From Clarkburg’s Orlando Columbo in the 1940s and ’50s to Pittsburgh’s Joe Negri in the ’60s and ’70s to Morgantown’s Mark Cappellini today, there is a strong tradition of Italian jazz musicians in the Mon Valley, who have made significant contributions to the region as performers and educators. Mark Cappellini’s Jazz Italiano, a project to pay tri...

A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join other notable Italian Americans, including Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, f...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018. From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Organized by Istituto Italiano di Cultura - San Francisco 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102. Entrance: Free. A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction i...

Saturday September 8, from 18:30 to 21:30 EDT - Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center - 595 Third St NW, Washington 20001. The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington D.C. Area Cordially invite members, friends of the Italian American community, and parishioners of Holy Rosary Church to the musical performance: DAL SALOTTO AL TEATRO. Dir...

For its third season, Berkshire Opera Festival is presenting Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto," with performances 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 31 at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. The production is conducted by BOF artistic director Brian Garman and directed by general director Jonathon Loy. As with the first and second seaso...

Gianluca Petrella and Giovanni Guidi will make a rare American appearance in Chicago this month. The duo known as “Superstar” will take to the stage at Constellation on North Western Avenue on Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the concert will offer jazz aficionados the opportunity to enjoy these young Italian talent...

From Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018. Organized by LA Opera. Entrance with fee. Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Placido Domingo and James Conlon join forces for one of Verdi’s greatest works in a grand tale of resistance, romance and rivalry. A live broadcast of the season opene...

Italy has a past of great vocal tradition, filled with great artists and with strong voices able of great expressiveness. This was true everywhere not only in the entertainment world. In the past centuries, it was the pride of anyone willing to be an example to feature a clear voice, perfect diction and the ability to be heard clearly even from a d...

The sultry heat, sand blowing in the morning air, and the parched land of Salento, a small subregion in Apulia. The women here, bent over to work in the fields, are marked by fatigue. A tarantula bites one of their ankles, so she runs to grab a tambourine and dance without inhibition, until all the poison finally exits her body.

Friday, September 14, 2018 - From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102. Free Admission | RSVP Required. Join us for an enchanting evening with pianist Alberto Pizzo at the Italian Cultural Institute! Starting from a young age, Neapolitan born musician Alberto Pizzo demonstrated...