Gurnee Park District's Viking Park Singers will host their annual Italian Fest on Friday, April 28. The fest will include Italian dinner seatings at 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:45-8:15 p.m. Each seating will feature a 30-minute performance from the Viking Park Singers. The event will take place in the dance hall at park district headquarters, 4374 Old Grand...

The playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946) wafts like a ghost through the annals of early-twentieth-century opera. Alban Berg thought seriously of making an adaptation of Hauptmann’s play “And Pippa Dances” (1906) before moving on to the two Frank Wedekind plays from which he would fashion “Lulu.” And Carl Ruggles spent several of his early years...

Legendary Italian pop music icon Iva Zanicchi (Non pensare a me, Zingara, Ciao, cara, come stai?...), the only female vocalist to win Italy's famed San Remo Music Festival three times is a row, is returning to the United States on Saturday, April 22, 2017, to kick off a multicity, North American tour in celebration of Italian-American pride and cul...

When: Friday, April 28th at 7pm - Where: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St. - Entrance : Free Via dei dollari” is an hour-long presentation in English with poems and songs performed in Italian. “Via dei dollari,” or Dollar Street, is the name of the avenue that runs through the center of Casteldardo, a small town in the Marche region known througho...

Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Inc. present: Boston Bel Canto Opera Concert. Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:00 pm.The concert features performances by: Lisa Correnti (soprano), Felicia Gavilanes (mezzo-soprano), Giovanni Formisano (tenor), Alan Schneider (tenor). Master of ceremonies and piano accompanist: Bradley Pennington Program Arias: "Pr...

While attending the annual East Harlem Giglio Feast everyone notices the same thing: The wonderful voice of our singer and member, gifted tenor Jimmy Alleva. Jimmy grew up in Queens, New York, the middle child of three brothers. He fondly recalls his quality time spent with Nicholas Jr., Philip and parents, Roseann and Nicholas (himself a Capo in t...

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a not-for-profit professional theatre company for family audiences, presents it’s new musical, “Noni Cimino’s Kitchen” opening Friday, April 21, 7:30pm, at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. Inspired by memories of growing up in a large Italian-American family, the new musical offers a slice of l...

Conventional wisdom states that many of us “want what we don’t have and often have what we don’t want.” While this can serve as an obstacle to achieving our dreams and ambitions, this dilemma can be overcome by wisely “playing the hand that one is dealt.” One individual who adheres to this philosophy is Italian singer/songwriter and guitarist Andre...

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...

The Michigan Opera Theatre presented Mark Adamo’s opera Little Women, in collaboration with the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, on March 11 and 12.  The MOT organized several community events leading up to the performance that were informative and entertaining.   On February 9 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, MOT Audience Engage...