PLAYING GIORGIO ARMANI: Mediaset is filming a four-episode TV series set in the Seventies and spotlighting the development of Italy’s ready-to-wear designers who have helped build the country’s fashion industry. Called “Made in Italy,” the series will bow in the fall and Giorgio Armani will be one of the designers portrayed, played by Italian heart...

The 69th edition of the Festival di Sanremo, Italy’s most popular and beloved music festival, is under way. Broadcast live on Rai Uno (Rai International for those abroad) from the famed Ariston Theater in the Ligurian seaside town of Sanremo, this year’s festival ends on Saturday with the announcement of the winner among 24 contestants. competition...

Ray Romano is back on our screens with his first stand-up comedy special in 23 years, and once again it's his kids and family inspiring the jokes. In the Netflix special, Right Here, Around the Corner which airs early February, the Everybody Loves Raymond star goes back to his roots in New York City by walking into the comedy bar where it all began...

The annual showcase of Italian music returns today for its 69th edition. Popular singer Claudio Baglioni resumes his role as artistic director and presenter, and comedians Claudio Bisio and Virginia Raffaele will be his co-hosts. As in previous editions, the festival will run for five consecutive nights but its format will be different this year. W...

Monday February 4, 6:30 pm EST. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University. 24 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan, NY casa.italiana@nyu.edu http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/ Gomorrah star, Salvatore Esposito, author of Non volevo diventare un boss (2016, Rizzoli), in conversation with Stefano Albertini (NYU) and Angela V...

During the 20th anniversary party for The Sopranos in early January, Michael Imperioli told a great story about auditioning for the part of Christopher Moltisanti in the hit HBO show. Initially, Imperioli believed he botched his audition because creator David Chase made no reaction to his performance. “He’s kind of poker-faced, and I thought I w...

Politics is a show, and every country has its favorite. The United States is bringing on yet another Hollywood classic (the aging action hero, the desert, the border, the money). France is offering its periodic re-enactment of its Revolution, with gilets jaunes replacing sans-culottes. Germany’s national orchestra is saying goodbye to an exhausted...

When Duff Goldman and Buddy Valastro are in the kitchen, it's pretty tough to say who's really the batter baker. In an effort to determine the true king of cakes once and for all, the two celebrity pastry chefs will go nose to nose in Food Network's new series, "Buddy vs. Duff." The network announced Thursday that the "baking brawl" between two bro...

He is the son of James Gandolfini, who originated the iconic role of Tony Soprano and won multiple Emmys, SAG Awards and a Golden Globe in an anti-hero role that made possible later bad guy turns like Bryan Cranston’s in Breaking Bad and future HBO series including Deadwood, Westworld and Game of Thrones. He died in 2013. he late actor’s son has be...

On Jan. 10, 1999, a new show debuted on HBO. The Sopranos begins with what would become the iconic song, “Woke Up This Morning,” written, remixed and performed by the British band, Alabama, as the main protagonist, Tony Soprano, is seen driving through the Lincoln Tunnel and passing through the tollbooth toward the New Jersey Turnpike. As he drives...