The first Italian musical to be presented at the Venice Film Festival, True Love by Marco and Antonio Manetti, also known as the Manetti Bros, received a positive reception on the Lido and is due to be released in Italian cinemas on 5 October. Starring Giampaolo Morelli, Serena Rossi, Claudia Gerini, Carlo Buccirosso and Raiz, the film is set in Na...

As a child, John De Chiaro often traveled with his stepfather, a shoemaker in New Jersey, into New York City to buy supplies, but on one trip, at about 5 years old, he wandered next door to a pawnshop and found an object that changed his life. "There was a guitar on the wall, and I just, for some reason, wanted that guitar," De Chiaro says. "My ste...

Looking over the fall entertainment lineup for the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, you might think the venue made an effort to solely book Italian entertainers. You’d be wrong.“It wasn’t by design,” said Joe Vicari, owner of Andiamo restaurant who doubles as a booking agent. “It was coincidental that we had some of these acts touring in this...

Led by Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia tours to the United States this October for the first time in nearly 50 years, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York (October 20 & 21), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Artsin Washington, D.C. (October 25), Symphony Hall in Boston (Octo...

What: Monteverdi 450 Lecture Series, Lecture-Demonstration: Music and the Myth of Venice, Music from L'incoronazione di Poppea - When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6-8pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 On the occasion of the upcoming US premiere of "Monteverdi 450" at Harris Theater, celebrating the 450...

We are proud of bringing together two special acts, Sonamo' - Italian Funk and PizziCali for an unforgettable Italian night. Prepare yourself for a full immersion in the Italian Culture, we will take from the deepest Italian Traditions of PizziCali to the modern and original sound of Sonamo' - Italian Funk.PizziCali will be teaching some traditiona...

It has been almost 10 years since Luciano Pavarotti’s passing on September 6, 2007, but his legacy will live on forever. He has been one of the few opera singers to win crossover fame as a popular superstar. “I would like to be remembered as the man who brought opera to the masses,” the legendary tenor said in an interview. The most beloved and cel...

September 28 (Thursday) 7:00 - 8:30 pm. From the Heart: A Treasury of Italian Songs. Westchester Italian Cultural Center. One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY A one-hour video presentation featuring a collection of some of the most beautiful and beloved songs including O Sole Mio, Torna a Surriento, Mattinata, Core'ngrato from movie and television...

Once again Michéal Castaldo will return to the Mercer County Italian American Festival on September 23rd at 6PM. Named one of NJ’s best fall festival by CBS, NY, Michéal and his La Dolce Vita Band will perform live on the main stage (Investors Bank Stage) at 6PM and delight the crowd with his spirited, passionate, enchanting voice and flawless deli...

A Swiss humanoid robot is to conduct a Tuscan orchestra in the works of Verdi alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The robot, called YuMi, will be the closest a humanoid has come to mastering the nuances of a human orchestra director when he performs.  “YuMi has a very high level of fluidity of gesture, incredible softness and expressive nuancin...