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a.mKE: Hurricanes, Parade Floats and Astronauts!! 8.27.12

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A hurricane warning has been issued for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico as thousands in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are being told to leave their homes today in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Issac. The storm is expected to make landfall late Tuesday/early Wednesday as a Category One hurricane.

Hundreds of children, teens and their parents worked with Milwaukee Public Theater artists to create the giant puppets and floats featured in downtown's All-City People's Parade this Labor Day. "Musicians-from-the-Decades" puppets include a 50's jazz sax player, 60's rock diva, 70's cult band leader, 80's disco diva, 90's punk rocker and a pop icon from the first decade of the 21st century. Information for the September 3rd festival can be found on our Facebook page.

Former professional football player turned Journey House board member, Timothy Terry has been named one of The Network Journal’s 40-Under-Forty Achievement Award winners for his impact on his profession as well as his contributions to the community. The newly opened Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics in Clarke Square is a beacon of change and hope for the neighborhood.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away on Saturday. He was 82 years young.

This Week's Secret Soundtrack clues:

1. This movie was spawned from earlier movie versions from the 30's and 40's, a radio program and a British TV Series in the 60's.  (Daft Punk: Da Funk)

2. This action/romance/sci-fi/thriller was filmed in Russia and the UK. (Duran Duran: Out of My Mind)

3. Mel Gibson, Ralph Fiennes/Lord Voldemort and Hugh Grant were offered this role before they found their leading man, Val Kilmer. (Sneaker Pimps: 6 Underground)

Yeah, buddy! It's The Saint!