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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Honoring the guitar wizard at the Waukesha County Museum

 Les Paul predicted the iPod in 1954 when he proposed a device with no moving parts, small enough to fit into a pocket but able to hold “every song you ever wanted to hear.” Although he never got around to inventing
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
Historic Downtown Waukesha celebrates its rock 'n' roll legacy with “The Les Paul Guitar Crawl” on Aug. 4. After being chosen as a Gibson GuitarTown along with Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tenn., Los Angeles, Miami and London...
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010

Plus: ‘Rock and Roll’ at Boswell Book Co.

February is Black History Month and reading is one of the finest ways to celebrate and honor the contributions of African Americans. This year the Milwaukee Public Library will host a “Read-In”...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Plus Event of the Week and Les Paul Memorial

Among many well-wishers from across the country, President Barack Obama called Mayor Tom Barrett to commend him for his bravery. The Shepherd Express also wants to recognize Tom Barrett the private citizen for his heroism this past weekend. It would have been easier and safer for Barrett to walk the other...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009
If there was one person I would have reserved for immortality, it would have been Les Paul. He died Thursday at age 94 and, just maybe, he was ready to go. I'm not so sure, he made so many adjustments to be able to play music for such a long time, that you kind of think, even at his age, it was a little too soon. I mean, everyone...
08.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Waukesha-born Les Paul, a rock and jazz pioneer and inventor who created the electric guitar as we know, died today of pneumonia, the Associated Press is reporting. He was 94. Paul was lucid and active in his final years, playing concerts regularly. He was also well celebrated back home. Last year the Discovery World museum opened an exhibit in his honor, and he christened the exhibit wit...
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

The Discovery World museum opens its new “Les Paul House of Sound” exhibit today and Paul, the 90-something guitar legend, is in town to celebrate. Tonight the electric-guitar pioneer—a Waukesha native, but you already knew that—will perform an 8 p.m. show at the Pabst Theater that promises to include . . .
Friday, June 20, 2008
Aside from his appearance last May at the Downer Theatre for the opening of Chasing Sound, a documentary on his life and music, Les Paul has seldom visited Wisconsin in recent years. In fact, his trips home have been few since he hit the road with jazz bands in the 1930s.

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