The world of American entertainment has a history that is truly full of Italian American talents, in every field. When it comes to music, there are many singers who have brought up the pride of Italian immigrants who have seen in the success of these great artists also a sense of pride for their origins, often described without respect and with man...

South Philly native Mario Lanza will always be known as one of the best tenors the world has ever seen. And a continuous effort forges forward to make sure he won’t be forgotten. Now in its fifth home in Philadelphia, the Mario Lanza Institute and Museum is open for business at its new location at 1214 Reed St. in Passyunk Square. Photos, movie pos...

I am very happy and proud to announce that the City Council of Philadelphia adopted a resolution on December 10, 2020 also naming the 1200 block of Reed St, on which the Mario Lanza Museum is now located, Mario Lanza Way in honor of the 100th anniversary of Mario Lanza's birth!The Mario Lanza Institute worked along with the local councilman and civ...

Flags In South Philadelphia's Mario Lanza Park Bearing Image of The Tenor Were Replaced with an Image of a Bird. Attorney Robert Petrone reports this week, the flags in South Philadelphia's Mario Lanza Park bearing the esteemed Philadelphia tenor's face were replaced with flags with a cartoon bird on it. Petrone wants to do something about it. "I p...

The Mario Lanza Institute has an ongoing capital campaign fund for the new location for the Mario Lanza Museum and its office. They are reaching out to the fans of the great tenor around the world as well as to the community and residents of Philadelphia and to organizations and companies for donations to complete the necessary renovation so that t...

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...

Saturday September 15, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Patsy's Restaurant - 236 West 56th Street, Manhattan, NY. Admission: $80; open to the public. Contact: Bill Ronayne 718-338-8662 wjronayne@optonline.net Sponsored by Mario Lanza Society of New York. A gala afternoon to benefit the Mario Lanza Museum. In addition to enjoying a wonderful 3 course lunch, one will...

Mario Lanza's birthplace has been reduced to a pile of rubble. Despite opposition from the local neighbors association and some South Philly residents of Italian heritage, a developer has moved forward and demolished the home at 636 Christian St., where the famous opera singer was born. The plan is to construct two buildings with seven apartments a...

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...

Walls of the Mario Lanza Institute and Museum, located on the first floor of the Columbus House at 712 Montrose St., have slowly muted and dated. However, some individuals are brushing dust off the memorabilia — and memory — of the prolific opera vocalist and film star. In December, after the merged parish of St.Paul and St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi...