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Alessandra Amoroso

April 2016
It has been said that "If a person thinks they are defeated, then they already are." Conventional wisdom also asserts that, "If one can dream it, then they can do it." Success and failure may be more closely related than we might imagine. Many...


Sergio Caputo

February 2016
People who choose to enter the professional music business are often warned by their family and friends "Don't quit your day job." A music career, although personally and artistically satisfying, is sometimes fraught with heartbreak and...


Tiromancino

January 2016
Conventional wisdom states that "natural leaders are born and not made" and that "the world stands aside for those who know where they are going." Singer/songwriter and poly-instrumentalist Federico Zampaglione is the founder and frontman of the...


Rossana Casale

December 2015
In most human endeavors, talent, just like the proverbial "cream," tends to rise to the top. Those with skills, however, can soon find themselves floundering when they are tempted to coast on their abilities. Diversification can be the solution to...


Samuele Bersani

November 2015
The story of Italian singer/songwriter and pianist Samuele Bersani, at first glance, may seem simple and ordinary, no different than that of many of his musical colleagues born during the period of the late sixties/early seventies. He was born on...


Tazenda

October 2015
Italy, a land steeped in tradition and culture, and once the home of the ancient Roman Empire, only became a unified nation just over 150 years ago, on March 17, 1861. The country has a relatively short history when compared to most of its European...


Maria Nazionale

September 2015
Humility, goodness and greatness are a rare combination of qualities that most of us strive to achieve but are rarely able to attain simultaneously. When we encounter such individuals that possess these traits, we are immediately drawn to them and...


Modena City Ramblers

August 2015
The Modena City Ramblers are a band that traces their origins to the province of Modena, which is nestled in the heart of the northern region of Emilia-Romagna. Known as MCR, they never sought the sterile and commercial approach to crafting their...


Enzo Gragnaniello

July 2015
Success is a fleeting, double-edged sword that can change a person's outlook and perception of themselves and their surroundings in either a constructive or destructive manner. Some emerging artists fail to heed the proverbial "Be humble or you...


A Taste of Calabria

June 2015
Michéal CASTALDO Everything really does happen for a reason We use many familiar catch-phrases or expressions to explain away the many ordinary and not-so-ordinary occurrences in our daily lives. "A place for everything and everything in...


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