It's no mean feat being the world's foremost crossover artist--a task that risks alienating two disparate audiences and everyone in between--but somebody had to...... more
It's no mean feat being the world's foremost crossover artist--a task that risks alienating two disparate audiences and everyone in between--but somebody had to do it, and Andrea Bocelli again walks that artistic tightrope with impressive deftness. The title may imply a casual intimacy (indeed, the singer admits to taking a more "hands-on" approach to the album's conception and production), but it's a collection that nonetheless continues to expand on the Italian tenor's ambitious internationalism. His collaboration "Sin Tu Amor" immerses his voice in the Gipsy Kings' own rich Iberian folk-pop fusion with compelling results, while "Where Love Goes" (a musical focal point of the film Lazarus Child), his English language duet with 11-year-old prodigy Holly Stell, achieves an almost liturgical grace. "Tu Ci Sei" (You Are There) continues in the romantic vein of his familiar theme "Con Te Partiro" (Time to Say Goodbye), while the single "Dell' Amore Non Si Sa" (With Love You Never Know) features Bocelli in a signature dramatic tour de force collaboration with arranger Mauro Malavasi, the accomplished producer of the singer's Romanza and Sogno albums. Bocelli's shrewd taste and vocal prowess here not only again redeem an oft-maligned genre, but elevate it considerably in the bargain. --Jerry McCulley
Help Andrea get ready for the day ahead with Lego Friends Andrea's Bedroom. Andrea's has the ultimate girly bedroom and your little one...... more
Help Andrea get ready for the day ahead with Lego Friends Andrea's Bedroom. Andrea's has the ultimate girly bedroom and your little one will love sharing it with her. The included Andrea mini-doll figure can style her hair at the vanity using the mirror and accessories and then put on her lipstick and select her perfume. Or perhaps she'd like to water her flowers or update her blog on her laptop instead? Or maybe invite her other Lego Friends (not included) to a sleepover where she can fold out the sofa bed? The possibilities are endless. Best of all, Lego Friends sets are fully compatible with all Lego brick systems, meaning your little one can build a whole world of adventure. Useful info: Suitable for ages 5+Includes 1 mini-doll figureFeatures all they need for Andrea's dayLego Friends Andrea's Bedroom Warning: Not suitable for children under three years.
Advantages: Lots to see and do Disadvantages: not enough time
...Italy and is a great place to sit and relax and do a bit of people watching.
~ Parco Augosto-The Gardens Of the Emperor Augustus ~
The garden's of the Emperor Augustus offer splendid views over the Certosa di San Giaciomo the harbour of Marina Piccola and the great Faraglioni rocks out in the bay. It was a clear sunny day when we were there and the views were breathtaking.
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Review of Capri (Italy)
Advantages: Historical buildings. Beautiful scenery. Great people. Colourful and vibrant Disadvantages: Can be very hot in the summer
...Siena ? Italy Siena, the medieval town known for its yellow ochre buildings, terracotta rooftops and green window shutters, lies like a fantasy story mirage in the midst of the Tuscan countryside.My partner and I visited this picturesque town in August 2011 and immediately fell in love with its beauty and tranquility.In this review I would like to give a little backgrou...
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Review of Siena (Italy)
Advantages: Busy town in Northern sardinia, good base Disadvantages: Small airport
...excellent beaches. It can be lively, vibrant and cosmopolitan in the holiday season when there are open markets, bars and restaurants, which cater for most tastes. There are quality hotels and apartments, which complement the traditional tourist amenities, which are transforming Alghero into one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy.
Founded on a peninsula facing the Bay of Alghero early...