Se non avesse scelto l’Opera sarebbe diventata una suora, attratta sin da bambina dalla vita monastica. Jessica Cambio, nata e cresciuta a Providence, Rhode Island, dove immigrarono i suoi nonni materni da Ciorlano, provincia di Caserta, fu folgorata sulla via della lirica a dieci anni, quando durante una messa ascoltò l’Ave Mariadi Schubert. Prima...

Thursday September 6, Friday September 7, Saturday September 8 2018 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm EDT. History of Italian Immigration Museum, Filitalia International, 1834 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148. This performance is part of the 2018 Fringe Arts Festival. This show is performed in Italian and English, and deals with past Italian...

Saturday September 15, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Patsy's Restaurant - 236 West 56th Street, Manhattan, NY. Admission: $80; open to the public. Contact: Bill Ronayne 718-338-8662 wjronayne@optonline.net Sponsored by Mario Lanza Society of New York. A gala afternoon to benefit the Mario Lanza Museum. In addition to enjoying a wonderful 3 course lunch, one will...

Wednesday September 12 6:30 pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University - 24 West 12th Street, Manhattan, NY. Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012. Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739. Contact: Alessandra Belloni 646-...

Terra Sangue Mare returns to California with a series of Sicilian folk music and dance workshops at Chapman University (1 University Dr.) in Orange on September 11th, 12th and 13th. For more info visit www.michelamusolino.com They will also perform at the 10th Annual Festa Coloniale Italiana (1630 Stockton St.) in San Francisco on Saturday, Septemb...

Laura Pausini is all set to enthrall audiences at New York’s Radio City Hall where the Italian star will belt out some of her epic numbers. The performance is scheduled on August 31. Born in 1974, the versatile pop singer, songwriter, record producer and television personality took up music as a kid when she would join her father while he used to p...

Tuesday September 11, 7:00 pm EDT. Casa Belvedere Mansion, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: Suggested donation $20 per person; open to the public. Contact: Marian Rodi 718-273-7660 info@casa-belvedere.org Sponsored by The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. A one-hour video presentation by Bill Ronayne in celebration of th...

My brother and I were in a record store looking through the bargain bin, and there was a copy of Cream’s Disraeli Gears, and right next to it, Muddy Waters’ Hard Again,” Todd Cambio says. “At the time, I was 14 and trying to play harmonica. I really wanted to buy Disraeli Gears, but my brother told me to get Hard Again because Muddy always had the...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), opens in September the Bring the Family to the Opera. This well-received program introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged performances of grand opera, as the composer intended. On September 13, 14, and 15,...

Jack Costanzo, a Chicagoan of Italian descent who taught himself to play the bongos and, somewhat improbably, became a ubiquitous figure in Afro-Cuban jazz, accompanying singers like Nat King Cole and mingling with Marlon Brando and other Hollywood stars, died on Aug. 18 in Lakeside, Calif., near San Diego. He was 98. The cause was a ruptured abdom...