NEW YORK — Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases.
Elizabeth O’Herrin of the Wisconsin Air National Guard remembers working the night shift in the city of Doha in Qatar, delivering munitions to American fighter jets.
Robin William was a prolific and dynamic screen presence who left his mark on a diverse assortment of films. His performances were often marked by dynamic physicality and fast-talking wordplay.
Some of his best include:
We are awash in stories, tributes — and opinions — about actor and comedian Robin Williams, who killed himself in his California home.
At the heart of the discussion is shock that a larger-than-life performer who was beloved by the world — and who had a wife and children, a beautiful home and plenty of friends — would end his life at age 63.
Kenosha’s premiere jazz and blues festival will be jamming this summer with a trio of featured musicians united as an eclectic band performing on keyboard, saxophone and guitar.
Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp and Paul Jackson Jr. join together as Jazz Funk Soul and will headline this year’s HarborPark Jazz & Blues Festival on the main stage.
An annual summertime tradition returns to Chicago this weekend with demonstrations by military and civilian aircrafts, boats, diving and parachute teams.
The 56th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the country, will take place along Chicago’s lakefront from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday above and near North Avenue Beach. Originating as part of a “Family Day Celebration” back in the summer of 1959, the Chicago Air and Water Show provides a thrilling experience for all ages with daredevil performances in the sky and water.
The Racine Symphony Orchestra’s second Summer Pops concert this season, “Great Orchestral Film Music Festival,” will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. in Racine.
Familiar music such as John Williams’ theme from “ET” and a movement of “The Sorcerer’s Stone Suite” from Harry Potter will be performed. Other pieces will include Wojciech Kilar’s “The Pianist,” Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” from “The Mission” and Vangelis’ “Chariots of Fire” and much more.
The Racine Concert Band continues its 91st season of free concerts at the Racine Zoo with a performance starting at 7 Sunday evening (Aug. 17).
Music Director Mark Eichner will conduct the band. The soloists are baritone Gregory Berg and flutist Beth Kapralian.
The Milwaukee Mile will host more than just racing this weekend, as this year’s Milwaukee IndyFest offers a variety of activities and entertainment for families and fans of all ages.
In addition to its world-famous motor speedway, the event will host a carnival-like atmosphere, much of which is free to enjoy for all IndyFest ticket holders.
“Onward,” a contemporary dance concert featuring Laurenzi Dance performers of Project Innovate: A Performing Dance Co., will take place at 7 p.m. today (Aug. 15) and Saturday (Aug. 16).
Choreographers include Carrie Bintz, Tina Coe, Kyra Bporie, Gina Laurenzi, Emma Marlar and Dani Webber
The Southeastern Wisconsin Corvette Club’s 41st annual show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 17).
The Corvette and Chevy Car Show takes place at the Hartnell Chevrolet Dealership located at Highway 50 and Highway 83 in Salem.
“Make Summer Count” is the theme for the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Festival, which opens this evening (Aug. 8) at the church, 45th Street and 22nd Avenue.
The festival is open 5 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Kenosha History Center is celebrating National Lighthouse Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 9) with a free event geared toward families.
Triple Dipper — featuring ice cream and music — is an ice cream social at the Southport Light Station, 5117 Fourth Ave. on Simmons Island. Downtown Kenosha’s Scoops Ice Cream will provide the sweet treats.