If you're a pop music fan then you're probably aware that songstress Ke$ha is in town today for a performance at the Eagles Ballroom. She's been touring the States all summer, but there's something about her stop in Milwaukee that's catching a buzz.
WRNW-FM 97.3 "RadioNOW" host Andy Riggle (a.k.a "Riggs") is trying his damnedest to get the city of Waukesha to temporarily change its name to WauKe$ha today in honor of the pop star's arrival.
He's sent an open letter to Mayor Jeff Scrima highlighting Ke$ha's success and explaining that he doesn't expect Scrima to make a big deal of it, but rather simply approve an "honorary" name change for the day.
Scrima has not yet officially responded.
But Ke$ha has! Check out her response to the idea in the video clip below.
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.
As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”