For many of us, the music of the motherland and the songs that Italian Americans have contributed to the American soundtrack serve as a way to reconnect to our heritage.  But for this week’s guest, preserving and sharing that music isn’t just a passion; it’s a mission she has given her life to. Michela Musolino grew up in a household where Sicilian...

Andrea Bocelli is among the most well-known singers in the world and may be the most famous tenor living today. The opera star, 64, attributes his success to the several people who nurtured his career early and continued to encourage and support him along the way. “I have been blessed to have had great help and have tried to help others in the same...

Thousands of fans lined the blocks surrounding Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom on the evening of Friday December 2nd. Italian punk rock quartet Måneskin was bringing their soul out Loud Kids Tour to the Big Apple for two back to back sold out performances. The line wrapped down 34th street, up 9th Avenue and down 35th Street, ending in an almost f...

Despite having been around since 2016, Måneskin are only on their first worldwide tour. After discovering fame through the “X Factor” and “Eurovision”, the Italian rock quartet have grown a fanbase that warrants just that. Their first ever show in Boston took place on Friday, November 11th at the new MGM Music Hall at Fenway. Fans lined the sidewa...

A beautiful artistic performance, supported by the power of words, has been taking the stage at Club Fugazi in San Francisco since late 2021. And is here to stay. Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story is the name of a show that intentionally brings acrobatics, arts, and reflection together and gives an experience like no other. It takes plac...

There is a big heart that has been celebrating Italy, Christmas, children and the musical traditions of our country for almost twenty years in New York. It does so with commitment, courage, talent, and an infinite love and pride for its Italian roots. It is the heart of Cristina Fontanelli, artist, singer, producer, who every year in December organ...

It all started when I was 25 years old, in the spring of 1972. The perks of my job at Temple University’s Athletic Department included my use of the facilities on a regular basis. One particular lunch hour, I decided to go out to the tennis courts and practice hitting backhands against the big green wall outside of McGonigle Hall. After about a hal...

It took an award-winning team working on two continents, recording at Capitol Studios in LA and Abbey Road Studios in London, to bring Giada Valenti’s Christmas album to fruition, but the wait is nearly over. The second single from the Italian singer’s upcoming Holiday album is a warm interpretation of “Winter Star”, a song written by Canadian coun...

A new stage musical based on the life and career of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, the legendary Frank Sinatra, is in the works, with a book by Memphis and Diana writer Joe DiPietro and direction and choreography by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall. Producing will be Universal Music Group Theatrical in association with Tina Sinatra and Frank Sinatr...

Andrea Bocelli, the world-famous Italian tenor, will perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Dec. 7 concert will be at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, according to a release from the symphony. The Indianapolis stop is part of Bocelli's tour across the U.S. He'll perform songs from his album "Believe," which includes arias, crossover hits, love...