Appearing on a reality show can make it seem as if people in the world know who better than you know yourself. But, to be honest, the time on TV can only show a few little aspects.
For Adam Chance of Street Corner Symphony, the live show is the best place to get to see more than what was on television. The bass singer of the a capella group appeared on NBC’s "Sing Off" and now he’s a part of the national tour.
The group will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Riverside in Milwaukee.
Chance and his group, who were on the show’s second season, will appear with VoicePlay from season four and The Exchange from season three.
"We will be doing things people will recognize from the show, and we will do other songs that show more of what we can do," Chance said. "The opening number has a place where each person has the spotlight. It does a great job of introducing everybody."
Wisconsin-based Cats Pajamas will be performing as special guests at the show.
"It is great to work the regional acts and see the different influences in different parts of the country," Chance said.
I mentioned the Foo Fighters and the band’s "Sonic Highways" project on HBO about digging into the influences musicians have based upon the experiences they have in different locations. Chance said he hasn’t had the opportunity to take in the project, but he called lead singer Dave Grohl an influence in his own work.
"I think this is pretty similar," he said of the regional acts he sings with. "They all are very talented, and very good. It is great sitting backstage and listening to them all."
Tickets and information are available here.
PICKED UP: "Schitt’s Creek," the new comedy starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Elliott, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy, has been picked up for a second season. Pop, the entertainment network which launched earlier this year, is the old TV Guide channel.
Season two of "Schitt’s Creek" is set to air on the network with 13 new episodes in 2016. Created by father-son team of Eugene and Daniel Levy, the show is Pop’s first-ever scripted series.
"Wow. A second season on Pop? This is good news! It’s better than good news. My son Daniel and I are thrilled to be associated with such a young, vibrant network. Here’s hoping as Pop grows, so grows ‘Schitt’s Creek,’" Eugene Levy said.
The 13-episode first season premiered on Feb. 11 and airs at 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights.
"We struck comedy gold with season one of ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ and now with 13 more episodes on the way, audiences will get to keep falling in love with the Rose family," said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop. "Get ready for more laughs and award-worthy performances from some of the best talent in comedy."
PREVIEW: Milwaukee Public Television and Columbia St. Mary’s will host a preview screening of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at Columbia St. Mary’s Water Tower Medical Commons at 2350 North Lake Dr. in Milwaukee.
Following the preview will be a short program on cancer research, prevention and screenings presented by representatives from the American Cancer Society and Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must RSVP prior by calling (414) 963-WELL (9355).
Directed by filmmaker Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
"I am of course honored to have an opportunity to work with such accomplished filmmakers and with such inspiring partners. ‘Emperor’ very much grew out of my experience as a cancer physician trying to navigate and to understand this historic disease," Mukherjee said.
"Treating cancer is one of the most significant human challenges we’ve ever faced. But now, for the first time, we are at an extraordinary moment in the history of cancer research because we finally are beginning to understand what causes cancer at a cellular, or molecular, or a genetic level in a way we just did not know ten years ago or even five years ago. This project will provide the public with a clearer vision of where we are in this extraordinary journey."
Media is bombarding us everywhere.
Instead of sheltering his brain from the onslaught, Steve embraces the news stories, entertainment, billboards, blogs, talk shows and everything in between.
The former writer, editor and producer in TV, radio, Web and newspapers, will be talking about what media does in our community and how it shapes who we are and what we do.