Lady Gaga appears to be working on new music in Portland—or, at the very least, hanging out in a local recording studio for some reason. Rumors that the pop megastar was in our midst were first reported Monday by the PSUVanguard, who noticed the pop megastar had posted photos of herself on Instagram last week posing outside of a familiar-looking...

Musicologist Alan Lomax stated that “the first function of music, especially of folk music, is to produce a feeling of security for the listener by voicing the particular quality of a land and the life of its people.” Apropos that the Italian Sons and Daughters of America’s folk music and dance troupe would call themselves I Campagnoli, which trans...

Ironically enough, musical genius Frank Zappa and a 13th century poet, Cielo d’Alcamo, had some important things in common. These artists so vastly disparate in time and space share an iconoclastic spirit and the colors of two neighboring cities in northwest Sicily. The audacious American rocker, who blazed his own trail across genres and eras like...

Verlander may be gone; but Verdi is back in town. One of his best operas, with a world-famous aria, invigorating not only Westerndom, but Detroit — the great city of Michigan – opened the fall season of the Michigan Opera Theatre this past Saturday, and will be performed thrice more.Rigoletto was given a bit of a makeover, being set in NYC’s Little...

Distinguished American conductor Vincent La Selva of Upper Montclair died on October 9, 2017 at the age of 88 in Cleveland. The cause was complications from dementia. Maestro La Selva was the founder of New York Grand Opera in 1973, which for 39 years offered fully-staged opera productions free to the public, most of the productions in Central Park...

Italian singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori is as esteemed in his homeland as his American contemporary Bob Dylan.  After an award-winning career spanning nearly 50 years, De Gregori will finally make his US debut in November.  A pair of intimate theater shows has been announced for Sunday, November 5th at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA (Bo...

The 2015 Italian hopefuls Il Volo have gone places ever since their Eurovision participation back in 2015. The Italian trio have gained much name, fame and recognition throughout the globe. The official videoclip of Grande amore has surpassed 100 million views on Il Volo‘s official YouTube channel. Their Eurovision entry has gone viral worldwide. G...

October 26 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - Scarsdale Public Library - 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale, NY. Admission: $30; open to the public. Contact: Jill Serling 914-723-2325Registrar@ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org Internationally acclaimed Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro will explore the Four Seasons, the secret symbolism behind the score, the images of nature,...

Monteverdi madness has begun. The Harris Theater opened its season Thursday night with the Italian composer’s L’Orfeo—the first of three operas by Claudio Monteverdi to be performed through Sunday by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by conductor John Eliot Gardiner Gardiner and colleagues have been taking their “Monteverdi 450”...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a discussion and screening of the short film "The Making of a Maestro: From Castelfranco to Carnegie Hall" Produced and Hosted by Valarie D'Elia. Saturday, October 14th, 3:00 PM - Light Refreshments Will Be Served - Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberr...