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First Team JUVENTUS Official Trailer NEW (2018) Netflix Documentary Series

If you have Netflix check out this series. Even if you don’t like Juve it is very interesting. A great look into top tier professional soccer. Da non perdere. Don’t miss it.

First Team JUVENTUS Official Trailer #1 NEW (2018) Netflix Documentary Series HD A look behind the scenes of Juventus FC. Follow the club during the 2017-2018 both on and off the field, with interviews to legends like Alessandro Del Piero and players like Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuaín, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani, the captain Gianluigi Buffon and the coach Massimiliano Allegri. Watch

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Italian Film Festival St Louis April 6 -28, 2018

Save the dates: April 6-28
Enjoy ten recent Italian films and a program of short films at the 2018 Italian Film Festival USA of St. Louis.
Free Admission
Screenings held at Washington University (WU), St. Louis Community College (STLCC), St. Louis University (SLU), and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC).
Sponsored by Volpi Foods, Lou Smith in memory of Jeff LeGrand, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. In collaboration with WU’s Program in Film and Media Studies, Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures, SLU, STLCC and SWIC.


AT WAR FOR LOVE •  Director, Pierfrancesco Diliberto, Comedy, 2016, 99 min.
Friday, April 6 • 7:00 p.m. • SLU, Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall, 3684 Lindell Blvd.
SHORT FILM PROGRAM •  Comedy, Drama, Animation, 2017, 120 min.
Saturday, April 7 • 7:00 p.m.  • SWIC, Liberal Arts Theatre, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville
THE ORDER OF THINGS •  Director, Andrea Segre, Drama, 2017, 112 min.
Friday, April 13 • 7:30 p.m. • WUSTL, Jerzewiak Family Auditorium, Laboratory Sciences Building
CUCINÌ •  Director, Ciro Fabbricino, Documentary, 2017, 54 min.
Saturday, April 14 •  5:30 p.m. • WUSTL, Jerzewiak Family Auditorium, Laboratory Sciences Building
Saturday, April 28 •  5:30 p.m. • WUSTL, Jerzewiak Family Auditorium, Laboratory Sciences Building
IT’S ALL ABOUT KARMA •  Director, Edoardo Falcone, Comedy, 2017, 90 min.
Saturday, April 14 • 7:30 p.m. • WUSTL, Jerzewiak Family Auditorium, Laboratory Sciences Building
WORLDLY GIRL •  Director, Marco Danieli, Drama, 2016, 101 min.
Friday, April 20 • 7:30 p.m.  • WUSTL, Brown Hall
FUNNE, SEA DREAMING GIRLS • Director, Katia Bernardi, Documentary, 2016, 78 min.
Saturday, April 21 • 5:30 p.m.  • WUSTL, Brown Hall
IT’S THE LAW •  Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone, Comedy, 2017, 92 min.
Saturday, April 21 • 7:30 p.m. • WUSTL, Brown Hall
EASY  •Director, Andrea Magnani, Comedy, 2017, 91 min.
Film Sponsor: CIAO
Tuesday, April 24 • 7:00 p.m. • STLCC-Florissant Valley, Terry M. Fischer Theatre, 3400 Pershall Rd.
♦ Special appearance by director Magnani ♦
THE LAST PROSECCO •  Director, Antonio Padovan, Drama, 2017, 102 min.
Friday, April 27 • 7:00 p.m. • STLCC-Meramec Theatre, 11333 Big Bend Rd.
Film Sponsor: Comunità degli italiani
♦ Special appearance by director Padovan and co-producer Alessia Gatti ♦
FRIENDS BY CHANCE •  Director, Francesco Bruni, Drama, 2017, 106 min.
Film Sponsor: Julie and Nicholas Poulos
Saturday, April 28 • 7:30 p.m.  • WUSTL, Jerzewiak Family Auditorium, Laboratory Sciences Building
See you at the movies!
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My Top 5 Italian Indie Bands

During my 6 months exchange here at UKC, the thing I have probably missed the most was concert season for all my favourite Italian indie bands. So, to make up for it, I am going to tell you all about them and why I love them so much.

Fast Animals and Slow Kids – Also known as FASK, they are the band that first got me into Italian indie, because my Tumblr crush at the time really loved them, so I had to love them as well. They have been around for over a decade now, starting off in central Italy’s Perugia. They have released four albums, but never forget their origins and humbly start every live show stating the band’s name and where they come from, as if they were just introducing the main band and needed audience to remember them. Over the years their emo and punk rock sound has become even more gritty and hardcore. They are the band you want to go see live during exam season – scream from the top of your lungs, jump and push for two hours straight and get all your stress out. I have seen them live five times now and the best memories I made are losing a shoe, my bra constantly unclasping from how much I was jumping around, and drenching my shirt in sweat. Their music is pure energy, and you would not tell that they seclude themselves in the rural Italian countryside to write and record all their songs. The best part though – they go drink a beer with their fans after every show.

Favourite lyrics, from ‘Te lo prometto’: “We will be friend/ I promise you/ I already have a couple of ideas/ To make you unhappy/ I can ruin everything and I will/ It’s a tendency to distress* / That I can’t contain anymore/ I can’t contain myself anymore”

I cani – This was the second indie band I fell in love with. They cannot actually be called a band since they only have one member, Niccolò Contessa, though he never performs alone and he calls I cani – literally “the dogs” – a project more than a band. During their prime years, now gone, they were the epitome of hipsterdom, with songs titled ‘Wes Anderson and ‘Hipsteria. Their sound is more mellow, and they mostly fall into synth pop and the electro/techno genre.

Favourite lyrics, from ‘Il posto più freddo’: “Cause now the night is gone and the drugs have come down/ Here for you is the loneliest creature in the world/ And the shivers come up from the legs to the chest/ The coldest place is right here in my bed/ Please stay with me another moment/ Please stay with me till I fall asleep”

Calcutta – Another one-man band, Calcutta is one of the newest faces in the Italian indie scene, with his first successful album Mainstream being released in 2015. He has a wide variety of influences, from Italian singer-songwriters of the 60s to tropical and Brazilian beats. What mostly stand out are his lyrics; apparently nonsensical, they mostly aim to evoke an atmosphere. He was also recently involved in a controversy, as he was paid €5000 by the city of Bologna for the playlist that was going to be played in the town’s square on New Year’s, but not DJed by anyone.

Favourite lyrics, from ‘Gaetano’: “I painted a swastika in the centre of Bologna/ But it was just to start a fight/ I didn’t want to party and I needed a pretext/ To let you go”

[Trust me, I’m from Bologna, it’s fine, we are not offended by the swastika thing. We actually have meme-events on Facebook about going to find that piece of graffiti.]

Willie Peyote – Guglielmo “Willie” is a rapper more prominent in the indie scene than in rap. When I first saw him live it was the first time he was playing in a venue that made Italian indie history, and he couldn’t believe he was performing there as well. If you saw him you would not think his stage name is of a psychoactive drug: scrawny and nerdy with glasses, but he can rap fast. He has a funky sound and his lyrics are smart and play with words and your expectations.

Favourite lyrics, form ‘C’era una vodka’: “I have had issues with alcohol in the past/ But now everything is fine/ We got back together”

Ex-Otago – They are my new love. Their style can only be described as indie pop, whatever that oxymoron means. What I most like about them are the very simple beats you cannot stay still to. Their lyrics are very simple as well, you will remember the chorus after the first listen and sing along every time after that. They are the band I listen to while making dinner, cleaning my room and folding laundry. They are even approved by my British housemate who only listens to grime.

Favourite lyrics, from ‘Quando sono con te’: “When I’m with you/ I feel inside me/ A racket, a music/ And I don’t know where it comes from/ And it probably doesn’t have a name/ But it caresses me and it invades me”

Italian indie can take on many different faces and sounds. So why do I like it so much? Well, firstly, it is not just me. I feel that this genre of music is what most of my generation back home listens to. It just gets us. They understand what being a 20-something in a messed-up country means. Recurring themes and lyrics in these artists’ songs are about not seeing a future for yourself, an inability to communicate and to create meaningful interpersonal relationships. There is an overarching feeling of instability and uncertainty, feelings that pervade everyone in their 20s but I feel are extremely prominent in my country, were people have not been able to see a future for themselves since the 2008 financial crisis. The one verse that I feel encompasses this feeling the most is from Fast Animals and Slow Kids and it says: “Hopes when you are 20 ears old, being still but feeling distant”. We do not listen to this kind of music to get even more depressed about our situation, but to connect with people from our generation that get it as well. It is a for of escapism from the older generations that screwed everything up for us and are now telling us to that we are not working hard enough.

My hope is to have widened your horizon of what is out there in the indie music scene, and to have showed you how other people can relate to music. Maybe you will pick up one of those bands, even if you don’t understand a word they are saying.


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Italian Film Festival Schedule St Louis MO: April 6th – April 28th, 2018


Click on the movie poster for a description of the film.
Click on the venue for directions.

In guerra per amore Shorts L'ordine delle cose
April 6, 7:00 p.m. April 7, 7:00 p.m. April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Busch Auditorium,
St. Louis University
Liberal Arts Theatre,
Southwestern Illinois College
Jerzewiak Family Auditorium
Lab Sciences 300,
Washington University
Cucini Questione di karma La ragazza del mondo
April 14, 5:30 p.m. April 14, 7:30 p.m. April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Jerzewiak Family Auditorium
Lab Sciences 300,
Washington University
Jerzewiak Family Auditorium
Lab Sciences 300,
Washington University
Brown Hall 100,
Washington University
Funne L'ora legale Easy
April 21, 5:30 p.m. April 21, 7:30 p.m. April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Brown Hall 100,
Washington University
Brown Hall 100,
Washington University
Terry M. Fischer Theatre,
St. Louis Community College,
Florissant Valley
The Last Prosecco Cucini Tutto quello che vuoi
April 27, 7:00 p.m. April 28, 5:30 p.m. April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Mermec Theatre,
St. Louis Community College,
Jerzewiak Family Auditorium
Lab Sciences 300,
Washington University
Jerzewiak Family Auditorium
Lab Sciences 300,
Washington University
Cliccare qui per il programma in PDF
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Now Playing on Ciao USA Radio – Rio Vitale’s Top 200 Italian Songs

Now Playing on Ciao USA Radio

Rio Vitale’s Top 200 Picks

Non Stop Italian Music Hour from 12 – 1 pm Central

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Ciao USA Radio Italia, Sunday 5:30 PM Central Tony Marrotta Italian Show

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Sunday, March 11 at 5:30 PM Central

Listen to Radio Italia Cleveland with Tony Marrotta

Shake off your winter blues by tuning in to Tony Marotta of Radio Italia of Cleveland tonight from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Central)

This evening’s episode will feature two hours of the newest and most diverse Italian music you will ever hear! Serie A soccer scores and local Italian community news and events! Tune in and don’t miss out!

Adriano Valle & Gabriella Piccinini
Francesco Bellucci
I Malanova (Vinny Urzia)
Jonathan Antoine
Lisa Ono
Barbara Vesce
Adriano Di Benedetto
Le Deva
Mbrascatu (Andrea Algieri)
Letizia Fuochi
Ermal Meta
Enzo Avitabile
Pino Gioia
Alice (Carla Bissi)
Massimo Priviero
Maria Lapi
Bobby Solo
Terra Sangue Mare (Michela Musolino)
Oro Puro (Franco Stavole & Basilio Monastra)
Abetito Galeotta (Manlio Agostini & Marco Pietrzela)
Cece’ Barretta
Ron & Nek


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Vanessa Racci Interview With Ciao St Louis Radio



Click the audio link below to hear the Vanessa Racci interview with Ciao St Louis Radio from 3/4/2018

Vanessa Racci’s 2017 debut album, Italiana Fresca, heralds the breakthrough of a fresh sound in jazz: a sweet-and-sour, wide-ranging contralto with a passion and sex appeal born of her Italian-American heritage. On this recording, Vanessa puts a jazzy spin on the Italian songs she sang with her grandfather as a child; “Al Di La”, “Buona Sera”, “C’e La Luna”, “Return to Me” and the lot. The songs are re-invented with modern jazz arrangements ranging from jump swing to lush string ballads to Louisiana Street. Several songs are updated with Vanessa’s own English lyrics. Her producer, the renowned bassist David Finck, has raved about her “natural sense of rhythm and flow, and her wonderful ability to communicate both musical and poetic language.” The songs were arranged by Yaron Gershovsky, long time Musical Director for The Manhattan Transfer and NYC pianist, Glafkos Kontemeniotis.

Birdland, the legendary New York jazz club, debuted Vanessa’s show to a sold out audience June 4th, 2017, which received rave reviews. See some of these below and in the press section.

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Italian Film Showing ‘At War For Love’ April 6, 2018

Time: 7:00pm
“An excellent film…it’s comical, like Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful” – LA VOCE DI NEW YORK

Plot: New York City, 1943. Working as a waiter in an elegant restaurant, Sicilian immigrant Arturo falls in love with Flora. But she’s engaged to the son of a New York mafia boss. Arturo’s only option is to ask Flora’s father for her hand, but he still lives in Sicily. Penniless but determined, Arturo enlists in the US Army and takes a “free” trip to Sicily at the start of the Allied invasion.  An adventurous and romantic journey that reveals the complexity of organized crime.
Director: Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif
Cast: Andrea Di Stefano, Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif, Sergio Vespertino, Maurizio Bologna, Miriam Leone, Samuele Segreto, Stella Egitto, Antonello Puglisi, Vincent Riotta, Maurizio Marchetti, Mario Pupella, Rosario Minardi, Orazio Stracuzzi, Lorenzo Patanè, David Mitchum Brown, Forest Baker, Salvatore Ragusa, Domenico Centamore
Year: 2016
Length: 99 min.
Genre: Comedy
Awards: •Youth Jury Award (Pierfrancesco Diliberto): David di Donatello
Nominated Best Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design:David di Donatello; Best Original Story: Nastro d’argento
Rating: USA: no rating; Australia: 15+
Film screened with English subtitles.
Distributor: RAI, Roma

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