Helping children understand each week's Sunday scriptures with relatable cartoon characters and original music scores is how Isabella D'Angelo chooses to use her time and talents to help build the kingdom of God. Every Wednesday she releases a new video on her YouTube channel "Catholic Kids Media" that illustrates the meaning of the readings along...

“Il Viaggio”, the title of this concert, represents the long journey from Naples to Rome, from the Middle East to Africa and Latina America, that Tiziana Tosca Donati – aka Tosca on stage – will take us on.   Singer, actress, and performer, Tosca has a brilliant solo career and she also collaborated with several great Italian and international arti...

Comparable in spirit and concept with the “Great American Songbook”, the Canzone italiana website has cleverly mapped a database of musical products with a trove of information on singers, composers, producers. It also tells about the cultural phenomena and musical influences that have been marked by one hundred years of songs. One of the most inte...

The power of melody is the musical bonding element of pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordion player Luciano Biondini. La Strada Invisibile (The Invisible Road), the title of this concert, is the imperceptible thread seamlessly bringing together the jazz, classical music and Italian song pieces chosen by the virtuoso performers. The remarkable simila...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DCare pleased to partner with DC JazzFest again to present Dado Moroni, one the most talented jazz pianists and composers of our time. Joining the 16th Annual Dc JazzFest lineup, Dado Moroni will perform in a trio together with Stefano Bagnoli (drums) and Riccardo Fioravanti (do...

Together with our friends at the Music Programs of the National Gallery of Art, we are pleased to present the Quartetto Noûs, performing a classical recital of string quartets by Boccherini, Puccini and Mozart from the breathtaking setting of Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, Italy. Noûs (nùs), the ancient Greek word for “mind” and “intellect”, thus “ra...

The coronavirus pandemic has not slowed down the Mariinsky Ballet's Maria Khoreva. Although Russia's Mariinsky Theater was closed in 2020 from March until August, the 20-year-old first soloist used the time in quarantine to her advantage. She wrote a newly published book titled Teach Me Ballet, and won Best Female Dancer on Russia's hit TV show "Gr...

Our virtual stage reopens for an intimate performance with trumpeter Paolo Fresu, one of the greatest jazz artists in Italy with a thriving career spanning over 30 years. Fresu will be accompanied by bandoneonist Daniele di Bonaventura.   The repertoire of this extraordinary duo features original ballads, improvisations, a Puccini theme from La Boh...

The new year is expected to bring new life to the Arcada Theatre in downtown St. Charles, which has been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When it reopens, the building will not look the same. The historic theater and its sister operation, Club Arcada, are undergoing a major renovation project that includes new eateries, hotel su...

The Italian American Entertainment Podcast has started featuring Italian American Organizations and Festivals, which help continue the promotion of Italian American entertainment and culture. On this episode of The Italian American Entertainment Podcast, Vince Chiarelli, of the Vince Chiarelli Band, talks to Frank Casciaro. Frank serves as the Ente...