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...

The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, NJ is proud to present one of America's Got Talent Champion Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti. On Friday, February 18, 2022. Valentinetti is a crooner from Long Island, New York, who early influence was his Italian-American grandmother's love of the classic crooner sounds of Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and Frank Sina...

The four members of the Italian rock band Måneskin grew up gigging around the Eternal City of Rome. But when they flew into L.A. for their first sold-out gig at the Roxy in early November, there was one local site of Saturnalian bad behavior they just had to visit. “The Rainbow Bar!” bassist Victoria De Angelis shouted when asked about which local...

In the seven centuries since his death, writer Dante Alighieri has become inextricably linked to his fictional persona, a legacy that is preserved in literature, art, popular culture and, of course, music. Alighieri – generally referred to by his first name, Dante – was born in Florence in 1265. He began writing his most notable work, The Divine Co...

Ennio Morricone was so prolific that nobody can say for certain how many film scores he actually wrote, with the figure landing somewhere between 450 and 500. Now, prolific does not always go hand in hand with quality when it comes to the arts, but in Morricone’s case, his output was so sui generis, diverse and ultimately brilliant that his prolifi...

Frankie Valli has rescheduled his forthcoming concert at ASU Gammage in Tempe from Saturday, Jan. 29, to Sunday, Dec. 4, as he continues to recover from pneumonia.  Tickets purchased will be honored at the rescheduled date and additional tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, starting at $49.  The singer shared the news on social media, saying,...

The invitation to perform at the White House left Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli, and Virginia Bocelli “amazed and overwhelmed.” Andrea Bocelli and his children, Matteo and Virginia Bocelli, performed for President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House. Andrea Bocelli has continued to perform all over the world despite the pand...