Morganton’s music scene will take on an international flair when some long-distance travelers take the stage Saturday night. All the way from Italy by way of Nashville — where they played Wednesday night — the Anita Camarella and Davide Facchini Duo will perform in the Upper Wine Room at The Grind Café and Coffeehouse in downtown Morganton on Satur...

The mayor of Yonkers, Mike Spano, declared June 21st, 2019 Tiziano Thomas Dossena Day in Yonkers because of his many achievements in the publishing world. Dossena is the author of “Caro Fantozzi,” published by Scriptum Press in December 2008, “Dona Flor, An Opera by van Westerhout,” published by Idea Publications in April 2010, “Sunny Days and Slee...

On May 5, Consul Manca attended the “Concert of the Finalists” organized by the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan. This event concluded the Italian Songs and Arias Vocal Competition for Michigan High School Students, which has now reached its 25th edition. The ten young finalists performed in front of a large audience of Italians and Italian-American...

“Dom Sgro remembers everything about playing the harmonica on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show. He remembers the date, Sept. 19, 1954. He remembers how kind Ed Sullivan was. And he remembers why he missed a note playing ‘The St. Louis Blues.’ 'We were playing, and I looked out at the audience, and there she was, staring at me. I forgot about the 40 million pe...

The year 1986 they sang for a women’s curling banquet, the Rotary Club, Alice Nettell Tower and a Babbitt restaurant. Then a township officers banquet, an investment club, Italian Day at Ironworld and the Ely Blueberry Festival, followed by a bocce ball banquet, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mountain Iron, a Columbus Day celebration at the Elks...

An extraordinary Stradivarius violin will be treated with nanotechnology to preserve it in the future. This is what the orchestra director Mauro Ivano Benaglia proposes, who plays the instruments of the famous Cremonese luthier during his concerts. The research was started in the laboratories of a company based in Milan called "4ward360". 4ward360...

Join us as we welcome entertaining storyteller and master musician, John T. La Barbera, weaving stories and songs as he presets his autobiographical article “That’s Not Italian Music!” My Musical Journey from New York to Italy and Back Again. It was first presented at the 2005 Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association at UCLA...

La prestigiosa Casa Zerilli- Marimò della New York University, ha ospitato ieri il secondo evento annuale degli International Friends of Festival Verdi. L’IFFV, associazione diventata recentemente una non-profit, è stata fondata negli Stati Uniti nel 2017 per promuovere il Festival Verdi e per stimolare e condividere nuove ricerche e riflessioni su...

It was the kind of award, and meeting, that can change a life's trajectory. In 2011, Chiara Izzi won the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition for singers under 35 at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Quincy Jones was the head judge that year, so Izzi had an opportunity to speak with the legendary musician. He offered the young Italian voc...

Italian American phenomenon Ariana Grande was born on June 23, 1993 in Boca Raton, Fla. She first broke into the business by singing the national anthem at a professional hockey game, nailing even the tune’s highest notes, at just 8 years old. Realizing performing was her calling, Ariana worked her way up from regional theatre to Broadway by the ti...