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This week’s episode of The Italian American Podcast takes listeners on a journey through the Neapolitan Sceneggiata with special guest Dr. Reba Wissner, who is assistant professor of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Wissner’s specialty is the Neapolitan Sceneggiata, which is a form of musical drama t...

Writer-director James DeMonaco looked deep into the eye of the tiger for his new film This Is the Night (out on Digital, Sept. 21) about a family whose members are inspired to change their lives by watching a certain Sylvester Stallone film. "It's 1982, it's Staten Island, New York, it's the day Rocky III opens," the filmmaker tells EW. "It's an in...

It has been 20 years now and I still can’t forget the look of sadness my teammates and I saw on the faces of the first responders at Ground Zero days after the attacks. They all looked so tired, and mentally and physically drained. They stayed there for days on end and were on a mission to find someone alive. Sadly, that never happened. It was such...

Mike Piazza, una leggenda per i Mets e per tutto il baseball statunitense. Un atleta che ha lavorato tanto ed è entrato nella Hall of Fame. Non solo quella dei giocatori dello sport che ha rappresentato nei suoi anni di carriera, ma anche dei tantissimi tifosi che il 21 settembre 2001 hanno assistito alla partita contro i Braves. Quando tutto andav...

Chazz Palminteri is perhaps best known as an actor, but he is also a gifted screenwriter, producer, and playwright. He was born in the Belmont neighborhood in the NYC borough of the Bronx on May 15, 1952. Belmont was once a big Italian neighborhood. Italian American rocker Dion DiMucci and Italian American actress Anne Bancroft were also from the n...

Tuesday, September 7th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY. Join us for an evening of fine outdoor dining, live entertainment by Antonio Guarna, and a video presentation by Lou Barrella. $75.00 – $85.00. Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor...

September 5 (Sunday) 5:00pm. Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY. In the great tradition of the last 30 years, Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons will return to the East End bringing the great “chestnuts” of the Opera and Broadway favorites in their program “FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY: CRISTINA FONTANE...

At the start of his set, Andrea took to the stage with his flute. Rather strangely, the conductor started up You’ll Never Walk Alone from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel while the voice-over was still introducing the singer as “The best-loved tenor in the world whose mellow yet powerful timbre has resonated to the tune of 80 milli...

Rochester soccer history buffs certainly will appreciate one entry in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying round – the Italian American Sport Club Boom. The IASC captured the 1963 U.S. Amateur Cup title and that team’s success led to the formation of the Rochester Lancers. The Lancers competed in the American Soccer League from 1967-69 and then...

BLACKBIRD, a play by David Harrower will run at the New Ohio Theatre, (154 Christopher Street #1E) September 14th through October 3rd. Directed by Kim T. Sharp, the production stars Francesca Ravera and Lenny Grossman. Fifteen years ago, twelve-year-old Una and forty-year-old Ray's sexual relationship ended abruptly. Now Una finds him again. BLACKB...

Parts of Western New York have transformed into movie sets as crews filming "Cabrini" take up residence at almost three dozen locations. Tuesday they were at the American Red Cross on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. "37 locations in about 45 days," said Justin Hank, locations manager for the film. "Shooting in and around Buffalo and in and around the c...

Much like Superman and Clark Kent, Antonio (Junior) Superbia essentially has two separate identities in which he has made a difference. Off the field, he is known as Mr. Superbia to the students of P.S. 146 in Howard Beach, N.Y., where he is a physical education teacher for students from kindergarten through junior high school. To friends, family a...