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  • There was a time, around the 1930s, when jazz music became so popular and recognizable that even today it is still described as the peak of the “Jazz Era”, which in fact began around a decade before.
  • I recently got to know Laura Campisi, a wonderful musician from Palermo, who now lives in New York. Laura is an award winning songwriter and jazz singer. She performs a wide range of music: jazz, folk, r&b and traditional Sicilian music. On Monday, June 13, Laura will be performing Italian Jazz at Zinc Bar in the West Village. This particular show is about creating abridge between contemporary Italy and the United States. Laura and I recently sat down for a chat about music, inspiration and her current projects.
  • Art & Culture
    (April 16, 2016)
    Le Passioni dell'Anima is a musical story for children’s choir, solo voice and piano inspired by emotions and sung in Italian. Roberto and Federica need all of our support to bring this project to completion. So go to Kickstarter to help them. Their project will only be funded if at least $6,300 is pledged by Thu, May 1
  • The 88th Academy Awards will be remembered in Italy as the year that Maestro Morricone won the coveted statuette for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino's film The Hateful Eight. The Maestro received a heartfelt standing ovation after his name was pronounced by Quincy Jones and Pharrell. He was led to the stage by his son Giovanni and, in Italian, he thanked the other nominees, singling out the great John Williams, and explained that “there is no great music without a great film that inspires it. I thank Quentin Tarantino for choosing me and the great team that made this extraordinary film.”
  • Master in Performing Arts Management - ATS
    A native of Cupertino, Calif. and former independent contractor at APPLE Inc., Jennie DeLuca Legary is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally recognized management school.
  • Available on October 9th on Quarter Moon via SonyMusic Independent Network (SIN), Chiara Civello's latest studio album, Canzoni, is a true, contemporary Italian songbook and a celebration of love songs drawing on repertoire from some of Italy's greatest such as Paolo Conte, Ennio Morricone and Vasco Rossi. The album release coincides with a tour of the Northeast, which sees Civello performing in New York, Boston, Miami and Washington D.C
  • On Sunday October 11th, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò partners with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts to present a series of events commemorating a period in history when dialogue's light shined through walls of ignorance. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, (the Papal declaration which condemned antisemitism in any form), and the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, From Ghetto to Cappella: Interfaith Explorations in the Music of Baroque Italy explores the cross-fertilization of Jewish and Catholic musical cultures that enriched the music of both Synagogue and Sanctuary in baroque Italy.
  • Events: Reports
    i. I.(September 10, 2015)
    The Italian singer, pianist and songwriter announces October Album Release and Tour Dates in New York, Boston, Miami and Washington DC
  • Events: Reports
    (August 12, 2015)
    Don't miss this group of musicians and their old traditional popular music from the Alta Murgia area in Puglia August 16, 2015 -- Time: 7pm Place: National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, NYC
  • Mr Starkey is blowing out 75 candles this Tuesday 7th July. As the least attractive and ingenious, yet possibly the most likeable Beatle, the mischievous Ringo Starr has had an extraordinarily innovative and influential role among several generations of ‘drummers’.

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