Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever ice show, "Crystal," comes to the Fiserv Forum later this month and in honor of it, Purple Door Ice Cream, 205 S. 2nd St., in Walker’s Point, has unveiled a limited edition tribute sundae.
Available Jan 15-20 at Purple Door's main location, the sundae is inspired by the bright colors in the show and includes the ice cream maker’s popular Blackberry Quark ice cream, with housemade raspberry sauce and blue raspberry rock candy on top and, of course, whipped cream and a cherry.
During the same period – Jan. 15-20 – you can get 15 percent off tickets to the show, which runs Jan. 30-Feb. 3 at the Fiserv, when you use the promo code CRYSTAL15 at Ticketmaster.
"Crystal" is the eighth Cirque show in Milwaukee in the past 13 years and it offers the usual amazing feats and acrobatics except, well, on ice. Which, I don’t know if you know, is pretty darn slippery, making the show even more thrilling and astonishing.
There are 7:30 p.m. shows Jan. 30-Feb. 2, plus a 4 p.m. show on Feb. 2. Shows on Feb. 3 are at 1:30 and 5 p.m.
Parents, I have a feeling "Frozen"-loving kids will be in seventh heaven watching "Crystal."
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. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," 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.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.