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A tribute to Les Paul on his 100th birthday

Published June 9, 2015

This week, a major force in modern music turns 100 years old, but to many of us in Wisconsin, he is simply our friend Les. Les Paul had a profound impact on the world while he lived, and nearly 6 years after his passing, he still provides important lessons for all of us about creativity, passion, innovation and lifelong learning.


Guitars, guitars, guitars

Published Dec. 13, 2013

It seems like there are more guitars in Milwaukee this week than ever before, what with the opening of Distinctive Guitar is Bay View, the new Beyond Eleven location in the Third Ward and the addition of a slew of cool axes at Discovery World.


Oak Creek's Beyond Eleven guitar shop plugs into the Third Ward

Published Dec. 12, 2013

Guitar shops are quite literally on the move in Milwaukee these days. As Distinctive Guitar was getting ready to open in Bay View, a local guitar vendor that got its start on the internet was getting settled in new digs in the Third Ward. Beyond Eleven - which spent about two years in a location on Rawson Avenue in Oak Creek after founder Scott Hrdlicka launched it online in 2006 - has moved its bricks and mortar shop to 318 N. Milwaukee St., in the Third Ward.


Rockford exhibit celebrates Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen

Published Aug. 13, 2012

Rick's Picks, a 5,000-square foot exhibit at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Ill., is stuffed with guitars, clothes, shoes, photos, videos, music and personal mementos from Cheap Trick's main songwriter and guitarist Rick Nielsen. Even part of his stamp and coin collections are on display.


Sneak peek: Summerfest exhibit at Discovery World

Published May 23, 2012

I had the pleasure of checking out the new 45th anniversary Summerfest tribute exhibit this afternoon at Discovery World. It opens to the public Thursday, May 24 through Sept. 15.

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