In the summer of 1994, as no football fan needs reminding (since the Republic of Ireland was there), North America hosted the World Cup for the very first time. This weekend marks the anniversary of the final and the concert that preceded it, the night the Three Tenors - Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti - who'd sung on the eve of the deciding match...

Singer Jon Bon Jovi is claiming in a new interview that he is moving his family to the Torrington, Connecticut area. “I just want a place to escape to sometimes and the Torrington area seems like a good choice for my family. I know it’s going to be a lot different than what I’ve been used to but I’m actually really looking forward to that and I’m j...

On August 26, Salento, on the Apulia peninsula also known as “the hill of the Italian boot,” will celebrate La Notte della Taranta, which in 2017 celebrates the 20th edition of this event. Over the past 20 years, around 600 guests made up of local and international artists as well as musicians have alternated performances and been applauded by an a...

JoAnn Harrigan became a Supreme. Mary Ann and Vinnie Locascio explained the secret to 61 years of marriage. And Jerry Vicenti celebrated his 65th birthday with 325 Paisans, three Gigi’s and one wife. Put it all together and you have just another party for The Villages Italian Paisans Club Sunday evening at Seabreeze Recreation Center. The Gigi’s –...

The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute sponsors a three-week intensive institute for young artists in the DC/MD/VA area.  5 singers and a pianist participate in an intensive, holistic program that addresses the needs of young artists pursuing a career in opera.  Young artists work primarily on full Italian opera roles, recitatives, and ari...

The Friends of Isola Delle Femmine will host a music show of Italian-American classics at 8 p.m. July 29 at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. Hosted by Nicky D, Louie Esposito II and Jim Coniglio, the show will feature Italian-American classics with opera favorites. Performers include Leandra Ramm of the San Francisco Symphony Choir and San...

In a little town beside the Apennine mountains in west-central Italy, more than 4,000 miles away, you will find a whole bunch of Stamford people next month. The occasion is an age-old festival in Settefrati, a town that in the last century sent more people to Stamford than it kept for itself. The population of Settefrati now is less than 800, and t...

Danny Zelisko Presents is proud to announce the performances of legendary music icon Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 and Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Tickets starting at $39 (including applicable service charges and fees) go on sale Monday, July 17 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be pu...

Not so long ago, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti was a college student who delivered pizzas and sang along to the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin. Last summer, the 21-year-old Italian-American vocalist became a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” and now he performs around the country. The Long Island native will be the featured p...

A rare, orchestral score of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Aida has become a valuable source of instruction and inspiration for Stanford scholars. The handwritten manuscript, used in Aida’s Paris premiere in 1876, appears to be the earliest surviving copy of the famous opera’s full score – and the only surviving score from a performance co...