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Hey Crew!  Don’t forget!  Il Volo on the Latin Grammy Awards  *TONIGHT* at 8pm on Univision.  Or… livestream Here ⇒ http://www.latingrammy.com/en/live
Streaming begins at 5 pm.  Red Carpet at 7 pm.  Show at 8 pm.  Break a leg Guys!

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Some Neat Articles Lynn Keough Found

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Flight: “Now the Grammy ‘

Guests in Bari of Panorama of Italy , Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca Flight recount the successes of a whole career on the rise, with some still dream in the drawer: “Filling the stadiums with our music and winning a Grammy”

“In America we are with 2 albums in Top5, ranking first in the classical and early in the pop – Ignatius explains in Bari, guestPanorama of Italy and his companions – We received a tweet from Britney Spears , I gave five to Steve Tyler, Lady Gaga made ​​a selfie with us and filled us with compliments. ” A spell began on the stage of leave you a song and literally burst on to the Ariston, managed to transform a dream into reality : “We could not imagine a or two years ago that one day we filled the Arena – continues Gianluca – Greater love has changed my lifeand has given us the opportunity to create a repertoire and win a lot of people. ” Not to mention the increasingly strong affection of the fans, as told by Piero, it is made ​​”by 80% of girls and 20% of adults. Three generations that follow our concerts. ” Yet not everything that glitters is gold, as quell’Eurovision touched with a finger : “It was a small disappointment. We were first in the televoting, but the jury did not make us win, and there It is anger. And who comes back there? “ . The future, however, it’s all for them, between the desire to stay together for a long time (“Why we should split up and destroy all the more beautiful?”) And a final grand prize to be won: the Grammy.

Full Story and pictures here ⇓
 http://www.vanityfair.it/show/musica/15/11/11/il-volo-vogliamo-il-grammy-intervista?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=marketing&utm_campaign=vanityfair

 

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Let’s see…who lives here?

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Nice flashback, Lynn.  When our boys were Babes in New York.  Cutest faces ever! 

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Well Ignazio, how about this challenge?

 Nice, however…I would not want to eat that particular pizza!

 

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A peek into the Guy’s friend, Minio’s shop, “Luxottica”.  He must like Il Volo too!

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Ah, an Italian ghost story.  Start at the beginning of the video, but for the end of the story, go past the italian telling around 5:50.

~Thanks Lynn!

 

“I’ll, be loving you, eternally….” ~ Jana

When I got back from my walk tonight, there was a nice surprise waiting for me in my mailbox. The guys were waiting for me, ever so patiently! They were a little cramped in that small box and suffocating in that envelope. I couldn’t wait to get up to my apartment and let them out! I gave a little shout, as not to alarm my neighbors and quickly did a little dance around my living room, holding it closely, giving it little kisses all over, as if they were really here! Alas, they are not, but I can hold them close to my heart now, any time I want…can you?

There they were, just looking at me, and only me. Gianluca with that serious look, Piero with his half grin, and Ignazio with his beautiful smile and eyes half closed…I have them, in the palm of my hand!   I could hear the rustling, the cajoling…”hey, open us up!  We want to tell you our story!  Hey!  Ow!  Igna!  Piero!  Guys… says Gianlu!”  Yes, guys, soon – I have a few things to do first….”book

Even though the book is in Italian, the words you can understand, leap from the page as if the guys were right there. As you read their passages, you can hear their voices telling you their story and imagine the expressions on their faces of happiness and pride, as well as fear and sorrow. “Finally” it says on the back cover, they can finally tell the truth, their story. It’s the first official book of Il Volo – first you think? I can hardly wait for the second one! What chapters lie in their future; what mysteries lie ahead? For we do not know their destiny – they do not know their destiny. One thing we know for certain though, is that they are certainly destined to do great things, whatever they may be!

I will not tease you with cliffhangers from the book, because I encourage you to get your own copy. You can translate it the hard way, by typing it in Google Translate, paragraph by paragraph, as I was doing… or you can get the book and use the translate app on your smart phone (that can be easily downloaded) and scroll across the words. It’s like when you were a kid and you had the magic mirror decoder to decode the secret messages. The words magically appear in English, right before your eyes! It takes a little adjusting and practice, but it is worth it.

For those of you that say you will wait for the English version? Well, I applaud your virtuousness! I am sad to say, I admit I am part of the “gotta have it now” generation. For who knows what tomorrow will bring?? I ordered it about a week or so ago and was surprised to get it this week, as I wasn’t expecting it til next week. So a very nice surprise! When you use the app, the words just jump from the page and it’s like getting a hug from each of the guys as they tell their stories….I must say I love the way the book is laid out. It is very simple and straightforward. Whoever did this, Rizzoli? Did a marvelous job! Yes, we have read countless interviews of them and translations of those interviews, but this book is more than just a few sentences, it is paragraphs of their most intimate thoughts and memories that they are sharing with us.   So, don’t wait… go to amazon.it and get your copy today!

However, I am once again, in a dilemma….like the empty picture frame around my heart that was miraculously filled this past July, the inside cover of my book is blank and once again, awaiting their signatures! Will this dream come true, as my other one did? Can I sneak my copy of the book into the meet and greet in Detroit? In Vegas? Will they be pleased that I have an Italian copy?  One may never know, as I await to begin my own chapter of my “avventura straordinaria!”  Only a little over 100 days til they land at the Fox in Detroit – let the countdown begin!blank book

~Jana

If you are desperate for their new book….

Ciao a tutti!!

Ok, if you have a Kindle and/or a Smart phone with the Amazon Kindle app; here is what you can do….just fyi, if you dare:

After I ordered it from Amazon.com (US), I found it was $4.00 cheaper on Amazon.it – strange, I know?    Yes, the site is all in Italian, but I’m sure you can figure it out and if you have a regular Amazon account, it’s your same ID/Password!

Link to Il Volo new book on amazon.it  Hope it works.  For me it comes up 7.99 euros, which is just about $8.80 or so.  When you place your order, it should be delivered automatically.  If, for some reason, it doesn’t work, you can always order from regular US Amazon site.

When you do get it, open it up.  I will admit to not being a very techy person, so if I can figure this out, you can too!  That being said, here is how you can translate it paragraph by paragraph.  First, I just put my finger on a word, not really knowing what I was hoping for, but a box popped up to download the Italian dictionary – so, I did that.  Ok, now what?  Pick a word and hold it down with your finger.  It will “highlight.”  Then, if you are lucky, a few things will “scroll” like a banner at the bottom, or top.  Scroll across and you will come to something that says “translate.”  You will see your word defined in English!

Yes, there is a way to do more than one word.  It does take some practice though – just do a few words at a time and work up to one paragraph.  I would not do more than one paragraph at a time, but you can try.  Yes, this will take you a while, but it will be worth it!

To do more than one word, you will see the little “margin blockers?” that enclose the word you have chosen, or held down with your finger.  If you take your finger and gently “move” the one on the right, you will see more than one word or sentence get highlighted.  You can also drag your finger down to do the whole paragraph.  Also on mine, in the translation box, you may see a little “speaker” symbol.  If you click on that, it will TALK to you!!

If none of this works for you, you may need to find someone from the younger generation to show you. I’m sure they will be happy to do it!  🙂

Here are just a few of the first sentences of the intro, that I grabbed from the Amazon site, translated from Google Translate….

Piero was sure to become a music teacher, Ignazio sang with passion but certainly not thought of success, Gianluca sang only for himself, because it made him feel good. In short, the music was in everyone’s future but none of them could have imagined that 25 April 2009, the fate would knock on the door and Il Volo was “born,” which in a few years has achieved international fame and the first places in the standings and in Italy in the world.”

I will tell you this – when I did the whole paragraph, then looked down into the little box with the translation, my heart literally skipped a little beat and it felt like I was opening this little treasure chest and they were speaking right to me as the words jumped off the page to my heart…

(my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S5 – not sure if things might be different for different models of phones…might also be easier for those of you with a tablet, since they are much bigger than a smart phone!)

Buona fortuna!

Ciao!

Jana

From Gina ~ Bewitched by the Boys and a ‘Ghost Village’