It’s only September, but Fiserv Forum is already in the holiday spirit, announcing two stalwart holiday season classic shows.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) comes to the Fiserv on Boxing Day, Sunday, Dec. 26 as part of its Winter Tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the group’s triple-platinum album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.”
TSO will perform twice: at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, Septe. 17 at 10 a.m. at fiservforum.com.
At least a dollar from each ticket going to Hunger Task Force. So far, the group has donated about $16 million from ticket sales.
Continuing a longstanding New Year’s Eve tradition, the Harlem Globetrotters return to Milwaukee on Dec. 31 as part of the new Spread Game Tour.
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.