This week’s episode of The Italian American Podcast takes listeners on a journey through the Neapolitan Sceneggiata with special guest Dr. Reba Wissner, who is assistant professor of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Wissner’s specialty is the Neapolitan Sceneggiata, which is a form of musical drama t...

IT WAS the greatest moment of Andrea Bocelli's career. Sixty thousand fans braved the rain and chill to watch the Italian superstar tenor perform for three hours live in New York's Central Park. He sang arias, Italian popular songs and standards, backed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, with guests Tony Bennett and Celine Dion. “I remember in...

The Snaidero USA New York Flagship showroom redesign by Italian architect, Mario Mazzer has won the 2021 International Architecture Award®. It is the oldest and most prestigious international building awards program, bestowed by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban St...

The American Italian Heritage Museum sits inside an old church building on Central Avenue in Colonie. Much like the people it represents, the building has blended into the scenery while still having a distinct identity of its own. The credit for this goes to Philip DiNovo. A retired professor from SUNY Morrisville, he felt the need to record and pr...

Ciao from Rome! Summer is ending, “L'estate sta finendo”, as a famous Italian song from the summer of 1895 used to say: do any of you remember it? I guess not. We the Italians didn't stop all summer long: with the exception of the We the ItaliaNews videos, even in the hottest months we told you what happened in Italy and the things that happened in...

Writer-director James DeMonaco looked deep into the eye of the tiger for his new film This Is the Night (out on Digital, Sept. 21) about a family whose members are inspired to change their lives by watching a certain Sylvester Stallone film. "It's 1982, it's Staten Island, New York, it's the day Rocky III opens," the filmmaker tells EW. "It's an in...

Sipping an Aperol spritz aperitivo on the wrap-around porch at New Hamburg’s Puddicombe House is decidedly summery gratification, ideal entertainment for watching people, enjoying a cool breeze on a hot day and mellowing — as fall weather slowly but surely approaches. The tranquility sets in contrast the snappy appearance of a lunch that comes in t...

Velasca Milano, the Italian brand that offers high-quality Made in Italy shoes at fair prices, opens today in New York City, with their first Bottega located at 250 Elizabeth St. With a business model that aims at creating a direct-to-consumer channel that allows to fill the gap in the market for reasonably priced handcrafted shoes, the store's pur...

Last year, Mayor Ben Walsh announced changes were coming to Columbus Circle with some criticism and some support. On Wednesday, Walsh talked about the future of the statue and the circle, saying the Heritage Park project is still in the works, and they're still collecting community input for what should go in the park. That will continue until the...

At lunchtime Friday, the smell of Italian cuisine will begin wafting inside City Hall. It will be a welcome reminder that Festa Italiana returns to the intersection of Washington and Montgomery streets this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Festa is one of Syracuse’s most loved cultural festivals. I am excited this great tradition is back again this yea...