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Music Notes– by Meheaton

Hi Everyone! We have a new feature here on the blog!  Most of you know Myron, but for those that don’t, he is a voice teacher and recently took some of his students to see Il Volo perform in Chicago.  He has sometimes served as a regional judge for music competitions over the years, and has mentioned before that he loves to discuss the music.

We thought he would add a different aspect to our little home, and he will be talking about music: the boys’, performances, history, etc.  We hope everyone will find it interesting if you don’t know much about music, and will engage in discussion and share your opinions as well.  So, please enjoy his first piece!  Kelly

Il Volo appears on “The Talk” Wednesday, August 14, 2013thCA07MTVP

Review:

The guys were in fine and, may I say, well rested singing voices. We Il Volo fans have all become used to very high vocal standards, and this was no exception. Wonderful. If I were to be a little, tiny bit “picky”, I felt Piero had a really special and excellent day. Gianluca and Ignazio were superb but this song works well for Piero.

Backup:  I always wish for live orchestra – the Toinght Show does it, The Talk does not.

On this show the instrumental computer track was started a bit early as the group was just being announced. Thank goodness Gianluca (who starts the song) was on the ball and got it perfect. Having seen them live in Chicago to sing this exact song, I can tell you that the opening on the instrumental track is tricky. More proof of the high quality of musicians they are.

The entire segment ? I loved it. They were more relaxed and engaging than ever. They had fun with the ladies. My big thing about these talk shows is giving the guys more time to show their natural personality. This show has gotten better and better at doing that and today was warm and funny (Gianluca joking about Selena Gomez being his guest in Italy when she comes to take a cooking class and Ignazio joking about the eyes of one of the ladies) — one of the best Il Volo chat segments on network tv so far. I only wish Jay Leno would do that on the Tonight Show – have them over to the desk in the prior segment and chat with them and then have them sing in the next segment.

The TALK is always special because it was the very first American network show they ever did when they were 16 years old ! Back in fall of 2011.

Thank you, Myron!

In Case You Missed It…..August 14

Hi Everyone,

1) The highlight of the day of course was the appearance of Il Volo on “The Talk”! What can I say they were charming, funny and sang “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” like angels!

I was really pleased to see that the hosts gave them some time and asked good questions. Sharon Osbourne complemented them on their English. She also said she would be attending their concert at Radio City in New York. Gianluca was charming when talking about their fans. Ignazio was a riot flirting like crazy with Sheryl Underwood, he’s so funny! When he was singing his part, they showed a glimpse of her swooning! They got a long standing ovation!!

2) Check some photos on Mundial of Piero doing a water slide with his sister and a picture of the family barbecue.

3) Lreporter_aeroporto_megacityook on Mundial of more pictures of Ignazio partying with friends, they look like they always have a good time!

4) Gianluca’s Twitter page has a collage of him and Elvis in like poses, it was from one of his fans.
Gianluca also is using a new social media called “Brabble”, check it out.

5) See Mundial, they posted a video of “Beautiful Day”

I hope everyone got to see them today, if not I’m sure Mundial will have the video and you can catch it on Utube.

Linda

In Case You Missed It….August 13

Hi Everyone,

Kind of a quiet Il Volo day.

1.)  It seems “The Boys” enjoyed appearing with “The Pooh” last night in Salerno. There is a video on Mundial Facebook, but it’s from very far away so it’s difficult to see who is on the stage.

2.)  Ignazio tweeted a picture of him driving home at 5:30 am!

3reporter_aeroporto_megacity.)  Piero and Ignazio both tweeted tributes to Eydie Gorme.

4.)  Gianlucca, on his Twitter page from yesterday shared the video of Andre Bocelli’s message to him when he won the talent contest. There are also glimpses of Piero and Ignazio. It’s very sweet and fun to see them so young again.

5.)  Gianluca also Tweeted today, pictures of him with a fan. He said “I’m speechless by your continued support. Without you we don’t exist. THANK YOU”   Easy to see why we love these young men so much!

Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio enjoy the rest of your vacations, we are looking forward to your return to The USA!

A reminder, Il Volo will appear tomorrow, 8/14 on “The Talk” 2PM Eastern, on CBS.

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Linda

In Case You Missed It….August, 12

Hi Everyone,

1.)  Il Volo is performing today in Salerno at the “Valle dei Templi” as the guests of The Pooh,a popular Italian band. Hopefully we’ll be able to see some video later today.

2.)  It appears as if “The Boys” appearance on The Talk, Wednesday, 8/14 at 2pm on CBS is a go. They apparently pre-recorded it before threporter_aeroporto_megacityey left LA. Selena Gomez is also appearing.

3.)  There will be a repeat showing of Jay Leno with Il Volo as guests on 8/15.

4.)  There will also be a repeat telecast of Home and Family on the Hallmark Chanel, featuring Il Volo on 8/23 at 12pm. Try to catch it again, it was a wonderful showcase for “The Boys”.

5.)  Il Volo tweeted condolences for the death of Eydie Gorme. She was also remembered on Il Volo Mundial Facebook.

6.)  “The Boys” continue to wind down their vacations with beach days and time with their families and friends. As soon as we know, we’ll give you a date when they will return to The USA.

In Case You Missed it…..August 11

In Case You Missed It

thCAI1VE801.)  We would be remiss in not acknowledging the passing, at age 84 of singer, Eydie Gorme. Ms Gorme was a popular pop and jazz singer since the 50’s. She and her husband, Steve Lawrence toured the world as a duo for decades. She also did some spanish albums, notably “Amor” with her rendition of “Historia de Un Amor”.
Meheaton emailed this to “The Boy’s” manager, Michele Torpedine. Mr Torpedine did respond with his sympathies. I believe some of you received a copy of the e-mail.

2.) If you haven’t yet, check Il Volo Mundial Facebook for some very cute pictures of Gianluca with a fan, she looks so happy and he was very sweet with her.

3.) There is a notice on Mundial to show “The Boys” some respect and privacy in their private lives. Apparently there were some insulting tweets going on because Piero had a tweet from a Mexican actress.

4.) Il Volo will be special guests of “The Pooh” in Salerno on 8/12.  There is still no word on when they will return here to the USA.

Surprise!!!

Hi again! 

 

Busy to day, today!  I just received this email from Ann (who is on Barbara’s mailing list), and she asked me to share!

 

PBS TV Special: BACK TO BROOKLYN

 

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PBS: Friday, November 29th at 9:00pm ET
Superstar Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming at the new Barclays Center arena, with her first Brooklyn concert.
Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand performs an extensive selection of songs from throughout her five-decade career, and duets with son Jason Gould on “How Deep is the Ocean.”
The seemingly endless collection of hits and fan favorites includes:
“Nice N Easy,” “Didn’t We,” “No More Tears (Enough is Enough),” “Rose’s Turn,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Some Other Time,” “Make Our Garden Grow,” along “Evergreen,” “The Way We Were,” “People,” and “Happy Days are Here Again.”
Reviewing her opening night, Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote, “Like few singers of any age, she has the gift of conveying a primal human longing in a beautiful sound.”

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Mark your calanders, guys, and thank you, Ann!
 
Kelly

In Case You Missed It ~~ August 10

Hi everyone!

I reached out to a few people for help with the blog.  I think everyone was very willing to help in any way they could, and I so appreciate that.  This is our home, and I don’t think I should be the only one in charge.  I spoke with a few people who happened to offer first, and that was all the thinking that really went into it.  I hope no one is hurt by that.

Anyway, one of the people I reached out to is Linda S.  She is going to be a contributor for us, collecting news bits from the web and bringing them back here.   So, without further adieu, her first “In Case You Missed It” piece!

In Case You Missed It

   1.) Detroit PBS is airing Il Volo “Buon Natale” on 8/14, a one time preview. The special will not air in the rest of the country until December. They are giving the opportunity to the Il Volo concert goers @ the Fox Theatre on 9/5. $125 reporter_aeroporto_megacitydonation for 1 ticket and $250 for a pair.

2.) As we still don’t know for sure when “The Guys” are returning here, we cannot be sure if their appearance on “The Talk” will be live or on tape.   Marie Osmond is a guest co-host and Selena Gomez is also appearing.

(Edit: We have since learned that this appearance has been cancelled. )

3.) “The Guys” are enjoying the last days of their vacations:
Piero spent the day with his friends and driving cars with his uncle.
Gianluca is spending time with his brother watching soccer and movies.
Ignazio has not been heard from as much, but seems to be having a good time with his friends.

And now you’re caught up…In Case You Missed It!

Thanks, Linda!

Kelly