Issues-Driven Folk Singer-Songwriter Pascali Provokes in English and Italian

Amanda Pascali, 22, described by some as an Italian Bob Dylan, started singing and playing the guitar at a young age so that she could use her music to tell her family’s diaspora story. (Before Pascali’s Sicilian-decent father came to the U.S. as a refugee, he spent two years in a forced-labor camp for speaking out against the communist dictatorship in his native Romania.)


She released her folksy debut album, with songs in both Italian and English, a little over a year ago — and hasn’t stopped writing since. “I write songs about the truth, and the truth sometimes gets some people upset or angry or uncomfortable,” says the demure Pascali, who graduated from UH during the lockdown, and had to cancel a European summer tour due to the pandemic. But she sees silver linings in the schedule shift: “Taking time to reflect and better understand myself is hard work that I often pushed aside.”

Click here to see the full 2020 portfolio.

People + Places

READY TO MAKE some changes to your outdoor space? Want to create the backyard paradise you have been thinking of? Refresh your spring and summer setting with Brixos.

Keep Reading Show less

Swimsuit, $315, by Dolce & Gabbana at Neiman Marcus

SWIMWEAR. LINGERIE. A pretty little peek at early fall. The annual Sexy Issue has returned with Volume 4, and the heat is on.

Keep Reading Show less
Style

Photo @zztop on Instagram

ZZ TOP BASSIST Dusty Hill, who spent more than 50 years playing bass for the Texas blues-rock trio, died Tuesday at the age of 72. Hill's cause of death is currently unknown, although surviving bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard said in a post made to the band's Facebook account that Hill passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston.

Keep Reading Show less
People + Places