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Luxury Italian lifestyle brand Bruno Magli is setting up shop in New York. On Sept. 1, the company will unveil a location in the city’s trendy Soho neighborhood. It’s the second store opening in the U.S. since new owner, Marquee Brands, acquired the brand in 2015.
From the moment he arrived in Italy to play rugby Sir John Kirwan fell in love with the food and wine. He speaks to Simon Day about bringing a taste of his corner of the country back to New Zealand.
Onto one wall recently unearthed along the alleys of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, an electoral slogan promoted a local notable at the time.
A sixth-generation Italian American with a profound connection to her roots, Carla Simonini, Ph.D., arrives in Chicago next month to lead Loyola University’s Italian-American Studies program.
Italian police busted an Austrian teenager trying to make off with a piece of ancient brick from the Colosseum as a "souvenir", they said on Sunday.
From the peaceful village of Crema in Lombardia to the rugged coves of Apulia, via Pantelleria Island off the coast of Sicily, see the eight movies filmed in eight different dreamy Italian destinations, giving us the irrepressible urge to pack our bags and head to the Boot this summer.
Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity.
The only energy left in politics is the energy of national assertion, which Italians will not be able to vent on the soccer field this year.
In Italy, sexual harassment is a young woman’s problem.
Four years ago, when Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” won Italy’s 14th foreign-language Oscar — the most of any country — the Italian TV industry was mostly geared toward the local market.
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Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet – Julian Oliver Mazzariello, piano Jacopo Ferrazza, double bass – Nicola Angelucci, drums.
Fabrizio Bosso’s State of the Art is the expression of the Italian trumpeter’s authentic, powerful and expressive artistic dialogue with his quartet. It represents a culminating point in the musician’s artistic and personal path. Fabrizio Bosso, joining forces with the members of his quartet, with whom he has been sharing the stage for several years to great critical and public acclaim, explores the boundless possibilities of music-making, thereby achieving the fulfilment of his career both as a musician and a composer.
Along with dazzling revisitations of jazz standards and virtuosic improvisations, the quartet’s repertoire also features Bosso’s masterly compositions in pieces like Rumba For Kampei, Mapa, Black Spirit, Dizzy’s Blues or Minor Mood.
State of the Art is also the title of the quartet’s double album, released by Warner Music in April 2017. Recorded live during their 2016 concerts in Rome, Tokyo and Verona, the album captures the tour’s most significant and jubilant moments, an experience the quartet today revives with an ever-renewed creativity and verve.
“Fabrizio Bosso is a great Italian trumpeter, an authentic and worldwide established jazz star: he has participated in live and studio projects that have gained acclaim and recognition for his huge expressive talent and his impressive technical qualities.” Mezzo TV
Post-bop Italian jazz trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso started learning the trumpet at the age of five, graduating only ten years later from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin at age fifteen. Upon graduating he was awarded a scholarship to study at St. Mary's College, Washington D.C.
He started his professional career in 1993 touring with major bandleaders such as George Russell, Dave Liebman, Steve Coleman, and later Gianni Basso, Enrico Pieranunzi, Rosario Giuliani, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley. In 1999 he was awarded as Best New Talent through a survey promoted by Musica Jazz magazine and in 2000 released “Fast Flight”, his debut album as leader on Red Records.
2002 saw the release of “Jazz For More”, the first of a series of recordings with the High Five Quintet, followed in 2004 by “Jazz Desire”, then in 2008, on the prestigious label Blue Note, “Five For Five” and “Split Kick” in 2010 on Blue Note Japan. “Handful of Soul”, Mario Biondi’s album released in 2006 on Schema Records is yet another of the High Five Quintet’s noteworthy recordings which catapulted the Italian singer into worldwide fame.
In 2007, Blue Note released one of Bosso’s major recordings “You’ve Changed”, featuring a jazz quartet and a 13-string orchestra masterfully arranged and conducted by Paolo Silvestri, with renowned jazz musicians such as Stefano Di Battista, Bebo Ferra, Dianne Reeves and Sergio Cammariere, to whom Bosso owes his first steps into the world of pop music and his first appearance at the Sanremo Festival in 2003.
Again on Blue Note, together with Javier Girotto, co-founder of the “Latin Mood” quintet, Bosso released “Sol!” in 2008, followed in 2012 by “Vamos”, on Schema Records.
With his Spiritual Trio (Alberto Marsico, Hammond organ and piano -Alessandro Minetto, drums), Bosso first released “Spiritual” in 2011 and “Purple” in 2013 on Verve/Universal.
2011 marked another turning point in his career with the recording, in London’s Air Studios, of “Enchantment -L'incantesimo Di Nino Rota”, a tribute recording to Nino Rota, with the London Symphony Orchestra and rhythm section members Claudio Filippini, Rosario Bonaccorso and Lorenzo Tucci. The music was arranged and conducted by Stefano Fonzi.
In this collection of thirty-nine images, photojournalist Martha Cooper, well-known for her work on graffiti and the early days of hip-hop, documents Italian American vernacular expressive culture in 1980s Brooklyn. Digitized from their original slide formats and newly printed, the photographs depict, among other things, Williamsburg's annual giglio feast, the Manteo Sicilian marionette theater, yard shrines and sidewalk altars.This is the first exhibit of Cooper's extensive earlier Italian American oeuvre.
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:00 pm
This exhibition is in collaboration with City Lore, a nonprofit art organization dedicated to New York City's vibrant folk arts.
Some of today's most celebrated artists, including Michelangelo Pistoletto, reinterpret Plato's impact on contemporary world through sculptures, paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations. Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum.
The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze, brings together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Accompanied by a publication that provides a comprehensive introduction to different aspects of the phenomenon—from the role of 15th-century prints and the rediscovery of classical art to the importance of illustrated books and the artistic exchanges between Italy and northern Europe—Sharing Images will be on view on the ground floor of the West Building from April 1 through August 5, 2018.
For this first major presentation of the subject in the United States, some 100 rare chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Italian Renaissance will be brought together alongside related drawings, engravings, and sculpture. Its accompanying catalogue, published with the participation of the Institute, offers a fresh perspective on the remarkable art of the chiaroscuro woodcut.
Organized by LACMA in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Info at www.lacma.org