The Heartland Festival Orchestra presents “New Year’s Greeting — That’s Amore” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Five Points Washington. It is the orchestra’s tradition to welcome the New Year with its signature “New Year’s Greeting,” one of its most festive and popular concerts of the season. This year, the concert includes a variety of musical st...

For many people, I think, there is a small part of us that wishes we were born at a different time. Some wish they were born in the Roaring Twenties. Some love the "doo wop" era of the 1950s. Some dream of being around in Medieval times, the Old West or in the Big Band era of the 1940s. I personally wanted to be around during the prehistoric times...

We think of It’s a Wonderful Life as a great American movie, a great Jimmy Stewart movie, a great Frank Capra movie — and, of course, as a great Christmas movie. We don’t think of it as a great Italian-American movie. But we should, especially at Christmastime, when Italian-Americans — of Capra’s generation and beyond — can be heard in every shop a...

Saturday August 12 6 - 10 PM - American Italian Heritage Society - Omaha, NE - 5110 N 132nd St, Omaha 68164. Join il Palazzo for an Ode to the Rat Pack featuring Gooch and His Las Vegas Big Band! Start the night with a gourmet meal created by Chef Paul with an opening act by Aaron Shoemaker, and finish with the sultry renditons of Dean Martin, Fran...

Barbara Sinatra, who gained prominence as "Lady Blue Eyes" and then developed her own legacy as a premier battler against child abuse, died Tuesday morning at her Rancho Mirage home after months of declining health. She was 90. She was married to Frank Sinatra, one of the greatest and most mercurial artists of the 20th century, for almost 22 years...

Con questo articolo dedicato alla musica italica chiudiamo una sorta di trilogia iniziata con i libri, proseguita con il cinema e conclusa, adesso, con la musica. Ho riascoltato la canzone recentemente, colonna sonora di Love is All You Need, film romantico anche se dalla narrazione piuttosto scontata. Sfilano le immagini della costiera amalfitana:...

When: Sunday, June 18, 2017 3:00 - Where: Powell Hall, 718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103 Sinatra: 100 Years and Beyond is a celebration of the life and music of the twentieth century’s most remarkable singers of the Great American Songbook – a star of radio, television, movies and countless live performances throughout the world. Join the STL S...

I never saw Gone With The Wind, but I basically know what it’s about; Southern Belle, Civil War, lost love, racist depictions of black people, “Frankly Scarlett, I don’t give a damn,” and ‘The End.’ Likewise, I never really listened to Frank Sinatra, but I know his basic life-story; poor Italian kid, Tommy Dorsey feud, Bobby Soxers, Ava Gardner, Fr...

Padre Armando Pierini nacque nel 1908 a Magione, nella frazione di Agello, in provincia di Perugia. I suoi genitori erano di umili origini contadine. Ragazzo di spiccata intelligenza e di grande carattere entrò nelle simpatie del Parroco del paese. Questi convinse i genitori a mandarlo a studiare, nel 1922, in Seminario. Terminato il Ginnasio Arman...

This June 7 we celebrate the 100 birthday of a true fantastic icon of the Italian music: Dean Martin. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, Dean Martin was a wonderful artist who already is part of the history of the American show business. To celebrate him and his legacy, we are honored and happy to welcome on We the Italians his daugh...