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Congratulations! TEAM AMERIGO
|* TEAM AMERIGO ALSO PLACED 2nd IN THE 2013 NASHVILLE ITALIAN LIGHTS FESTIVAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT.*
Team Members: Dennis Sperrazza, Mike Figlio, Robert Erianne, Rich Shiavi and Chris DiVincenzo.
$200 in prize money was donated to Holy Name Church, Nashville, TN.
|2015 Nashville Italian Lights Festival Bocce Tournament Champions
"The Juri Bunetta Friendship Foundation"
36 Teams entered the competition
First Place Winner Prize was $500
|Conversation with Gianna Valenti
"I had the opportunity to meet singer
Gianna Valenti and her husband
manager, JJ Pouwer at the Indigo Hotel,
Nashville, TN on Tuesday, December 1,
2015 on behalf of AVS. We had a
delightful conversation over coffee.
Gianna is a wonderful Italian singer who
filmed "From Venice With Love" for PBS.
Giada Valenti: Venice With Love
They are both absolutely charming and
beautiful people! JJ is from the
Netherlands, but they have lived in
New York for ten years.
We discovered we had several friends
Gianna will perform at TPAC's Polk
Theatre on April 8, 2016.
I encourage everyone in our club to
|"Sicily Calling" a soon-to-be released
video-documentary written and produced by AVS member,
Can't wait to see it, Kathy!
|ABOUT MICKELA MALLOZZI
Mickela Mallozzi is the four-time Emmy® Award-
winning Host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet
with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series highlighting the
diversity of dance which airs on PBS stations
nationwide and on Amazon Prime globally. A
professional dancer and trained musician, Mickela
decided to start a journey around the world, taking
her camera with her to follow dance in the lives of
everyday people wherever she went. From re-
discovering her family’s heritage in Southern Italy to
dancing tango on the main stage in Buenos Aires, the
series covers Mickela’s adventures as she
experiences the world, one dance at a time. She has
been featured in The New York Times, Travel
Channel, Dance Magazine, Forbes, American
Express, and AFAR Media, and she has performed on
various television shows including Sesame Street and
The Doctor Oz Show.