Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Program Donation: MEMBERS $15 per person, NON-MEMBERS $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow. Kindly RSVP in advance so that we can plan accordingly. Call 718-...

"My Way" singer Frank Sinatra's 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Station Wagon, believed to be his last vehicle, will be on sale in an online-only auction. Along with a Fiat 124 Spider and a restored vintage 1961 Jaguar XK150, Sinatra's car will be sold to the highest bidder in H&H Classics' online auction on Feb. 19. It was said that the Ol' B...

A sweeping range of Frank Sinatra memorabilia and jewelry owned by his fourth and last wife Barbara goes on sale in New York on Thursday, likely to be snapped up by mega fans and aficionados all over the world. The single most expensive lot, the enormous 20-karat diamond engagement ring that Sinatra gave Barbara in a champagne glass has already sol...

After starting its sales journey this summer as a rental asking $110,000 per month, the home Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara designed for themselves has come to market as part of the Sinatra estate. The Sinatras bought the property in the early '90s for $3 million only to tear down the existing house and build the one you see here. It was comple...

IN THE MOOD IN OUR OWN WAY: a documentary written, produced, directed and narrated by LUCA MARTERA, edited by CARLA BRANDOLINI, linguistic consultant and additional voice narration FRANK PISATURO. A Sexual Radar Production, 2018 https://vimeo.com/296585302 From the ancient Italian tradition of the Great Opera Houses to the Neapolitan melodies of 20...

She was, a friend of hers once noted, “a great wife, a great ex-wife, and a great widow,” and when Nancy Barbato Sinatra died at 101 on Friday, she took with her perhaps the last living link to a world that knew Frank Sinatra not as a legend but as an impossibly skinny fireman’s son from Hoboken, who would sing for a pack or two of cigarettes and a...

Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday and a posting on her web page said she died at 6:02 p.m. but didn't indicate where she died. "She was a blessing and the...

There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

Sunday, July 8th. 3:30PM to 5:30 PDT. Italian American Museum of Los Angeles - 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles 90012. To Mark the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Sicily the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles cordially invites you to a special presentation Exploring the Work of Photographer Phil Stern. Space limited: RSVP by July 5...

In Frank Sinatra’s early days of stardom, the man known as the Chairman of the Board could send legions of bobby soxers swooning with his Italian light baritone and a flicker of his ol’ blue eyes. But as the 1940s turned into the 1950s and a string of poorly received musicals and an adulterous affair with Ava Gardner caused his popularity to wane,...