Reigning Eurovision champions Måneskin have been unveiled as the next musical guests on the iconic NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live. This weekend’s show on January 22nd will feature the Italian rockers, in a show hosted by actor and comedian Will Forte, who previously appeared as a cast member on the comedy show between 2002 and 2010. Måneskin w...

Italy ended 2021 successfully, selected by The Economist as the country of the year. One main reason was the global rise of the Italian rock band Måneskin’s following their win at Eurovision and continuous success touring worldwide. Italy is well-known for its traditional music and movies, but can the country increase its soft power pushing for a s...

Italian American crooners were very popular from the 1930s until the British invasion in the 1960s. The first Italian American crooner was Russ Colombo. He is credited for paving the way for other gifted Italian American crooners, such as Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Frankie Laine, Al Martino, Tony Bennett, Jerry Vale, Dean Martin, Lou Mo...

Piacere di conoscerti (Nice to meet you) is the Amazon Original Italian film born from an original idea by Laura Pausini, written by Ivan Cotroneo, Monica Rametta and Laura Pausini, directed by Ivan Cotroneo. Produced by Endemol Shine Italy, the film will soon be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, in 240 countries and territories around t...

Sanremo, in Liguria, is the city of flowers. Still, above all, it is the city of the "festival of the Italian song" that takes place every year in the prestigious setting of the Ariston Theater. Festival di Sanremo (Sanremo Music Festival) is not only a music competition: it is the most important annual event of music and costume on Italian televis...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, the Institute presents a video concert of traditional Jewish music performed by Gabriele Coen (saxophone), Pietro Lussu (piano) and Barbara Eramo (voice) recalling the way of life destroyed...

Dr. Mary Rorro is an Italian American physician, violist, and songwriter. She was recently published in the Royal Entomological Society’s Journal “Antenna,” Volume 45 (4) 2021. The British Society was founded in 1833 and in 1885 a Royal Charter was granted to the Entolomological Society by Queen Victoria. Eminent scientists such as Charles Darwin w...

I get chills every time I am in Italy.” Lady Gaga recalls the months she spent in Italy on the set of the movie House of Gucci as spending time in her second home. The pop singer, who plays Patrizia Reggiani, wife of Maurizio Gucci, on the big screen, takes deep pride in her Italian roots and her heritage. While shooting, Lady Gaga spent a lot of t...

Dino Paul Crocetti was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on June 7, 1917. His father was Gaetano (Guy) Alfonso Crocetti (December 15, 1894 – August 29, 1967), a barber who had emigrated from the city of Montesilvano (population 53,738 in the 2015 Census) on the coast of the Adriatic Sea in the province of Pescara in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. His moth...

In a recent performance of a program titled "The Migration of Italian Music," six members of Arcadia Players, the prestigious Western Massachusetts-based Early Music ensemble, were joined by viola da gamba, violone and baroque bass instrumentalist Andrew Arceci. Arceci, who is founder and director of the Winchendon Music Festival, played with and c...