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Over the past year, Anthony Romaniello, a third-year student at CWRU,  teamed up with Cleveland Institute of Music students Francesco Bochicchio and Shane O’Brien to organize live music events for students. Romaniello is studying engineering physics, Bochicchio is an operatic tenor studying voice and O’Brien is studying trumpet performance.

Xavier Lynn & the Rukus on 118th, Collin Miller and the Oregon Space Trail of Doom have played the shows, and the series has outgrown Romaniello’s friend’s living room.

As a result, Romaniello is taking his talents to La Dolce Vita in Little Itlay. While La Dolce Vita has hosted opera for many years, the place has never acted as a full-blown music venue.

“We’re starting a new series of events, which we’re calling La Dolce Vita After Hours Music Series,” says Romaniello. Local artists will perform after the restaurants dining hours have ended. The bar will remain open, and the restaurant will transform into a music venue with performances from “some of the best up-and-coming Cleveland artists.”

The first event takes place tomorrow. Xavier Lynn & the Rukus on 118th will perform.

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