You know “Rigoletto.” But you might not know you know it. If you’ve ever watched “The Simpsons” or “Seinfeld,” if you’ve ever caught a Doritos Super Bowl ad, if you’ve ever played the “Grand Theft Auto” video game, chances are you’ve heard Giuseppe Verdi’s jaunty, insanely catchy “La donna e mobile.” But it’s far from “Rigoletto’s” only memorable m...

06/15/2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET - Westchester Italian Cultural Center - 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE A one hour audiovisual presentation on the life and career of the legendary tenor from Philadelphia by noted Lanza authority Bill Ronayne. The presentation includes rare early private recordings and radio...

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...

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm - Where: Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court Northwest, Washington, DC 20008 The songs of the Cantautori (singers-songwriters) have accompanied Italy's changes and transformations since the 1960s, often shaping people's perception of cultural renovations and historical events. Many of these artis...

Dean Martin died in 1995, but he’s still one of America’s most beloved entertainers. The Italian-American actor, singer and comedian made his big break when he formed a comedy-music duo with Jerry Lewis in 1946. By the ‘50s, he had launched a successful solo career, appearing in films and taking his place in the legendary Rat Pack alongside Frank 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...

Sulla copertina di quello che in molti ritengono l’album più importante della storia della musica moderna c’è un unico italiano. Si chiamava Sabato (Simon) Rodia  e nel 1967 i Beatles lo hanno voluto tra i 60 profili della cover più bella di sempre della storia del rock: quella di Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, uscito il primo giugno di 50...

The idea began with the band Hundred Waters, but given, in part, the general vibes and communitarian spirit, they don’t really take credit for it. “I believe that the stars align in a lot of things like this,” says Zach Tetreault, the band’s drummer, and a cofounder of FORM Arcosanti, which, with its location and tiny, by-application-only audience...

New York Opera Fest is not only offering live performances or staged productions. The event is also showcasing major lectures with some of the industry’s greatest thinkers. Among them is Fred Plotkin, who is easily THE opera expert in the United States. Throughout his career, Plotkin has showcased his knowledge and skill as a writer (you should che...

This July edition of the Umbria Jazz festival (Perugia, 7 – 16 July)  will be a special one. In fact, one of the main focus of the event will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the births of jazz greats Thelonius Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. Tributes to the three jazz icons will include performances by many Italian and inter...