Straight talk on MLK Day on the upcoming Inauguration of the American President … from Piers Morgan in the UK Daily Mail! ~ Art/Right
McCarthyism has nothing on the tactics of today’s American progressive-Left. The Presidential Inauguration is symbolic of the peaceful transition of power under our Constitutional Republic. To sully the process with threats against the livelihood or even murder of an entertainer who agrees to participate is beneath and beyond loathsome.
It is also disturbing that there are some conservatives calling for the boycott of entertainers who decline to perform. Be aware that there may be threats and other pressures against these people to which you are not privy. The Right need not stoop to the despicable tactics of the Left. Arm yourself with the arguments, and when possible, choose compassion.
As much as we don’t like being lectured about politics and political correctness by Meryl Streep and her ilk, keep in mind that in this highly charged politicized environment, every action or passive gesture is interpreted as taking a stand by someone on one side of the aisle or the other. ~ Art/Right
Opera star Andrea Bocelli backed out of singing at Donald Trump’s inauguration after receiving death threats, the Mail on Sunday has learnt.
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We sing the masterpiece of art that is inside us (the mirror, for a believer as I am, of the wonder of creation), we celebrate the beauty that we can grow and live every day.” — Andrea Bocelli
Great interview with Andrea Bocelli by Robin Leach in the Las Vegas Sun News:
Q+A: Andrea Bocelli talks Las Vegas, touring, Celine Dion and the importance of opera [Las Vegas Sun News; Dec. 2, 2013].
Andrea Bocelli received a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from the Giacomo Puccini Conservatory in La Spezia, Italy. His CD/DVD, Love in Portofino, was released the same day. The 55-year-old Italian tenor also has a degree in Law from the University of Pisa.
Bocelli Gets Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance [Italy Magazine; October 26, 2013]
“Omaggio a Roma” is Maestro Franco Zeffirelli’s film tribute to Rome, the Eternal City. This video clip features stunning cinematography, and an inspired performance by Andrea Bocelli.
Franco Zeffirelli’s Omaggio a Roma (Tribute to Rome) premieres this week at the 4th Rome International Film Festival.
In the 20-minute film, Monica Bellucci performs the role of Tosca and Andrea Bocelli is featured in the role of Mario Cavaradossi.
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October 16, 2009: Franco Zeffirelli and Andrea Bocelli at press conference for Omaggio a Roma
American movies in the film festival lineup include the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man, Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child, and James Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination.