by W.A Muller   Cristina Fontanelli has become a well-known personality through her recordings, her appearances on TV, radio, in concert, nightclubs, and opera, and through her acting debut on network television. She has appeared as PBS-TV/NY affiliates host for Andrea Bocelli's "Live From Central Park" also starring Celine Dion and Tony Ben...

The 39th Season of the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra is set to begin with a resounding Viva L'italia! Conductor Adam Tervola Hultberg from New York Mills, has selected the best of Italy as the theme for the October 26 Concert, including pieces by Mendelssohn, Von Suppe, and Cerulli. The concert will be held at the LPGE High School auditorium in L...

Nothing says romance like long walks on the beach and an Andrea Bocelli concert on Valentine's Day! So surprise your amore with tickets to see Bocelli live in Sunrise, Fla., at 8 p.m., on February 14. The renowned Italian tenor will be performing soaring arias and famed loved songs in a heartfelt Valentine's Day concert at the BB&T Center, home...

You know those Italian standards such as "O Sole Mio," "Come Back to Sorrento" and "Funiculì, Funiculà" — those tunes you hear everywhere, from TV commercials to movies to Italian restaurants to Looney Tunes cartoons? They all come from the heartfelt, seaside region of Naples, aka, Napoli (pictured above).   If you have a soft spot for these...

Teresa Federico, Valentina Ruggeri e Vera Dragone: loro sono le Ladyvette. Tre perfette pin-up anni 50 che salgono sul palco con il nome del gruppo o, singolarmente prese, con gli pseudonimi di Sugar, Pepper e Cherry. Tre personaggi da scoprire.   Tre attrici dallo stile vintage, hanno appena concluso le riprese della fiction Il paradiso del...

Ethnic Italian Records: Analysis, Conservation and Restoration of the Repertoire of Italian-American Emigration on 78 Vinyl LPs. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Chicago, IL Presentation of "Ethnic Italian Records: Analysis, conservation and restoration of the rep...

by Tonya Russo Hamilton "Se avete due pani, vendetene uno e comprate un fiore, perché anche l'anima ha fame." If one has two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a flower, for the soul also has hunger. This Italian proverb spoken by Cindy Felice's mother throughout her life signifies her journey from childhood arts appreciation to becoming...

It's well known that there is a long history of bright Italian inventions, from art and architecture to food and technology. Since the Roman Empire era, the peninsula has been the perfect habitat for creativity, genius and maverick thinkers.   Many of you probably remember genius like Donatello or Leonardo Da Vinci or Galileo Galilei, but th...

by Warren Boroson    New Jersey has had its share of famous singers. Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Sarah Vaughn.   Opera singers, too. Frederica von Stade, Barbara Bonney, Richard Crooks, Dorothy Kirstin, Paul Robeson (he did occasionally sing opera). And now...James Valenti, born in...

By Roy Proctor Richmond will launch its 2013-14 opera season with two salutes in honor of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday. Virginia Beach-based Lyric Opera Virginia will commence its four-event season this month with "Viva Verdi!" a program of Verdi scenes, in the Oates Theater at the Collegiate School.   Read more  ...