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Recent Flickr Additions

August 5, 2009

We took a bunch of pictures on our trip to South Dakota and I also took a few pictures in downtown Milwaukee during the week before our vacation. I have uploaded most of the photos to Flickr. Check out the pictures in these sets:

  • Milwaukee Lakefront
  • Milwaukee Air & Water Show
  • De Smet, SD
  • I-90 in SD
  • The Badlands
  • Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse
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    WCT Gala

    April 27, 2009

    Friday night was the annual fundraising gala for Waukesha Civic Theatre at Weissgerber’s Golden Mast Inn in Okauchee. As I can’t afford to attend the dinner as guest, I offered my services as a volunteer instead. I ended up being the event photographer for the evening. I got to walk around and take pictures of everyone having a good time. And I have to admit that I had fairly good time too.

    WCT has a pretty loyal group of donors and patrons. Even though we are currently going through some tough economic times, the generosity that was displayed was overwhelming. There was a silent auction prior to dinner and live auction after dinner. Both of which seemed to raise quite a bit of money for the theatre. That was followed by some amazing singing and dancing by several WCT entertainers. The hit number of the evening was Mark Neufang performing “Mack the Knife.” Some of the ladies in the audience put up some fairly decent wolf whistles during his performance. Corey Richards and Patty Neuhoff also performed a number from next month’s upcoming musical, 42nd Street, which was very impressive. Personally, I was amazed at the wonderful singing voice of Julie McHale, the theatre reviewer from the Waukesha Freeman. The evening was concluded with music and dancing to the tunes of the Brew City Big Band.

    Milwaukee’s Live Theater

    April 14, 2009

    Milwaukee's Live Theater

    Last week, I received a book that I had pre-ordered back in January. It’s called Milwaukee’s Live Theater and it is by local author, Jonathan West. The book is a photo compilation and is part of the Images of America series. Jonathan is a local actor, director, author, and now the Managing Director of Sunset Playhouse. I was first introduced to Jonathan’s writing via his blogging for MKE magazine almost two years ago. When that magazine went out of business, he moved his blog to its own site, Artsy Schmartsy. Jonathan is a vocal proponent of the arts in Milwaukee. So, it was no surprise when he was chosen to head up the compilation of photographs that describe the history of live theatre in Milwaukee.

    I haven’t completely finished the book yet but I love what I have read so far. I am learning so much about the history of theatre in our area. While I enjoy looking at all of the pictures, the narrative that accompanies the photos is very well done and informative. I have to admit, the first thing I did after getting the book was to page through it to see if it contained pictures of anyone I knew personally. I was pleasantly surprised that I could identify at least two people that I have worked with in a show. If you are a live theatre enthusiast in the Milwaukee area, you should pick up a copy.

    Flickr Photos

    May 15, 2008

    Every so often, I google my own name just to see where I am showing up on the internet. Recently, I have found references to myself in the blogs of other people. Not because of anything that I have done but for the pictures I have posted in Flickr. All of my public pictures there are marked with the Creative Commons attribution-share alike copyright, . That allows anyone to use my photos as long as they attribute the photo back to me. I appreciate that the folks using my pictures are giving my credit. I personally can’t ever see wanting to pick some random picture from Flickr to use in my blog but I don’t mind if others do.

    The other day, I found that one of my photos has shown up in an about.com article. My picture of the Boca Raton Resort has shown up in an article about Florida Renaissance architecture. I took that picture back in November when I was there for a conference. How cool is that?