More than 450 years ago, Andrea Amati invented the modern violin in the Italian city of Cremona. For centuries, this has been the world’s hub of violin makers. Known as luthiers, these artisans are now helping drive a recovery in Cremona, which last year was decimated by Italy’s COVID-19 outbreak. As the pandemic quieted Italy last year, sweet melo...

This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” the first recorded album by the Italian-American singer from Hoboken. Through all that time, and through many labels and shifting styles—through fifty-nine albums, from those first crooner hits to the incomparable records, by turns swinging and saddened, of the nineteen-...

Which are your favorite Tony Bennett quotes? Tony Bennett is an American singer, performer, and painter. He is most popularly recognized for his signature song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’. Bennett encompasses various genres of music ranging from traditional pop standards, show tunes, to jazz singing. Throughout his years as a singer, he has...

Legendary Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto will make his Washington National Opera debut as Don Alfonso in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. Furlanetto has sung at every major opera house and festival in the world, and has been praised by critics for his vast range, thundering vocal power, and renowned acting. Furlanetto joins WNO's all-st...

If you are a musician or an opera fanatic, you are bound to know some Italian, as our beautiful language is regarded as the  language of music across the world. You only need to pick up any score to understand it: piano, pianissimo and forte, allegro, andante and maestoso are only some of the indications every musician and singer follows every day,...

St. Anthony’s annual Italian Heritage Festival will take place 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Glassboro’s town square. Celebrating the cultural roots and the history of Italians in America, the event will begin with procession from the St. Anthony’s Mutual Aid Society on Church Street to Rowan Boulevard, featuring the St. Anthony’s statue, deco...

Gwen Renée Stefani was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California, and raised Catholic in nearby Anaheim, California. Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian-American and worked as a Yamaha marketing executive. Stefani’s parents were fans of folk music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris. Her brother Eric int...

With things finally opening up in our communities, we are happy to see people out and about (taking prop-er precautions, of course). At Amici House, we are excited to reopen and bring back our diverse programs. This month provides a variety of events and initiatives for you to engage with your community and give back to our causes that benefit the...

The 96th annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family Sept. 11-12 on Warren and Porter streets in East Cambridge. The entertainment lineup includes national recording artists that have become legends in the music industry. This year’s Feast headliners are music icon...

Join Us for an Evening of Fine Outdoor Dining, Live entertainment by Tony Cipriano, and a video presentation by Lou Barrella. Tuesday, September 14th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge while embracing your love of Opera! Singin...