By Julie Lawrence Special to Published May 08, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Folks, we're very close to a winner. Miller Time Pub's "Unplugged Music Series" has been going down every Thursday night for the past month and a half at the Pub. Here's the latest.

Last Thursday, May 1, rockers from Bellevue Suit out-played jazz fusion group Apex, launching them into the running for the $500 cash prize.

The winner of tonight's duel -- indie-rocker Joe Capacete (performing at 8:30 p.m.) vs. acoustic songwriter Jayk (performing at 9:30 p.m.) -- goes on to duke it out with Bellevue Suite on Thursday, May 15 for the grand prize.

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.”