The 2016 Broadway musical A Bronx Tale, which has been playing to sold-out houses, will be available for professional and amateur licensing from Broadway Licensing. Based on Chazz Palminteri's book and film about growing up in the mafia, A Bronx Tale: The Musical features a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and...

La grande musica italiana premiata a Hollywood: è stato assegnato a Tiziano Ferro l'Italian Excellence Award 2018 che il cantautore (cinque dischi di platino per 'Il mestiere della vita') ritirerà nel corso del 13.mo 'L.A., Italia - Film Fashion and Art Fest' (25 febbraio, 3 marzo). L'evento che promuove il cinema italiano nella settimana che prece...

The challenge of continually re-inventing oneself for the sake of avoiding stagnation is a task best left to those who have not only a thick skin, impervious to contempt and failure, but also an appetite for novel and unique approaches to their craft. The occupation where this is most readily apparent is in the realm of entertainment, as it is ofte...

Have you been hunting for the definitive version of 'O Sole Mio? The original Volare? Folk songs of deepest Puglia? Or how about pop diva Mina covering The Beatles' Hey Jude?You're in luck: Italy's Ministry of Culture has just put a century of Italian popular music online, for free. Go to canzoneitaliana.it and you'll find some 200,000 tracks avail...

For many years, the winner of Sanremo has been eligible to be chosen as the Italian representative for Eurovision, and this year is no exception. The representative for 2018 will be the winner of the ‘Big Artists’ category at the Sanremo Festival. There is a combination of 4 different voting methods that are used throughout the Sanremo festival, an...

The Metropolitan Opera in New York is currently hosting the theatrical production of the opera in four acts "Il trovatore" by Giuseppe Verdi. The production is directed for the stage by the Scottish opera and theatre director Sir David McVicar and conducted by Marco Armiliato. The libretto for this historical performance was written by the prolific...

Houston, we have a problem. La chiamata questa volta non arriva dallo spazio, anche se l’esito è analogo: problema risolto. Un grido d’allarme lanciato dal Conservatorio Braga di Teramo, pesantemente danneggiato dalle scosse del 2016-2017, che ha ottenuto dalla Camera di Commercio italo-americana del Texas un contributo decisivo per ripartire. «Un...

Growing up in an Italian-American household, we celebrated two sacred "Trinities." One was "The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit," the other was "Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett." It seems their music was always playing somewhere in my community. I would wake up in the morning, my dad would be singing "My Way." I would stop at the lo...

The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, returns to the acoustically friendly environs of the Dartmouth High School Auditorium on Sunday, Feb. 11, with a program of Italian music titled “All Italia!” From operatic overture to a sonic retelling of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the iconic “Pines of Rome,” this concert...

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) is ready to present a new look at Verdi's tale of regicide, "Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)," from Feb. 16 to 24 at Lambert Hall. Based on a true story of the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden at a masked ball during the 18th century, Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera is a tale of forbidden love, a dark prophecy...