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The Parallel Lives of a Young Olympian | Interview with Italian Gymnast Carlotta Ferlito

The Parallel Lives of a Young Olympian | Interview with Italian Gymnast Carlotta Ferlito

A member of the Italian artistic gymnastics team, Carlotta Ferlito is a young girl with a strong personality. She had just returned to Italy from the 19th French International FIG World Cup with a gold medal for the balance beam and a bronze for floor exercises when she had to leave again to take part to...
Simon Boccanegra | At the Opera with Mr. Domingo

Simon Boccanegra | At the Opera with Mr. Domingo

Being a new contributor to Ganzo, I very proudly flaunted my new press privileges. As a “serious” journalist, I was able to reach a couple of my contacts to get a sneak peak of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra,” performed at the Los Angeles Opera. I assumed that being invited backstage I would meet Domingo, of...
Daniele Papuli | Cartoframma, paper comes to life!

Daniele Papuli | Cartoframma, paper comes to life!

First Impression When I first saw Daniele Papuli’s work, I though I was looking at a peaceful lake of silk or a gentle waterfall of colors.     Second Impression Surprise! What I saw was actually an installation made of 10,000 strips of paper. The Milan-based artist has been working with paper since a trip...
Jovanotti | El Rey Theatre LA

Jovanotti | El Rey Theatre LA

We are not going to talk about what Jovanotti has accomplished during his career as a musician.  I mean, what can you say about an artist who has had hundreds of web pages written about him?  So here’s the big news without the long lead-up:  for the second time Jovanotti is bringing his talent to...
Street Art | Gionata Gesi aka OZMO

Street Art | Gionata Gesi aka OZMO

His tag is OZMO, a street name chosen for the elegance of its graphic form. Behind this name, which is wide open to thousands of meanings, there’s Gionata Gesi. Considered one of the contemporary artists Italy is most proud of in the world, his street art has been exhibited across the globe, including in Belgium,...
Francesco Vezzoli Presents the 24 Hours Museum

Francesco Vezzoli Presents the 24 Hours Museum

January 24, 8:30pm, Paris. A glamorous, mysterious, unusual, pop-up, baroque event begins. The list of adjectives describing it could go on and on … It is called the 24 hours museum, and behind it are names such as Francesco Vezzoli, Prada and AMO.     The project sponsored by Prada, creates a museum that exists...
ITALIAN LIFESTYLE | An American gig in Italy

ITALIAN LIFESTYLE | An American gig in Italy

Ciao, I am Niccolò ‘Nikko’ Menichini from Pistoia. Wanna know a litte bit more about italian lifestyle? Oh boy, I’ve got a story for you. A trip, some music, food, history, friends and family, life unfolding under our own eyes. Here we go. I’ve been playing with Anna Su for more than 2 years now, and until last...
Rollin’ @ Epicenter 2011: My Way or the Highway!

Rollin’ @ Epicenter 2011: My Way or the Highway!

Ciao, I am ALICE, from Avigliana, Tourin, Love was in the air in Irvine, California on September 24th, for the Epicenter 2011, together with great music, hot dogs and frozen margaritas! The Autumn Festival ladies and gentlemen: open air live notes for headbangers and old school heavy metal lovers. Together with writing, music has always been a big...
I MET THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

I MET THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Ciao, I am Marta Lanzillotta. It’s funny how some moments remain unchanged in your memory despite the passing of years and despite the fact that even while you’re living them you’re unaware of what they will become. So it was for me in May 2002, when I just happened to be watching Festivalbar. Among the...
Diary of a 'Burning Man' Virgin

Diary of a ‘Burning Man’ Virgin

Ciao, I am ROBBIE ANGELUCCI, fron Lanciano, Abruzzo. I am your Burning Man first timer, absolutely virgin. No matter where you live or where you are coming from… it’s gonna be a long journey… but it’s gonna be so worth it! It starts like a dream, sounds like an old Eagle’s song… from a small...
A Swiss-Italian Improvisation | Interview with Rocco Somazzi

A Swiss-Italian Improvisation | Interview with Rocco Somazzi

The first thing that I find incredible about Rocco Somazzi is just how un-incredible he seems when you first meet him.  No visibly frazzled nerves. None of the obsessive phone checking that many busy people show.  No toe-tapping.  No yawning.  Nothing that reveals how much he has going on in his life.  Just a slight...
Sunset Strip Music Festival 2011 | Rocking Hard THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

Sunset Strip Music Festival 2011 | Rocking Hard THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

It’s sunset time, but hold your breath, because this is not love song (quote). This is the legendary Sunset Strip Music Festival 2011 featuring, among many talented new bands, Mötley Crüe, Bush and Public Enemy. Let’s go back in time, to when ‘The Strip’ was the hangout of the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll...