Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti has been one of the most popular singers to come out of Long Island. Rightly so, he has one of the best voices in the world. When the girls hear him sing they act like the ones who screamed for Frank Sinatra in the 1940s. In 1977, I met the great Sinatra at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant when I was there with the world cham...

Two events, a concert and a festival, will be held in Stamford this weekend in honor of Italian heritage month. First up is the concert: “That’s Amore Live” takes place at The Palace Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 12. Sunday, Oct. 13, is when the “That’s Amore Italian Street Festival” will be held. This family event, which is free, takes place at Columbus...

Enjoy an intimate night with Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti from “America's Got Talent” with special guest Austin Giorgio from NBC's “The Voice” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Stanley Center for the Arts, 259 Genesee St. Valentinetti is an Italian-American crooner known best for his flawless vocals, larger than life personality, and his heart of...

Sal Valentinetti will perform at The Stanley Theater in Utica on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $65. Additional service charges may apply. To purchase tickets come down to the Stanley Theater box office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., call 315-724-4000 or go to Ticketmaster.com. The show is presented by Ton...

If you try to pitch a joke to comedy specialists Sal and Guy Richards, they’ll chuckle. Then, they’ll tell you to keep your day job. Yet, Guy Richards admits, the audience provides the comedians' their greatest inspiration. Their own New York Italian-American family and yours -- whatever the genealogy -- will be the fodder for their fun. And they s...

Snappy tux with a pocket handkerchief? Check. Backing of a seven-piece swinging band? You got it. Any chance he’s not Italian? Fuhgeddaboudit! That meant Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall was ready for a two-hour Christmas show last Saturday night celebrating crooners of bygone days. Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti delivered it, baby, with Christmas so...

It’s time to celebrate the red, white and green! Pasta, opera, Sunday mass and a cannoli-eating contest are among the activities in the lineup for this weekend’s FESTA ITALIANA at Freedom Hill County Park. Food is a star of the annual festival presented by the Italian American Cultural Society, and local restaurants and vendors will be offering som...

Once again, the National Italian American Foundation returned to the elegant and historic Cipriani 42nd Street for its annual New York Gala on April 10, where guests mingled between sweeping archways and golden curtains in the heart of New York’s iconic Manhattan neighborhood. More than 700 Italian and Italian Americans from New York and around the...

Back by popular demand, "America’s Got Talent" golden buzzer winner Sal Valentinetti returns to the King Center on Saturday, March 10. The Italian-American crooner who came to be known as “Sal the Voice” after his successful run on the 11th season of the hit NBC show, is touring in support of his debut EP “The Voice.” I spoke with Valentinetti abou...

The scene appeared pulled from “The Sopranos.” The year was 2016, during season 11 of “America’s Got Talent.” Sal Valentinetti walked in slow motion along with two family members in the bright sun. His cousin, Big Tommy, ate a canoli while walking. “How you doin’?,” Valentinetti said when he sat down for a confessional video. The Italian-American...