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Bobby Tanzilo

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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy -- including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.



Recent Articles
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - July 28, 2014
 A Downtown quiz
 In honor of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week -- and the start of State Fair -- I offer up this little quiz. Be the first to post a talkback with correct answers to the questions accompanying all five images and you'll win a pair of State Fair tickets.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - July 28, 2014
 More than 1,000 arborists coming to town for conference and competition
 This week more than 1,000 arborists from around the country will take root in Milwaukee for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Conference, Aug. 2-6 at the Wisconsin Center and Mount Mary University.
 
 Sports - July 25, 2014
 Should managers get a Hall of Fame asterisk, too?
 This morning, like many of you, I heard retired baseball manager Tony LaRussa on NPR's "Morning Edition" talking about his induction this weekend in the the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He suggested Mark McGwire should be inducted into the Hall of Fame but with an asterisk. As a manager who benefited from McGwire's performance, should LaRussa's plaque have an asterisk, too?
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - July 25, 2014
 Central Library's green roof takes root
 In May 2011, I wrote about the Milwaukee Public Library's recently installed green roof, which boasted not only a couple rows of solar panels, but 33,000 square feet of rainwater capturing and temperature moderating plants. Back then, the plants were in but they were little more than seedlings, so the roof didn't look very green. This week, I stopped in to check on the progress.
 
 Kids & Family - July 24, 2014
 Urban Spelunking: Lee School
 Now that Lee School -- which closed in 2009 -- is back in the news, it seemed like a good time to finally get a look at this vintage schoolhouse I've long been eager to see.
 
 Travel & Visitors Guide - July 22, 2014
 9 pictures of the Central Library dome: inside and out
 Today, I visited the Milwaukee Public Library's beautiful Central Library to do research for a couple upcoming stories. While I was there, I asked to see the dome...
 
 Travel & Visitors Guide - July 22, 2014
 Denis Sullivan day sails provide stunning views and, if you want, sore muscles
 If you want the ultimate new perspective on the city, the best place to get it is on the lake. Unless you're a Lake Michigan boater, looking at the city from out on the water is a rare treat. Sailing on the S/V Denis Sullivan, which makes its summer home at Discovery World is an incomparable way to enjoy that view. But, while on board, you can also chip in some elbow grease and help the crew raise the sails.
 
 Festival Guide - July 18, 2014
 Festa uncorks focus on regional wines
 Festa Italiana is putting a new spin on its wine offerings this year, with a trio of tents along the lakefront walk that salute the diversity and quality of Italy's regions, from the north down to the south.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - July 17, 2014
 Do you remember the museum's Urban Habitat and junkpile?
 The Urban Habitat exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum was a popular one -- and one that remains embossed in the minds of many Milwaukeeans -- but maybe folks didn't quite realize it at the time.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - July 16, 2014
 Don't blink or you could miss this Barkhausen gem
 Every week I drive past this place on 21st and Highland and it catches my eye. Though I haven't stopped and knocked on the door yet, I've been doing a little digging to see what I can find about the church at 1102 N. 21st St.
 


Recent Podcasts
 
Music - August 9, 2009
 Eric Blowtorch & The Welders with special guest Prince Jazzbo
In Jamaica, most musicians have a record label or a record shop -- or both. And most Jamaican labels have phone numbers printed on them. So, if you know the industrious Eric Blowtorch, you'll be unsurprised to know that he has dialed a few of those phone numbers. So, don't be surprised that Blowtorch's new single features some big names in Jamaican music.
Length: 00:01:37
 
Food - February 11, 2009
 OnMilwaukee.com Chef Profile: Umami Moto's Dominic Zumpano
OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo talks to Umami Moto and Charro Head Chef Dominic Zumpano about Milwaukee.
Length: 00:03:06
 
Politics - September 2, 2008
 Mayor Tom Barrett talks about mass transit and Police Chief Flynn
It's been four years since we sat down with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for a Milwaukee Talks interview. So, it was high time we asked Tom Barrett, "what's up?"Here, Barrett talks about two-way streets Downtown, mass transit and Police Chief Ed Flynn.
Length: 00:03:14
 
Movies and Television - August 19, 2008
 John McGivern introduces Garry Marshall at the Bronze the Fonz unveiling
John McGivern introduces Garry Marshall at the Bronze the Fonz unveiling
Length: 00:04:52
 
Music - June 18, 2008
 Marcus Amphitheater: No birds allowed
If you have occasion to venture into the Marcus Amphitheater when it's empty you might think life is imitating Hitchcock.
Length: 00:00:34
 
Music - January 26, 2008
 Track Lacer's "Havin' That Dust"
"Havin' That Dust" is the title track on Milwaukee rapper Track Lacer's new CD.
Length: 00:03:16
 
Music - December 15, 2007
 Tray Gee's "Who a Boss"
Born in Milwaukee, rapper Tray Gee -- aka The Prince of the Mil -- was already rapping in kindergarten. So, it's no surprise that at 16 this precocious talent has morphed into one of the city's best hip-hop talents. Hear a portion of his track, "Who a Boss," from his debut CD, "Youngest in Charge."
Length: 00:03:51
 
Music - November 3, 2007
 Element Everest's "Bombs Away"
Here's "Bombs Away," by Element Everest, from her new disc, "Life Is A Heist." The track was produced by AK and features J-Todd.
Length: 00:05:33
 
Music - April 3, 2007
 OnMilwaukee.com/WMSE local music podcast: April 3, 2007
WMSE's Brent Gohde and OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo spin some local music made by bands with gigs in town this week.
Length: 00:28:58
 
Arts and Entertainment - March 27, 2007
 Jonathan Lethem talks about writing and about his work in progress
Author Jonathan Lethem talks about writing and about his work in progress
Length: 00:01:23