On March 29, 1986, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York, NY, to Cindy and Joseph. She started playing the piano when she was four years old and started writing her own music by the time she was 13. A year later, Stefani began performing at open mic nights throughout the city. After high school, she enrolled at Collaborative Arts...

"Una sveglia, una chiamata in raccolta". E' così che inizia, con un invito alla consapevolezza italica nel mondo, l'ultimo libro, edito da Marsilio, di Piero Bassetti Svegliamoci italici! Manifesto per un futuro glocal.   Sapere che nel mondo esistono gli italici, sapere che sono, attraverso una stima per difetto, oltre 250 milioni, sapere c...

by Robyn Leach   The spirit of Frank Sinatra was very much alive Wednesday night in the restaurant named after "The Chairman of the Board" at Steve Wynn's Encore. Sinatra will be even more so Dec. 12, "Ol' Blue Eyes' " birthday, when CBS airs a two-hour special from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with stage and audience filled with su...

Italian singer Paolo Conte will open Umbria Jazz Festival on Friday evening, joining famous international artists Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. Umbria Jazz 2015 will take place in Perugia at the Santa Giuliana arena and Friday night's performances will be followed by a midnight concert by Charles Lloyd, the American jazz musician, at the Morlacc...

The 'Til It Happens to You' hitmaker is reportedly keen to ''celebrate her heritage'' with a beautiful wedding in the European country but are in no rush to walk down the aisle. A source said: ''She wants to celebrate her heritage, so they're looking at places in the Italian countryside. She wants a big Italian wedding.   ''They're stil...

Music has always had a crucial importance for the Italians in America. As a sentiment of strong attachment to the mother land and its traditions, or as a channel to express their passion; as a vehicle for revenge due to the success of the opera and then to the affirmation of the Italian artistic talent, from the Italian crooners of the 40s and the...

by Peter Helman Sam Smith and his songwriting partner Jimmy Napes received the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song tonight for "Writing's On The Wall," their theme for the final Daniel Craig James Bond film Spectre. The award was presented by Katy Perry, and the other nominees were Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" from 50 Shades Of Gre...

Lady Gaga feared her pop star career was going to kill her. The 29-year-old singer contemplated turning her back on the industry last year because she thought the lifestyle she was living at the time would result in her ending up dead. Speaking to Billboard magazine, she said: ''At the end of 2014, my stylist asked, 'Do you even want to b...

Lady Gaga has vowed to donate money to help recovery efforts in her family's native Italy after an earthquake shook the country early on Wednesday (24Aug16).   The pop superstar, real name Stefani Germanotta, was among the celebrities expressing their heartbreak on social media after waking up to learn a 6.2 magnitude tremor had rocked the m...

Pop diva Lady Gaga has announced to the world that she is getting married - to an actor she met making a video, in which she wore her mother's wedding dress. The 28-year-old superstar, who has become as known for her extravagant outfits as for her music, revealed the engagement by showing a simple, heart-shaped ring that fiance Taylor Kinney g...