I know many of you have signed off for the night, but I made a few changes in how the site looks and just wanted to fill you in.
First, how great is the new background artwork? Beautiful, colorful; it leaves no doubt whom we are showing love for! Thank you, Elizabeth!
Secondly, I have turned off the ability to make anymore comments on the earliest posts to the blog. New people were coming everyday, and people were getting lost in where to comment to keep their conversations going. So going forward, I think we should try to do as we did at our old home and switch to commenting on the newest post only whenever a new one goes up. To help with this, I will keep disallowing new comments on the old post when a new one goes up. Example: you should be able to comment on this post, but not on any other post on the blog.
And lastly, I received an email from Lynne today, and she suggested that our Welcome Post should be the first post new readers see when they come to our blog for the first time. Makes sense, since it talks about our history and the expectations for the site. I was able to pin it so it is always the first blog piece, and all the new posts start after that. I’m not sure that will be the best way in the long run, but if it gets too confusing, I have the option to make it our “About” page, and I believe it will then be the first page everyone sees. I will have to play with that a little bit to get it right.
Now, some of these changes came about for some very exciting reasons, but we are still finalizing some details, so I’m not going to reveal them just yet. I think you guys will be very pleased about them–I know I’m super excited 😀 –so stay tuned! 😉
1.) 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.
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
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.”
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 donation 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.