The story of Sabato Rodia needs to be known by every Italian, wherever they live. When he built the Watts Towers, Rodia achieved something very unique. That must have been why the Beatles decided to put him on the cover of their famous Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, together with other famous and celebrated people: he's the one on upper rig...

A frequent criticism of mine in previous articles I have written for this blog is the number of our people (and they are legion) who have made their mark on history but who nevertheless are virtual unknowns in the collective minds of the American public.  This is due for a number of reasons including American attitudes towards Italians (especially...

Music, an integral part of the Italian who migrates, makes its way through the generations of a new youth, like a gentle reminder and an historical and cultural identity that excites and inspires modern paths of personal development.   With his grandparents and great-grandparents from the Campania region as accomplices, the New Yorker, Micha...

by Mauro Battocchi   For a great night of music, come to the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30PM. Attendees will be treated to a celebration of Enrico Caruso, the world acclaimed Neapolitan operatic tenor, delivered by tenor Pasquale Esposito, actor Dino Natali and soprano Julie Adams. The even...

Fri, Nov 6, 2015 - Hanna Theatre - 2067 East 14th Street - Cleveland, OH 44115. Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, makes his debut in Cleveland at the Hanna Theater with his touring production based on his 1st PBS Special: "Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso." Born in Naples, Italy, Pasquale Esposito immigrated to the United States...

Imagine years of discrimination, without hope of being recognized of being worthy of any respect, possibly far from your family left in your homeland, working two or even three jobs, living in very poor conditions. Then, imagine a moment of pride, a glimpse of revenge, a situation where not only your people are respected, but one of them is hero, a...

By Nino Pantano A gala celebration was recently held honoring Commendatore Aldo Mancusi and the life and legacy of Mme. Licia Albanese at the New York Athletic Club at Central Park South. Mancusi, who is the founder and curator of the Enrico Caruso Museum in Brooklyn, was recently given the much coveted title of Commendatore, one of the highest ho...

PBS superstar Pasquale Esposito will grace The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles with a tribute to Enrico Caruso on Oct. 24. The concert will showcase songs featured on "Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso," a 2-CD drawn from the PBS special of the same name that was first aired this spring. "Pasquale was born to do a tribute to the gr...

PBS superstar Pasquale Esposito will grace The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles with a tribute to Enrico Caruso on Oct. 24. The concert will showcase songs featured on "Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso," a 2-CD drawn from the PBS special of the same name that was first aired this spring. "Pasquale was born to do a tribute to the great...

by Alberto Onetti   For lovers of Italian music, make sure to catch rising star Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito on October 18th at 7:30 at The Nourse (275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA.) Pasquale will be singing selections that celebrate Enrico Caruso, the legendary Italian tenor, as well as performing original compositions.   Previ...