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Nearly 50 years after Frank Serpico exposed endemic corruption in the New York City Police Department, his name still divides people. For some, especially those on the left, Serpico is a whistleblower — a brave loner who took on a sinister system. For law-and-order types and many an ex-cop, he’s a rat who, for the sake of “a few bad apples,” betray...

On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress VANESSA RACCI takes a fresh approach to classic pop, reviving Italian-American standards associated with the likes of Dean Martin ("Return to Me"), Al Martino ("Al di là"), Louis Prima ("Buona Sera"), and Connie Francis ("‘O sole mio"). RACCI, a New Yor...

Alessandra Corona presents her A Corona Works in two world premieres by Italian choreographers: "Amore Impossibile" by Kristian Cellini of Rome, and "Just Joy" by Guido Tuveri of Sardinia, May 30 & 31 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street). Corona, a former 12-year principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico,...

La voce italiana di New York è quella dello speaker "Tony" Anthony Pasquale, sostenitore di Progetto Sicilia nel Mondo, che da circa quindici anni diffonde musica italiana dalle frequenze della emittente  ICN Radio, di proprietà del Gruppo editoriale "Oggi", società editrice di "America Oggi". I componenti di ICN Radio, dal presidente Andrea Mantin...

St. Francis College alumnus Vincent DeGiaimo ’72 returns to his alma mater for a screening of his film “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust.” DeGiaimo and Vincent Marmorale are producers of the film, which is part of the college’s annual Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration and is a presentation of the Thomas J....

It's wedding theater with an Italian flair, and guests can enjoy a buffet dinner, toast the happy couple and dance the night away, when Tony and Tina exchange vows. "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" will be staged at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23...

“Viola, Franca” by Marta Savina has officially been guaranteed a spot at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival that will take place at the end of the month. It’s Sicily in 1965, and Franca is forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community, but she rebels against the established custom and sets a precedent that alt...

Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, will present the 5th annual IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY. This 15-day festival will offer 7 fully-staged productions from Italy, special events, readings, among other events and activities. All are presented in Italian and English or with English supertitles, c...

NOIAW member and singer Vanessa Racci invites members and friends to her album release performance at the Birdland Jazz Club on June 4, 2017 at 6PM. Vanessa Racci’s 2017 debut album, Italiana Fresca, heralds the breakthrough of a fresh sound in jazz: a sweet-and-sour, wide-ranging contralto with a passion born of her Italian-American heritage. On t...

A local bocce tournament is registering teams of three players for a competition in May at Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone. John Buzzetti, president of the Whitestone Bocce Club, said that he expects approximately 12 to 14 teams to take part in the annual bocce tournament, which was previously held at Bowne Park. The tournament kicks off at 8 a.m....

Scontro d’alta classifica quello giocato ieri allo Stadio Olimpico di Roma: Lazio-Napoli, infatti, non metteva in palio solo tre punti ma anche il terzo posto valevole la possibilità di giocare i preliminari della prossima Champions League. Il Napoli, terzo in graduatoria con 64 punti, con una vittoria avrebbe definitivamente spento i sogni di glor...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6pm Sicily Jass: The World's First Man in Jazz (2015), 73 min. Michele Cinque, dir. - John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036 Sicily Jass, an intermingling of fiction and documentary, uses the Sicilian puppets and narrating voice of Mimmo Cuticchio to tell the st...