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Here’s how Tippy spent her 85th.

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On Aug 28, 2013, my 85th birthday, I celebrated at the We Are Love concert in The Gibson Theater, Universal City, SO CAL!

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The very best birthday of my life!!

Four of us went. My dear friend, IlVolover Marlene, my dear Grand Daughter, Dara, & her friend, Polly.  Our seats were good, I thank PBS. All of the crowd around us were there for a great evening! To share Il Volo love!!! Edgar Cortazar & his sweet family sat in front of us! He & Mark Portman composed We Are Love! He autographed our Il Volo booklets & wished me a happy birthday! Dara chatted with him the most. He told us our guys are great to work with! On time & prepared!

Word got around our seats & people were stopping by to wish me a happy birthday!

This was my first time to see the guys, Marlene & I were in seventh Heaven!! Dara & Polly (long time concert goers) said it was the best concert they had ever seen!! It was a magical, wondrous, enchanted evening!!! This was the concert where they seemed to be on upper stage singing behind the screens! Piero appeared on the unlit stage first, followed by Gianluca, & Ignazio! Realizing they were there, in front of us, we were all on our feet applauding as the lights came up! So wonderful to see them in
person! We were a great audience, clapped as each new song started! Standing ovation at each song’s end! Their performance was perfect, as always! I fell more deeply in love as the music unfolded! I felt like my heart would burst with the magnificence of their voices!! The Maria with the girls was such fun!! Toward the end of the concert Gianluca & Piero took off their jackets & laid them on the piano.
Ignazio said if they were taking off clothes, he was taking off his shoes! He did & performed a few songs in his socks. It was a beautiful concert!!!

We had M&G tickets! There were only 20 of us with PBS M&G tickets. Live Nation had a lot of people & went in first. They seated us all in upper theater seats as we waited! A happy crowd & waiting was comfortable just chatting with those around. I knew if I told the Boys it was my BD they would sing to me! Finally it was our turn, just the 4 of us, one on one! A big room with the banner Il Volo In Concert on the back wall. They were standing waiting for us for the photos!

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I get brain fade in their presence!!! So don’t know exactly what happened! I went up first & did manage to tell Ignazio that it was my 85th BD! The photo taken show them singing to me in our group pic.

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Maybe they sang twice. Ignazio looked down at me, I’m not very big, & said. Your birthday, hmmm, as tho he was considering a world problem. Then they all started to sing. I did not tell them how wonderful they & their amazing music are! My granddaughter said that didn’t matter, all they had to do was look at my face, it was radiant!!! The photographer said we were photogenic & took 8 photos when since there were 4 of us, she was only supposed to take the 4.

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Marlene is from England & had a purse with London double-decker bus on it so Ignazio remarked to her that he has gone to London many times. We got our photos taken & as I got to Gianluca I did tell him my husband was Italian & had family living in Italy. He asked where & I said Fondi, he said it was a beautiful region. Then we were outside & it was over!

We walked around their big white buses 2 & found we were close to the performers entrance. Not wanting this wonderful nite to end we tried to decide who would go to get the car. I need to throw in here, PBS stayed with us until we got into our car & started home! I was very impressed with that! We could see into the entrance & saw Gianluca & Ignazio walking down the hall. Polly went to get the car. Before she came back Piero popped out the entrance! He was with an older woman who was on the
phone. At that time I didn’t realize you can talk to our guys anytime you meet! I did have enough wits to call over to him that they were wonderful & his voice magnificent! He said thank you very much!

We all had the time of our lives, the concert being much more than expected!! It was an enchanted evening! We got to my Granddaughter’s home late, going up to bed at 1:50 AM. Beautiful memories for us all!!! August 28th was my 86th BD. I plan to go to next year’s Concert & anywhere here when they return to the States! The more you see our wonderful guys, the more you want to see them again!!


Congratulations Ignazio, Gianluca, Piero! YOU DID IT!

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca we salute you!

You never let us down!  You carried on in sickness and in health.

Here’s to Il Volo’s awesome 2013 Tour,

We are Love and  Mas Que Amor!

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By Il Volo Venezuela October 17, 2013        Costa Rica
By Il Volo Venezuela October 17, 2013
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By Il Volo Venezuela  October 17, 2013      Costa Rica
By Il Volo Venezuela October 17, 2013
Costa Rica
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Angels on stage
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By MFA 9/14

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By Gianluca Ginoble    October 13, 2013
By Gianluca Ginoble
October 13, 2013

Yep, Beautiful (did use that one?)

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Piero Barone
Credits: Radio City Music Hall
Credits: Radio City Music Hall
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Credits: Ercole Ginoble
The Dream Came True!
The Dream Came True!
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Gianluca, “MIAMI!!! Are you ready for tonight????!!!”

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By Piero Barone
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   By MFA Boston September 14, 2013
By MFA Boston
September 14, 2013



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Credits: Piero Barone Twitter
Credits: Piero Barone Twitter
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Credits: Il Volo
Gianluca, "With some beautiful fans after the concert in Tampa!"
Gianluca, “With some beautiful fans after the concert in Tampa!”

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By Il Volo Venezuela October 11, 2013 Valencia, Venezuela
By Il Volo Venezuela October 11, 2013
Valencia, Venezuela




Hi Everyone,

As usual the last 2 concerts have been amazing!!  Tonight the “Guys” are appearing in Porto Alegre Brazil. The Venue is Oi Arujo Vianna.

I thought you might like a little history of Porto Alegre.

Porto Alegre (local Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtʊ aˈlɛɡɾɪ] ( listen);[1] Merry Harbour) is the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Its population of 1,509,939 inhabitants (2010) makes it the tenth most populous city in the country and the centre of Brazil’s fourth largest metropolitan area, with 4,405,760 inhabitants (2010). The city is the southernmost capital city of a Brazilian state.[2] Porto Alegre is one of the top cultural, political and economic centers of Brazil.

Porto Alegre was founded in 1772 by immigrants from the Azores, Portugal. In the late 19th century the city received many immigrants from other parts of the world, particularly from Germany, Italy, and Poland. The vast majority of the population is of European descent.

The city lies on the eastern bank of the Rio Guaiba (Guaiba Lake), where five rivers converge to form the Lagoa dos Patos (Lagoon of the Ducks), a giant freshwater lagoon navigable by even the largest of ships. This five-river junction has become an important alluvial port as well as a chief industrial and commercial center of Brazil.

The port of Porto Alegre is important for transporting local produce. The “capital gaúcha” has a broad-based economy that lays particular emphasis on agriculture and industry. Agricultural production includes produce such as plums, peaches, rice and cassava grown on rural smallholdings. The shoe and leather industries are also important, especially in Novo Hamburgo, in the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre.  alegre

The city area concentrates 28% of the native flora of Rio Grande do Sul, with 9,288 species.[3] Among these, there are many trees which are the vestiges of the Atlantic Forest. Fauna are also diversified, specially in the islands and hills. The Portoalegrense environs include many parks, squares and wooded streets. Porto Alegra will be one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Twitters, Tweets and Keeks:

Gianluca is on a Twitter roll! “I love my relationship with my bed, no commitment we just sleep together” The ring I wear is on the right hand NOT LEFT, I’m single, lol”  “San Pablo, Rio De Janeiro and Curitiba are done, Porto Alegre now it’s your turn” “Unexpected kisses are the best.” “Sometimes it’s better to take a deep breath and shut up!”

Piero tweets: Bye bye #Curitiba, #PortoAlegre are you ready for tonight? #The TourisAlmostOver” Curitiba is beautiful, #Ilvolovers are the sweetest and more beautiful people I have ever seen” Happy Birthday #Nonno you are my inspiration and I will always thank you for everything you’ve done for me!”

Ignazio’s tweets are fewer. “Curitiba!!! was amazing tonight, thank you sooo much #Curitiba boanoite”

After tonight Il Volo will return to Sao Paulo for three concerts again at the Bradesco, 11/11, 11/12 and 11/13. The concert following, in Panama on 11/16 is the last concert of the South American tour.

It has been announced that Il volo will appear at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Grove in LA on 11/17. Apearing with them, among others are Cee Lo Green and Jewel. 80th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  Here’s hoping after that appearance, that they get a few days rest in Los Angeles before anymore appearances.

Check out Team Il Volo and All things Il Volo for some good photos and clips.

Love and Luck tonight!!!!


So Long Chile, Hello Buenos Aires!

By Gianluca Ginoble
By Gianluca Ginoble

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble Hi!


“Piero Barone Il Volo ‏@piero_barone
Hello there!! 😎 http://instagram.com/p/gGpi9xEzFz/

From Argentina:

“Piero Barone Il Volo ‏@piero_barone
#BuenosAires we are here!!
#BuenosAires aquí estamos!!

“Gianluca Il Volo     ‏@GianGinoble

We had so much much doing some interviews in Buenos Aires! They will be released soon! #argentina #MasQueAmorTour #granrextheatre

About Chile:

“Piero Barone Il Volo ‏@piero_barone   #Chile El concierto fue súper cool!!”

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble
Thanks #chile #santiago for the great concert! We’ll come back soon!”

Ignazio, Amazing show tonight here in Managua…!!

  "Getting Ready"  By Gianluca Ginoble September 20, 2013
“Getting Ready”
By Gianluca Ginoble
September 20, 2013


After the concert

“ignazio boschetto ‏@IBoschetto    Amazing show tonight here in Managua…!! Now getting some relax and getting ready for tomorrow night..!! Good night #ilvolovers”

“Piero Barone Il Volo ‏@piero_barone    First concert in #managua is done!! Ready for another one tomorrow night??!?!??? #BUONANOTTE #nicaragua and #world”

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble    Wonderful concert! #nicaragua #managua @ilvoloNicas @IlVoloNicaragua see u tomorrow at the same place!”


Before Il Volo’s first concert in Nicaragua

“Gianluca Il Volo ‏@GianGinoble    Getting ready https://twitter.com/GianGinoble/status/392046242567819264/photo/1