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...

Las Vegas artist Lena Prima will bring her musical celebration "Old Vegas and New Orleans!" to Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, July 8. The youngest daughter of musical legend Louis Prima and famous singer-songwriter Gia Maione, Lena Prima began her musical career performing on stage as she toured with her parents during her summer vacations. After c...

Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Inc. presents: Passione Napoletana. Neapolitan song concert with Giovanni Formisano (tenor) and Leonardo Ciampa (piano) Sunday, June 11, 2017. 6:00 - 8:00 pm Join us to enjoy Neapolitan classics, such as A Vucchella, Core n'grato, Tu ca nun chiagne and many more favorites from the classic Neapolitan reperto...

When: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free Class of 1986, Fabio Giachino is considered one of the most promising talents of the Italian music scene in the last few years. Born in Alba, but choosing Turin as his home town, he has been awarded importa...

I’m a firm believer that if the remnant of our community is to survive we need to participate in culturally relevant and edifying social gatherings to help strengthen our faith, family and community ties. Last Monday, I attended such an event at St. John’s University in Queens, New York organized by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla of Arba Sicula and Michela...

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...