SORRENTO AND THE SORRENTINE PENINSULA. LAURO: THE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER OF FERRAGOSTO 2015! THE UNTOLD ECONOMIC AND TOURIST INDUSTRY DISASTER! THINGS HAVE TO BE DONE!
Urged by dozens of citizens of Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula, I feel a civil but first of all a moral obligation to intervene publicly on the environmental disaster, which occurred these days in Sorrento and in the Sorrentine Peninsula: polluting the sea, endangering the health of residents (and tourists) and defacing the international image of our beloved land on the national and international media. The environmental disaster of [..]
LUCIO DALLA RETURNS TO SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI: A TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT ARTIST ORGANISED BY PRO LOCO DUE GOLFI – FRIDAY, 4TH SEPEMBER 2015
Lucio Dalla returns to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi, where since '80s he would go to “Don Alfonso 1890”, the restaurant owned by Alfonso and Livia Iaccarino. When Lucio went there for lunch or dinner, he used to stay there until late afternoon or until night-time, engaging in passionate discussions with those two irresistible hosts, on the civilization of food or on the purity of typical products, and shared the fear that many [..]
THE “CONCERT OF FERRAGOSTO 2015” WITH THE VOICE OF MARCO VIRGILI CONFIRMED THE EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR SUCCESS OF THE EVENT DEDICATED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF CINGOLI TO LUCIO DALLA
In front of the enthusiastic and participant crowd of the ctizens of Cingoli and tourists, who had come from Rome and from the province of Macerata, the “Concert of Ferragosto 2015”, dedicated by the Municipality of Cingoli to Lucio Dalla, confirmed the success of the popular event “Together with Lucio Dalla”, strongly supported in the old town of the charming town in Marche by Mayor Filippo Saltamartini. The [..]
GAMBLING IN ITALY. A NEW AND SERIOUS ACCUSATION LAUNCHED BY RAFFAELE LAURO AT THE LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 2015, DURING THE PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT “LIVING THE HIGH LIFE” BY A YOUNG DIRECTOR FROM APULIA, FABIO LELI.
Before the out-of-competition world première of the report on gambling, “Living the High Life”, the début of a young director from Apulia, Fabio Leli, Raffaele Lauro, interviewed by the artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival 2015, Carlo Chatrian, in front of the public and the accredited press, launched from the stage of the important film festival in Switzerland a new serious accusation against the Italian [..]
“TOGETHER WITH LUCIO DALLA” IN CINGOLI: THE DOCUMENTARY BY RAFFAELE LAURO “LUCIO DALLA AND SORRENTO”, FOLLOWED BY THE “CONCERT OF FERRAGOSTO 2015”, DEDICATED TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS BY THE GREAT ARTIST FROM BOLOGNA
On the occasion of the inauguration of the Municipal Open Air Theatre “Hortus Meditationis”, at the Public Library of Cingoli, an event “Together with Lucio Dalla”, open to the citizens of the province of Macerata, dedicated to the great artist from Bologna, and organized by the City Council, will be held on Friday, 14th August 2015, at 9:00pm. The evening will be hosted by Gabriela Lampa. The Mayor of Cingoli, Filippo [..]
This evening, TGR CAMPANIA, at 7.30 pm, will broadcast a television report on the presentation of the novel by Raffaele Lauro, “Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla and Sorrento”, held in San Martino Valle Caudina, organized by the Town Council, with a special participation of Gianni Raviele and Matteo Piantedosi. Lucio Dalla loved Sorrento, where he composed his masterpiece, as well as San Martino Valle Caudina, where, for the first time, [..]
SAN MARTINO VALLE CAUDINA. GIANNI RAVIELE: “THE BOOK ON LUCIO DALLA BY RAFFAELE LAURO, ALTHOUGH REVEALING ALL THE TRACES OF A NOVEL, IS NOT JUST A NOVEL AS MANY OTHERS, BUT A GREAT AND ACCOMPLISHED ROMANCE.” MAYOR RICCI WELCOMES THE IDEA OF RAISING A COMMEMORATIVE STAR AS A MONUMENT FOR LUCIO DALLA AND PROPOSES TO AWARD AN HONORARY CITIZENSHIP TO THE SORRENTINE PREFECT AND WRITER.
A prolonged standing ovation from the audience of San Martino Valle Caudina, gathered in the small Council Chamber of the Town Hall, after the speech by 84-year-old Gianni Raviele, the “lectio magistralis” of deep culture, refined literary criticism and solid knowledge of history of Italian music, both light and lyrical, at the presentation of the biographical novel by Raffaele Lauro “Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla and [..]
THE CONCLUDING SPEECH OF GIANNI RAVIELE DURING THE PRESENTATION OF THE BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO, “CARUSO THE SONG - LUCIO DALLA AND SORRENTO” AT SAN MARTINO VALLE CAUDINA ON 7TH AUGUST 2015
Dear Mr. Mayor, dear councillors, dear Councillor for Culture, dear President of the Pro Loco, dear Mr. Prefect, Senator, a long speech or a short speech? The great English writer, George Bernard Shaw, was asked by the present during a ceremony, a bit like me this evening (and George Bernard Shaw was a miser, a miser of words, a miser of contacts, he dodged the public and did not have many relations): “Give us a short speech”. [..]
RAVIELE: "LUCIO DALLA, A MAN OF MANY TALENTS, WHO LOVED THE OLD IRPINIAN PROVERB OF THE HUNGRY SOUTHERNERS: LUNA, LUN, DAMM NU PIATT DI MACCARUN... SE NIN CI MITT LU CASCE, TI ROMP LA RATTACASCE!”* TOMORROW: A TRIBUTE EVENING TO THE GREAT ARTIST FROM BOLOGNA IN SAN MARTINO VALLE CAUDINA
"Lucio was unspeakably curious. Thanks to his Emilian nature, he never avoided people. He got involved in conversations with others, asked them what they did for a living, what hopes they nurtured. He was intrigued by simple stories. Walking with him was like a continuous stop and go, but it was based on profound tenderness and modesty. He hated vulgarity. He had a unique way of looking at you and sniff out the situation: his face swelled [..]