The Flight Crew is Saved…

…and these are the people who stepped up.

Dani, Emilia (and sometimes Daniela) will be working with Kelly to bring us a weekly “Off Stage” feature. You already saw the first one! 

Jana and Leelee will be helping to edit, draft and post various articles.  The two of them will also bring us “Il Volo Professional”, which are the guys professional singing engagements, interviews, etc.  (You saw their 1st one yesterday) Daniela and Emilia will assist them in this endeavor.  Just in time for concert season too!

Daniela will continue to update us in comments and submit articles for posting.

Leelee will take over calendar responsibilities.

Julie will work on our gallery.

Dee (Denise, our deecatmomma) and Marion will monitor comments.

Sandi Eyman and Angelica will cover our Outlook email.

Ann Scavo, Jane (maryjane), Mary Bohling, Gina, Kitty and Myron will continue doing what they do.

Kelly, besides her new column, “Off Stage”, will continue her administrative duties along with birthday videos, handling technical issues, paying the bills and keeping up with our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and etc.

Marie, will continue administrative duties which include writing, editing, drafting, scheduling, posting your stories, updating header photo’s, and etc.

Thank you so much volunteers!

We are renewed, refreshed and stronger than ever. What fun we are all going to have promoting and sharing the love of those marvelous Il Volo guys.

~Kelly, Marie and the New Staff of Volunteers

Il Volo Professional ~~ NEW ALBUM!! and Other News

 

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“The last surprise for fans was the news, escaped during the radio interview with RTL 102.5, that after the tour The flight will begin to prepare an album of unreleased songs so you just have to enjoy this tour and wait.”

As if the North American Tour approaching is not exciting enough, we have something else to look forward to.  The most exciting part is that this is UNRELEASED songs, meaning new and never heard before.  Could this be songs they have written themselves?  Could this be songs written for them?  Either way, I’m feeling Grammy in the near future!  What do you think?

 

 


 

 

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IL VOLO NOTTE MAGICA NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017!!

 

Radio City Music Hall says:

“Get ready! Just a couple more weeks until Il Volo head to Radio City for one unforgettable night!

Will you be there?!”

 

 

But first up is Easton, PA on March 2nd at the State Theatre!

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IL VOLO ON “THE TODAY SHOW”

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ONE TX FOR DETROIT CONCERT MAR 16!

Calling all Ilvolovers!  We have one (1) 2nd row with meet/greet ticket for sale for the Detroit concert on Thursday, March 16.

Retail price is $450.  Willing to sell for $400.  If you live in the area, we can also include transportation to and from the Fox – we are reserving a Ford Transit, with door to door, service.

Marie is attending this concert, along with myself and many others.  You can sit almost right behind Marie – she promises not to block your view of Ignazio!  🙂

Please pass this info on to anyone you think may be interested and post where applicable.

If interested, please contact me directly at jvandela524@gmail.com ASAP.

Grazie, mille, mille!!

Jana

Gianluca ~ The Power of Family

Thanks for the heads-up Anncruise.

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Showbiz Analysis: Il Volo’s Gianluca Ginoble on the Power of Family and Pasta 

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 Il Volo's (l to r) Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto, and Piero Barone (photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media)

Il Volo’s (l to r) Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto, and Piero Barone (photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media

 

Now all in their 20s, the young men of Il Volo (Ginoble, Piero Barone, 24, and Ignazio Boschetto, 23) can travel alone, but they’re taking their family values and plenty of gratitude on the road with them as they embark upon a new world tour. I caught up with Gianluca Ginoble from Italy for my podcast where we discussed Il Volo’s U.S. tour launch, the power of family and the one staple the famous trio must always have in their dressing rooms.Il Volo’s 2017 world tour kicks off in March at the perfect venue—Radio City Music Hall. “We really can’t wait to come back to United States,” says Ginoble. “We are bringing our country through the music. The music—we always say that will never die because, as you know, it’s eternal. It’s the kind of music that Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, José Carreras and The Three Tenors, and also [Andrea] Bocelli used to sing since more than 30 years. And so, this is what we are trying to do—to follow the idea of what they did in the past, to bring opera and Italian music all around the world—also to the young generation.”Il Volo has done their part when it comes to narrowing the generation gap. “If you come to our show, you can see people from all the ages. Kids from 1 to 92,” emphasizes Ginoble proudly. It’s not unusual to see three generations filling concert halls for the Il Volo experience.While the team may be far from their homes in Italy, they are quick to embrace the U.S. component of their tour including stops in the Big Apple, Las Vegas and the Washington, D.C. area. “We share beautiful memories,” Ginoble says. “Especially in Las Vegas, because one of the shows that we did as special guests with Barbra Streisand (Ginoble was only 15 years old at the time.)…So that’s probably the best moment of our career— singing with her, it was really a dream come true.”Of course, Il Volo has scored some huge collaborations beyond Streisand, including their latest album with Placido Domingo—Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors (Live). “It was really an honor to perform and share the stage with him,” says Ginoble.

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As they prepare for another whirlwind schedule, does Il Volo have any traditions to keep them on track?

“The best thing to do before we sing, for me especially and for the three of us, is to have the support of the people you love. Because sometimes it’s hard when you’re on tour. Sometimes you feel sad, or you miss something, you miss someone, you miss everything about your home and your hometown.” Ginoble takes a nostalgic tone when he mentions missing family, and yes—the moms.“But anyway, we are growing up. We are starting to travel alone, and so to accept that we are growing up. But we do Skype, FaceTiming with our family, with our friends, and to keep us, you know, warm, and that’s the best thing to give us…the power to go on stage and do just everything we need to do.”So are there any diva-like dressing room requests from Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetta before an Il Volo concert?

“That’s very funny, you know, because two hours before we go on stage we eat pasta,” he says, laughing. “That’s very Italian. Sounds so Italian, I know. But you know why? Because pasta is very good for the throat. Because it like cleans your throat. It’s just plain pasta with no tomato—just pasta. We prefer spaghetti two hours before we go on stage…it’s good for the voice.” Sounds like great advice from great Italian moms. No room for divas, just pasta.

Listen to the conversation with Gianluca Ginoble on iTunes.

Read more Il Volo stories on Parade.

Listen to Nancy’s conversations with Il Volo and other celebrities on iTunes and follow her podcast on Facebook.

 

 

Il Volo Off Stage: Fun and Games

offstageIt is true that Il Volo is on the move again, slowly making their way to the US for their upcoming tour, but they have still found time to share some off duty things with us.  How sweet is it that they do so? 

~~ Kelly

 

Gianluca has been as busy on social media as ever…

Hanging with friends:  click to see photo —> Funny Faces with Alessio  ~~ @allesiosangiacomo

@gianginoble11 and friend #instastory

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… and mastering the hoverboard:  click to watch video —> Hoverboard Master ~~ Gian’s Instagram

He’s also lamenting … chubbier… times as a child… 😀  As if that were ever true!

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Gian’s Instagram

Of course, what would time off be without an amazing selfie with Erny?

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Gian’s Instagram

 

Ignazio has been putting together puzzles with a man’s best friend:

@ignazioboschetto Finalmente l'uomo vitruviano ha preso forma #puzzle #franz #bestfriend

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And what a feat it was!

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He enjoyed some good food…

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…and took some time for a haircut.

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Ignazio’s Instagram; with @marcoguercio18

Piero…

Visited “the keepers of his castle” at Piero Barone House Teca

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And is just generally looking pretty GQ: click to watch video —> Looking Good! Piero with friend ~~ Piero’s Instagram

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RTL102.5 ~ Daniela

On February 15th Il Volo were guests of RTL102.5 in radiovision. They have sung live, but they showed a good 8 videos: They said that London will host Mario Biondi who sang with them in the House Party. There will be a zero date in Roccaraso Italy Abruzzo May 3 but Gianluca let slip that they are preparing something to aid earthquake for Abruzzo. They also said they will go to Kazakhstan, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland. They asked the boys as they do with families as they are often away and they said that when they want to return and I can go by families whereas they think young people who are forced to work to get away from home, go abroad and do not see the families for a long time, Piero Ignazio and Gianluca have said they admire about these guys. They also said that were not previously known in Italy because after TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE went abroad and were like three nerds, but then when they came back with the Vespa broadcasts have begun to have visibility and then of course Sanremo and the fact that they had recorded the unpublished pushed them to greater audience. In addition to Italian tour we have added a date in Ancona and also another date in Rome and maybe they said it could become easily Tormina 4 dates, jokingly said that the date more is for relatives of Piero. ~Daniela

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Although the interview is in Italian, Daniela has given us the brief synopsis above.  The interview contains some excellent video clips.

Stay with it because at the very end Piero goes to get…

our Flight Crew member Maura Pucci and brings her to the table.  Maura!  How did you do that?  How wonderful! 

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That’s her standing beside Gianluca, who she claims as her 11th grandchild.

~Marie