Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:43

#TrendyTuesday #PeoplesChoice

The nominees for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards have been announced and fans can vote through October 19th online or on Facebook, Twitter, Xfinity and Google search. The live ceremony will be November 11th on E! The 2018 PCAs will feature 43 total categories, with awards in 16 television categories, 10 movie categories, nine music categories and eight pop culture categories.

Nominees include: 

Movie Of The Year

  • “Black Panther”
  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “Fifty Shades Freed”
  • “A Quiet Place”

Comedy Movie

  • “Love, Simon”
  • “Blockers”
  • “The Spy Who Dumped Me”
  • “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
  • “Crazy Rich Asians”

Action Movie

  • “Black Panther”
  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Deadpool 2”
  • “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
  • “Ocean’s 8”

Drama Movie

  • “Fifty Shades Freed”
  • “12 Strong”
  • “Red Sparrow”
  • “Midnight Sun”
  • “A Quiet Place”

Family Movie

  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “A Wrinkle in Time”
  • “Hotel Transylvania 3”
  • “I Can Only Imagine”
  • “Christopher Robin”

Male Movie Star

  • Chris Hemsworth – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Robert Downey Jr. – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Chadwick Boseman – “Black Panther”
  • Chris Pratt – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
  • Nick Robinson – “Love, Simon”

Female Movie Star

  • Scarlett Johansson – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Sandra Bullock – “Ocean’s 8”
  • Anne Hathaway – “Ocean’s 8”
  • Lily James – “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
  • Bryce Dallas Howard – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

Drama Movie Star

  • John Krasinski – “A Quiet Place”
  • Emily Blunt – “A Quiet Place”
  • Jennifer Lawrence – “Red Sparrow”
  • Chris Hemsworth – “12 Strong”
  • Jamie Dornan – “Fifty Shades Freed”

Comedy Movie Star

  • Melissa McCarthy – “Life of the Party”
  • John Cena – “Blockers”
  • Nick Robinson – “Love, Simon”
  • Amanda Seyfried – “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
  • Mila Kunis – “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

Action Movie Star

  • Chris Hemsworth – “Avengers: Infinity Wars”
  • Ryan Reynolds – “Deadpool 2”
  • Chadwick Boseman – “Black Panther”
  • Danai Gurira – “Black Panther”
  • Chris Pratt – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

Show Of The Year

  • “This Is Us”
  • “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “13 Reasons Why”
  • “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” (write-in vote)

Drama Show

  • “This Is Us”
  • “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • “13 Reasons Why”
  • “Riverdale”
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Comedy Show

  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “black-ish”
  • “Orange Is the New Black”
  • “The Good Place”

Revival Show

  • “American Idol
  • “One Day at a Time”“
  • “Queer Eye”
  • “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation”
  • “Dynasty”

Reality Show

  • “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation”
  • “Queer Eye”
  • “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”
  • “Chrisley Knows Best”
  • “Vanderpump Rules”

Competition Show

  • “The Voice”
  • “Ellen’s Game of Games”
  • “Big Brother”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “America’s Got Talent”

Male TV Star

  • Andrew Lincoln – “The Walking Dead”
  • Cole Sprouse – “Riverdale”
  • Justin Chambers – “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Freddie Highmore – “The Good Doctor”
  • Harry Shum Jr. – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” (write-in vote)

Female TV Star

  • Ellen Pompeo – “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”
  • Camila Mendes – “Riverdale”
  • Viola Davis – “How to Get Away With Murder”
  • Katherine McNamara – “Shadowhunters: The Moral Instruments” (write-in vote)

Drama TV Star

  • Ellen Pompeo – “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Mariska Hargitay – “Law & Order: SVU”
  • J. Apa – “Riverdale”
  • Darren Criss – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
  • Katherine Langford – “13 Reasons Why”

Comedy TV Star

  • Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
  • Kristen Bell – “The Good Place”
  • Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
  • Drew Barrymore – “Santa Clarita Diet”

Daytime Talk Show

  • “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
  • “Steve”
  • “Live With Kelly and Ryan”
  • “The Real”
  • “Red Table Talk With Jada Pinkett Smith”

Nighttime Talk Show

  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
  • “The Late Late Show With James Corden”
  • “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
  • “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
  • “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen”

Competition Contestant

  • Nikki Bella – “Dancing With the Stars”
  • Maddie Poppe – “American Idol”
  • Brynn Cartelli – “The Voice”
  • Cody Nickson – “The Amazing Race”
  • Eva Igo – “World of Dance”

Reality TV Star

  • Khloe Kardashian – “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”
  • Antoni Porowski – “Queer Eye”
  • Joanna Gaines – “Fixer Upper”
  • Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio – “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation”
  • Nikki Bella – “Total Bellas”

Bingeworthy Show

  • “Outlander” (write-in vote)
  • “Queer Eye”
  • “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” (write-in vote)
  • “13 Reasons Why”
  • “Shameless”

Sci-fi/Fantasy Show

  • “Supernatural”
  • “The Originals”
  • “The Expanse”
  • “Wynonna Earp” (write-in vote)
  • “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”

Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Keith Urban
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Bruno Mars

Female Artist

  • Taylor Swift
  • Cardi B
  • Ariana Grande
  • Camila Cabello
  • Nicki Minaj


  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • BTS
  • Super Junior (write-in vote)


  • Cardi B – “Invasion of Privacy”
  • Camila Cabello – “Camila”
  • Shawn Mendes – “Shawn Mendes”
  • Ariana Grande – “Sweetener”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Queen”


  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”
  • Selena Gomez – “Back to You”
  • Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
  • BTS – “Idol” (write-in vote)

Country Artist

  • Thomas Rhett
  • Luke Bryan
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban

Latin Artist

  • Becky G
  • CNCO
  • J Balvin
  • Bad Bunny
  • Shakira

Music Video

  • Selena Gomez – “Back to You”
  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
  • Camila Cabello – “Never Be the Same”
  • BTS – “Idol” (write-in vote)

Concert Tour

  • Beyoncé & Jay Z – “On the Run II Tour”
  • Taylor Swift – “Reputation Tour”
  • Britney Spears – “Piece of Me Tour”
  • Katy Perry – “Witness Tour”
  • Super Junior – “Super Show 7” (write-in vote)

Beauty Influencer

  • Bretman Rock
  • Brooklyn and Bailey
  • Jackie Aina
  • James Charles

Social Star

  • Shane Dawson
  • Jenna Marbles
  • Amanda Cerny
  • The Dolan Twins
  • Lele Pons

Animal Star

  • Lil Bub
  • Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund
  • Gone to the Snow Dogs
  • Cole & Marmalade
  • April the Giraffe

Social Celebrity

  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Chrissy Teigen
  • BTS
  • Taylor Swift
  • Selena Gomez

Comedy Act

  • Kevin Hart
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Ali Wong
  • Marlon Wayans
  • Amy Schumer

Style Star

  • Zendaya
  • Blake Lively
  • Emma Watson
  • Beyonce
  • Harry Styles

Game Changer

  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Serena Williams
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Aly Raisman
  • Nia Jax

Pop Podcast

  • “Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith”
  • “Scrubbing in With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad”
  • “Anna Faris Is Unqualified”
  • “Chicks in the Office”
Monday, 24 September 2018 10:40


Festmaster Mike Keil and Maple Leaf Parade Marshal Neil Duresky stopped in this morning to spread gemütlichkeit!

Here's some must-see events of Oktoberfest! You can find a full schedule HERE


Craft Beer Night at the Northside Festgrounds 5-8p BUY TIX HERE

Torchlight Parade - Northside of La Crosse 7pm



Official Z93 Pre-Tapping Party at Brothers! 6-10 am

Tapping of the Golden Keg - Southside Festgrounds - Opening Ceremony at 11am

Live Glockenspiel! Ballzer is performing with Heart of La Crosse at 4pm

Good For Gary, - Southside Festgrounds - 9:30-midnight   Good for Gary is Minnesota’s premier Dance Band with a set list taken directly from the top 40 charts, GOOD FOR GARY is not afraid to focus on today’s hit music covering the perfect mix of hip-hop pop, dance, and R&B.

German Dinner - Northside Festgrounds 5-7 pm BUY TIX HERE



YMCA Maple Leaf Run/Walk 7 am

Maple Leaf Parade - Northside through Downtown La Crosse 10 am



Dachschund Dash and Viener Vogue - Southside Festgrounds - 10:30 am 

Stein Races - Southside Festgrounds - 7 pm

Monday, 24 September 2018 06:50




10 year old Jordan Candahl is in 4th grade at Southern Bluffs. Academically, he continues to succeed, moving into honors courses at school called High performance learning. Additionally, he balances his academic demands with other passions in sports (football through BGC, hockey -LaCrosse river city youth association, baseball- shelby, and soccer- park and rec), music with starting the cello, tech club at school, and volunteering in his community with the Cardiac Arrest Association, Shelby Fire Dept, and most recently with helping the flood victims with clean up needs and donations. Despite the many hats Jordan wears, his heart is always kind and willing to give to others, with a big smile on his face. Jordan has proven his ability to balance life demands of school, sports, community involvement and eagerness to help others, with a positive attitude and unwavering kindness to others. 

Thursday, 20 September 2018 08:15


Join Viterbo University's Miracle at Viterbo Club for their fourth annual Dance Marathon Event. Viterbo is one of many college campuses nationwide to participate in this service event which raises money for their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. 100% of the funds we raise stay right here in the La Crosse area. We dance for 7 hours straight without sleeping, sitting, or drinking caffeine to symbolically show our support for the strong and courageous kids who never get a break from their childhood illnesses. Cost to get into the event is $10 and this goes directly to our fundraising goal. Games, music, snacks, inspirational stories, and speakers will all be included at our event. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of dancing fun and a great cause!



Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:47

#TrendyTuesday #AmazonGoisgettingcloser

Amazon brought their cashierless store Go to Chicago. They've had a couple locations in Seattle but this is the first one outside of Seattle. Two of the Seattle stores have grocery essentials but this store in Chicago will only have Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks.

According to Amazon's website:

"How does Amazon Go work?
Our checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning. Our Just Walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you’re done shopping, you can just leave the store. A little later, we’ll send you a receipt and charge your Amazon account."

Learn more about the store HERE!

If I'm being honest, it kind of creeps me out, but I still want to check it next time I'm in Chicago!


Monday, 17 September 2018 11:23


Congratulations to our Mark Jewellers Diamond Dash 2018 winners - Team Rachel and Tevor for high score and Team Trahan, Marissa and Tony, won the random drawing. Each team grabbed a gorgeous $5,000 diamond ring from Mark Jewellers! 

Big thanks to all the awesome Dashers, Brothers for hosting, Toppers for the delicious post-dash eats, and of course the Mark Jewellers team for all the awesomeness!


Monday, 17 September 2018 06:35




Aria Large is in kindergarten at Coulee Montessori. She loves school, especially reading and math. Aria is a very busy and active five year old. And she does not like sitting around. She is joining Girl Scouts this year and is going to start acting classes through the La Crosse Community Theater youth program. She is also continuing her dance education at Misty's Dance Unlimited doing ballet and tap. In her spare time she likes to draw, sing, play at the playground, go to the YMCA and hang out with her friends! 

Friday, 14 September 2018 07:04


Congrast to our winners of the Ed Sheeran Suite Experience. Each winner and a friend will see Ed Sheeran at U.S. Bank Stadium in a suite! Saturday, October 20 they're hopping on our luxury bus up to the cities for an incredible experience.

Amanda won from Brothers, Ashley won from The Library, and Laurie won from The Wedding Tree in Downtown La Crosse!


Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:57

#TrendyTuesday #buttcomfort #science

Ikea is teaming up with a few others to create a custom gaming chair. They're working on stools that have a 3D printed one of a kind pad created from a scan of your butt!

Check out the full story HERE


Friday, 07 September 2018 08:01


Elvis Explosion is this weekend at the La Crosse Center with 5 shows:

Friday at 7 p.m.

Saturday at 2:30 and 7

Gospel Show Sunday morning at 10a

Finals are Sunday at 1p.m.