As the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters edge closer to their 100th anniversary, the high-flying, eye-popping hoops squad brings its world tour to Fiserv Forum on Saturday, Dec. 31, continuing a longstanding tradition of helping Brew City ring in the new year.
As usual, the Globetrotters – founded in 1926 – will battle traditional foes, the Washington Generals, who will try (and likely fail) to top the world's winningest team in two games, at 1 and 6 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at Fiserv Forum.
Sign up to become a preferred customer at HarlemGlobetrotters.com and you can access a presale on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m.
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.