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Panettone’s on the table..

Just to wish any regular or indeed any passing readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013. I haven’t been blogging here of late as a lot of (other) stuff has been happening in my life (re-starting a university … Continue reading

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Lucio Dalla dies

Popular singer and songwriter Lucio Dalla has died in Switzerland of a heart attack. He would have been 69 years old on 4th March. Mr Dalla had just started a new tour and had also participated in the Sanremo Song … Continue reading

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Surprise winner for song competition

Think of a famous Italian song from the past and even non-Italians would come with O Sole Mio, Volare, or even the Pavarotti favourite Nessun Dorma. Not so for viewers of Italian satellite TV programme “Buongiorno Cielo”, who launched a … Continue reading

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End of the road for rockstar Vasco

Italy’s most successful rock star Vasco Rossi has announced that he will be retiring from the rock scene after his current tour. Rossi, who will be 60 next February, stated in a shock interview on RAI TV that he can … Continue reading

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Eurovision success for Italy

Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest this year with a remarkable second place triumph for Raphael Gualazzi with his song “Follia d’amore/Madness of Love“. The catchy jazz-based bi-lingual number was beaten into the top spot by the rather more … Continue reading

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Baby girl for singer Nannini

Rock singer Gianni Nannini, aged 54, gave birth to a healthy baby girl¬† this morning at the Mangiagalli clinic in Milan. Her late pregnancy had provoked some outrage earlier in the year when the news was leaked to a gossip … Continue reading

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First female winner for X Factor

The fourth edition of X-Factor reached its final stage last night with 30 year old chanteuse Nathalie coming first.¬† It is the first time a female artist has won the popular TV talent show in Italy. Italo-Belgian Nathalie Giannitrapani (pic. … Continue reading

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