by Michael Dorstewitz  Parishioners at Miami Beach's St. Patrick Catholic Church received an unexpected present for Christmas — the voice of internationally renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli. The Italian opera singer arrived for afternoon mass Wednesday at 3 p.m. But was he coming to simply celebrate Christmas services or did he have somethi...

According to an Equity casting notice, a musical version of Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE is set to get a developmental lab August 4-27. The musical features a book and lyrics by Palminteri and music by Alan Menken. Sergio Trujillo is set to choreograph the project.   Previous reports indicated that Academy Award-winning actor Robert DeNir...

When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 — 2 to 5 p.m.Where: Sons of Italy – 520 Pleasant St., Watertown MA On Dec. 21, the Ciociaro Social Club will present an afternoon of music and song with the Fratelli Rocca.The Fratelli Rocca have been coming to the United States during the Christmas season from Valle di Comino, Italy, for the past several years, ent...

A tradition will return to the North Fork on Saturday when Opera in the Hamptons presents "Cristina Fontanelli and her Fabulous Friends: From Opera to Broadway" at Duck Walk Vineyards North in Southold.   An award-winning opera singer, Broadway performer and PBS/WLIW TV host, Cristina Fontanelli and several world-renowned artists will perfor...

Il Festival di Sanremo ha aperto i battenti agli italiani d'America. A Casa Sanremo, il 19 febbraio è stato presentato il Festival della Canzone italiana di New York, alla sua settima edizione che si terrà nella Grande Mela il 21 settembre, condotto da Benedetta Rinaldi e trasmesso in mondovisione su Rai Italia e in diretta dall'emittente radiofoni...

In 1954 Alan Lomax made a historic year long trip through Italy making ethnographic field recordings of the music that defined every-day Italians' identity and way of life.   These documentations were the first of their kind for Italy, and stand as a valuable testimony of an extremely rich diversity of expression that was already beginning t...

Join us for an evening of music and to learn more about the Rome Chamber Music Festival, which was founded by Robert McDuffie in 2003. Since its inception, the festival has played to full houses of chamber music enthusiasts from around the world and has become one of Rome's most anticipated cultural events.   June 8 -12, 2014, at the Palazzo...

The Dominic Greco Concert Band, under the direction of Frederick Delphia will present "Music of Italy" at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 during the Italian-American Festival in downtown Dover. In case of rain, the concert will be in Memorial Hall. Delphia said the main theme of the concert will be music of Italy. "Though not all selections will have an Italian...

The Italian Opera Festival is the first event of its kind, built around the masterpieces of the Italian Opera. During the 21st of November 2009 the IAOF was presented at the audience with the special participation of an Italian Star, the Baritone Bruno Pratico'. Their artistic superior level is sure to have posted Orange County and Southern Califor...

When local singer Frank Manzi met Roberto Esposito at a music fest in Italy last summer, the piano virtuoso had never been to America. "He had been accepted to Berklee in 2009 but didn't have the money to go," Manzi said. "He told me he always wanted to come so I invited him to come and stay with me."   Not only did Manzi open up his ho...