Deana Martin performs this tribute show to her father Dean Martin all over the country, but last night it was a special performance at The Ciccone Theatre in New Jersey. The evening also honored the Scognamillo family's world famous Patsy's Italian Restaurant, the place that Frank, Dean, and families called their New York City home. The evening was...

The Mother Lode is mourning the unexpected loss of a colorful, beloved personality whose life literally touched thousands. Two weeks ago, while teaching his music classes at Foothill Leadership Academy, and that weekend, while turning in what turned out to be his last public performance, singing and playing bass with his mates in the Black Irish Ba...

The Italian opera "Don Giovanni," with music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, had a crowded opening night in Crafton-Preyer Theatre Friday, April 21. The opera was the final show of this season for University Theatre. The opera tells the tale of the despicable womanizer Don Giovanni, who was played by actor Carey Eugene Wilson. Giovanni is a cha...

VICTORY sarà il tema di ORVIETO4EVER 2017, evento organizzato dalla Dream Loud NYC in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata Americana in Italia, con il patrocinio del Comune di Orvieto ed il sostegno della Cassa di Risparmio di Orvieto / Banca Popolare di Bari. “E’ un momento importante per la città di Orvieto – ha sottolineato Marco Bosco – e il nostro...

Friday, May 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Heinz History Center. 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA,15222. $20 adults, $15 seniors, students, military, and History Center members. Next Friday, join the Alia Musica Pittsburgh and the History Center's Italian American Program for the last concert of the 2016-17 season.  The culmination of Quince Ensemble's reside...

OperaDelaware will celebrate the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth by performing “Semiramide” and “La Cenerentola” as a part of the company’s 2017 festival. Starting on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. OperaDelaware presents Rossini’s final Italian opera, “Semiramide.” This rarely performed masterpiece will appear again on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. Maes...

On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress VANESSA RACCI takes a fresh approach to classic pop, reviving Italian-American standards associated with the likes of Dean Martin ("Return to Me"), Al Martino ("Al di là"), Louis Prima ("Buona Sera"), and Connie Francis ("‘O sole mio"). RACCI, a New Yor...

La voce italiana di New York è quella dello speaker "Tony" Anthony Pasquale, sostenitore di Progetto Sicilia nel Mondo, che da circa quindici anni diffonde musica italiana dalle frequenze della emittente  ICN Radio, di proprietà del Gruppo editoriale "Oggi", società editrice di "America Oggi". I componenti di ICN Radio, dal presidente Andrea Mantin...

New York native Gina Viteritti is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro all Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally re...

On the list of famous Fresnans, Dick Contino ranks as a superstar. In the 1950s, Mr. Contino was a high-profile musician and actor who married starlet Leigh Snowden and appeared multiple times on “The Ed Sullivan Show;” more than 40 over his whole career. Author James Ellroy used parts of Mr. Contino’s life and name for his 1994 novella, “Dick Cont...