World famous designers Dolce & Gabbana have recently been on the news for their return to Sicily as source of inspiration for their latest collections and for their interest in finding a direct way to communicating to people via the many possibilities the internet offers, like opening up the front row of their fashion show to bloggers or creating pre-show diaries on their website. I follow Stefano Gabbana on Twitter and love to see the photos he uploads, like the ones I used on this post.
Nonna Elvira is the reason why, today, I run a cooking school, she is the one who passed on her love for food to my mother and I, but she also gave me her passion for dancing.
I always loved ballet and I am a great fan of Sicilian etoile Eleonora Abbagnato, who is an amazing artist who is making ballet really popular.
Sicilian director Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Baaria” will become the first Italian film in twenty years to open the Venice Film Festival tonight with a gala screening.
Indeed, the 66th edition of the festival starts with the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Sala Grande, hosted by another famous SicilianMaria Grazia Cucinotta and followed by the world premiere screening of Baarìa, which is in competition.
The tradition of performing classic Greek plays in the amazing atmosphere of Syracuse's Greek theatre continued this year with Medea By Euripides, Oedipus at Colonus By Sophocles and The Suppliants by Aeschylus.
World famous Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas made his debut as a scenographer preparing the stage designs for both Medea and Oedipus at Colonus and the costumes for the latter were designed by the acclaimed fashion designer Nicola Luccarini.
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This week Sicily lost one of his greatest contemporary artists, Salvo Monica, a gentlemen admired by everyone for the beauty of his work and for the kindness of his heart.
He was born in Ispica in 1917 and studied art in Rome at the Scuola d'Arte della Medaglia and at the Accademia di San Luca. After the war, he returned back to Sicily and devoted his life to teaching at the Art School in Siracusa and in public schools.