Milwaukee ex-pat Cheryl Pawelski, long a producer of CD reissue projects in the Los Angeles area, has earned her second Grammy nomination for her work on"Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur's Farm," undertaken while she worked at Rhino Records.
Pawelski, who was among the victims of recent massive layoffs at Rhino, earned the nomination in the "Best Historical Album" category.
She received her first nomination in that category last year for her work on the "Rockin' Bones: 1950's Punk & Rockabilly" box set. In the end, however, that award went to "Art of Field Recording, Volume I: Fifty Years of Traditional American Music."
Pawelski returns home to Brew City a few times each year and most recently made the trip to see Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at the Bradley Center last month,
Milwaukee's rootin' for you again, Cheryl!
In related news, Silversun Pickups -- who are on Dangerbird Records, the label owned by Milwaukee ex-pat Jeff Castelaz (who you may recall was named Person of the Week last week by ABC World News Tonight) -- were nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy.
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.