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“Puccini al cinema”

Giacomo PucciniIn honour of the 150° anniversary of Giacomo Puccini‘s birth, a motion-picture exhibition called “PUCCINI AL CINEMA” was organized, created and developped by the Prof. Pier Marco De Santi, Italian movie-picture history lecturer at the University of Pisa and strongly desired by the Puccinian Festival Foundation.
“Puccini al cinema” is taking place from the 28th of June until the 30th of September at the Auditorium of the New Open-Air Theatre of Torre del Lago Puccini (recently built, dedicated to Lucca’s composer) and it is the first collection of motion-picture operas related to Puccini: more than forty films, some of them from the dumb cinema, included the untold film of Puccini’s funeral.
The review is divided into two parts:

10° Carnevale estivo 2008

Carnevale PucciniAs well as last year the 10th edition of summer carnival in Torre del Lago Puccini is coming soon , with a full calendar of events and entertainments for everyone, from children to adults. The event will take place from the 7th of August until the 17th of August in Piazza della Pace, situated in the center of the versilia‘s city.
The programme is variegated and foresees a lot of different events like Latin American music, a beauty contest of the summer carnival (the winner will be the representative of the national finals), an evening dedicated to our four-legged friends (they will walk the runway for a fund-raising devolved to dogs), a cabaret show and dancing exhibitions.
Everyday from 9pm the kitchens will be open for a typical and local sea food dinner with the chefs “Lorenzo e Laura” who will cook the speciality “Gran Cacciucco” and other characteristic dishes.
It will be set up a fairground

Notte Lido Blu

Rip Curl Girls TourOn Saturday 26th of July, Lido di Camaiore will become the most funniest town of Versilia: twelve hours of entertainments of any sort will create the most important event of the versilian summer: “Notte Lido Blu” (Lido Blue Night).
Four squares of Lido di Camaiore and the near beaches will be the location of this event, that sees two special partners: RIP CURL and W.I.T.C.H. (the Disney monthly magazine).

In LEMMETTI SQUARE the second and last Italian stage of the Rip Curl Girls tour 2008 will take place. This is the 6th edition of the Rip Curl Tour and after six years they have taught surfing to more than 20.000 girls. Professional surf teachers like Elise Garrique, the Rip Curl official testimonial whose life is divided between fashion runways and surf boards, and Valentina Dazzeo, the 2007 Italian Champion, will be engaged in introducing girls to the waves riding. After the surf sessions


RomaEstate 2008

RomaEstateSummer is coming…so “RomaEstate” comes back from the 5th of June to the 10th of August in the Foro Italico gardens, as well as last year with a calendar full of events. Starting with Max Giusti, back to cabaret with the 4th of July show and repeating it on the 26th of July (an exclusive show for RomaEstate), continuing with the concert of the legendary rock band Jethro Tull and concluding with the Tommy Emmanuel show, one of the most important guitar player now, famous for the collaborations with George Harrison, Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton.
But the program of “RomaEstate 2008″ foresees other entertainments:
The “Texas hold’em“, the texan poker that obtained a great success in the last edition and to which this year are dedicated 600 square metres with 20 card tables. In this edition new special

Lucca Summer Festival

Lucca Summer FestivalThe Lucca Summer Festival comes back with the music program including concerts of many Italian and international artists and it will take place inside the city walls, in the old center of Lucca, “Piazza Napoleone“.
We can reveal some information about the artists: the Patty Pravo Italian tour includes a reinterpretation of the song “La bambola” and Leonard Cohen will have a comeback with a worldwide tour after fifteen years of inactivity. Ennio Morricone will conduct the “Roma sinfonietta” orchestra, the “New roman lyric symphonic orchestra” and the “Claudio Casini” chorus of the Tor Vergata university. At the Festival there will be the Young Summer Competition (21-07-2008), the music contest for rookie bands and lead singers that will go live on Match Music (Sky tv).

This is the definitive concert calendar: