CAMDEN and music business legend Eugene Manzi, who ran one of the borough’s greatest ever record shops, has died aged 76. In the late 60s through till the early 80s Manzi Records in Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, was one of the hippest record shops in London, stocking hard-to-find American imports and specialising in soul and the then popular rock a...

He’s been called a “true gentleman” and the “local Lawrence Welk,” who overcame tragic beginnings to preside for eight decades as one of Oswego County’s and central New York’s most respected and prolific band leaders. Now, Nicolino Sterio, 97, has been called home. “Nick” Sterio — impresario, musician, airman, alderman, carpenter, haberdasher, fath...

The limbo of this extended quarantine has forced us all into a state of increased resourcefulness. This has been especially true for artists, curators and musicians, whose outlets for sharing their work have been swiftly limited to laptops and balconies. Take David Plylar, senior concert producer in the music division at the Library of Congress. In...

“I think saying” I love you “is nice, but saying” I want you to have the best of everything “is kindness. It is not just an expression of what I feel for you, but it is how I would like you to be when you are alone “. To tell it is Lady Gaga who, on the occasion of the release of Chromatica, his sixth studio album, opens his heart in a long intervi...

Tune in this Wednesday for the next episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE! Wednesday (6/3) at 1:30pm EST on Facebook Live, our hosts Clarissa Burt and Mary Kovach will be joined by award-winning singer and member of The Sicilian Tenors, Aaron Caruso! Don't forget to leave your questions for Aaron to be asked during the live show! Watch interview here

In these years Lady Gaga has changed its identity dozens of times, in a stream of continuous change. After the huge success of the film “A star is born”, which has led it to win an Oscar, and a show millionaire in Las Vegas, which was interrupted due to the emergency related to the coronavirus), we find the pop star with a clear mission: “I Want pe...

“Hey Joe” “Hec, what’s up?” If I learned anything from my Italian father-in-law, and his brothers it’s that “old school” Italians are full of great stories, history, and they love to share it with whomever will listen. A simple ‘hello’ leads into the old days of Buffalo and you go down the rabbit hole filled with imagination and amazing stories. Th...

"Non credo di sbagliarmi nel dire che Renato Carosone sia stato il primo rapper di tutti i tempi, anche se gli americani potrebbero risentirsi dello scippo di questo titolo, conteso per altro anche dai toaster giamaicani, a conferma di quanto le musiche di tutto il mondo possano assomigliarsi nell’esigenza di dire, di esprimersi, di raccontare il r...

An Italian pianist has treated local residents in Venice to a beautiful outdoor concert while sailing down one of the city’s most colorful canals. Ever since Italy’s lockdown measures were put in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the usually bustling Grand Canal has seemed much quieter than usual – but now, the soothing sound of a grand pia...

With restaurants closed for takeout only, the usual bustling North End is quiet. But for a couple hours on Saturday, there was a concerted effort to bring it back to its Italian roots. People strolling around the North End Saturday afternoon were brought to a standstill, captivated by professional operatic voices, like tenor Fred Van Ness. For two...