23rd May 2016 The winners of the 2016 edition of the Livorno Music Awards, a competition organised annually by Dario Serpan and Alessio Santacroce, in collaboration with The Cage Theatre and Il Tirreno to promote musical talent in the local area, were announced on Saturday 21st May during a special evening at The Cage.
The awards were made as follows:
The port city of Novorossiysk in Russia has been twinned with Livorno since 1967, but after the 1980s and the era of Perestroika ties were more or less forgotten. The only trace of the once thriving relations between Livorno and its Russian counterpart on the Black Sea seems to be the small one-way street – Via Novorossiisk [sic] - tucked away in the Coteto district of Livorno, making a strange contrast with the surrounding streets, all named after the regions of Italy.
Within the boundaries of Livorno's historic Parterre park in Viale Carducci, a host of new inhabitants are about to be installed: Project Parterre - a collective project involving 34 prominent contemporary artists - will fill the park with animals and beasts of literary and oral tradition, imaginary creatures that have come about at the hand of these artists and which will make the Parterre into a unique urban park of contemporary art, and the first in Italy with a literary-ludic theme.