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March 16, 2006
Music lovers will cheer Viva Italia! At 8 p.m. on March 24 and 25 when Maestro Victor Vener and the California Philharmonic present 400 years of Italian music for the fourth "Cal Phil at the Ambassador" concert at the historic Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Audience members will be transported from ancient Rome to glamorous Las Vegas by such selections as Respighi's "The Pines of Rome," Vivaldi's "Guitar Concertos in D and C," melodies from the soundtrack of "Cinema Paradiso," a medley of hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, the rousing "Funiculì, Funiculà" and the haunting theme from "The Godfather."
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By Joe Puglia | July 31, 2008
My great uncle Sal was a dirty dog, a ladies’ man, if you get my drift. He was a cavalier poet who could recite verse from Virgil and at the same time take three guys apart in a bar fight. He won the Italian Medal of Honor for bravery in World War I and then pilfered the Allied Commissary, sending supplies to his family in Sicily. That uncle of mine had a strange duality. Salvatore Puglia was always full of advice most of which went in one ear and out the other. But I can still hear him exclaim as he’d labor over a hot stove orchestrating a masterpiece of linguini and squid: “Joey Boy, the way to a woman’s heart is through cooking!
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September 14, 2006
On Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House will host their annual fund-raising extravaganza, "Shine: Under The Tuscan Stars," in celebration of its second year helping the families of ill children being treated at nearby hospitals. All guests will feel as if they've just landed in the central Italian region of Tuscany as they experience a one-of-a-kind Italian wine tasting reception followed by a multi-course Tuscan-themed dinner. A live band will entertain the crowd with Italian-style music as guests dance under the stars.
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By Joe Puglia | July 31, 2008
My great uncle Sal was a dirty dog, a ladies’ man, if you get my drift. He was a cavalier poet who could recite verse from Virgil and at the same time take three guys apart in a bar fight. He won the Italian Medal of Honor for bravery in World War I and then pilfered the Allied Commissary, sending supplies to his family in Sicily. That uncle of mine had a strange duality. Salvatore Puglia was always full of advice most of which went in one ear and out the other. But I can still hear him exclaim as he’d labor over a hot stove orchestrating a masterpiece of linguini and squid: “Joey Boy, the way to a woman’s heart is through cooking!
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March 16, 2006
Music lovers will cheer Viva Italia! At 8 p.m. on March 24 and 25 when Maestro Victor Vener and the California Philharmonic present 400 years of Italian music for the fourth "Cal Phil at the Ambassador" concert at the historic Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Audience members will be transported from ancient Rome to glamorous Las Vegas by such selections as Respighi's "The Pines of Rome," Vivaldi's "Guitar Concertos in D and C," melodies from the soundtrack of "Cinema Paradiso," a medley of hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, the rousing "Funiculì, Funiculà" and the haunting theme from "The Godfather."
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