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Friday, October 2, 2009
Ongoing thru October 25th.
Exhibition Times: Artists Reception
6 pm to 9 pm (10/02)
Gallery Talk at 7 pm with photographer Robert Cavallo
and concert emcee Bob Reitman
Please call 414-238-6888
Robert Cavallo originally became involved in the Rock 'n' Roll era from the other side
of the lens as the drummer for The Messengers, a Motown recording artist that
released its first album on the Rare Earth label. While traveling on tour, Cavallo always
kept a camera at hand to capture the best moments on and off stage. When the group
disbanded in 1972, Cavallo returned home and joined his fatherís photography
business. Utilizing his concert promoter connections, Cavallo rarely missed a concert
and captured great bands such as Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, B.B. King,
Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Queen, Pink Floyd, and The Who. Cavalloís photographs
offer an interesting perspective only gained from his intimate first-hand experience in
the cultural and historical happenings of the Rock 'n' Roll era.
Of all the many concerts that he photographed, the Bruce Springsteen event at
the Uptown Theater on October 2, 1975 in Milwaukee, WI was probably the most
memorable one. Early in the show a bomb threat was called in and the theater had to
be cleared. The audience was told to keep their ticket stubs and the concert
would continue after the building was checked out. At about midnight, Springsteen
started up the show and played until the wee hours of the morning.
Images are available as prints, a
poster, and also included in a
special edition book with text from radio
personality Bob Reitman, the emcee for the historic event.
Check out a review
of the book by David Luhrssen of ExpressMilwaukee.com
Click Here to View Images from the Exhibition
Click Here to view an interview with Robert Cavallo on Fox 6 Wake-Up News