31 Mar 2016

Todd

Todd

And then there’s Todd. Today is officially the final day of Todd Mrozinski’s term as the Pfister’s Artist-in-Residence. For me and others around the Pfister, this is the moment when Todd leaves us with one final everlasting shadow. His own. Todd made his mark during his artistic residency by using the shadows cast from the […]

15 Jan 2016

The First 30 Years

The First 30 Years

Some couples got it. Ron and Maryann don’t just got it. They define what it means to got it. I think about marriage every day of my life as a really happily married fellow myself. Some of the things I think about are how satisfying it is to have a life partner and how you […]

13 Oct 2015

Live from The Pfister…Chatter and Paintings and Arias You Want to See

Live from The Pfister…Chatter and Paintings and Arias You Want to See

Not that I think there’s a lack of reasons to come to the Pfister on any given day (I mean there’s the glamour, the great service, the lush accommodations, and all), but I’m happy to be giving you some spectacular special reasons to visit 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in the coming weeks. This Friday, October […]

28 Sep 2015

The Only Problem Is That the Water Cooler Might Be Used to Wash a Brush or Two

The Only Problem Is That the Water Cooler Might Be Used to Wash a Brush or Two

How many times have you looked at a piece of art hanging on the wall and said, “My kid can do that?” And how many times have you taken brush in hand to find out that kids are cute, but making art isn’t for the feint of heart. It’s with this sense of awe for […]

21 Aug 2015

One Night Only in the Lobby Lounge…DeLorenzo and Rivers!

One Night Only in the Lobby Lounge…DeLorenzo and Rivers!

Victor DeLorenzo and I share a few things when it comes to Milwaukee. One of those is history. The other is the Pfister. Let’s get the history right out of the way, ailment shall we. Many years ago Victor and I first crossed paths when we had both been cast as performers in a play […]

31 Jul 2015

Tickled Ivories and the Wisdom of Pearls

Tickled Ivories and the Wisdom of Pearls

Sometimes when you think you’re part of the show, seek you actually end up spending some time in the audience. When you’re in the middle of performing and you get surprised by something that captures your eye that when things get real—and good. I recently had the unique pleasure to visit with a group of […]