Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tosa has joined the 4,000 videos posted a day craze of the Harlem Shake. Watch a guy do the Shake in a sleeping bag. Do the Harlem Shake!
Move aside Gangnam Style, the new Harlem Shake is here. Throngs of folks are posting the viral videos on YouTube and other social media, and folks in Wauwatosa aren't missing out on the action. Check out a few Tosa people doing the Harlem Shake! What began as a simple video of a few guys in costume dancing to a techno beat has quickly turned into one the Internet's latest viral memes. NPR says 30 second fan videos like these are the reason why DJ Baauer's “Harlem Shake” song is topping the Billboard chart. If you have your own video and you'd like to show off on Patch, upload it here and we can feature it! If you need help understanding how to make one, click here to read instructions from USA Today.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Respected music groups will pick up winter-weary spirits at Saturday evening at Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church Community Coffee House.
The Gutekunst Flute Ensemble and Vocal Tapestry will entertain the public Saturday at the Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church Community Coffee House, 1529 Wauwatosa Ave. A free-will donation will be accepted at the door, opening at 6:45 p.m. with music from 7 to 9 p.m. The 11-member Gutekunst Flute Ensemble utilizes as many as 19 different instruments of the flute family, including the traditional concert C, alto and bass flutes and piccolos. Members of this Milwaukee-area group represent a wide range of musical experience and have performed at weddings and other private parties, organizational fundraisers, corporate events and at Mitchell Park Conservatory ("The Domes"). The group’s name – Gutekunst Flute Ensemble – honors deceased …
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 10 rated restaurants in Wauwatosa 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 10 restaurants in the Wauwatosa area. Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Comment here, and be sure to review your favorite Wauwatosa restaurants on the Wauwatosa 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 27, 2013
Brewers all-star purchased four Pamela Anderson paintings last year to decorate his California digs, and stopped by to say hello Saturday while she worked at the Pfister.
A Wauwatosa artist whose work has been gaining attention for a couple of years now has one really big-league admirer – Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. Last year, Braun bought four large-format paintings from Anderson to decorate his California home. On Saturday, he and girlfriend Larisa Fraser stopped in at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee to pay a visit to his favorite painter as she worked with artist in residence Timothy Westbrook in the hotel's art studio. Braun and Fraser even cast their votes for Anderson to be the next full-time artist in residence at the Pfister. Anderson's bold style of abstract painting features riots of color on large canvases. She also paints at the Plaid Tuba art studio in Milwaukee's Third Ward. Anderson …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The owner of the resale shop is taking her passion for shopping and sharing it with victims of domestic violence.
The new Wauwatosa ladies' resale shop is giving victims of domestic violence a break and presenting them with vouchers and gift certificates. The Lady in Red Resale Shop on North Avenue opened in December and is giving back to the community by working with the Sojourner Peace Center to help victims of domestic violence learn to dress for success. Roxanne Hendon of the Sojourner Peace Center told TMJ4 that the shop has collaborated with Sojourner Family Peace to provide vouchers and gift certificates for women who are in support groups. Owner LaDonna Telford admitted to Patch that she has feelings of guilt due to her shopaholic tendicies and feels she needs to give back. Under an arrangement with Stride Rite, each month she has committed …
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 …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Classic theater to reopen this weekend with a first-run show, and with some Hollywood fanfare to boot – red carpet, tabloids, starlets and spotlights.
- Jim Price
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The long-awaited reopening of the Times Cinema is scheduled for Friday night, with some interesting, exotic and downright scandalous plans for the evening. The Times will show "Django Unchained" at 7:30 p.m., but a red carpet will be rolled out for guests at 6 p.m. The Times, a property of Neighborhood Theater Group, which also owns the Rosebud Cinema, promises paparazzi from "Hush Hush Magazine," "The New York Tattler" and the "Hollywood Journal-Star." Guests can meet and greet starlet "Marylin Monrovia" – and snap some pictures in front of the celebrity wall before settling in for the first-run feature showing. If you've never been to the Times, it's at 5906 W. Vliet St., but you can also just look to the sky – there will be searchlight …