RHINELANDER - Your mom may have told you not to make loud noises, but these guys are staying busy by doing just that.
But it wasn’t all beat-boxing Saturday night.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison MadHatters are an A Cappella men group formed of 15 singers and a vocal percussionist, but they’re not your traditional A Cappella group.
"I think what separates us from a lot of other groups is that first and for most we’re trying to have fun," said Business Manager, Joe Meeker.
"We’re trying to have a product that we’re really happy with, but at the end of the day we’re just doing this to amuse ourselves. We hope that people will like that and we hope that it shows on stage."
And by the reaction from the crowd, it seems like they made that happen.
"It’s really good, they do such a good job. It’s nice that their a cappella come up and make it funny and talented too." said audience member, Dorothy Johnson.
"My favorite part was when he broke it down for the beat boxing," audience member, Karlie Raeka said.
"It just intrigues me how it comes out of one person.
They’re not only popular here in Rhinelander, but they’re also well-known across the country.
"We actually just this winter flew out to Washington D.C. to perform at the white house for guest of the president and first lady." Meeker said.
This weekend tickets were sold out, but you have another chance to catch them on April 19th in Madison.
"Definitely buy your tickets early because they sell really fast." said audience member, Jennine Karaba.
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Do bugs seem to be everywhere in your home, even though there's snow outside? One type of bug in Wisconsin spends the winter inside our houses! They look like Lady Bugs, but they are actually not native to this country.
"They're actually called a multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle. They can be anywhere from a pale yellow to a darker orange and they have black spots on them but you'll see some that don't have spots," says Kerri Ison, UW Oneida County Extension.
RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.
WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to restore power.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expecting even more outages to be reported.
"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."
Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.
Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.
"We've had some really, really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."
The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.
If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.
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