Legendary crooner Tony Bennett, 95, announced his retirement from the stage following two concerts with Lady Gaga, at Radio City Music Hall, New York, on August 3 and 5. Bennett and Lady Gaga released in 2014 the album Cheek To Cheek. About her bond with the crooner, Gaga defined it conclusively: “He saved my life.” The news of Tony Bennett’s retir...

Opera Festival of Chicago presents "Dante 700" Wednesday, July 28th at 8pm & Thursday, July 29th at 8pm Artifacts Events4325 N Ravenswood AveChicago, IL Dante Alighieri, Christian philosopher and poet, lived seven hundred years ago. Works such as his Divina Commedia and La Vita Nuovo have inspired operatic composers such as Gaetano Donizetti, Giaco...

The Stoneham Concert Series welcomes Seabreeze for our annual Italian Night celebration! Join us on the Town Common on Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. for Italian standards sung by Stephen Savio and joined by his talented band members. Seabreeze is considered one of New England's premiere Italian/American show bands. They perform everything from Bro...

Raffaella is no more. For everyone "la Carrà", with the accent on the last a, as she emphasized to David Letterman in an interview in 1986. On July 5, 2021 died the most important woman in the history of Italian entertainment, by far, who for decades exported the best face of our country abroad. It is no coincidence that she was particularly succes...

Contestant Sarah Potenza took to the America’s Got Talent stage to sing ‘Worthy’, and fans absolutely loved the entire performance. The season 16 singer impressed both viewers and the judges, following her rendition of the song by Mary Gauthier for the 2021 auditions. It all ended in a tear-jerking standing ovation for Sarah, who added her own spin...

Vale was born Gennaro Louis Vitaliano in the Bronx, New York, to Italian immigrant parents, and grew up in the Wakefield section of the Bronx which at the time was composed mainly of Italian-American families. In high school, to earn money, Vale took a job shining shoes in a barbershop, singing while he worked. His boss, Vito Veneziano, liked the s...

The Italian football team and its fans are known for belting out rousing renditions of the country’s national anthem before matches. But what exactly are they singing? Here’s how you can join in.  Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians), is better known as Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) after its opening line, or Inno di Mameli (M...

Måneskin, the Rome rockers who won Eurovision for Italy, have reached number 1 in the global charts on the audio streaming platform Spotify with their cover of Beggin'. The band celebrated the milestone on Instagram by releasing childhood photos of the four members - Damiano, Vittoria, Ethan and Thomas - with the message: “These kids just made it t...

Raffaella Carrà, the Italian singer, dancer, actress and popular television host, has died aged 78. Carrà died on the afternoon of 5 July following an illness that she kept private, announced her former partner and long-time collaborator Sergio Japino. "Raffaella has left us" - said Japino - "She went to a better world, where her humanity, her unmi...

The year was 1983, at La Festa di San Rocco, the Feast of Saint Rocco, in the Apulia region of southern Italy. Alessandra Belloni grasped her moon-shaped tamburello and stepped boldly into the ronda, a circle of thirty male drummers. She followed the frenetic rhythm of the pizzica-tarantata while men dueled in the center of the circle, slashing thr...