Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Hailed by The New York Times as "an artist of the highest caliber,” Italian born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages in Europe, United States, South America, Asia and Australia. She has appeared i...

He's not from the Valley, but Tony Danza's January 24 appearance in the Valley is something of a homecoming. It's more than the local cousin he "hasn't seen in forever" or the visiting alumni group from his alma mater, the University of Dubuque. Danza the Entertainer was born right here in Phoenix. It's also where he boxed his final match, back in...

Italian soprano Federica Lombardi made her American opera debut last year with New York Metropolitan Opera. This weekend, she makes her American orchestra debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The singer, who has sang in some of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses from La Scala in Milan to Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, will perform the arias from...

Saturday at 11:30am in conjunction with the Italian American Sports Banquet we are dedicating the first of two Sicilian Heritage Markers. This marker celebrates Sicilian contributions to Music in Jazz, Swing, and Rock 'n Roll. It mentions Nick LaRocca, Louis Prima, and Cosimo Matassa.  It contains a QR link to  a free tour app of Sicilian Heritage...

A venerated Detroit institution is handing its musical reins to a rising star. In a bold, forward-looking move, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has hired charismatic young Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its music director — the 43-year-old's first time in that role anywhere. Bignamini’s six-year contract will begin with the 2020-2021 DSO seaso...

Love, lust, seduction. Lies, betrayal, revenge. Murder most foul. Comeuppance. Shakespeare set ‘em up like bowling pins and had his fictional characters knock them down, one by one, over and over again. And from there to Dallas and Dynasty, from Downtown Abbey to Game of Thrones, these have always been the staples, the tried-and-trues, of dramatic...

When opera star Joyce DiDonato told us she wanted to sing centuries-old Italian love songs at the Tiny Desk we weren't surprised. But when she said she was bringing a jazz band to back her up, we did a double take. But that's Joyce, always taking risks. After all, the last time we filmed the down-to-earth diva, she insisted on singing an opera aria...

It’s a tale nearly as old as time: Girl meets boy, falls in love, and so on and so forth until it all ends either tragically or “happily ever after.” But this time around, it’s a story that’s persevered in the hearts and minds of opera lovers across the globe for over 100 years—and is making its way to Tucson. Originally composed by Giacomo Puccini...

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Russo's On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens, NY 11414. Join us as we continue the legacy of music and culture left behind by Radio Show Producer Silvana Romania. ~ The 25th Annual Festival of Song USA ~ Our singing competition brings to light talented individuals who come to us with the ho...

The Italian Saxophone Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Tickets for the performance, which is part of the museum’s Concerts in the Galleries series, are $30 for members, $35 for non-members and $15 for students and military. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. The quartet was founded in 1...