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Personally Speaking~Do You Remember When…


Gina sent in this amazing video from Piero from yesteryear!   Not only does the song caress the heart, but it shows such creativity on his part.  I remember when this came out.  We were all just blown away.

Gina, this got me thinking that many of our readers may not have been following the guys back then, so I am including some other priceless videos from the archives.  I remember spending hours on Youtube looking for any and all videos of theirs back in the day.  As much as I love seeing all of their new songs, I also love taking a step back to relive some very special moments in time.

This next video is before Il Volo sang, Maria, as a group.  Gianluca sang Maria as a solo and  he owned that song!   Before the song, Ignazio and Piero are bantering back and forth with how to pronounce the word, “world.”



And here we have their precious little friend, Mia.  Ignazio’s mother became friends with this family through a social media site, and you will see why.  The video her mother made of her singing and reacting to watching Il Volo on TV is priceless.  The genuine love and affection they show for this little girl is captivating.  The song is divine.

The next song, This Time, is an all time favorite as well.


More fun on the stage in Westbury, PA, before Ignazio sings Memory.  He has always been known for instigating the impromptu  comedy sketches with Gianluca being the straight guy, back then.  Gianluca has come full circle with his comfort level on stage.  But, there were times where he would look at them acting up, walk away shaking his head in humorous disbelief.   


I love  remembering how Ignazio had trouble standing still when songs were being sung.  The music pulses through him like blood through your veins.  He has good moves all the way!





I wonder if any of the people sitting in that room listening to them that day have continued to follow their stunning careers?  I sure hope so.  


And the rest…is history…



Thank you, Gina, for the great idea to look back at yesterday.

Credit to all owners of videos.






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Send us your concert Photo’s and Stories. We’ll post as many as we can.

For those of you going, enjoy every extraordinary moment. For those of you who are not going, please enjoy Il Volo through our eyes and ears.



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We are pleased and proud to announce that “All About Il Volo” is our newest affiliate. We have been informally sending you to them for their terrific articles, translations, links and videos. So, we decided to make it official.
Their link is –  http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/   It will remain on the left side of this page (in gray) under “AFFILIATES”. Go there! Just don’t forget to come back.


Jane & Mary Milwaukee Bound
Jane & Mary Milwaukee Bound

This From Jane (maryjane)


The Calderone Club Downtown
842 N. Old World 3rd St.

Reservation at 5 PM
(Traditional Italian Restaurant…3 blocks from Milwaukee Theatre)

Can go on-line and look at their menu.

Please let me know HERE ON THIS BLOG if you would like to join us. Need to give
final count a few days before concert.

Let the party begin!!!

(I’m there, Jane)


Who could forget?
Who could forget?

Don’t Forget!

Get those Piero Birthday videos/pictures/words to us soon!


Westbury, New York
Westbury, New York

Bid on a ticket to the Westbury Meet & Greet!

Last Bid – June 3rd!

Here https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/553500




JoAllan T. and friends
Anne Q and friends
Vitoriafe 80
and anyone else from Flight Crew  to meet and greet each other (and me)  inside the Greek theater near the northeast gate which is on the side of the stage building near the box office.  Aim for 7:15pm to 7:30pm (or as they let us inside).  A chance to meet each other and put a face with the name.  Also, I am in section A – row K – seat 21 (and some other friends from Las Vegas).
also, you can call me on 414-335-0717.


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BTW, are you listed in the “Who’s Going Where”? Go to “Topics” right side of this page.


So many things going on! I’m so ready! Got my check today. Spent most of it on Il Volo tickets. Wasted the rest of it.



Hi Everyone,

Tonights concert is at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY.

Recognized by audiences and performing artists as one of the most comfortable, friendly, and acoustically-inviting theatres in the greater New York metro area, the NYCB Theatre at Westbury presents a broad range of acclaimed performers geared to virtually every entertainment taste and interest. The venue has a rich and storied history that begins in 1956 when three partners, Frank Ford, Lee Guber and Shelly Gross, stepped out of car to inspect the underdeveloped industrial site that was to become the Westbury Music Fair.

The Westbury Music Fair became a reality on June 18, 1956 when the three entrepreneurs opened their first Westbury production. The show was “The King and I” staring Charles Korvin and Constance Carpenter.

In 1966, recognizing the ever increasing hunger for more entertainment on Long Island, the tent gave way to a state of the art, fully enclosed theatre-in-the-round. The expanded programming enabled Music Fair Productions to present both Broadway shows and top name talent year round.

The first show to be held in the new facility in 1966 was Jack Benny with Special Guest Wayne Newton. Among the many shows to be held at Westbury over the years were performances by Judy Garland (1967), The Who (1968), and Bruce Springsteen (1975) as well as regular appearances by such notable stars as Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Don Rickles, Diana Ross and many more.

This theatre has special memories for me. I was a teenager (hard to believe) living on Long Island when this theatre opened, it was quite the talk at the time!

“The Boys” were apparently spending time in NY on their day off. New York is a favorite place for them. I’m sure they are looking forward also to the upcoming Radio City Concert.

Twitters and Tweets:
Gianluca tweeted 2 days ago “And love’s kept me cool in July and warm in December.” He has sent us 2 tweets with pictures of himself, one stated “Live from my bed” and the other, last night “Sweet dreams.” He’s keeping fan’s hearts fluttering!
Piero tweeted 2 days ago “Live free, be free #love #my #life”
He also tweeted after the Boston concert “Boston was amazing.”
Ignazio tweeted yesterday with a photo “Eating Edamane,could eat a thousand of them.”

Check out the interview on Team Il Volo “Il Volo”s Four Backstage Secrets” (Parade.com). The author of the article stated, “The demographic profile of their fan base is one of the most comprehensive I have ever witnessed and consists of Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers and Pre Baby Boomers’ She also says “They are wise and sensitive beyond their years”

Please note also on Team Il Volo the announcement of “Il Volo Private Wine and Dine” being held in Detroit on December 1st.

We are eagerly awaiting Michele’s concert experiences and photos.

On a personal note, LeeLee (from this site) and your “Girl Reporter” are meeting for the first time and going to the Concert in Miami on Saturday! We are very excited!!

Love and Luck tonight, Il Volo!