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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE – BUON COMPLEANNO VENEZIA

Today Venice celebrates its 1600th birthday. “Truly such is the stupendous glory of it, that at my first entrance it did amaze or rather ravish my senses.” Thomas Coryat As soon as this pandemic is behind us, I hope to … Continue reading

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HAPPY SPRING

“RED AND ORANGE FLOWERS” I know, it’s a boring title. But at the time when I did this painting, I was bored. I took an artist’s still life workshop, and to my dismay, the subject was a boring, colorless vase with faded … Continue reading

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“WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”

Certainly, one month isn’t nearly enough time to celebrate all of the amazing women who, throughout the centuries, have made significant contributions to the betterment of society around the world. However, it’s a start. 1000 thanks to FINEARTAMERICA for voting … Continue reading

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“ISLAND BEAT”

This is Winston, one rockin’ conga drummer. His red-hot reggae rhythm is as cool as a tropical breeze. You can purchase the original 16″x20″ acrylic on canvas on my website: http://www.PamelaAllegretto-Franz.com Quality Giclee prints from poster size to greeting cards, … Continue reading

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PRIMO GENNAIO JANUARY 1st

Until I stumbled into this odd little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread and tried to understand some of the poetry … Continue reading

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“UNITY” – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Although the balloons are different colors, they are all still balloons. When they unite, good things happen. I’m hopeful that in 2021 we can all unite and make good things happen. HAPPY NEW YEAR! “L’UNITÀ”  – FELICE ANNO NUOVO! Sebbene … Continue reading

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“A BRILLIANT READ”

“I loved every page of this well written story, and didn’t want it to end.Carla takes her late friend’s ashes to Venice where she is taking part in an art exhibition. She inadvertently becomes embroiled in a cat and mouse … Continue reading

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SAX SEX

Today is International Saxophone Day. Yes, that’s really a “Day!” It seems International Saxophone Day is celebrated on November 6th of each year in remembrance of Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. Adolphe Sax was born on November … Continue reading

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“BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

“Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times, and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book left … Continue reading

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WORLD FOOD DAY

WORLD FOOD DAY Hunger won’t wait for the pandemic to end. There is no justification for children to go hungry in this country. But it’s happening every day, in every community. The USDA states that more than 11 million children … Continue reading

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI –

  Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. We don’t have to be Christians or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I … Continue reading

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“5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY”

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams was published five years ago this week. My goal was to entertain and inform. Sales, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and lovely reviews have exceeded any expectations I might have had. An unforeseen benefit has … Continue reading

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IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE / SEPTEMBER FIRST (Encore)

On this first day of September, I felt it appropriate to share the poem SEPTEMBER FIRST written by Luciano Somma. As in all of Luciano’s poetry, we feel the sentimental spirit of one of Italy’s foremost poets. I am always … Continue reading

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“I COULDN’T PUT THE BOOK DOWN!”

  “I have always been infatuated with WWII History and the Holocaust. I was so impressed with the details and the character’s determination for survival and dreams of the future. Pamela Allegretto did an amazing job capturing the history, the fear, tension, and intimidation of the times. … Continue reading

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MATERA

None of us the US are allowed inside the EU right now, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming of better days to come. For those adventurous artists who have squeezed the last drop from your yellow ochre and burnt … Continue reading

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