Archives: March 2013

Pitbull And Luke Bryan To Headline Shows At The Marcus Amphitheater During Summerfest 2013

MILWAUKEE (March, 2013) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the ninth and tenth major shows slated for Summerfest 2013.

International music sensation, Pitbull will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Sunday, June 30. A support act will be announced in the coming weeks. Miami-native, Pitbull, known for his top charting hits and explosive live performances, is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales exceed 5 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide. Pitbull’s new album, Global Warming is the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Pit, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 19 million singles.

Additionally, Luke Bryan will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 3 with special guests Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line. Luke Bryan’s cache as a seasoned performer has long been recognized by his growing legion of fans and has recently captured the attention of the music community. His ability to draw great crowds to his concerts became evident earlier this year when it was announced that the first leg of shows on his headline tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” had all sold-out!

Tickets for Pitbull’s June 30 show go on sale Saturday, April 6 at 11:00 am and include Summerfest admission.

Tickets for Luke Bryan’s July 3 show go on sale Friday, April 5 at 11:00 am and include Summerfest admission.

Helpful Hints for Identifying Upper Peninsula Birds

On Wednesday, April 10, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will present a program called “Helpful Hints for Identifying Upper Peninsula Birds.” The program will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Peter White Library. For information, call 226-6749.

Weekly Fishing Report March 28, 2013

UPPER PENINSULA

Keweenaw Bay: Catch rates for lake trout were spotty. Those fishing on the reefs are using lead head jigs cut bait such as smelt or suckers in 120 to 180 feet of water. Those fishing out from Whirl-I-Gig Road and Pequaming were in 240 to 275 feet of water but catch rates for coho, lake herring and whitefish were hit-or-miss. A nice lake trout measuring just over 37 inches was caught off Big Reef. Anglers say they can see clouds of smelt on the fish finders however it seems they are not feeding because catch rates were slow.

Falls River: Was producing a few rainbow trout.

Marquette: Changing wind directions have been shifting the ice so much that it is no longer safe to venture out. The Lower Harbor and breakwall were still iced in at the launch. The Upper Harbor has one launch open for boat access. Anglers did manage to catch some coho, lake herring and splake near the “Bubblers.” They were using small jigs and spinners tipped with crawlers or cut bait.

Carp River: Those casting from shore had no luck for coho and steelhead.

Chicagon Lake: Whitefish are active in 45 to 65 feet of water most mornings. Perch fishing was spotty.

Iron Lake: The morning bite was good for perch and bluegill. Use minnows or wax worms in 14 to 17 feet of water. Slush is making travel difficult.

Groveland Mine Ponds: Few anglers were out because of deep snow on the lakes. The road getting to the lakes is in poor condition because of the deep snow. Those that could make it out did catch some nice bluegills in 25 feet of water near the boat launch on South Lake. They were jigging wax worms at different depths.

Lake Antoine: In Dickinson County also has a good amount of ice but deep snow continues to make travel difficult. The few anglers that were out did catch a few small perch on wax worms near the middle of the lake.

Little Bay De Noc: Ice was holding across the Bay however large ships have been moving in and out near Escanaba. Angler participation has been low with many removing their ice shanties. All shanties must be off the water by midnight March 31. Perch fishing was fair between the “Narrows” and the Second Reef. Some jumbo perch were caught on minnows and wigglers in 8 to 30 feet of water. Good catches of small perch were reported around Butler Island in five to 10 feet of water. Whitefish anglers off Sand Point were lucky to catch a couple fish in 75 to 85 feet of water when using minnows or spawn.

Au Train: The bay is still iced in. The Brownstone Launch still has about three feet of snow and wayside near the river is not plowed. The Rock River remains frozen with no flow at the spillway.

Au Train River: Is open near the mouth. Anglers jigging for coho had poor results.

Munising: Few anglers were out and few fish were caught. There continues to be about six to 12 inches of slushy snow on the ice and some soft spots as well. Catch rates for trout and salmon were not good and the whitefish action has slowed as well. Splake were scattered. The fish caught ranged from sub-legal to about 20 inches. Perch anglers were getting mostly seven to eight inch fish near Sand Point and in Murray Bay. Those jigging halfway down near Sand Point did catch a few smelt. Those trying to spear herring had poor results. Trout Bay had fishable ice. Anglers did well for coho, some herring and even a few smelt. Use caution in this area as conditions can change quickly.

Munuscong Bay: Catch rates were slow however those targeting perch are fishing the north end by Moon Islands in eight to 10 feet of water. Raber Bay may also produce some fish in 10 to 15 feet of water.

Cedarville and Hessel: Hessel Bay is producing some nice yellow perch in 10 to 12 feet of water for those using minnows. Musky Bay, off Rice Point is producing fewer fish but those caught were good size. In Government Bay, try minnows in 20 to 27 feet of water for bigger perch.

Chronic Edge

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Chronic Edge

Genre
Rock, Pop, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
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Biography: Don’t give up on me

Have you ever had a good relationship and done something to screw it all up. Well everyone has and this song is about just that a screw up and knowing they screwed up and asking “Don’t give up on me”

Chronic Edge is Chicago based original rock band that represents a unique and addictive style of music captured by smooth and melodic qualities including a cello. Expressed by driving rhythms, hard-hitting back beats, and explosive energy to form an interesting blend of music that simply “sticks in your head”.

Chronic Edge’s 3rd album “Obsession” is a hidden gem of exceptional and creative melodic rock in the current American indie music scene, and worthy of your full attention. – Danger Dog

Chronic Edge’s first album Krazzy is a fine debut EP by a very solid and creative band with a unique sound, and a fine example of American indie rock. While the EP would have been stronger with a fifth original song, Chronic Edge’s retooling of “867-5309” shows that the band has no intention of being a “conventional” group, and is willing to take some chances by messing with a “classic”. Highly recommended! – Hardrock Haven

OneNameOnly – “Healing Sound”

OneNameOnly has been started by Christians from churches all around the UK who share a passion to honour and bring recognition to One Name Only – the Name of Jesus. We’re doing this by recording and releasing worship music written to express and inspire devotion to Jesus. We’re also trading commercially and seeking to re-invest profits into other Kingdom-building initiatives, particularly those whose activities mainly focus around prayer and evangelism.

OneNameOnly is a shared project. Lots of people have invested their time and talents to bring it into the world. What draws it all together, what beats in the heart of OneNameOnly is a passion to see the Name of Jesus coming into the spotlight in every sphere of society, in every corner of the globe, in every human culture.

 If it all works out as planned, everything that happens through OneNameOnly will bring honour and fame to the Name of Jesus.

 www.onenameonly.org

 

 

 

News From Travel Michigan’s Director, George Zimmermann

Momentum continues for the Michigan tourism industry, as confirmed by the latest statewide hotel data from Smith Travel Research. In February, the Michigan hotel occupancy rate was 51.9%, up from 50.3% in February of 2012. The average daily rate (ADR) was $82.14, up from $78.77 in February 2012. And revenue per available hotel room (RevPAR) was $42.62, up from $39.61 in February 2012. The combined Michigan hotel occupancy rate for the first two months of 2013 is at the highest level since we started acquiring this data in 2004.

J. K. Coltrain

Country / Traditional Country / Americana

Sounds Like:
I have been told that I sound like Don Williams, Vern Gosdin, Ed Bruce, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and more but I try my best to maintain a style of my own and just be myself.

Location:
AMERICA NORTH: USA:Tennessee (TN)

Record Label:
Colt Records

Website:
http://www.jkcoltrain.com


Biography
J.K. Coltrain Biography

J. K. Coltrain was born in Columbus, Ohio. He spent his early childhood days between there and West Virginia where his parents operated a small Mom & Pop grocery store. His Dad also was an excellent auto mechanic and in fact owned a number of repair shops over the years and was a weekend stock car racer. That’s one reason why J. K. is a Nascar fanatic to this day:)

J.K. grew up surrounded by music & musicians. His cousin, Buddy Starcher was a professional recording artist on Columbia Records and was a regular performer on the then popular Midwestern & Louisiana Hayrides. He also introduced the late Keith Whitley who first appeared on Buddys weekly radio show in Charleston, West Virginia when he was 8 years old. J. K. made his own first appearance on radio at age 12 and first TV appearance at age 14.

His Uncle & Grandpa performed together at churches throughout the Sout…. Read More

Weekly Fishing Report

UPPER PENINSULA
Copper Harbor: Has no ice and no anglers.

Keweenaw Bay: Catch rates for coho and lake herring were poor. Lake whitefish smelt and lake trout were spotty. Anglers could be found at the Center Reef, Newton’s Reef and Big Reef in waters 80 to 260 feet deep. Try ¾ to 1 ounce jigs with smelt or cut bait such as suckers. Some are using Swedish pimples in 80 to 150 feet. Hot colors were white, orange and white, green and white or hammered brass.

Marquette: Was starting to produce a few coho and splake. Fishing was limited by a large area of ice. Those fishing near the “Bubblers” are using assorted jigs and spoons with spawn or cut bait. Dawn is the best time to fish. Strong winds will be shifting the ice packs this week. Most of the area still had ice with large pressure cracks near shore. Use caution. Whitefish action was slow.

Carp River: Anglers caught a couple steelhead. Try small orange in-line spinners, spoons or spawn. Not much open water at the mouth.

Groveland Mine Ponds: Travel on the lakes remains difficult. Island Lake had good bluegill action with a few nice ones in the mix. East Lake was producing some bluegills for those jigging wax worms. A few limit catches were reported.

Lake Antoine: Travel is difficult due to deep snow. Anglers need to use caution. There are two layers of ice after the thaw and refreeze. Some got caught up on broken ice. Bluegill and perch were in the middle of the lake but the bite was slow.

Little Bay De Noc: Ice remains but travel is difficult because of the snow cover. With walleye season closed, anglers are targeting perch. A few jumbo perch were caught in the Kipling Flats. Try wigglers or wax worms in 19 to 25 feet of water. Near Gladstone, try 30 feet of water. The better catches came near the Day’s River for those using large minnows in 14 feet. Those targeting whitefish off Sand Point had fair catches in 80 feet of water when using minnows or spawn. Anglers need to use caution in this area as the Coast Guard has cut shipping lanes

Au Train: Few anglers fished the Bay because of limited access with ice and snow.
Ice extends out past Au Train Island. The Rock River remains frozen with no water flow over the spillway. Ice is still packed in tight at the mouth. The Brownstone ramp still has a good three feet of snow. Those jigging for coho off the mouth of the Au Train River said catch rates were poor.

Munising: Was producing a few splake, smelt and coho in the waters of Lake Superior. Perch were caught in Garden Bay but fishing was slow.

Munuscong Bay: Still has ice however fishing was slow. Anglers will start perch fishing soon.

Cedarville and Hessel: Perch fishing is fair to good. Hessel Bay, Musky Bay and Government Bay were the hot spots for anglers using minnows, wigglers or wax worms in 10 feet of water.

John Mayer Brings “Born And Raised” Tour to The Marcus Amphitheater during Summerfest 2013

John Mayer embarking on first major tour in three years, his first since the release of Born and Raised

MILWAUKEE (March 22, 2013) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the eighth major show slated for Summerfest 2013.  Grammy Award-winning artist John Mayer will launch his first major tour in three years when he headlines the Marcus Amphitheater on Saturday, July 6.

This marks John’s first tour in support of Born and Raised, his latest studio album, and will run through the fall, with one dollar from each ticket sold benefitting NCIRE’s work supporting returning Veterans.  John’s appearances this spring will be his first full-length concerts in three years and first public performances since his set, on January 16 of this year, at “The Livingston Town Proper: A Concert to Benefit the Fighters of the Pine Creek Fire.” A special musical event organized and hosted by Mayer, the benefit occasioned his first in-concert performance as a singer since April 1, 2011.  (In March 2012, the return of a throat granuloma had forced him to cancel his first tour in two years and take an indefinite hiatus now coming to a close.)

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 30 at Noon (12:00 pm) and include Summerfest admission.

Released in June 2012, Born and Raised, the fifth Columbia Records album from seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist John Mayer, debuted at Number One in six countries–Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States–while hitting Number One on iTunes in thirty territories worldwide.

Mayer’s previous albums, Room for Squares (2001), Heavier Things (2003), Continuum (2006) and Battle Studies (2009), have sold more than 17 million copies combined worldwide.  John has won seven Grammy Awards and received an additional 11 nominations.  He has been included in Time Magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual “Guitar” issue.

A musician who confounds genre boundaries, John Mayer has performed and/or recorded with an extraordinary range of artists from the worlds of rock, blues, hip-hop, jazz, and country including Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z and Alicia Keys.

Summerfest 2013 will take place June 26 – 30 and July 2 – 7, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 1.  Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience.  During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.

Bluesday Tuesday Documentary Film

Marquette, Michigan – Bluesday Tuesday hosts a documentary film screening about blues icon, John Lee Hooker, on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.

John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me was released in 2004 with the approval of the musician’s estate. The 2 hour documentary features vintage footage of Hooker jamming with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, and Bonnie Raitt. Also included are archive performances throughout his storied career from many of the various television appearances he made as well as vintage interview clips with Hooker.

Born the son of a sharecropper in Mississippi in 1917, Hooker rose to prominence performing his own unique style – a brand of country blues he called ‘talking blues.’  The trademark deep voice, distorted guitar, and that foot that tapped away like an out of control metronome brought him out of Mississippi to become one of the most influential blues artists of the music world.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.

Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.