Due to the campaign rally being held at the UWM Panther Arena and a Bucks game simultaneously at 7 p.m. at the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday – as well as expected protests (not, presumably, against the best team in the NBA), Milwaukee Police Department has announced some road closures.
Closures will begin at noon and are expected to last until 10 p.m. Here are the affected streets:
- State Street from Old World 3rd to James Lovell will be closed
- Kilbourn Avenue from 3rd to 6th will be closed
- Vel R. Phillips Street from Wells to Turner Hall will be closed
- 6th Street from Wells to State will be closed
- 6th Street from State to McKinley will be affected
There will be no on-street parking on:
- Highland Avenue from 3rd to 7th
- 6th Street from Wells to Highland
- McKinley Avenue from 3rd to 6th
There will be intermittent access allowed to the parking lot on 6th and State.
Drop-offs, including rideshares, will be allowed at Vel R. Phillips and Highland, with east access only from 3rd and Highland.
Doors open at the Fiserv Forum at 5 p.m. Doors open at the Panther Arena at 3 p.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.