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31 july 1999

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

Penne. Feast in August - Bergonzoni among the stars / Agosto in festa Bergonzoni tra le star
A rich program this August with cabaret artist Alessandro Bergonzoni (29 August), actors Aldo Giuffrè (24 august) and Mario Scaccia (12 august); dancers Laura Comi, Gianni Rosaci, Riccardo e Stefania Di Cosmo (14 august), opera with Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto" (17 august). On the Colle Sacro games and historical sbandieratori (5, 6, 7 and 8 august). classical music, flamenco, folk songs, art and crafts exhibitions.

31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

Historical centres in music in Torre Dè Passeri - Quintet Scassa begins / Centri storici in musica a Torre Dè Passeri - Al via il quintetto »Scassa»
Inauguration today of "Centri storici in musica", 1999 edition, in Mazzara castle, Torre Dè Passeri at 21.15 is jazz quintet Lello Scassa with musics by J. Van Heusen, M. Dannis, H. Carmicheal. e G. Gershwin. Tomorrow in Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, piazza dei Fiori the "Flauti italiani".

31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

LANCIANO Stray theatres from August 1, small squares in the spotlight / Teatri randagi dal primo agosto, protagoniste saranno le piazzette
Second edition of theatre review "Teatri Randagi". Tomorrow in piazzetta S.Lorenzo "La ballata dei tre scrigni", by Abruzzo Tucur Theatrical Company from Guardiagrele. Every evening at 21.30 from 1 to 8 august a performance on one of the squares. Aim of the event is to offer a meeting place to local and outer companies.

31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

Campo Imperatore, Sheep Exhibition is 40 years old/La rassegna degli ovini compie quarant'anni - by Clarida Salvatori
Fortieth edition this year of the "Rassegna ovini di Campo Imperatore" in Fonte Macina, Campo Imperatore on 5 August. The traditional shepherds' rally until WWII was intended to ask God for protection during transhumance; nowadays the event is important to emphasize the natural heritage of Abruzzo and the great resource for tourism both in summer and winter that the mountainous centres can offer. On schedule also a congress and many cultural events and entertainments at Castel del Monte.

31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

The Joust, also a sulmonese in the knights' challenge / Giostra, anche un sulmonese nella disfida tra i cavalieri - by Antonio Mancini
SULMONA - This afternoon the V edition of the Giostra cavalleresca, due last Saturday but postponed for the bad weather. For the fisrt time a knight from Sulmona, Adriano Di Buccio, will appear in the event, to replace professional rider Franco Melossi engaged elsewhere. Last year Adriano Di Buccio won the palio for the scholl's knights and will surely have all the support of his sulmonese people.

31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

BISEGNA - Cinema in the square for two weeks / Cinema in piazza per due settimane
BISEGNA - Film review "Una montagna di cinema" will be held in the squares of Bisegna and San Sebastiano dei Marsi from 7 to 18 August under the direction of film director Riccardo Milani on the theme of memory. Next Saturday "Del perduto amore" by Michele Placido, on Sunday 8 in San Sebastiano "The Truman show" Monday in Bisegna "Pane e cioccolata", again San Sebastiano dei Marsi with "La notte di San Lorenzo", and more movies every night with final "La vita è bella" on 18 August. Prize Bisegna to best actor and prize San Sebastiano to best director will be awarded.

31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

CARSOLI - Ninth edition of La Portella / I nove anni della Portella
CARSOLI - Inauguration tomorrow of painting contest "La Portella", now of national importance, with a rich 8-day program, organized as always by local club "Carsoli nostro" to denounce the abandonment of the ancient village centre. 150 artists will have their works on show.

31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

Roseto - Erick Zonca wins the Film festival / Erick Zonca vince il Festival del cinema
ROSETO - Erick Zonca's "La vita sognata degli angeli" has won the fourth edition of "Roseto opera prima" film festival. Starring in the film Buschez and Natasha Regnier. Special mentions to "Character" by Mike VanDiem and "Zona di guerra" by Pimroth. Career prize "Rosa d'oro" to "Spaghetti western" actor Bud Spencer, welcomed by hundreds of children.

31 July 1999 - Il Messaggero

Elected mister and miss Val Vibrata, they come from San Nicolò and Ascoli / Eletti mister e miss Val Vibrata, sono di San Nicolò e di Ascoli
ALBA ADRIATICA - Vincenzo Di Pasquale, 23, barman from San Nicolò a Tordino, and Tatiana Antonelli 19, student from Ascoli Piceno, were awarded the beauty prize in Alba Adriatica.