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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 2,2011 Page ,, Patrizio Buanne at the Regattabar on September 15, 2 011 Patrizio Buanne spent his childhood be- tween his hometown in Naples, Italy and Vienna, Austria. This multi-cultural up- bringing sparked in Patrizio an early pas- sion for languages, and by the age of 17 he already spoke fluent Italian, German, En- glish, French and Spanish. After graduation from school he went on to study Slavic lan- guages at university, and today he can add fluent Polish to his language tool kit. But whilst his aptitude for languages is admi- rable, a much greater gift, apparent from an early age, was emerging -- his gift to be able to sing and entertain people. Patrizio's par- ents would record old vinyl records onto cas- settes to play to 3-year-old Patrizio, who would sing along enthusiastically whilst playing with his toys. At the age of eight, Patrizio received his first guitar which further encouraged his interest in entertaining. At the age of 11, Patrizio had the first of his many appearances in talent contests. With the conviction at such an early age to ultimately become a singer and actor, he ended up winning all the competitions he ever participated in. He was in several small musical productions and gigs with his self- formed rock and roll band and being a solo performer then followed. At 17, a music in- dustry manager heard Patrizio sing and pro- posed a performance at the occasion of the Papal visit in Wroclaw, Poland. The song, which was half in Italian, half in Polish, had been written for the opening mass. With 85,000 people in attendance, Patrizio's sud- den popularity with the Polish public led to his first local record deal. Patrizio's real am- bition, however, was to become an interna- tional recording artist. In 2004, Patrizio approached a producer with the concept of recording with an or- chestra a collection of romantic and fun songs from the Italian songbook -- the very songs that Patrizio was brought up listen- ing to and dedicated to his late father. His international debut albums, "The Italian" (2005) and "Forever begins tonight" (2007), were finished at Abbey Road Studios in Lon- don, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Following international promo- tions, Patrizio's albums were certified plati- num in South Africa, across Asia, New Zealand and several European countries and even reached triple platinum status in Aus- tralia. A live concert DVD, also certified platinum, was televised on the American PBS network, breaking records at PBS sta- tions across the United States. The next phase: a global recording con- tract with Warner Music in the United States and the recording of Patrizio's third album. Under the helm of legendary music producers Humberto Gatica and Brian Rawl- ings, Patrizio presented an expanded collec- tion of songs from the Italian songbook, (now Patrizio's trademark repertoire), as well as Patrizio's own contemporary but timeless interpretation of American classics. With new compositions written by Patrizio along- side songwriters such as Dianne Warren, he then released "PATRIZIO." Its first release in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South Africa by Warner Music in September 2009 was responded not only with platinum awards but with an immedi- ate tour schedule for Austral-Asia in May, 2010 and a preparation for his European and U.S. release in 2011. But what quality sepa- rates Patrizio from other great artists? Is it the natural grace of his voice? The "rugged" good looks? Or, the confident, ca- sual, respectful attention that he gives to his audience? Or is it just the basic trust he evokes in people? Italy has provided a simple word to describe all of the above: "Simpatico." Check out "PATRIZIO" live! Don't miss it. For tickets, log onto www.regattabauazz.com or call 617-395-7757. 35 th Anniversary of Regina Pizzeria at Faneuil Hall Marketplace Pizza Slices: 35 Cents for 35 Minutes; Celebrating 35 Years on September Bobby LoCicero at Pizzeria Regina in Faneuil Hall Marketplace location. "When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big- A Pizza Pie, That's Amore!" The Dean Mar- tin classic signals an innovative number 35 event celebrating the 35 th anniversary of Regina Pizzeria at Faneuil Hall Market- place (the oldest shop in the Internationally known landmark). Pizza Slices: 35 Cents for 35 Minutes; Celebrating 35 Years on Sept 8th! The event also congratulates the Regina Pizzeria Family for its 85 years of "Welcom- ing" customers when the Polcari family took over the shop in Boston's North End in 1926 -- boasting it being the oldest pizza house in New England! The number 35 signals an innovative event celebrating the 35th anniversary of Regina Pizzeria, the oldest shop in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Thursday, September 8, 2011. Boasting 35 years (opened in Faneuil Hall in 1976), Marketplace locals and tourists can enjoy pizza slices for only 35 cents, available for 35 minutes (from 11:00 a.m.- 11:35 a.m.), inside the Quincy Market Building. Sounds of the Dean Martin classic "When the moon hits your eye like a big-a pizza pie, that's amore" and other signature tunes will blast out from the shop. The event also congratulates the inter- nationally-known Regina Pizzeria. Since 1926, 85 years ago, the words "Welcome to Regina Pizzeria" have greeted customers when the Polcari family took over the popu- lar North End eatery, skyrocketing it to be the oldest pizza house in New England. "Great pride and family tradition" pinpoints its underlying credo. "35 fabulous years at Faneuil Hall Marketplace -- Who's Bettah than us, box closed," touts Anthony Buccieri, COO of Boston Restaurant Associates (Regina and Polcari's). Visit: www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com or call 617-523-1300 or Regina Pizzeria at 617-742-1713 for more details. NEAD/NEMPAC TEAM UP FOR "JAMMIN with Jerem(' Night Teaming up once again with The Boston Foundation and the My Summer In The City Funding Initiative, North End Against Drugs and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center will provide one last great Free Family Fun Event called Jamin' with Jeremy. It will be held on Friday, September 9 m from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) on Hanover St. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy another fabulous event. NEMPAC instructor Jeremy Sarzana will lead a commu- nity wide "Jam Session" teaching participants how to play instruments together in a group in the rock fashion. This will be an amazing opportunity for anyone from the aspir- ing rock star with no experience at all to the serious musician to enjoy a Friday night connecting with their neighbors by playing music together. Guitar Instructor Jeremy Sarzana has an amazing tal- ent of being able to get a group of people with all abilities to play great music together. All sorts of folks have some connection, background and/or ability to play some kind of music. Jeremy's unassuming, non-intimidating way of getting many involved will bring out many musicians amongst us by facilitating this group music event. Both well-known and not so well known music will be played and performed. Along with the performance and discussion, there will be interactive activities to include an instrument petting zoo and group workshops. Workshop topics will include elements of music theory -- song structure, chord structure, rhythm, reading music, Rock and Roll History and the lives and careers of some of Jeremy's favorite artists. There will also be free snacks and drinks provided to participants. 00j00_PINELLIS UNCTION FOC}Lt '- Specializing in the art of celebration Wedding, Anniversary, Quinceaera, Reunion, Birthday, Social and Corporate Events. Convenient location and valet parking makes Spinelli's East Boston the perfect location. We are dedicated to the highest level of service and professionalism to ensure the success of your special occasion. Please Call 6!7-5674499 spinel!is.com