By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Apr 09, 2008 at 5:23 PM

A couple weeks ago I told you about Miller Time Pub's new Unplugged Music Series, which debuted last Thursday, April 3.

Bryan Cherry and guitarist Sean Williamson of The Bryan Cherry Band and Apex, an instrumental jazz-fusion group, kicked off the two-month competition in which local musicians perform acoustically for cash prizes.

Miller Time Pub's audience voted Apex as the night's $100 winner, which means the band now has a chance to compete for $500 in May.

This Thursday, April 10 it's Frank G. Karioris versus Joseph Capacete, with performances at 8:30 and 9 p .m., respectively. Two of the four winners perform May 1, and the other two on May 8 at Miller Time Pub, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

Free parking is available for all Miller Time Pub Unplugged guests. Parking only in the structure attached to the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. (Guests must bring their parking ticket to Miller Time Pub for validation.) 

Julie Lawrence Special to 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 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.”