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The 2011 Italian Walk Of Fame

What a glorious day and splendid evening we had celebrating the 2011 Italian Walk Of Fame. The 3rd annual IWOF (co-founded by Marisa Beaco-Lang and Jimi Bertucci) was held Sept. 5th and I was honoured to be invited as a special guest performer at the the Gala ceremony held at the Riviera Parque Convention Centre.

This year’s inductees included singer and Order of Canada recipient Bobby Curtola, singer/actress Connie Stevens, award winning international actor Franco Nero, Olympic Gold Medallist and Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo, real estate/agricultural entrepreneur and owner of the Vancouver Canucks Luigi Aquilini, and contractor/developer/builder Alfredo DeGasperis.

It was such a pleasure meeting all of this year’s inductees who shared their stories, speaking of their pride being of Italian descent to the hardships and sacrifices they and their families endured to make a better life. All the while their culture and the values associated to it were key factors in the steadfast dedication and hard work they put into their careers and families. Congratulation to your successes, much deserved!

The event was emceed by masters of ceremonies Andrea Trentadue and Massimo Nicoletti of CHIN with additional performances by Michael Burgess, Laura Palumbo and Peter Marino. Be sure to stay tuned for next year’s celebration which has currently begun accepting nominations. For more information, visit www.italianwalkoffame.com                                                       See more images on my photo page.

Awards & Nominations

Awards & Nominations:
2011 R.A.V.E  Award
2011 MARTY Award nomination-The Ontario Arts Council and the Mississauga Arts Council
2011 Forza Giovani- Carlo Coppola Musical Giftedness Award
Top 10 at Sanremo Festival original song contest 2010
2009 CIBPA Awards of Excellence-Next Generation Award
Top Choice Award for Best Male Recording Artist of 2008/2009
Coppola contribute 2 songs(Let it Go/Make You Love Me) to JUNO nominated album 11:11, Nick Fiorucci/HiBias 2008
Top Choice Award for Best Male Recording Artist of 2007/2008
Coppola’s collaboration with Taras receives JUNO and Canadian Urban Music nomination Best Dance Recording 2007
Top Choice Award for Best Male Recording Artist of 2006/2007
Canadian Urban Music Award for Best Dance Electronica-2004

Showcases:
2011 CHIN/Caritas Telethon
2011 Corso-Italia
2011 Italian Heritage Month Festival
2011 Caritas Telethon TLN
2011 New Short-Film Video Release
2010 Jimmy Kimmel Hollywood , L.A.
2010 CHIN/Caritas Telethon
2010 New Album Release
2010 -2011 Italian Walk of Fame
2009-2011 Queen’s Park, National Italian Day, Flag Raising
The Reel World Film Festival,
Corto Lovere-Venice Film Festival,
Rogers Centre,
Kingswood Theatre,
Sol Beach Fiesta,
The Canadian Music Festival,
The Power of Women Foundation,
Dr. Phil,
Pope John Paul II,
President of Italy
Profiles:
2011 Rogers Television
2010 OMNI Profile
Most memorable moments:
Singing for Pope John Paul II
Life’s Treasurers:
Family, his wife Francesca. Being a father to his two beautiful children Angelina and Joey.

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