by Kelly-Jane Cotter   Frank Sinatra was born 100 years ago, on Dec. 12, 1915. But no dust has collected on his life's work. Sinatra's music remains as vibrant and fresh as in his heyday. Born and raised in Hoboken, Francis Albert Sinatra grew up to become royalty in New York, Palm Springs, Miami, Las Vegas and Hollywood.  ...

di Maurita Cardone   Chi ha detto che l'Italia esporta solo opera? Venerdì sera, al Cielo, locale culto del Meatpacking district, si esibisce un'icona italiana della musica da discoteca, Claudio Coccoluto. Trenta anni di musica house alle spalle e ancora tanta voglia di diffondere queste sonorità, che, dice, "sono un linguaggio globale di ag...

By Liliana Rosano Clive Davis, il guru della musica americana, talent scout di cantanti come Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera e Alicia Keys, ha definito la sua voce incantevole. Giada Valenti, rappresenta la voce della musica italiana leggera e melodica negli Stati Uniti e non solo.   Veneta di nascita (Portogruaro, Venezia), romana e tr...

Jerry Vale, the popular Italian-American velvet-voiced crooner, has died at his California home. He was 83.   Vale, who had been in declining health, died Sunday at his Palm Desert house surrounded by family and friends, family attorney Harold J. Levy said in a statement.   Read more   Source: http://iajournal.com  ...

An exclusive performance of classically trained Maestro Gabriele Ciampi conducting his CentOrchestra was held at the Italian Cultural Institute on Thursday, June 5, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.   Featuring an 18 piece orchestra and 3 soloists from Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, the concert presented Ga...

No need to board a plane for Italy's Venezia: Italia in Ohio is bringing Carnevale to Columbus on Sunday March 2, 2014.   Carnevale, the Italian pre-Lent festival of food and frivolity, is a tradition dating back a millennium and includes parties, music, exquisite Venetian cooking, and above all the masked balls. This year the Refectory Rest...

While the world is still savoring French President François Hollande's affair with Julie Gayet, his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, is launching a charm offensive in New York with his arresting wife, Carla Bruni. Vocalist and guitarist Bruni is performing at Town Hall on West 43rd Street on Thursday.The Italian-born former model released her fourth...

Promette tre ore di musica in cui intende ripercorrere la sua carriera che è una vera enciclopedia della musica, dal jazz al reggae e al pop. Il chitarrista e produttore Fabrizio Sotti si esibirà il 4 giugno all'Highline Ballroom, unico italiano in programma al Blue Note Jazz Festival, giunto alla quarta edizione.   "Fabrizio Sotti & Fri...

Music lovers will temporarily swap frigid Minnesota temps for the warmth of sun-drenched Tuscany, thanks to Minnesota Opera's upcoming production, The Elixir of Love. Set in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, Donizetti's timeless romantic comedy opens January 24 at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul for five performances.   In t...

"Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona," by Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, is one of Spoleto Festival USA's two festival-produced opera productions.   Conductor Aaron Carpene and director Stefano Vizioli worked hard to unearth and reconstruct the obscure opera, which was last performed more than 350 years ago, in Naples and Venice.  ...