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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rita Chiarelli to Receive Italian Heritage Award

Canada's Goddess of the Blues Rita Chiarelli will soon be increasing her list of accolades (which already include Juno nominations).  The Hamilton singer/songwriter will receive the Festitalia Italian Heritage Award of Distinction for Arts, Culture and Entertainment on June 6, 2013 at Michelangelo’s.

Click here for the full story on the 2013 awards.

According to the organization's web site, the honour "recognizes the leadership of men, women and youth of Italian ancestry or Italian affiliation who contribute to the development and well-being of others and the overall improvement of the community."

Rita has definitely made many outstanding achievements in her field.  Complimenti (congratulations).

In a related story, the veteran blues queen was recently featured in a story about "Italian Folk Music Today" from PRIMO magazineClick here to view the article.

Video below courtesy of Rita Chiarelli

 Blast from the Past: Rita Chiarelli CD: Sweet Paradise

Links: Rita Chiarelli, More Rita Chiarelli Stories

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