When an abrupt cut-to-black concluded one of the most eminent series in the history of television, turmoil erupted among millions of viewers.  In the moment, bewildered fans might have blamed the blackout on faulty TVs, cable boxes or HBO subscriptions. But, every last bit of silence and blank screen was deliberate.  More than a decade later, the e...

Italian culture and cuisine will be celebrated Aug. 9 to 11 at the San Rocco Festa in Center Township Municipal Park. The 94th annual festival, named for the patron saint of Patrica, Italy, serves as a homecoming for many former Beaver Valley residents. The Festa opens each day at 5:30 p.m., serving up homemade Italian food along with more traditio...

With its renowned  propensity for multi-genre series, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) kicks off New Jersey’s first annual, international theater festival with Jazz Italiano, an intimate, black-box theater  concert by IDR_Italian Doc Remix, the internationally acclaimed ensemble known for its vibrant combination of cutting-edge jazz improvisations...

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Macbeth,” which closely follows Shakespeare’s original, centers on a man, his wife and their unquenchable — and doomed — quest for power. “What makes it great to me is the arc of the man Macbeth himself,” explains Helena Binder, who is stage directing the Opera North production.“It’s not a prophecy that makes him do what he...

Wednesday, July 31st @ Sunset. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10301. An Evening of Comic Opera with excerpts from Donizetti's "Elisir d'Amore," "Don Pasquale" and "Figlia del Reggimento." Plus, the complete "Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini. Introductory remarks by Lou Barrella Opera Buffa or Comi...

The Racine Concert Band continues its 97-year tradition of free concerts Sunday night (July 28) at the Racine Zoo. The concert starts at 7:30 pm. Music Director Mark Eichner will conduct the band, soprano Melissa Cardamone is the guest artist and Adam Maegaard is the French horn soloist. Don Rosen, recently honored with a Wisconsin Broadcasters Ass...

Ilario Bianchi opens the door of S.A.S. Italian Records and heads straight to the back of the store to snag a copy of his favorite weekly Italian magazine: Cronaca Vera. At the counter, Louise Baslie is naming all her family members who need cornicelli, Italian amulets that protect against the evil eye. Italian opera from surrounding speakers is se...

As posted, Italian prog-rock group Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will be performing the live score to Dario Argento‘s 1975 horror flick ‘Deep Red’ aka ‘Profondo Rosso’ in full, accompanied by a screening of said film at NYC’s Playstation Theater on September 20 [TIX]. As hinted in the initial announcement, the Manhattan show is part of a full-blown ru...

Zucchero parte per l'America e inaugura il “diario del nuovo album”. Il disco sarà registrato nei prossimi giorni tra Los Angeles e San Francisco: il cantautore è pronto a raccontarlo sui social e prepara il nuovo tour. L'artista ha mostrato sui social i momenti prima della partenza per gli Stati Uniti. “Sono in aeroporto pronto a partire per l'Ame...

From Pythagoras' concept of Musica Universalis to Gustav Holst's The Planets, from David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to the Beastie Boys "Intergalactic," outer space has been a perennial fascination of composers and musicians for millennia. On August 13, electronic dance music will boldly go where no-one has gone before when Italian astronaut Luca Parmi...