By Heather Leszczewicz Special to Published Apr 06, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Gearing up for its 27th annual Awards Show on April 30, the WAMIs announce who will play the Nothern Lights stage at the Potawatomi Bingo and Casino this year. Ten acts will take to the stage as Gene "GNO" Covelli, Toys frontman, emcees the show for the second year.

BelleVue Suite, Carry Nation, Alex Wilson Band, One Drum, Nashville Pipeline, Chris Crain and Co., Hindsight, Liam Ford and the Band in Black, Ronnie Nyles & the Krash Band and John Calarco will all play.

Tickets for the WAMIs, $40 for the show and post-show party, go on sale April 10 at the Northern Lights box office, 1721 W. Canal St., and on Ticketmaster. 

Heather Leszczewicz Special to

Originally from Des Plaines, Ill., Heather moved to Milwaukee to earn a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University. With a tongue-twisting last name like Leszczewicz, it's best to go into a career where people don't need to say your name often.

However, she's still sticking to some of her Illinoisan ways (she won't reform when it comes to things like pop, water fountain or ATM), though she's grown to enjoy her time in the Brew City.

Although her journalism career is still budding, Heather has had the chance for some once-in-a-lifetime interviews with celebrities like actor Vince Vaughn and actress Charlize Theron, director Cameron Crowe and singers Ben Kweller and Isaac Hanson of '90s brother boy band Hanson. 

Heather's a self-proclaimed workaholic but loves her entertainment. She's a real television and movie fanatic, book nerd, music junkie, coffee addict and pop culture aficionado.