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Park Avenue Armory will embark on the eighth year of its Recital Series, a series of intimate chamber music performances in the austerely elegant Board of Officers, intended to continue the salon tradition of chamber music performances. The 2020 Recital Series will open with two performances by young Italian soprano Rosa Feola, Monday evening, Janu...

Four months before the stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will do a string of shows at the Palace Theatre in April, the comedian has added a fifth performance, making him one of only two artists in recent decades to have played the Palace for more than three consecutive shows. Larry the Cable Guy did five souldout performances at the downtown t...

It’s not every day you’re asked to perform at Carnegie Hall along with a world-renowned vocalist. Just ask Melissa Ottaviano and her students at the Dream Studio for the Performing Arts in Tottenville — and they’ll tell you exactly how it happened. Award-winning singer, Cristina Fontanelli — who’s the PBS/WNET and NY affiliates host for Andrea Boce...

Over the years he’s hosted guests from the worlds of music and entertainment — and now after a two-year hiatus he’s back once again thrilling the masses as talk show host aboard Staten Island Community Television’s (CTV) new variety show he calls “Up Late with Johnny Potenza.” He’s one of the borough’s reality-TV pioneers — better known as Johnny P...

On Wednesday evening, new Phillies manager Joe Girardi was the guest of honor at the Italian American Baseball Foundation’s fourth annual dinner in Brooklyn. The IABF, a nonprofit charity established in 2016, is committed to developing and promoting youth baseball and softball in the United States and Italy by sponsoring clinics supervised by Major...

The cinema chain has agreed that Lavazza will be the supplier of coffee in all new and refurbished Cineworld cinemas. In a Dec 3 trading statement, the company said: “An agreement has been entered into with Lavazza, the Italian coffee chain, to incorporate coffee bars in new and refurbished sites, the first of which will open this month in Union Sq...

December 14, 2019, 6-8pm. Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, 2700 U.S. 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Join us at Magazzino Italian Art Foundation for an evening of art, jazz, and apertivi as part of our annual holiday concert series. For this year’s program, the Pasquale Grasso Quartet performs a selection of classical jazz, from Louis Armstrong to John...

The Italian Chicks is a passionate blend of comedy, characters, music, song parodies, improv and Italian-American culture. When these four dynamic, multi-talented women hit the stage, they will make you remember things you paid your shrink to forget. It's a celebration of food, family, memories and Italian tradition. Whether you're Italian or not,...

Following her recent performance with Andrea Bocelli, Italian singer Giada Valenti will do again a Christmas concert, Sunday, December 15 at the Loreto Theater at the Sheen Center in New York City. She will take her audience on a romantic and magical journey as she performs her own interpretations of Holiday favorites like "O Holy Night", "Tu Scend...

As we approach Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas Season, John and Pat are spending an afternoon with one of their favorite Italian American friends, the award-winning singer, actress, and opera star Cristina Fontanelli, who brings her captivating personality into the IAP studio for an episode that’s full of love and laughter from the very...

The long-anticipated documentary about late Pittsburgh wrestler Bruno Sammartino is being released. “Bruno Sammartino” will launch this Friday in New York City and Los Angeles and will debut around the world in the spring. The film features actor/politician/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrestler/actor John Cena, The Miz and Stan Hanson. The f...

“Sometimes you’ve just got to trust the process,” Laura Masciullo said.  With this particular utterance, the Hofstra senior and 2019 Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year referred to her experience moving to the United States from Italy as a freshman on somewhat of a whim, speaking minimal English.  But the 2019 Hofstra volleyb...