October was Italian American History Month. Given that Christopher Columbus Day has become persona non grata because of radical, leftist Democrats, Italian American History Month does not garner the attention it so rightly deserves. While an admittedly biased Italian American, I am also aware of the significance in celebrating Italian Americans and...

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, along with their respective families, joined together for this memorable Christmas celebration filmed in 1967, and not seen in its entirety since its original airing on December 21, 1967. In addition to more than a dozen holiday classics, Frank and Dean give viewers a special present: a medley of many of their most be...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to celebrate its 46th Anniversary Gala at the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 23. This year, NIAF will salute its 2021 Region of Honor, Abruzzo, Italy’s most abundantly natural and “greenest” region. NIAF will also celebrate five distinguished honorees...

We all have those legendary performers we wish we could have met in person. For me, the list begins with Jackie Gleason, Jimmy Stewart and James Cagney. But one name resonates as being at the top of my "Wish I woulda met" list: "The King Of Cool," Dean Martin. Dean passed away Christmas Day 1995, so I thought I would share my experience with the Ma...

There is no better way to celebrate International Women’s day than Zooming with seven talented Italian-American Women.Last Sunday, these dynamic women entertained with food, music and comedy. The evening started with Chef Michele Di Pietro demonstrating her delicious recipe for Spicy Avocado Carbonara. It made my mouth water. Michele is a chef and...

SUNDAY, MARCH 7 2021. 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM ET. Get tickets here. Our Virtual Doors open 30 minutes before the show. In honor of International Women's Day, Festa Della Donna is a celebration of Italian-American female contributions to arts and culture, featuring a talented lineup of Italian-American lady singers, comedians, dancers, and even a chef! Pr...

From the moment she walks on stage, Deana Martin takes her audience on a musical journey with her non-stop dynamic energy, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. For this Memorial Day week, Martin has been tapped to perform and participate in multiple...

There’s something special about a relationship between dads and daughters.  With a love that's everlasting and unconditional, a dad is a king in his daughter's life.  Deana Martin knows it all to be so true. And her dad, who was dubbed the “King of Cool” because of his stage presence, good lucks and charisma, was certainly no exception. And if you...

Deana Martin, the daughter of entertainment legend Dean Martin —  a founding member of the “Rat Pack” whose good looks, charisma and stage presence earned him the nickname “The King of Cool” —  is returning to Lorenzo’s Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn. And is Staten Island ever lucky! The multi-talented song-stylist, actress, best-selling author a...