Gloria and Emilio Estefan, 2017 honorees of the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, will receive special recognition during the special edition of Univision’s ‘Premio Lo Nuestro.’
Univision is celebrating music legends and its own longevity in the music awards space this year during the 2018 Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina. Marking its 30th anniversary, the show will feature some of the greatest artists in Latin music and special tributes to icons who have paved the way for new artists. Univision today confirmed Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Laura Pausini, Leslie Grace, Il Volo, Pepe Aguilar, Los Tigres del Norte and Victor Manuelle are among the many artists that will perform live next Thursday, February 22 from the American Airlines arena at 8 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. CT).
Event Information ***Just Announced*** Artists performing LIVE At Premio Lo Nuestro 2018: Claudia Leitte, Chyno Miranda, Daddy Yankee, David Bisbal, Evaluna Montaner, Il Volo, Johnny Ventura, Laura Pausini, Leslie Grace, Los Tigres Del Norte, Mau Y Ricky, Milly Quezada, Nego Do Borel, Pepe Aguilar, Pitbull and Victor Manuelle Presenting LIVE At Premio Lo Nuestro 2018: Angelica Maria, Angelica Vale, Giselle Blondet, Ivy Queen, Luis Coronel, Luis Enrique, Maite Perroni, Mario Domm and Myrka Dellanos Hosting: Laura Pausini (Co-host), Alejandra Espinosa (Co-host) and Lili Estefan (Co-host) Carpet Hosts: Borja Voces, Chiquinquira Delgado, Daniela Giacomo, Giselle Blondet, Javier Poza, Myrka Dellanos, Raul De Molina and Tony Dandrades
Premio Lo Neustro returns to the AmericanAirlines Arena Thursday, February 22, 2018! Tickets on sale now
Ah, those morning curls…… 🙂 Happy Wednesday everyone!
Daniela sent us this article and link. This has been making the rounds on the various social media sites…. awesome news!
Today a nice article has been published on IL QUOTIDIANO written by ANDREA SPINELLI about IL VOLO and the new album.
It’s an interview that the guys have released during Sanremo.
IL VOLO: LONG LIVE LATIN POP
The young tenors change sound: “We have to renew ourselves, risking, the future is brave, we start again from Miami, with an album produced by Emilio Estefan, and a duet with Gloria”
Sanremo, 11 February 2018 – “You never get used to such a great emotion”, assures Il Volo, talking about the hot shiver on the stage of the Ariston, once again chosen as the crossroads of his career. Three years after the triumph of Grande Amore, in fact, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble sought the reassuring applause of the Festival before flying under the Miami sun, to open a new chapter in their lives. “Returning to Sanremo was a great honor and we are extremely grateful to Baglioni,” they explain. «A standing ovation has been added to the applause and the return has become perfect».
Coming down from the stage has the idea of trying again? Maybe in a few years?
Gianluca: «Once you have won, you can return to competition in Sanremo only with a song able to repeat the feat. Because, at that point, you can not be content to compete in the group, but you are forced to head a race ».
Actually, Sanremo was decisive three years ago.
Piero: “At the time we suffered the idea of doing concerts abroad and returning to Italy just for the holidays, so we said: let’s go to Sanremo, or it goes or breaks it. We had nothing to lose, because in Italy we were known, but, let’s say it all, not too much appreciated. We could not find with the public the empathy we had abroad “.
What do you think has discovered the public of you thanks to the Festival?
Piero: «That we are not the only guys able to sing O sole mio and Un Amore così grande, but we know how to embark on even more risky enterprises, succeeding, I think, quite well. Just think about the concert with Placido Domingo in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, born a year and a half ago from a winning idea of our manager Michele Torpedine ».
Now, however, the time has come to change direction.
Piero: «I believe that an artist should stick to the times and, why not, throw an eye to the genres and sounds that enliven the musical scene at that time. Although the classic never dies, in fact, ours is a genre that someone can consider old. So we decided to give a good refresh to our music, putting ourselves in the hands of a great Latin producer like Emilio Estefan, who will certainly not sing us with a symphony orchestra ».
Gianluca: «In these years we have taken refuge in the covers with the awareness that it would have been useless to record a record of unpublished classic, because the audience of our concerts jump on chairs especially when we do O sole mio e Un amore così grande. People are fond of that kind of repertoire and to propose something really new you have to change the register ».
Where does the road start from?
Piero: «From Miami, we fly there on 19 February because on the 22nd we have the Lo Nuestro Prize in which the best Latino musicians of the year participate».
Gianluca: «In 2019 we will do a ten-year career, people abroad have learned to appreciate us as well. Now we want a Flight 2.0. In the new album there is a lot of rhythm but also beautiful vocal parts, Il Volo with a new sound. More pop, a light voice, but always of quality ».
Produce Estefan. Has the superstar wife come alive?
Gianluca: «Yes. There is a duet with Gloria Estefan and we are honored. But the meeting between an icon of Latin music like her with a group that has our characteristics you can also wait for it, others are absolutely surprising alongside our name. Starting with the first single ».
Who would have liked to host?
Ignazio: «Shakira. But already Gloria is so much, so much stuff. “
Why this Latin turn?
Ignazio: «In the United States we have succeeded at seventy percent with the adult and thirty with the young, while in Latin countries like ours we have the girls under the hotels».
Gianluca: «When I read the criticisms that define us as young old people, I think are not completely unfounded at times. I am 23 years old and artistically, I would like to live a little more my age. I am convinced I can do it only now, because then it would be difficult to go back “.
The Stones used to say ” Il tempo è dalla mia parte ”: time is on my side.
Gianluca: «True. We have different tastes, vocality and dreams. But everyone knows that it is the group that makes the strength and that it would be stupid to divide our paths. But to continue walking together we must renew ourselves, risking. The future is of the brave ».
Turning the world, what was the most surprising discovery?
Ignazio: «We went to Tokyo thinking of sushi and we left again admired by an extraordinary culture and social organization».
Gianluca: «In Japan there is a civilization and an order that are difficult to find other latitudes».
A few stumbles?
Piero: “A few gaffes, rather. Like when Ignazio, for example, before the Pope, instead of saying “His Holiness” came out with “salve” ».
Tokio, Sanremo, the album with Emilio. Another dream to achieve?
Piero: «A Grammy we must try to win it. In Sanremo we would have liked to sing one of the new pieces. But it would have been useless to play there songs that the public could not find the next day on social networks or on music platforms. “
Gianluca: «Emilio has said it: this will be a Grammy Album. And we believe it ».
Just a little over a year ago, was the last time a few of us saw the guys…. enjoy the video uploaded by Sharon. 🙂
Ok, as you have probably figured out by now, I was in Miami for the short performance of Il Volo on Friday, October 13. Yes, Chris, Sharon, and I jetted off for Miami on Thursday. Although it was on various Facebook pages, I stumbled upon it quite by accident. I just kept wondering where this Estefan’s Kitchen was that Barbara and Piero kept posting from? We knew they were in Miami, at their place, recording their new album, but were they like IN their private kitchen? I just had to find out! So, super sleuth that I am, I Googled “Estefan Kitchen” and what came up? A website for a restaurant, run by the Estefan’s! Upon further investigation, as I scrolled down, a headline link caught my eye “don’t miss the Italian singing trio Il Volo on Fri, Oct 13!” What? I looked further and saw it was free! Of course, that was one of the most expensive free concerts I’ve ever been to! Lol! After booking the hotel, table, Uber rides, plane fare, etc. 🙂 However short their performance was, it was glorious to see them, yet once again, performing on US soil.
There are likely better versions of this video out on You Tube, as we didn’t have the best vantage point. For some reason, they put all the paying fans to the side of the performance area. However, the guys knew we were all there and made a point of at least looking our way a few times, as you will see from the video. 🙂 You also have to put up with my often off-key singing and various comments. You will hear about the middle of the show, someone saying “is that really necessary?” I just want you to know, it wasn’t about me. The person in front of me moved her phone to a different spot, blocking the other person’s view. I was literally, in the middle. This is a totally unedited version, starting with me getting up from our table.
With the luck of Il Volo, it was a beautiful night – hot and breezy. We were also lucky enough to attend the sound check, where they sang 2 songs – El Triste and O Sole Mio. The guys didn’t come on until over halfway through, well after 8p.
I would like to give a shout out to the Estefan Kitchen! Although we had to wait a bit for our food, it was excellent! Even the leftovers warmed up the next day, eaten in our hotel room. After 6 caffe/chocolate martinis, it was time to say goodbye on Sunday evening. Chris and I said goodbye to our favorite bartender, Andres, and he was kind enough to take a picture with us. The place has only been open since about April, but it is fabulous and the management and wait staff, superb! The drinks, will knock your socks off! The sangrias and caffe martinis were our favorites. Our hotel, the Hampton Inn on Biscayne Avenue, is where we stayed and within walking distance of the “kitchen.” (which we proved several nights in a row – even after coming back a little tipsy!)
We also had fun at South Beach Miami and Chris and I went to Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, which was also pretty cool.
When we arrived on the 3rd night in the row and sat in our now “favorite seats,” Andres wasn’t there right away and we thought he may have the night off. However, a bit later, he did come around the corner and saw us. He came over to me and held out his hands for me to take, like we were old friends! Almost like Cheers, but I don’t think he knew our names. I’m sure if we had been there longer, we could have asked for our usual and would have had it served promptly! Oh, Andres, how I miss your martinis and only wish you could come and make them for me in my kitchen! I would even let Chris and Sharon borrow you!
Chris and I came home on Monday, and Sharon on Tuesday. It was short, but a pleasant, long weekend getaway – from the pre-winter doldrums, we know are coming! Unfortunately, the guys had left Saturday to return to Italy, so there was no chance we would see them again before we left.
Oh, one more thing! If you ever go to Miami, at least where we were, be very careful walking! The city is not made for walkers, or drivers, for that matter! You literally took your life in your hands when trying to cross the street. Darned near had a heart attack after a few Uber rides. After that, I sat in the back seat!
So, Ciao and Enjoy! 🙂
(I tried in vain several different options to uploading/downloading this, finally giving up and uploading to Facebook, however, I couldn’t download it to my own computer! I guess I’ll have to take the SD card out eventually!) By the way, it says the link cannot be embedded, but if you click on it, it will take you to my Facebook page. 🙂 (ok, any techie person out there that can figure this out, please let me know….)
Thank you to Sharon for uploading this video on You Tube!
It’s time for another edition of, Flashback Friday!
Today, we are flashing back to one of Il Volo’s PBS events to promote Notte Magica with the help of Joan Brenin, who went to the Miami event. Enjoy!
Better late then never !! I am posting yet another PBS Experience !!! Mine !!!
December 2, 2016 was a very memorable night at the WLRN PBS Studio in Miami !!! Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero were there to promote Notte Magica !!! And myself,Debbie Gastauer and Vivian Liebgold were also there to attend an Interview, Reception and M&G with our guys !! We arrived 45 minutes before the doors opened, but the wonderful people that work there saw us standing outside and and let us in!! After they checked us in, they showed us the studio where there were candlelit tables that sat four in a nightclubish atmosphere. About fifty people were there to see them including many from the Il Volo Miami Fan Club, including Diana Ramirez Velasquez, who interviewed them along with WLRN’s delightful Mia Lorenzo.
Our handsome trio finally walked into the studio graciously greeting each of us as they took their positions on stools set up on a low platform directly in front of us !! We watched their interview which was awesome!! Ignazio was not feeling well that evening but rose to the occasion, and they were all very relaxed, engaging, animated and fun!! Afterwards we had our photos taken with them. I walked in front of Ignazio to stand next to my Gianluca, and he said, “No!! No!! No !!” and pulled me over to him!! However I still managed to keep my arm wrapped around GG’s waist!! It was really funny!! They were their sweet, kind, charming selves, and we were able to spend quality time with them for another two hours in a very relaxed atmosphere without security shooing us away which was absolutely incredible!! It was by far the longest and most fun M&G ever!! PBS also served us a delicious buffet dinner!! It was a party for sure and a very memorable evening that we will never forget!!
A couple of weeks later, one of the young women who works at the PBS studio and who I befriended kindly sent me and Debbie discs of the interview from that night which are now a treasured memento!!
We left the studio late for our 1 1/2 hour trip back home, but we didn’t want our exciting night to end so we went to McDonald’s near Vivian’s home so we could rehash our extraordinary evening over coffee!! It was by far the longest and most fun M&G ever!!!
I hope they come back in 2018 to promote one of their new projects !!! Fingers crossed !!🤞
Joan BreninJoanMiami Notte Magica PBS Miami 4/1/17 – posted 10/13/17
JoanMiami4 Joan with Debbie and Vivian Notte Magica PBS Miami -4/1/17 posted 10/13/17
Daniela was kind enough to find this article and translate it for us here! We already knew it was going to be Latin/Spanish and geared toward the Latin crowd, but I know we will love it anyway! Spanish is actually easier to understand than Italian and we know the guys will put their heart and soul into it, as always and will have a lot of fun making this one! Here is translation from Daniela! Grazie mille! or should I say – Muchas gracias! 🙂
Today is published by Optimagazine this article about the new album of IL VOLO.
THE NEW ALBUM OF IL VOLO WILL BE A POP REVOLUTION: THE FIRST CLUES ON THE RELEASE DATE IN 2018
It will be released in 2018 with the promise of a big pop revolution: IL VOLO is already working on the new unedited album.
Begin to leak the first clues to the new album of IL Volo, which will be totally pop-kind as they had anticipated in recent months, during the World Night Tour – A Tribute to the Three Tenors started from Vienna on April 21st.
The lucky tour has touched several European and Italian cities, and then landed on the American continent. Since September, the group has resumed the tour in Latin America, and is now working on the new pop album designed for the public and the Latin market. Produced by Emilio Estefan, husband of celebrity Gloria Estefan, the new album Il Volo will almost certainly be released by 2018, for which the three boys have been searching for melodies and lyrics, all in a newer popular dress. And from the words of the three tenors we really have to expect a great revolution!
“It will be a new pop project and we’ll surprise you, maybe there will be something with Ermal Meta and Tiziano Ferro, but we’ll see.”
Although they had expressed the desire for a break from the stages, Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone and Gianluca Ginoble left clues that make it clear that they were already in the studio to work on the new album of unpublished, but without hurry. “We will publish the new project when it is ready, we have no deadlines,” said Piero Barone.
At the moment, the band is devoting to the next album, and the world tour will resume in late November for the last two live concerts in Japan: November 28 will perform in Tokyo, and December 1 at Kawasaki.
The Magic Night Tour – Tribute to the Three Tenors has brought the latest record project by Michele Torpedine to the stage, which honors the show “I Tre Tenori”: Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Placido Domingo, who participated in the album. Both the record and the tour have hit a huge hit all over the world with numerous dates sold out.