Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

No photo...

One of my favorite people has died. Tom Snyder, was born in Milwaukee, went to Marquette High and University and was a great broadcaster and newsman. He spoke fondly of his early days in Milwaukee often on his NBC program " The Tomorrow Show " following Johnny Carson. I met him once at Summerfest and it was a thrill. He had, in my opinion the best catch line ever after he ran down his guest lineup and broke for a commercial....

" Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures now, as they fly through the air. "

DT worker Bob Kessler

Monday, July 23, 2007

US Bank Championship

Mark Wilson tees off on number 17.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


I can't stand Barry Bonds, and this whole home run - steroid issue is such a mess...but Buddy should be there when Bonds hits 755.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


P-Mack of the Dragon Masters performs at Bastille Days.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Robin Pluer

Regular viewers will recall seeing the photograph of Robin Pluer in the Summerfest series when she was performing with the great R&B cadets in 1983. Ms. Pluer returns nearly a quarter of a CENTURY later, this time performing solo at Bastille Days. WOW !

Friday, July 13, 2007

John Szarkowski 1925 - 2007

John Szarkowski passed away Saturday due to complications of a stroke. Mr. Szarkowski, born in Wisconsin was quite possibly the most influential advocate of photography in history. He was in Milwaukee in the spring of 2006 with a show of his work at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I was lucky, and very nervous at the time to chat with him for about 10-15 minutes with curator Lisa Hostetler of MAM. Look him up online and you will understand was I was a little nervous, but his Wisconsin charm and sense of humor soon made me feel at ease. I have a humorous story about how he signed my book, and it is one of my most cherished memories.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Chez Jacque

Chez Jacque going over last minute construction details prior to the opening of his restaurant bearing his name. Bastille Days starts today.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Kevin O'Toole

Kevin O'Toole of H2-OH performs on The Briggs and Stratton stage at Summefest.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Queens Cup yacht race

Friday, July 6, 2007

Thursday, July 5, 2007

NEW Summerfest Photos

Finishing off Summerfest with some images taken this year.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Summerfest Photos

The roller coaster July 4, 1999

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Summerfest Photos

The late Pork, of The Havana Ducks. 1998

Monday, July 2, 2007

Summerfest Photos

Believe it or not, there was once a Miss Summerfest body building competition. 1982.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Summerfest photos

A storm approaches The Miller Lite Oasis, 1996