by Virginia Rohan Francis Albert Sinatra may have had a love-hate relationship with his home state — the hate prevailing for years at a time — but that didn't dampen the affection his North Jersey fans had for the Hoboken-born-and-bred singer, whose voice touched their hearts at a formative time in their lives.   Seventeen years after his d...

Presented by Salvatore J. Turchio, M.S.Ed., State Historian - Grand Lodge of New Jersey  - Order Sons of Italy in America. You are cordially invited to attend an interactive PowerPoint presentation on the life and legacy of Frank Sinatra, and the cultural impact of his music, philanthropy, social activism, and patrioti...

15th Anniversary of the Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University. All events on Wednesdays in Kent Recital Hall. FREE ADMISSION October 14, 2:30 p.m.: Screening of the film "The Man with the Golden Arm". Dr. Wayne Munson will lead the screening and presentation of director Otto Preminger's movie s...

by Generoso D'Agnese Per Hollywood era un "crooner", un intrattenitore professionista, e il suo nome correva sulle bocche di tutto il mondo.   Per Montesilvano, Abruzzo, Dean Martin (Dino scelse questo nome anglofonizzando il cognome del tenore italiano Nino Martini) è rimasto invece, per tutta la vita, "zi Dean", il figlio del barbiere Gae...

Sabato 12 dicembre speciale per la musica, è il giorno del centenario della nascita del più grande artista del '900, e a Lumarzo, in Val Fontanabuona, nel Genovesato, dove nel 1986, nacque la mamma di The Voice, Natalina Garaventa, emigrata giovanissima con la famiglia a Hoboken, in New Jersey, tutto il paese fa festa. A Natalina Garaventa, in...

Hoboken’s favorite son, Frank Sinatra, continues to evoke images of the good life nearly 17 years after a heart attack dealt its fatal blow on May 14, 1998. Ol’ Blue Eyes will always be remembered for meeting life on his own terms summed up in the signature anthem “My Way.”   His long-breath, vocal style and impeccable phrasing conveyed emot...

by Chris Jordan   We all know about Frank Sinatra the singer. But how much do we known about Sinatra the civil rights activist? Maybe not as much as we should, but those who attend the Sinatra Centennial symposium — noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Hall on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch — will perhaps have a...

21-23 August, Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St, SF. Frank Sinatra would be 100 this year and to celebrate Jack Daniel's is presenting "Ring-A-Ding-Ding: The Movies of Frank Sinatra" at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco.   Over the weekend of August 21, 11 of Sinatra's most iconic roles will be screened, a carefully curated selection o...

by Alex Q. Arbuckle On Dec. 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in a tenement in New Jersey, the son of Italian immigrants Natalina Garaventa and Antonino Sinatra. His delivery was rough, leaving him with a perforated eardrum and scarring on his neck, cheek and ear.   As a young child, his parents ran an illegal tavern (which was igno...

by Luca Martera   From the Italian ancient tradition of the Great Opera Houses to early New Orleans Jazz set by Nick La Rocca; from Vincente Minnelli's musicals to Louis Prima's swing; The Voice Frank Sinatra to modern Pop-Rock by Madonna, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga, hundred of artists with Italian ancestry, without whom Am...