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Bits & Pieces ~ Angels, Ankles and More ~ Mariee

 Several of you sent me this fan art.   I like these…but…I mean… you can’t really SEE their wings you know. 💙❤

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A couple of new Crew members (and Ann) have asked to see my tattoo.  I wear it proudly.


OK, I may as well add my license plate too:

A quick story about those plates… On our driving trip from New York in March Ineke and I stopped for dinner.   I, of course, was wearing one of my Il Volo t-shirts.   A man and woman were entering the restaurant as we were leaving.   The man looked at me and said, “Hey,  I know where you parked.”  Back on the highway about 15 minutes later a car past us and everyone inside was pointing and waving.   First thought… Was my car on fire?  No, the people waving looked too happy.   Finally it dawned on me and I turned to Ineke and said,  “it’s the license plate!”  just another Ilvolover passing us on the road.

Think there’s a self-help group for people like me?

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(Click on photo for easier reading)

wind music awards

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The other day someone (yes, it was you Pirate) didn’t know Flight Crew had a twitter. If you read all our posts only in your email you may not be aware of what is available to you on the site itself.   Go to ilvoloflightcrw.com or just hit “comment” on the bottom of the post in your email and scroll up.   Besides our twitter, where Kelly tweets everything we do here to the guys and some members of the IL Volo team (shame on you Pirate), you will find all kinds of things including music,  Il Volo’s concert calendar, social media addresses of the guys,  a slide show,  how to contact us, who we all are and lots more stuff.   Take a peek when you have time (Pirate).

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The Billboard Music Awards are on Sunday night.   I won’t be watching.   It will be incomplete.

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Finally, the whole world is learning that Il Volo is the best music for anything and everything.  Heck…We already knew that!  

Two Stories.

From Lydka:

Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko performs on Grande Amore by Il Volo in his shows.  I like figure skating and good music.  I love Plushenko and Il Volo, and when it joins together, it is artistic experience of the highest category !

Who is Plushenko ?

Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko, born 3 November 1982. He is a four-time Olympic medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), a three-time World champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian national champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013).

I am fan of Plushenko, so I am very pleased with his choice of song in his program “Kings on Ice”�� In one Russian program was told that he loves Grande Amore song. He chose many times also Italian songs or pieces of opera for his programs (for example Tosca ,Concierto de Aranjuez, Caruso, The Godfather, Adagio, The Swan, Moonlight Sonata..),  often arranged and played by violinist Edvin Marton ( I like his music).

Plushenko + Grande Amore

 A wonderful combination of music art and ice art. Plushenko always expresses great emotions on ice and love and dedication to his beloved sport. He is a great artist, as well as Il Volo are great artists, singers, together they give big honour to beauty in its pure and classical form and result is pleasure for the eyes and ears, balm for the heart and soul. I hope there will be other wonderful combination of Plushenko’s  mastery – virtuosity  with songs Il Volo ! 🙂

I had my own experience..

I was on his ice show with mom, when he visited my town a few years ago, great experience for me, although I was not able to get his autograph.  I miss Evgeni, he is best figure skater in the history, in my opinion. 🙂 And very charismatic entertainer who is doing his sport with whole heart and soul, big passion and love for his skating and this is thing which connects him with  Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

More Grande Amore on ice


Il Mondo on ice


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From Gina:

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It’s official: Gio Benitez is a married man! The ABC newsman said “I do” to fiancé Tommy DiDario in Miami Saturday, the happy couple exclusively confirms to PEOPLE.
Surrounded by 160 friends and family, Benitez and DiDario exchanged self-written vows before sunset at the historic Walton House, a secluded English cottage framed by tropical gardens.
“It’s so special to see how excited our friends and family have been about this wedding,” says Benitez, 30. “It truly is a celebration of love – our own, and what love means in their own lives. We are so moved and humbled to celebrate together.”

Adds DiDario, 30, whose sister Megs officiated the wedding: “The support and love our family and friends have shown throughout this journey have made the entire experience that much more special.”
Both grooms wore J.Crew tuxes and custom-made ties by David Fin for their big day, with Benitez opting for a midnight navy combination and DiDario donning a chambray charcoal ensemble.
After their first kiss as husbands, the duo got the party started with their first dance to Il Volo’s cover of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from Disney’s The Lion King.
The couple was feted by many members of Benitez’s extended news family, including Sam Champion, Shepard Smith, Martha Raddatz and Kevin Ozebek, Benitez’s best man. Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, publicist Howard Bragman and Broadway director and producer Richard Jay-Alexander were also in attendance.
Prior to the celebration, the couple had a pre-wedding getaway to Key Largo, Florida, with family and friends.

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