Final US dates for Notte Magica movie!!

Ok, this is a drop everything, grab your girlfriends, husband, etc. and run to the theatre if it is near you!  There are 4 final US dates for the showing of Notte MagicaTHREE of them are all on the same date – Wednesday, November 15 – yes, merely 2 days away!

Thanks to a heads-up reminder from Marion!!  Our dear “behind-the-scener” on this site – she is always looking out for us!  🙂

There is one date in Wilcox, Arizona on December 8, TWO in Florida (Naples & Coconut Creek (Boca), and one in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, all on November 15.  See map below!

Those of us north of the Mason-Dixon line, could surely use a little warmth right now.  It barely got to 30 degrees here in Detroit on Friday!  Brrr…!  Although a slight warm-up is headed our way.  So, get online and find some cheap airfares.  I hear it’s still in the 90s down there in Florida. 

One last time – for the guys…. 🙂 

 

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Notte Magica – Kiev, Ukraine! October 23, 2017

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Yes, folks, the tour is winding down with Kiev, and just Japan after this one.  Soon the memories of these concerts will be like autumn leaves, blowing in the wind.  As the remnants of their voices rustle in our head like falling leaves, and we rake up the memories, let’s treasure these last two cities….

Let’s start with the meet/greet!  Looks like there was a small crowd for this one and the lady in red got 3 pictures!  

https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-october-23-2017/

Thanks to Pat for finding these great links to some FaceBook pages.  Thank you to IlVoloMundial for posting these awesome photos of the Kiev concert!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/IlVoloMundialOficial/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1859054134134908

Also thanks to IlVoloFanCommunity on FB for their gorgeous pictures, as well!  🙂  (the newest ones are under the first part of the “all photos” pictures.)

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ilvolofancrew/photos/?ref=page_internal

 

And now, for your listening enjoyment….. a few videos!  🙂

 

 

I’m sure there is a lot more out there….thanks to everyone that uploaded their videos to You Tube.  Thanks also to Max for keeping many of us informed!  🙂 

 

Ciao – Jana

DWTS – Kiev! For real this time! :)

Ok, we tried to bring it to you yesterday, but tried in vain, and all I finally got was “not available in your country!”  Not sure how all of this techie stuff works, but it can be quite frustrating at times!  🙂  Anyhow, thank God for those that can navigate all the rules, regs, and other techie areas, and allow us to enjoy the fruits of their labor!

I think we all hoped they’d be doing a little dancing, like before, however, below is the video of the guys singing Grande Amore, uploaded from the official Il Volo Facebook page.  I’m sure many have seen it by now.  I let the next video roll, and it was an interview the guys gave in Kiev on some TV show.  It appears it may have been from this morning, before the concert, as they were showing footage of the DWTS  show and the lady interviewer held up a signed CD and 2 tickets.  🙂  Even though it’s all in Ukrainian and Italian, there are some nice still pictures and snippets of other song videos in the intros of each.  And of course, it’s always fun to watch their adorable faces, even if you can’t understand a word they are saying!  🙂   The interview video was uploaded by something in the Ukraine – maybe the show, or that “1plus1” site.  I tried Google translate, but it would not take it?  Enjoy!!  (both videos were uploaded to YouTube)

If we have any fans out there from Kiev, Ukraine that would be willing to translate to English, that would be awesome!! 🙂  

Tomorrow I’ll canvass the concert!


 

I hope you are able to see this interview…

And where are our awesome gents off to next?  We have a blip of their next few dates here….besides what is listed below, I guess we’ll have to follow the trail of leftover pizza crusts and drips of gelato, onto their next appearance!  Love whomever put this together – such a great picture of them.  Looks like they are back to Italy for a few days for the furniture store opening/signing, then another TV show?  Altas Horas?  Then on to the cruise.   Several weeks rest and then on to Japan and Australia!

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Ciao – Jana

Your First Time…with the Guys!

I know from time to time, Marie would often post some comments that were too precious to leave behind and worth being read by all.  I feel this is one of those times….


Laura, from Florida, made some beautiful comments, along with a few others on my “$6.86 a minute” re-post from a few weeks ago now… here are some excerpts from (or in its entirety) their comments!  And thank you to those that said I was pretty!  That photo was from the first meet/greet with the guys from PBS, taken by the pro photographer.  I honestly can’t remember, but I think that was before we saw them!  Certainly, you can see the joy and anticipation in my face.  It is really a good picture of me.  🙂  I don’t always look that good – lol!

Laura (and others) – hope you don’t mind me re-posting this, I thought it was so awesome!  To those that have met them, we all say the same thing the first time “tongue-tied, star-struck, zombie-brained,” etc. and wished we could have come up with something a bit more witty than “you were so wonderful….”  You know, I wonder what the guys are thinking and what it’s like to have all these “mature” women, just seem to turn to mush right before their eyes (that’s it – don’t look into their eyes!  That’s when our brains turn to mush!)?  We have a long time now to decide what to say to them, whether for the first time or the fifth time, and Laura has helped us out here!

Laura said….

Jana, You sure are pretty and I got a kick out of your ingenious (and scary) title! I’m a two-years old “newbie” to IL VOLO. This is the first time I’ve read your piece here. I smiled, laughed and almost cried from what apparently can be a very poignant IL VOLO Meet & Greet experience. I’ve not yet attended one, but if I ever do, I think I’d have to go armed with some kind of self-protective, humorous, but sincere comment for the actual, terrifyingly awkward moment of having to say one other thing to them beyond a sincere, quick, ‘Hello. Wonderful to meet you! ‘ Maybe something to each, like “I just had to come talk with you; sweetness is my weakness.” or, “When God made you guys, he was showing off.” “So, how was Heaven when you left it?” “If I had a star for every time you brightened my day, I’d have a galaxy in my hand.” “What time do you have to be back in Heaven?” “I’ve never seen such dark eyes filled with so much light in them.” “Oh, I think you’ve got something in your eye. No; wait; It’s just a sparkle.” “I think I can die happy now, ’cause I’ve just heard and seen a piece of Heaven.” “Did it hurt when you fell out of Heaven?” (For the bolder Ilvolover, s/he could pretend to look at the tag in the back of his shirt and say, “Yep!! Made in Heaven.”)


From Victoria Wilson…

I don’t even know how to tell you how touched I was about what you wrote. You are beautiful and your story made me realize how similar we all are over these boys. On bad days when the pain is so bad I cannot have a blanket on me, I am so grateful to have my YouTube on my TV so I can sooth that savage beast in me that is making my day miserable. I’m past being infatuated with them after seeing them on American Idol and went on an urgent search for them on YouTube. Even then you could find bits and pieces. We’ve gotten all their albums, DVD’s and after seeing them in Minneapolis, we had tickets immediately to go to Italy. My husband and I have them singing in our house and car and wherever we are. Every day we think we have found our favorite song until we find something we haven’t heard before on YouTube and then we are enthralled all over again. We cannot seem to get enough and marvel at how they have grown. How I did that trip to Italy, I will never know. I pray I can do it again. Thank you is such a small phrase to use in telling you how much I enjoy your emails every day. My dearest friend has a tin ear and how sad that she cannot get the joy I do from these wonderful talented boys. They make my days happy and some rough nights fly by with their voices in my ear. Bless you and I’m so glad someone else feels just the way we do and can never get enough of their music. I love all of you out there. Victoria


From Laura Parish…

And you are completely reeled in. There is no hope from this addiction.


From Loretta Foley, Canada…

Girls are you all crazy asking yourself is it worth it? OF COURSE IT IS WORTH IT & OF COURSE THEY ARE MORE THAN WORTH IT THEY ARE IL VOLO. NO SINGER IS BETTER THAN IL VOLO. THEY ARE OUR PRECIOUS IL VOLO & NOBODY CAN TAKE THEIR PLACE EVER. Cost is nothing. IL VOLO IS EVERYTHING IN OUR LIVES. The only thing I have to figure out is how can I get enough money to follow them around the world???? then for sure my son will be trying to force me into a home for the mentally unbalanced but that will never work either. WE ARE ALL ADDICTED WITH LOVE TO THE MOST AMAZING YOUNG MEN ON EARTH. All other entertainers will never understand how they can get the same attraction from their followers, their loss. PLEASE, PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED ON ANY CONCERT OR INFORMATION THAT I MIGHT MISS

JANA LOVE YOUR POST excuse me for going a little crazy. Can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t put them first & foremost. Oh well I’ll settle down in a few minutes. I go to a senior centre on Thursdays & I bring Il Volo with me so they graciously play their music for me. A new lady has joined the group who is from Italy & she also listens to Il Volo so now everyone else is getting used to listening to Il Volo. YIPPEE.


From rpappas…

I can’t say anything other than PERFECTLY SAID. I could feel my own emotions welling up with each word. Could never explain it but you did. Thank you. I’m going to copy this and just give it to people when they ask me why11! Thank you!


From Dorothy Henderson…

Jana, you are priceless! When I made the big discovery, on PBS, I didn’t have a way to see them! I told my daughter to search on her computer…bingo…she found the three that were to forever change my lack of technology! , She went right out and got me a tablet and the rest is history! Thanks for sharing your experience! I haven’t even looked for a support group! Here’s to more and more AMORE! Dot in Texas!


From our own Daniela P…

Jana, are you sure you posted it a year ago? Then maybe I did not read it.
I had a lot of fun, because I recognized myself in your attitudes.
I believe every Ilvolover recognizes itself in your words, in the anxiety that makes you look for everything talk about them, that you spend for both distant and expensive Meet & Greet concerts.
You wonder if it’s worth it …….. certainly yes, we have no doubts.


From Joan Guyon…

Jana Lucky you. I have yet to attend a meet and greet. If I get the chance, I will take your advice and save up for it. Joanie G


From Marie… (I know she posted this last year, but a good laugh again is always great!)

Jana, I swear I laughed for 5 minutes. Believe me I understand.
~ Just another addict.


From Lynn Delaney…

Jana, this cracked me up. There’s so much in your story we can relate to.


My heart-felt thanks to those that commented here.  I did not have much of a chance to reply to your comments, as I was in Miami, but I loved them all!  However, I read them all and many smiles came to my face.  Each day I think I’m going to throw in the towel here and is keeping this site going worth it?  But then I read your comments, it only takes one or two, and then I remember why I’m doing this!  So, thank you!  Grazie Mille!  

Jana

 

 

 

 

Dancing with the Stars – Kiev! 21:00

Update:  Here is the link, however, it says not available in USA….

https://1plus1.ua/tanci-z-zirkami/video/chotiri-stihiyi-divis-pivfinal-tanci-z-zirkami-na-11

 

Hello all!

Ok, not sure if this is going to work or not, but it “LOOKS” like they are live streaming on their Facebook page.  Can’t really tell though, it just keeps advertising the 21:00 hour….

But here is the Facebook link if anyone wants to give it a try.  It’s 9p there and 8 hours ahead of EST – so 1p on East Coast!

https://www.facebook.com/tanci1plus1/

 

https://1plus1.ua/tanci-z-zirkami/video/chotiri-stihiyi-divis-pivfinal-tanci-z-zirkami-na-11.

 

 

Miami – Palms Court! Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Ok, so sorry,  not sure what is going on with Facebook,  but if you go to my page: Jana amore il volo, hopefully you can still see it.  I reposted it again.

Ok, as you have probably figured out by now, I was in Miami for the short performance of Il Volo on Friday, October 13.  Yes, Chris, Sharon, and I jetted off for Miami on Thursday.  Although it was on various Facebook pages, I stumbled upon it quite by accident.  I just kept wondering where this Estefan’s Kitchen was that Barbara and Piero kept posting from?  We knew they were in Miami, at their place, recording their new album, but were they like IN their private kitchen?  I just had to find out!  So, super sleuth that I am, I Googled “Estefan Kitchen” and what came up?  A website for a restaurant, run by the Estefan’s!  Upon further investigation, as I scrolled down, a headline link caught my eye “don’t miss the Italian singing trio Il Volo on Fri, Oct 13!”  What?  I looked further and saw it was free!  Of course, that was one of the most expensive free concerts I’ve ever been to!   Lol!  After booking the hotel, table, Uber rides, plane fare, etc.  🙂  However short their performance was, it was glorious to see them, yet once again, performing on US soil.

There are likely better versions of this video out on You Tube, as we didn’t have the best vantage point.  For some reason, they put all the paying fans to the side of the performance area.  However, the guys knew we were all there and made a point of at least looking our way a few times, as you will see from the video.  🙂   You also have to put up with my often off-key singing and various comments.  You will hear about the middle of the show, someone saying “is that really necessary?”  I just want you to know, it wasn’t about me.  The person in front of me moved her phone to a different spot, blocking the other person’s view.  I was literally, in the middle.  This is a totally unedited version, starting with me getting up from our table.

With the luck of Il Volo, it was a beautiful night – hot and breezy.  We were also lucky enough to attend the sound check, where they sang 2 songs – El Triste and O Sole Mio.  The guys didn’t come on until over halfway through, well after 8p.

I would like to give a shout out to the Estefan Kitchen!  Although we had to wait a bit for our food, it was excellent!  Even the leftovers warmed up the next day, eaten in our hotel room.   After 6 caffe/chocolate martinis, it was time to say goodbye on Sunday evening.  Chris and I said goodbye to our favorite bartender, Andres, and he was kind enough to take a picture with us.  The place has only been open since about April, but it is fabulous and the management and wait staff, superb!  The drinks, will knock your socks off!  The sangrias and caffe martinis were our favorites.  Our hotel, the Hampton Inn on Biscayne Avenue, is where we stayed and within walking distance of the “kitchen.”  (which we proved several nights in a row – even after coming back a little tipsy!)

We also had fun at South Beach Miami and Chris and I went to Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, which was also pretty cool.

When we arrived on the 3rd night in the row and sat in our now “favorite seats,” Andres wasn’t there right away and we thought he may have the night off.  However, a bit later, he did come around the corner and saw us.  He came over to me and held out his hands for me to take, like we were old friends!  Almost like Cheers, but I don’t think he knew our names.  I’m sure if we had been there longer, we could have asked for our usual and would have had it served promptly!  Oh, Andres, how I miss your martinis and only wish you could come and make them for me in my kitchen!  I would even let Chris and Sharon borrow you!

Chris and I came home on Monday, and Sharon on Tuesday.  It was short, but a pleasant, long weekend getaway – from the pre-winter doldrums, we know are coming!  Unfortunately, the guys had left Saturday to return to Italy, so there was no chance we would see them again before we left.

Oh, one more thing!  If you ever go to Miami, at least where we were, be very careful walking!  The city is not made for walkers, or drivers, for that matter!  You literally took your life in your hands when trying to cross the street.  Darned near had a heart attack after a few Uber rides.  After that, I sat in the back seat!

So, Ciao and Enjoy!  🙂 

(I tried in vain several different options to uploading/downloading this, finally giving up and uploading to Facebook, however, I couldn’t download it to my own computer!  I guess I’ll have to take the SD card out eventually!)  By the way, it says the link cannot be embedded, but if you click on it, it will take you to my Facebook page.  🙂  (ok, any techie person out there that can figure this out, please let me know….)