When you think of Hoboken, a few things come to mind: the birthplace of baseball, the iconic On the Waterfront film, and most importantly, Frank Sinatra. Ol’ Blue Eyes was born and raised in the Mile Square, bought bread from Dom’s Bakery, and met his first wife at the Jersey Shore. The legend passed away in 1998, but Sinatra’s contribution to the...

Thu, August 20, 2020. 1:00 AM – 2:00 AM CEST. Register here. Join us for a conversation on diversity, migration and multiculturalism in Italian music! Benvenuti to the first meeting of Caffè Culturale, a virtual space to meet and discuss Italian culture, history, literature, art, music, language and current events. The meetings are aimed at increas...

Lauded by Fanfare for his “dazzling technique and white-hot interpretations” and by News Review for his “stunning mastery of the instrument,” the classical pianist, composer, and recording artist Julian Gargiulo performs a virtual concert in celebration of the Figge Art Museum's 15th anniversary, the streaming August 8 event sure to demonstrate why...

Aaron Caruso shares his love of the Italian and Italian-American culture through song. It’s his passion. He studied opera in both Italy and New York, and as a result, he performed on some of the biggest stages around the world. Caruso is genuinely proud of his Italian heritage, truly cares about music and is a tireless proponent of Italian song.Lea...

Leopoldo Mucci è il fondatore “missionario” di Taci, il caffè newyorchese che questo 25 luglio compie 25 anni di attività. Un luogo magico, dove generazioni di giovani cantanti d’opera si sono esibiti per la prima volta davanti ad un pubblico per riceverne l’applauso. Pubblico variegato, dai new  yorker a quello arrivato apposta da qualche angolo d...

A recent segment (“The Lost Music”) on 60 Minutes, the American television news magazine, featured the 30-year-long campaign by Italian composer and musician Francesco Lotoro (born 1964) to rescue and revive music composed and performed by prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps. Lotoro’s effort, which has continued throughout his adult life, beg...

While the rest of the fashion industry hit pause on IRL shows in favor of digital presentations, Dior stuck to the runway. Kind of. When it comes to resort season, designers typically produce its vacation-ready runways in historic cities like colorful Marrakesh, Cuba, (or, well, Calabasas), and Dior continued the practice despite a worldwide pandem...

This coming Saturday marks the 25th Anniversary of Taci Opera Nights. We really do wish we could be celebrating with you all in person. As soon as we can, we will have a VERY big party to celebrate this milestone and you are ALL invited. But this Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00 p.m. EST we'll have a little Facebook Watch Party, just to get together an...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... how are you? At the beginning of the Italian lockdown, now four months ago, you were worried about Italy, in serious trouble while in America the problems had not yet begun, even though the virus was already circulating. Now that, for the moment, Italy is a little bet...

Winner of two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes and four Grammy Awards, Ennio Morricone, one of the greatest Italian composer and conductor, has given to the entire world an inestimable music heritage that will probably make the future generations remember him forever. His death, a few days ago, on the 6th of July, has left a big hole in the hear...