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GetShotByElla.com @ Extraordinary Festival Performance of International Star Italian Tenor Teo Ricciardella

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Italian Romantic Tenor, Teo Ricciardella

It was a spectacular afternoon, Italian style, with internationally acclaimed Romantic Tenor, Teo Ricciardella, making a surprise appearance at 3 pm March 4, 2018 at The 33rd Annual Italian Food Festival of Vero Beach, held at the Italian American Civic Association, 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, FL.Teo 3

Discover more about Ricciardella at  https://www.teosings.com/

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Dr. Louis Miele, PhD, esteemed professor, AND dance choreographer, Master of Ceremonies, and singer for the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola directed movie The Godfather

The outdoor performance entitled Pomeriggio Italiano included traditional Italian songs and dance music. The air at the Vero Beach Italian Club and nearby neighborhood was filled with Ricciardella’s rare and uplifting voice, and all within earshot were transported during his performance to an inspired place that only a truely great talent can evoke. Accordionist Joe Petriello and Dr. Louis Miele, PhD, esteemed professor, AND dance choreographer, Master of Ceremonies, and singer for the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola directed movie The Godfather were also featured.

The 33rd Annual Italian Food Festival of Vero Beach was held March 2, 3 and 4, 2018. In addition to the highlight Pomeriggio Italiano performance on Sunday, guests enjoyed the weekend event’s authentic Italian cuisine: including calzone, meatballs, sausage and peppers, clams, tripe, mussels, cannoli, braciole, zeppoli, pizza, pasta dishes, cappucine and more. Karaoke, bands, and other entertainment was featured throughout the event, including One Man Band Ron Finn, Dr Joe the DJ, Juke Box Joe and Michael James Facciani.

For information about upcoming events and The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, FL, call (772) 778-1522.

 

 

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GetShotByElla.com @ Addicted2Stuff

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Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

Addicted2Stuff, 905 US Highway 1, Sebastian, Florida, open 10:30 am to 6 pm, combines an ideal fusion of fashion and fun…just the kinda place the GetShotByElla.com team loves to discover! Tucked just off the highway in The Village Square shopping plaza between Main Street and County Road 512, Addicted2Stuff is an oasis of international fashion flair presented midst the warm sun and tranquil palms of a seaside city.

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Keller, pictured above displaying a stars and stripes tank, operates a boutique filled with quality merchandise, reasonably priced; including sparkling, one of a kind, handcrafted gemstone jewelry; light jackets, dresses, tops, slacks and other quality resort wear clothing; stunning and unique handbags and purses; and a variety of irresistibly collectable decor, gifts, art, and driftwood.

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Keller has a wealth of experience in retail, both in the States and England, and is also an accomplished artist. The boutique showcases some of her smaller metalwork pieces, as can be glimpsed in the following photos Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC:

 

 

 

 

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Mystic Topaz and silver ring from Addicted2Stuff. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC.

It’s Florida and orange is the color here: On our initial visit, the GetShotByElla.com team left Addicted2Stuff with a brilliant orange Citrine pendant on a silver chain. Other finds included the Mystic Topaz and silver ring, pictured left, and some Aquamarine pieces as gifts for friends with March birthdays!

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Aquamarine and silver jewelry  from Addicted2Stuff. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

Mention this GetShotByElla.com blog at the store and Keller offers 15% off on one item. IMG_2137 (3)

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GetShotByElla.com @ Country Western Event

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Attendees were donned in Stetsons, cowboy boots, chaps, turquoise gems and feathers, leather vests and jeans or prairie skirts for a Country Western Dinner Dance at The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, Florida on Friday, January 19, 2018.

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One of a kind hand painted Country Western jeans by GetShotByElla.com artist Ella Chabot

The event was open to the public, and the club’s Bella Italia dining room opened at 6:30 pm for dinner. A variety of cocktails were available for sale in the club bar. The evening continued until 9:30 pm with dancing, music and dance lessons by Mary and Joe of DJ Entertainment Plus.  http://crosscountrydancers.tripod.com/

For information about upcoming events at the Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, Florida call (772) 778-1522.

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GetShotByElla.com @ Dr. Lou Miele event to benefit Alzheimer’s support

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Dr. Louis Miele, PhD, professor and author and dance choreographer and performer for film The Godfather. Photo courtesy Dr. Lou Miele.

Dr. Louis Miele, PhD, esteemed professor and author AND dance choreographer, Master of Ceremonies, and singer for the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola directed movie The Godfather, co-hosted with the Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, Florida, the Viva L’Italia, Italian Show, Dinner and Dance on Saturday, January 27, 2018, benefiting the Morning Star Society at http://www.alzheimerconsultant.com/, a member of the National Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and a 501c3.

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Italian singing star Daniela Martino. Photo courtesy Dr. Lou Miele.

A highlight of the event was a performance by Italian singing star Daniela Martino. Born in a village of Gargano, named San Giovanni Rotondo, Martino is presently in the United States entertaining audiences with traditional Southern Italian and folk music, Swing, Latin, Country and Blues numbers. She has become known as the nightingale of Gargano for her compelling and melodic voice. Discover more about Martino at
https://www.instagram.com/daniela_music_martino/ or search @danielamusicmartino on facebook.

The evening was all about Italian American heritage.  Dinner was served and the show and dance will commenced at 6 pm. In addition to Martino’s beautiful voice, radio DJ Gioacchino Jack Di Giorgio made an appearance, and Dr. Lou was on the dance floor with new dances to share.

The event was open to the public.  For information about The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, FL and upcoming events at the Club call (772) 778-1522.

 

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GetShotByElla.com @ Ivo David fine art studio

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Fine artist Ivo David in front of one of his many works  depicting scenes of Dante’s Divine Comedy at his Florida studio. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC.

Stepping into the Florida studio of fine artist Ivo David is immediate immersion in a rare hue of yellow light, evoking sunshine and the purest gold, a color of hope, radiantly intertwining with a rainbow of colors in numerous paintings, covering walls and neatly stacked, in David’s well kept work space. David uses a unique shade of yellow paint specially blended in Europe for his oil paintings.

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Numerous works fill the well organized Florida studio of fine artist Ivo David. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC.

A third generation artist, David was born in San Leucio del Sannio, a city in the Province of Benevento in the region of Campania in Italy.  With a paint brush in hand from the time his small fingers could grasp, David’s works have shown internationally and become part of the world’s finest galleries and collections. A world traveler, David resided in New Jersey for many years before moving his studio to Central Florida, after a visit with one of his clients in the Sunshine State.

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Fine artist Ivo David at work in his Florida studio. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

David’s lifelong artistic journey is a story that encompasses ultimate highs, youthful rebellion, time in a Franciscan monastery, interactions with master artists, including an artistic debate with Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí  in 1952 when they were exhibiting in Rome, and a share of triumphs and struggles that would fill many books: in fact, they do! David’s work and events have been covered by numerous news media. In 1956, he launched an artistic movement, originating in Europe,  known as the theory of Fusionism 56, detailed in his writing entitled Manifesto of Fusionism56. An accomplished poet, his poems were compiled in the book Memories of an Artist first published in 1994.

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Fine artist Ivo David. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

Above photos, Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC, depict (left) artist Ivo David in his studio with his book of poems and (right) a shelf filled with a few of many books about his work and his Fusionism 56 artistic movement.

David is a prolific sketch artist and his studio houses stacks of immense pads filled with the detailed drawings that precede each of his paintings.

The moods of David’s works are ever changing. The artist’s sketches and paintings of 14th century Italian writer Dante Alighieri’s poem The Divine Comedy, of Hell,  Purgatory and Paradise, commenced in 1975, encompass a complete scale of chromatic intensity. He weaves pure colors with just the right values of dark and light to create the diverse scenes from Dante’s narrative poem. Very few artists have undertaken the arduous challenge of depicting Dante’s poetic visions of the afterlife, regarded among the world’s greatest literary works. Many of David’s most recent works capture the warmth and light of the tropical landmarks and landscapes near his Florida studio.

In 2017, The Fusionist Art work of Ivo David was a solo exhibition at the Emerson Center Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida. See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bOzznidgR4

Circle photos above, Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC, show posters advertising recent exhibitions in Florida of artist Ivo David’s fine art.

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Fine artist Ivo David. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

For more information about fine artist Ivo David, go to http://ivodavidfineart.com/ or email at IVODAVID53@GMAIL.COM

 

 

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GetShotByElla.com @ Blue Cypress Bluegrass band performance at Marsh Landing Restaurant

IMG_3966 (2)There’s a dark blue alligator shaped cloud looming in the twilight sky over Fellsmere, Florida on a Friday evening. Marsh Landing Restaurant, 44 North Broadway Street, Fellsmere, FL, renowned for both its authentic Florida fare and decor, is filling up fast as it approaches 6:30 pm when the Blue Cypress Bluegrass five piece band begins to play. Consisting of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and upright bass players, this band is the real deal. Fans of grassroots, genuine American bluegrass and classic country are in for a rare night of musical entertainment.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Blue Cypress Bluegrass can be heard frequently on Friday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Marsh Landing, no cover charge, but dining reservations are recommended.

For more information about Blue Cypress Bluegrass or their upcoming performances, go to https://www.bluecypressbluegrass.com/ or follow their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/bluecypressbluegrass/about/?ref=page_internal

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