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The story of St. Francis is pretty well known. Yet, sitting in Manhattan’s La MaMa theater watching “God’s Fool,” I wished that, say, Capuchin Friar Remo DiSalvatore, the Franciscans’ provincial based in Union City, was in the next seat connecting the dots for me. But that would miss the genius of Martha Clarke, the creator and director of this non...

Italian conductor Alvise Casellati is set to bring his ‘Opera Italiana is In the Air’ to New York City. The free concert, entitled, “Rebuild Harmony,” will take place at Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell on June 27 and will be a celebration of female talent. The concert will feature sopranos, Dísella Làrusdóttir and Caitlin Gotimer as well as two o...

Yogi Berra took a lot of ribbing for his looks when he joined the New York Yankees in the 1940s. The Pinstripes were the premier organization in Major League Baseball, and their new backstop was told he was too ugly to be a Yankee. Yet he went on to an extraordinary career in MLB, first as a player and then as a manager, making quirky, and often in...

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are still repping the family business half a century later. The screen legends reunited Thursday for a 50th anniversary screening of The Godfather at United Palace, hosted by the Tribeca Film Festival, which De Niro, 78, co-founded in 2002 to revive the cultural scene of lower Manhattan in the wake of 9/11. Pacino, 82,...

Producer Eric Krebs has announced a five-week extension of the critically-acclaimed hit Off-Broadway production of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, with book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen. Presented in association with Amas Musical...

It’s hard not to get a kick out of the smile that slowly forms on Anthony Volpe’s face when someone digging into the start of his season asks about his confidence level. Those in the business of grasping at straws in wondering why the traditional statistics next to the 21-year-old Somerset Patriots shortstop’s name haven’t been as reflective of the...

Tony Lo Bianco speaks with NOIAFT founder Taylor Taglianetti at the 2022 Tribeca Festival premiere of Ray Romano’s directorial debut, “Somewhere in Queens.” As the prospect of athletic scholarships becomes more likely for his basketball star son “Sticks” (Jacob Ward), Leo Russo (Ray Romano) secretly meddles in teen social dynamics to make sure his...

Great satisfaction for Italian art thanks to Stefano Massini, who at the 75th Tony Awards, the Oscars of Broadway theater and musicals, took home five awards for his show The Lehman Trilogy. Stefano Massini is a Florentine writer and playwright. Massini began working as a playwright in 2005. From 2015 to 2020 he was artistic consultant to the Picco...

When: Opening June 17, 2022 at 6PM On view from June 18 to July 13, 2022 - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY. Organized by : IIC-NY in collaboration with : Museo Renata Tebaldi e Renata Tebaldi Fondazione M - Entrance : Free On the occasion of the celebrations for the 100th year anniversary of the birth of Renata Tebaldi, the Italian Cultura...

Dear Shaded Viewers, Film at Lincoln Center and Cinecittà announce Beware of Dario Argento: A 20-Film Retrospective, from June 17-29. After three decades of collaboration, the two institutions join forces once again, to co-present the twenty-film retrospective of the iconic Italian horror director’s influential feature films, 17 of them premiering...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Italian Cultural Institute in New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY. Entrance Free. Book Now. Shardana USA, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, proudly presents the US premiere of the biography film on Maria Lai written and directed by Stefano Scialotti: Assetata di libertà. “...

Charlie Romo returns to the Townhouse (Columbus Citizens Foundation - 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021) to celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra and other Italian American singers. The award-winning contemporary crooner will perform timeless standards and classic songs from the Sinatra songbook (and much more) in a one-night only appearance yo...