mama danke. If you would like to see/hear their performance, go to the Continental Showcase webpage; Robert has a YouTube link at his website.
Claudia & Alexx are very popular in Germany and it is really great that we will be able to see them LIVE here in Milwaukee. Please remember that if you want to continue to get German entertainment to Milwaukee, you can show your support by comming to this event. Click on the link to Claudia & Alexx's homepage and sign their Guestbook. Let them know you are looking forward to seeing them here in Milwaukee.
Also, Chris Holzer, will be enteretaining you that night. Singing old favorite German Christmas songs and some of his popular recordings like, Wenn du ein Engel bist. The M & M Musikanten will again be playing for your dancing pleasure after the show (just like they did last year).
This is a great opportunity to talk to some German singing stars right here in our city. You do not have to travel to Germany to see some fabulous entertainers. I hope to see you all there.
Date: December 4, 2009 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Tickets: $18.00 - call Peter Saemann,
Bavarian Inn & Heidelberg Park (Map)
700 W. Lexington Blvd, Glendale, WI 53127
If you want to continue to have German entertainment here in Milwaukee, be sure to come and support this evening.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
November 7, 2009 - Time: Doors open at 6 pm, Crowning festivities begin at 7 pm
Ticket Cost: $12 in advance and $15 at the door
Be sure to call for advance tickets and save $3.00. This is a popular event so get your tickets soon.
Who will be the next royal couple presiding over the 2009 – 2010 Karnival season. Come to this annual event and join in the fun.
Music : Johnny Hoffmann & his Herzbuben
For more info, go to the Milwaukee Spielmannszug website. http://www.spielmannszug.org/
Mt. Mary College (Map)
2900 N Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The Boxhorn Gun Club is located in Muskego at
S90 W13960 Boxhorn Drive, Muskego, Wisconsin 53150
My husband, Elmar, shoots trap at this Gun Club, but Breast Cancer Awareness holds a new meaning in our family since Hans & Mary Buchert's daughter, Katie, battled Breast Cancer. At last report, Katie is doing better and we certainly hope that she has conquered this awful disease by making a full recovery. She has been spending time this month as a spokesperson and you may have heard her on the radio.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Last week on September 19 the Musikantenstadl spoke the Uwe Erhardt, the leader of the Schaefers, regarding his new romance. Uwe and Angela Wiedl are now a couple and if you click on the video below you can see the duet they performed together for the first time. Angela's hit, Herzklopfen.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday: 5 pm - 12 Midnight
Satuday: 4 pm - 12 Midnight
Sunday: 12 Noon - 7 pm
Here's the entertainment line up this weekend.
Friday, September 25 – 6:30 pm, Austrian Express
Saturday, September 26 – 4:00 pm, Alte Kameraden &, 8:30 pm, Johnny Hoffmann
Sunday, September 27 - 12 noon, Familienmusi Mueller - Hacker & 2:00 pm, Music Venders