At this time one year ago, the Ice bucket challenge went viral and through this idea celebrities helped out to reach a big amount of economical donation for the research on ALS. during that time, the american songwriter Joe D’Urso came to Latina (Italy) for a date of his Italian tour and decided to offer his music to support AVIS, the blood donation association, getting involved in a deeper way. Joe, whose attitude for organizing charity and socially involved concerts is well known, came to play with the Italian musician Andrea Montecalvo e Tony Montecalvo (formers of the band The Backstreets, they always support Joe on his Italian tours). When we met he received me with a big smile and greeted me as an old friend. He’s tough and gentle at the same time and you would say he’s got the look of a good giant you would surely trust in. So here we go… … JOE D’URSO // WHEN MUSIC CROSSES COUNTRIES
The Foo Fighters’ song Learn to fly is based on the enthusiasm, it’s a hymn about the courage to put oneself to the test, the will to learn; it’s a love song for a person who is the person, as if the feeling was the access key to our own interior growth; it’s a love song for the life, a shouted prayer. It’s a jump in the emptiness, stamp the ground to restate the desire of knowing ourselves to get then a place in the world, a listened to voice. … ROCKIN’1000 // ROMAGNA CALLING THE FOO FIGHTERS
What you call Italy is a stone garden to my eyes. This is its strength, its beauty, and its tragedy. This is its fascination, its unchanging essence, the heart-wrenching form of its destiny. In this history, which dominates and exceeds us, emotionless to our stories, to our little urgencies, which are the most authentic and sincere images of our life exactly because of their transience, I’ve never found my place.
If the American contemporary art can be summed up in a name, that name is David LaChapelle: a photographer discovered and introduced to the world of art by Andy Warhol; a director awarded at Sundance Festival; in 2006, David LaChapelle offers his eyes and pays his attention at Italian historical painting and sculpture, Michelangelo’s works above all, and gains the concept of The Deluge, a monumental series settled for a kind of exhibition conceived not only for media but especially for museum. A sort of return to origin (his works have been exhibited at: The Musée D’Orsay of Paris, The Brooklyn Museum of New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Taipei, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The National Portrait Gallery of London, The Fotographfiska Museet of Stockholm and The National Portrait Gallery of Washington DC) made by the fusion of his post-Pop surrealism and the classical feature of Michelangelo’s works, a kind of art so tough and massive to bring LaChapelle to a decisive turning point in his production.
The new album of the italian singer-songwriter Paola Turci Io sono (Warner Music) is out from the 21st of April and has soon reached the Top 10 of the best selling albums in Italy. The first single, same titled, is currently in the Top 40 of the most listened songs on Spotify. A bright debut for an album which embraces hits from the past, now re-recorded, and unreleased songs, among electronic sound vibes and acustic instruments. The first step of the italian tour was last 5th of June and it will cross Italy for the whole summer.
The Artist role in the world, since the ancient age, has been to tell his/her own time to make it better and, especially, to show a new vision linked to the human being and its needs.
Art, in all its ways, is so when it makes us wondering on our existence showing us new possible directions.
Art should be able to work as a staminal cell rigenerating all the things around it. … ANYTHING TO SAY? A PUBLIC ART PROJECT FOR FREEDOM