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A high-energy, passionate and emotional mix of the great tradition of contemporary Italian female singers, with an alternative twist. Meet the girl who wants to suck your young blood with her music.
Here are the exhibitions in Italy that you need to make sure are jotted down in your diary. Including the opening of the much talked about Prada Foundation in Milan, and there is the world renowned Venice Biennale that gets underway in May. Here’s more.
Cannes Film Festival 2015 is a mere couple of weeks away, beginning May 13 until May 24. Naturally, the talent is greater than ever, as are the stakes; leaving us guessing which film will be awarded with the coveted Palme d’Or. From the list of films competing for the prize, here are our top 10!
With a mix of exhibitions that got underway in April and those opening in May, here are six of the best exhibitions that you can’t miss, including shows in London, Paris, Doha, Berlin and New York.
Spring is the season of hope and new life: and music celebrates it with many songs. From the Baroque classic by Vivaldi to Sinatra passing by Tori Amos and Donna Summer Swide selects 10 songs about Spring.
Where to begin this week? The raunchy video for Sia’s new single? The snippet of Lana Del Rey’s contribution to The Age of Adaline soundtrack? Or the song that’s set to become a summer hit? Let’s go!
Imaginative, amazing, raw and visionary: The Tale of Tales by Matteo Garrone inspired by Basile’s Pentamerone is the most unexpected of the three Italian films in competition at Cannes. What can we expect from this incursion into fairytale land by the director of realism?
Nonna (“Grandma”) Leo, a 96 year-old from Genoa, has just opened a restaurant serving up Ligurian cuisine in her home. We met her and talked to her about her ancient recipes, the importance of cooking with love and food as the basis of family relationships and friendship.
While tracing the exact origin of flamenco is virtually impossible, the tripartite art (music, song and dance) traditional of the Andalucia provice in Spain has a history closely intertwined with that of its country of origin.
Flamenco, tapas and unbridled fun: every April a “city within a city” is created in Seville for the Feria de Abril, a whole week dedicated to what was once a cattle fair and is now one of the symbols of Spain. Discover this tradition with us.
From the 23rd of April through the 6th of September, Villa Reale in Monza houses an extraordinary exhibition entirely dedicated to Italy, which is celebrated through works of art by Canova, Michelangelo but also Dalì and Andy Warhol. Here’s more.
Denver duo Tennis have just released their third LP ‘Ritual In Repeat’ in the UK and Europe, a blinder of an album that hears them take on a new sound. I spoke to the delightful Alaina Moore to talk musical direction, creative processes, influences and her sharp dance skills. Here’s more.
It may not be as romantic as Venice or as beautiful as Rome: so how can we describe the charm of Milan in words? We’ve turned to those who sang it best: from Gaber to Celentano, from the Afterhours to Jannacci, here are our 10 favourite songs about Milan.
The title kind of says it all, right? Here’s a little dedication to the gorgeous red haired women of Hollywood, with Swide’s 10 hottest red headed actresses. Who’s your favourite?
Are you a little bit disoriented when entering in an Italian coffee bar for a coffee? No more worries, for Swide has made it clear for you. Here is the ultimate guide for ordering coffee (in the RIGHT way) in Italy. Please, take note!
New videos and music coming thick and fast this week from Will Smith’s incredibly talented children, Caribou, Roisin Murphy, and Giorgio Moroder featuring powerhouse Sia. Here’s what you need to be listening to this week.
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