The new 2 CD set Paese Mio Bello is the first collection of its kind, featuring 44 historic Italian-American recordings, 40 of which have been previously unreleased, at least since the original 78rpm records were issued. The selections were recorded between 1915 and 1939 and vary from traditional rural folk recordings to elegant divas singing the...

By Maite Ballesteros   Diverse musical performances brought an Italian theme night to Beverly Hills. Sotto le Stelle (Under the Stars) celebrated an evening of music and Italian traditions, Saturday, Sept.7   Italian songwriter Erica Mou began the evening bringing her distinctive voice and folk-rock style to an intimate performance at...

Matteo Setti, Italy's newest singing sensation, will make his New York City debut at The Cutting Room December 10 at 8 p.m. ET. Setti joins a long line of incredible artists such as Lady Gaga, Norah Jones, Kid Rock and many others, who have graced the stage at The Cutting Room. Setti will bring his passion for music and thrill the audience with eve...

by Roz Rogoff   I was at Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's show at the Concord Pavilion last night. I was so impressed with their performance on the PBS special I bought tickets to the local show as soon as they went on sale. Despite the article in Wikipedia, the price was nowhere near $239 in Concord.   Tony Bennett is better than ever no...

di Liliana Rosano   Nato a Pescara 31 anni fa, a portare oltreoceano Stefano Marchese è stata una borsa di studio vinta al Berklee College di Boston, il tempio della formazione musicale, che a definirlo un semplice conservatorio è proprio riduttivo.   In Italia, oltre alla laurea in lettere e filosofia e studi al Conservatorio romano...

Local performer Jack Lynn will sing a host of Dean Martin songs during Dean Martin Night, Sunday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m., at St. Frances Cabrini Church Hall, 57 Pond Hill Road. Sing, socialize and enjoy the music of Dean Martin — the performance, which is $15 BYOB and open to the public, is sponsored by the North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lod...

Michéal Castaldo's first Christmas Music Folio, entitled Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas Folio, (in Italian, Natale nel Mediterraneo) offers up sacred, liturgical Christmas carols in Italian and Latin in lead sheet form. Castaldo has arranged these carols completely with the power deserving of these immense Christmas classics with some spec...

by Domenico Logozzo   Adattarsi a qualsiasi lavoro ed impegnarsi a fondo. In un momento di grave crisi occupazionale in Italia, soprattutto a livello giovanile, è il consiglio che con estrema concretezza dà oggi alle nuove generazioni un emigrante abruzzese di successo, Sante Auriti, uno dei più conosciuti maestri artigiani d'America.  ...

Roberto Pomili, Italian bassist and international musician, with Octavio Brunetti, pianist, and Emmanuel Trifilio, Bandoneonist, will take us into the world of tango through the timeless music of Astor Piazzolla and his own compositions.   Roberto Polmili is considered one of the best tango double bass players and composers of his generation...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) of Fort Lee and the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) proudly announce Verismo Opera is the theatre's House Opera Company. Now in its 25th anniversary season, Verismo Opera produces grand, professional productions twice a year, along with an international vocal competition, concert...