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From neorealists De Sica and Rossellini, to modernists Fellini and Antonioni, to newly minted stars like Paolo Sorrentino and Alice Rohrwacher, Italian directors have left an indelible mark on world cinema. Continuing a tradition of bringing the latest Italian films to the Stony Brook community, the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook Univers...

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the New York Mets have reached out to 36-year-old MLB veteran Drew Butera in an effort to extend depth at the catcher position. Originally selected by the New York Mets in the fifth round of the 2005 amateur draft out of the University of Central Florida (UCF), Drew Butera began his professional caree...

You've read Martin Scorsese's take on Marvel movies. You've argued about it. You've even watched the Cats trailer (maybe a few times, in stupefied silence). But have you seen The Irishman yet? Come on, people. Not only do we recommend it, but we know that three-and-a-half hours isn't a big deal to you, say when it comes to committing to The Crown o...

Rocco Deserto isn’t blaming his mother for making him nuts… he’s just revealing the humor behind his first generation Italian American upbringing! This week, Rossella and John are joined by the man known to the world as Rocco the Comic, and this triumvirate of Brooklyn Italians is setting out to understand why it feels so good when we Italian Ameri...

Alchemical Studios, 104 W 14th Street, New York, NY. Wednesday December 11th, 8pm; Thursday December 12th, 8pm; Friday December 13th, 8pm. For tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/syrma Carolina de’ Castiglioni and Federica Borlenghi, two Italian multidisciplinary artists, have joined forces to present Sýrma, a unique contemporary myth, inspir...

THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE DONIZETTI OPERA FESTIVAL (AFDOF) has been formed to support the efforts of the Donizetti Opera Festival, an international celebration held each November in Bergamo, Italy, the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti. AFDOF is charged with encouraging the collaboration of scholars, artists, and Donizetti devotees in the United St...

After a piano rehearsal, two orchestra sessions and one concert performance together, soprano Christine Goerke gushed with praise for Gianandrea Noseda. “He doesn’t just use his hands and his arms. He conducts with his entire body,” she said. “And it is amazing, because when you see that kind of energetic physicality, there is no mistaking what he...

We have started a GOFUNDME campaign and can use your support. Christmas in Italy is raising funds for children's charities, such as St. Jude's and an orphanage in Naples, Italy. Your support will also help us pay the costs of running this show at the world's most prestigious music venue that gives over 70 children/youth performance opportunities an...

November 16, 2019, 12:30-3:30pm. Village of Cold Spring, New York. Italian multidisciplinary artist Marinella Senatore will direct a monumental procession throughout the streets of Cold Spring, New York, inviting the public to collaborate in a performative celebration of community. The three-hour performance will bring together some 100 participant...

Et Alia Theater Company will perform Running in Place by Hasnain Shaikh at Dixon Place. Featuring Ana Moioli, Giorgia Valenti and Maria-Luiza Muller. Directed by Isabella Uzcátegui and stage-managed by Gemma Allen. The play is written, produced and performed by a group of international young artists, each from a different part of the world - come s...

Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti has been one of the most popular singers to come out of Long Island. Rightly so, he has one of the best voices in the world. When the girls hear him sing they act like the ones who screamed for Frank Sinatra in the 1940s. In 1977, I met the great Sinatra at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant when I was there with the world cham...

Monday, 11/11/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. On the Italian Stage is a series of lectures conceived and led by Laura Caparrotti that journeys into the history of Italian Theater to explore its language, and its contribution to Italian society and world theater. This lecture will focus on Italian diale...