While the world is still savoring French President François Hollande's affair with Julie Gayet, his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, is launching a charm offensive in New York with his arresting wife, Carla Bruni. Vocalist and guitarist Bruni is performing at Town Hall on West 43rd Street on Thursday.The Italian-born former model released her fourth...

Promette tre ore di musica in cui intende ripercorrere la sua carriera che è una vera enciclopedia della musica, dal jazz al reggae e al pop. Il chitarrista e produttore Fabrizio Sotti si esibirà il 4 giugno all'Highline Ballroom, unico italiano in programma al Blue Note Jazz Festival, giunto alla quarta edizione.   "Fabrizio Sotti & Fri...

Music lovers will temporarily swap frigid Minnesota temps for the warmth of sun-drenched Tuscany, thanks to Minnesota Opera's upcoming production, The Elixir of Love. Set in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, Donizetti's timeless romantic comedy opens January 24 at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul for five performances.   In t...

"Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona," by Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, is one of Spoleto Festival USA's two festival-produced opera productions.   Conductor Aaron Carpene and director Stefano Vizioli worked hard to unearth and reconstruct the obscure opera, which was last performed more than 350 years ago, in Naples and Venice.  ...

September 25 - 27 12:00 pm. Traditional Italian Folk Music Camp for Mandolin and GuitarThe camp will take place on Cape Cod in one of America's most beautiful resorts: East Sandwich Beach, Massachusetts. John La Barbera's workshop will present historical, technical information and some of the repertoire based on his first and foremost comprehe...

Laura Pausini conquista la Grande Mela con un concerto unico e memorabile, con canzoni in cinque lingue, che avrà luogo il prossimo 6 marzo al Madison Square Garden di New York. Per festeggiare i vent'anni di carriera la cantante ha invitato sul palco gli amici e gli artisti internazionali più illustri. Tra questi Biagio Antonacci, Miguel Bosè, Glo...

And what could be more "user friendly" than Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp? - his 1816 masterpiece, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.   Disguises and false identities abound as men-young and old-vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest and most frenetic operas ever composed! The action centers on "Figaro, Figar...

The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will honor the legacy of nine-time GRAMMY winner Frank Sinatra by presenting "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert," a primetime entertainment special celebrating the late icon's 100th birthday. The live concert taping will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theatre.  ...

By Robin Leach   Superstar singer Tony Bennett is not only set to celebrate his milestone 90th birthday as a Keep Memory Alive benefit May 21 for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, but he also is committed to its expansion and continuing caregiver program.   Tony expects a lineup of incredible recording artists and...

On the occasion of the 2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the US and Giuseppe Verdi's Bicentennial, please save the date for VIVA L'ITALIA, a gala evening to benefit an anticipated once-in-a-lifetime performance of the Verdi Requiem at the War Memorial Opera House on October 25, 2013. The performance will unite the orchestras and choruses of San F...