It all started when I was 25 years old, in the spring of 1972. The perks of my job at Temple University’s Athletic Department included my use of the facilities on a regular basis. One particular lunch hour, I decided to go out to the tennis courts and practice hitting backhands against the big green wall outside of McGonigle Hall. After about a hal...

It took an award-winning team working on two continents, recording at Capitol Studios in LA and Abbey Road Studios in London, to bring Giada Valenti’s Christmas album to fruition, but the wait is nearly over. The second single from the Italian singer’s upcoming Holiday album is a warm interpretation of “Winter Star”, a song written by Canadian coun...

A new stage musical based on the life and career of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, the legendary Frank Sinatra, is in the works, with a book by Memphis and Diana writer Joe DiPietro and direction and choreography by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall. Producing will be Universal Music Group Theatrical in association with Tina Sinatra and Frank Sinatr...

Andrea Bocelli, the world-famous Italian tenor, will perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Dec. 7 concert will be at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, according to a release from the symphony. The Indianapolis stop is part of Bocelli's tour across the U.S. He'll perform songs from his album "Believe," which includes arias, crossover hits, love...

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Local 92 Restaurant, 92 Second Avenue, NYC. Grab your tarantella shoes and join Alessandra Belloni and the renowned Southern Italian folk company I Giullari di Piazza (The Jesters of the Square) for a Benefit performance of "Tarantata," a production of songs, tarantellas, and magic rituals used to cure the mythi...

Friday Dec 2 2022 - 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start. City Winery Boston - 80 Beverly Street - Boston, MA. Buy Tickets here. Scanzonati, the album that takes the name of the band, is the result of years of collaboration between Stefano Marchese and Andrea Pejrolo. It includes ten original compositions that span from swing to samba, from romantic balla...

When: Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM CST - Where: Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France 209 Walnut Street St. Louis, MO 63102 The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities proudly invites you to its 4th Annual Italian Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7.30 PM. The concert will be held at the magnificent Basilica of St Louis (The Old Cathed...

When: Saturday, December 3 at 4:00pm CT - Where: The Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker perform the U.S. premiere of "Canti di guerra, di lavoro e d’amore" a transcription and reinterpretation of Italian folksongs from their birthplace, the rural Emilia-Romagna region, for violin, cello...

The Callas Tribute Prize will return at the Italian Cultural Institute on Monday, November 28. The awards, which will begin at 6 pm, are conceived by Dante Mariti and produced by Melos International. The event, which falls on the centenary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s birth, celebrates Maria Callas and Pasolini, two icons of Italian culture, featuring...

Singing has always been a spiritual affair for Andrea Bocelli. This holiday season, it’s a family affair as well as Bocelli embarks on a tour with his 25-year-old son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia. Both are featured on Bocelli’s latest album, A Family Christmas, and will appear at MGM Grand Arena to accompany their father on songs from t...