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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
 
 Travel & Visitors Guide - April 24, 2014
 Urban spelunking: Evangelische Dreieinigkeits Kirche/King Solomon Baptist Church
 The day that I followed the steeples from St. John's Lutheran on Vliet Street to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on North 4th Street, I spied another steeple straight up the block and it was then that I discovered the former Evangelische Dreieinigkeits Kirche at the corner of 4th and Meinecke. What I found there was not only a beautiful church, but some forgotten Milwaukee history.
 
 Kids & Family - April 23, 2014
 What's a CogAT? Your second grader knows
 This year, nearly all second graders in MPS took a Cognitive Abilities Test, dubbed CogAT, that was mandated to ensure that kids at the highest levels are receiving a sufficiently challenging education. Have you even heard of this test? If so, what do you think about it?
 
 Dining - April 22, 2014
 Lunch break: Cafe Bavaria
 With the warmer weather comes a desire to dine al fresco. This week, despite a few drops of rain, we stopped at Cafe Bavaria in Tosa village to try the lunch menu with a view overlooking ... Cafe Hollander.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - April 22, 2014
 Milwaukee ruins: Pabst Whitefish Resort, Commerce Street & Stonehaven
 Sometimes hidden, sometimes in plain site in parks, along roadsides, at the lakefront, are remnants of Milwaukee's past scattered. While Milwaukee has preserved parts of its past built environment, many buildings and bridges and other structures have long disappeared. Meanwhile, stray bits of that past can still be seen. Here are a few...
 
 Movies & TV - April 21, 2014
 8th annual Italian Film Festival returns this week
 The eighth annual Italian Film Festival of Milwaukee takes place this coming weekend at the UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre, bringing along seven recent critically acclaimed Italian films, including six Brew City premieres.
 
 Kids & Family - April 18, 2014
 Donder appears to lead pack of MPS interim superintendent finalists
 Veteran, and recently retired MPS principal Dan Donder appears on track to become the interim superintendent at MPS.
 
 Music - April 18, 2014
 Swindlers & Thieves: a new record from Well Informed Citizens
 In advance of the record release party this weekend for Well Informed Citizens' new disc, called "Swindlers and Thieves," we caught up with frontman Daniel Nathan to ask about whether or not the band can keep up that pace and about WIC's latest line-up, which also includes bassist Zach Steiner and drummer Antonio Ninham.
 
 Music - April 16, 2014
 Foy comes out from behind WALL
 Lyla Foy's solo recordings, released under the name WALL, first drew attention to the 25-year-old. Now, signed to Sub Pop worldwide, Foy, has ditched the stage name and issued her full-length debut. Foy opens for Wake Owl Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, April 18. The show is the first of her U.S. tour. We talked to her from London about the record and the tour.
 
 Bars & Clubs - April 15, 2014
 Urban spelunking: Regano's Roman Coin bowling lanes
 Milwaukee is awash in rumors about secret bowling alleys, hidden tunnels and former rooming houses. But in the case of Regano's Roman Coin, a family-owned bar at 1004 E. Brady St., it's true. Well, most of it.
 
 Music - April 15, 2014
 Wait?! Is that an Italian pop star in Milwaukee?
 It's true, the appearance in Milwaukee of an Italian pop star is so rare that a blog post about the event warrants a headline like the one above.
 


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