The appearance of the Green Book, a mass market movie where the Italian American main character doesn’t want Black people fixing things in his house, but feels confident enough to school a Black classical musician on the music of “Little Richard” is a perfect opening for discussing the prominent- and ambivalent- role of Italian Americans in the gro...

Ariana Grande racked up yet another top spot on Monday (Feb. 25), surpassing Selena Gomez as the most-followed woman on Instagram. Previously, Gomez held the title with 146,267,801 followers, but as of press time, Ari had barely eclipsed her fellow pop star with 146,286,173 followers. Both women are only outpaced by soccer superstar Cristiano Ronal...

Up to 145 parishioners of St. Augustine Church will travel to Rome, Italy, to attend the performances of Chancel Choir and The Children’s Choir during the Music Festival of Peace and Brotherhood on March 21-25 and. The choirs, along with parents and family members, Fr. Ed Dura, and Sr. Nona Barairo will represent not only the St. Augustine Parish,...

From Thursday, March 07, 2019 to Monday, March 11, 2019. Organized by Riverside Community College, Ventura Guitar Society, University of Southern Nevada and Casa Italiana, Desert Oasis High School. In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. Entrance: Free As a part of his "A guitar at the Opera" series, guitarist Carlo Fierens...

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga: Is it hard keeping it so hardcore? Not only did Lady Gaga win an Oscar on Sunday night, but her performance with Bradley Cooper hit viewers right in the feels. Shot entirely from upstage, with the audience acting as a backdrop, the duo's rendition of "Shallow" from their film "A Star Is Born" was as intimate as it was...

Monday, March 11, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 86 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 - USA. Entrance: Free. A conversation between Italian pianist Beatrice Rana and Harvey Sachs, writer and music historian, on the occasion of the young, yet renowned, musician's piano recital at Carnegie Hall. At twenty-four Be...

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. Akin Hall, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76308. Admission: $25, $22.50 senior citizens and military. Information: (940) 397-4267. The Italian-born Alessio Bax came to music by chance. “It was Christmastime and I received an electric keyboard as a gift when I was 6 or 7. I fell in...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio, accompagnato dal Console Generale Giuseppe Finocchiaro, ha compiuto una visita a Chicago per assistere, giovedì 21 febbraio, alla prima del concerto della Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) che ha suonato, in commemorazione del 75° anniversario dell’eccidio delle Fosse Ardeatine, la 9° Sinfonia del composit...

Dominick Argento, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was probably the most celebrated creator of new American operas between the heyday of Gian Carlo Menotti in the 1950s and the advent of Philip Glass in the 1970s, died Feb. 20 at his home in Minneapolis, where he had lived for six decades. He was 91. His music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, annou...

“Wonderful elixir!  Thou art mine!  Oh, why cannot I enjoy its effects immediately?”  so says the lovesick  peasant Nemorino. Yet this elixir of love is hardly a perfect love potion for Valentine’s Day.  Instead, it is a scam whereby the scamp Dr. Dulcamara, knowing Nemorino’s desperate attempts to capture the noble lady Adina‘s heart, tricks him i...