Il Quartetto di Cremona, considerato dalla critica il vero erede del Quartetto Italiano, si è esibito per la prima volta a Washington nella sede della Library of Congress una delle istituzioni più prestigiose degli Stati Uniti d’America. Davanti ad una platea di oltre 400 ospiti riuniti nel Coolidge Auditorium, venerdì scorso, 11 maggio, il Quartet...

Set in ancient Egypt, “Aida” is one of those opera classics that has, since its premiere in 1871 at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Egypt, wowed audiences and cemented its place in the operatic canon. Adapted from an Italian libretto by Antonia Ghislanzoni, “Aida” was written as an opera in 1870 by Italian operatist Giuseppe Verdi in Italian. I...

One of the benefits to managing the Italian Enclaves Social Media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and blog, aside from traveling to some very interesting places, is that it affords me the chance to meet spectacular people. Occasionally, I try to shed light on individuals of Italian descent who are making extraordinary contributions to society....

The Valley Regional Sons & Daughters of Italy is pleased to announce The Dean Martin Night Dinner and Fundraiser. The event will be held at the La Sala Banquet Hall, 73 High Street, Derby, CT on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Performer, Jack Lynn will sing nostalgic Dean Martin songs. A pasta dinner and dessert will be served. There will be a c...

Despite of its ups and downs, as of 2018 it is still clear that the SxSw conference in Austin, Texas is one of the most important – if not the most important – media conference that exists in the world. Split into three main categories (Film, Music and Interactive) as well as several other subcategories (Education, Fashion, Gaming, Wellness etc), e...

Saturday, July 14 - Freedom Hill County Park 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. 14900 Metropolitan Pkwy, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. We are looking for four Italian American idols! The four contestant age groups are: Up to 8 years; 9 to 12 years; 13 to 17 years; 18 and over. To enter the contest, please send a clear video, YouTube link or MP3 of either an Italian s...

You don’t need Google Translate to figure out how to say joie de vivre in Italian. It’s Anthony Benedetto, or idiomatically, Tony Bennett. Experiencing Bennett in concert is watching joie de vivre come of life. In his performance Thursday at the sold-out State Theatre in Minneapolis, the ageless crooner was so full of vitality, charm, warmth, humil...

Crooner, charmer and fighter: Frank Sinatra died 20 years ago, leaving an indelible mark on the world. Born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra — the son of Italian immigrants — cut his first record in 1939 and three years later was a star. Over his lifetime, the elegant and clean-cut performer produced more than 100 records and do...

A sei anni fischiava le arie delle opere davanti agli amici della madre, e oggi Elena Somarè calca i palcoscenici di tutto il mondo, dove porta i più grandi classici della tradizione sudamericana e napoletana arrangiati in modo unico attraverso il fischio melodico, di cui lei è una delle principali interpreti.  Debutta sul palco dello storico Alexa...

Enjoy a highlight of the St. Louis Opera Theatre season with Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” May 19 – June 23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  In the opera, Violetta has one important rule:  Never fall in love.  She insists on her freedom.  Then she meets Alfredo, and things get complicated.   It’s a Verdi masterpiece and includes the directing debut...