Music Through The Decades

In the last 100 years music has changed a lot. Musicians have been given the unique ability to completely change a culture and leave their mark on history. Influencers like Elvis, Madonna, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix are just a few of the names that come to mind when considering who led the transitions from one genre to the next. Here are the top songs and genres from each decade over the last 100 years.

1910’s

Top Song: Alexander’s Ragtime Band – Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan

Known For: Blues, Jazz

1920’s

Top Song: My Blue Heaven – Gene Austin

Known For: Jazz

1930’s

Top Song: Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

Known For: Pop

1940’s

Top Song: White Christmas – Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers

Known For: Jazz

1950’s

Top Song: We’re Gonna Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets

Known For: Rock & Roll

1960’s

Top Song: Hey Jude – The Beatles

Known For: Hard Rock

1970’s

Top Song: Imagine – John Lennon

Known For: Disco

1980’s

Top Song: Every Breath You Take – The Police

Known For: Rock

1990’s

Top Song: I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Known For: Rap, R&B

2000’s

Top Song: Hey Ya! – OutKast

Known For: Hip Hop, Alternative Rock

2010’s

Top Song: Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Known For: Alternative Rock, Pop

Music has given musicians the ability to influence fashion, politics, and culture worldwide and has become a multi-billion dollar industry. With all the opportunity music has to offer we are left to wonder, who will step up to the mic and be the next major influencer?

To see more songs that made the top 10 list of their decade click here!

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Back to School Tips & Tricks

Ease your kids into a school bed time.

Waking up early is hard, especially if you are not used to it yet. The week before school starts begin moving up your child’s bedtime and waking them up earlier in the morning. This will make the first week of school easier to wake up for and help with a smooth transition.

Get things together the night before.

This includes lunches, backpacks, and tomorrow’s outfit. Having fewer items to put together in the morning means you are less likely to forget something. This also allows you to set an organized schedule for your kids while giving them some responsibilities of their own.

Have everyone participate in the morning.

Doing everything by yourself can get exhausting. Pass off some of the smaller tasks to your kids. Something as simple as having your child feed the family pet in the morning can save you valuable time and gradually introduces your child into the responsibilities that you want to teach them.

It is important to start organized and healthy habits early on so that they carry throughout the year. I hope these tips and tricks will help your transition into the new school year go smoothly!

Art in the Park

This Saturday, August 11th, Lake Geneva has its 38th annual Art in the Park!

The Details:

  • Flat Iron Park, downtown Lake Geneva
  • Saturday, 11th from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, 12th from 10am – 4pm
  • FREE ADMISION

Visitors can look at local art from more than 80 exhibits including pottery, glass, jewelry, printmaking, and much more while listening to live music!

There will also be a “Just for Kids” activities area where kids can make their own art at the Flat Iron Park Gazebo!

There is something for everyone at the Art in the Park event from the kids craft area to the live music and lakefront view. Spend your weekend at Art in the Park!

For more information click here!

5 Fun Beach Activities Your Family Will Love

A beach day can be more than just swimming and sandy feet. Check out these fun ideas to take your beach day to the next level!

  • Treasure Hunt
    • Give each of your kids a bucket and then a list of treasure items to go find. It can include things like shells, rocks, feathers, and whatever else you can come up with! The possibilities are endless!
  • Marco Polo
    • This game is played in the water and has been around forever. One person who is ‘it’ closes their eyes and yells “Marco!” and the rest of the players respond by yelling “Polo!”, then the game proceeds just like a game of tag. Just remember to stay in shallow water!
  • Build a Sand Castle
    • Sand Castles are a classic when visiting the beach! Bring along your buckets and shovels to build the best sand castle in town. Don’t forget the moat!
  • Sand Hopscotch
    • Everyone plays Hopscotch when they are a kid, but most draw it with chalk. Find a stick or rock, draw a hopscotch grid in the sand, and hopscotch the day away!
  • Fly a Kite
    • Flying a kite can be a lot of fun, especially when you have space to run around. What’s the best part about flying a kite at the beach? There’s no trees to get the kite stuck in!

I hope these beach activities have inspired you to spend the last month of summer at the beach! Happy treasure hunting!

 

Mother’s Day dinner at the Hunt Club

  • From 9:00 am to 2:00 am
  • Where: Hunt Club
  • THREE COURSE MENU
  • $60 per person
  • to a gourmet day at the Hunt Club’s charming farmhouse.
  • For more info check out their site here!

 

Champagne Brunch at the Baker House

  • From 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Where: Historic hotels of Lake Geneva
  • Unlimited flowing Champagne,
  • All the traditional breakfast delights
  •  a broad array of lunch entrees
  • $38.95 per Adult – $20.00 per Child 12 & younger
  • For more information go to their site here!

 

The Remarkable Women of Geneva Lake

  • From 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Where: Black Point Estate
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with the remarkable women of Geneva Lake while taking a voyage with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line to Black Point Estate
  • Tour of Black Point & a presentation on the remarkable women of the Estate
  • A champagne toast will be offered
  • Tickets are $48.00 per person.
  • For more information please visit Black Point Estateand to purchase tickets visit Lake Geneva Cruise Line