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Remembering the past and a Milwaukee punk legend with "Time Trek"

Published Aug. 14, 2013

Nearly 40 years ago, 14-year-old Paul McComas used his father's hand-me-down Regular 8 mm camera to make a collection of homemade "Star Trek" mini-episodes, complete with transportation effects and raging (toy) dinosaurs. Now, with the help of McComas' older self and the late Milwaukee punk great Richard LaValliere, the previously unseen voyages of "Time Trek" will hit the screen.


Rock and roll never forgets

Published May 25, 2012

Whether you were a part of the MIlwaukee music scene or not during the late '70s and 1980s, this weekend's "Lest We Forget" mega-gig at Turner Hall Ballroom is a must-see. With performances by a baker's dozen Milwaukee veterans, the show will either be a walk down memory lane or a lesson in Brew City beat 101.


Richard LaValliere, role model: A personal remembrance

Published Feb. 14, 2012

That headline may seem a bit tongue-in-cheek. And certainly, while typing the words "Richard LaValliere, role model," I couldn't help but smile and shake my head; this is, after all, the man who wrote and performed both "City of Cleavage" and "Naked-on-the-Internet Polka." Yet for those of us who were privileged to know both Richard and his work, and who found in him a shining example of how to follow one's own path, the "role model" designation is accurate.


Kevn Kinney remembers Richard LaValliere

Published Feb. 14, 2012

Last week, Peter Jest called to say I oughta talk to Milwaukee ex-pat Kevn Kinney, who comes home to play this weekend. He was right. Then, soon after, news emerged that Kinney's fellow traveler Richard LaValliere had died in Brooklyn - where Kinney now lives, too - and Peter called again. There was now a sadder reason to reconnect with Kevn. He was right again. So, of course, I did.


LaValliere was a true original

Published Feb. 13, 2012

A dull beat-up van slowly pulled into the driveway and an interesting looking skinny man wearing a beret and walking with a distinctive bounce in his step approached the front door. Richard politely introduced himself to me and my parents. My mind began to race.

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