Tony Marotta

Tony Marotta, contributing writer, Radio Italia 91.1FM<

Tazenda

October 2015
Italy, a land steeped in tradition and culture, and once the home of the ancient Roman Empire, only became a unified nation just over 150 years ago, on March 17, 1861. The country has a relatively short history when compared to most of its European...


Maria Nazionale

September 2015
Humility, goodness and greatness are a rare combination of qualities that most of us strive to achieve but are rarely able to attain simultaneously. When we encounter such individuals that possess these traits, we are immediately drawn to them and...


Modena City Ramblers

August 2015
The Modena City Ramblers are a band that traces their origins to the province of Modena, which is nestled in the heart of the northern region of Emilia-Romagna. Known as MCR, they never sought the sterile and commercial approach to crafting their...


Enzo Gragnaniello

July 2015
Success is a fleeting, double-edged sword that can change a person's outlook and perception of themselves and their surroundings in either a constructive or destructive manner. Some emerging artists fail to heed the proverbial "Be humble or you...


A Taste of Calabria

June 2015
Michéal CASTALDO Everything really does happen for a reason We use many familiar catch-phrases or expressions to explain away the many ordinary and not-so-ordinary occurrences in our daily lives. "A place for everything and everything in...


Eugenio Finardi

May 2015
Without question, the only thing better than having strong roots in one culture is enjoying the experiences associated with exposure to multiple social environments. Italian singer/songwriter and poly-instrumentalist Eugenio Finardi, who was born...


Grazia Di Michele

April 2015
The phrase "well-behaved women seldom make history" appropriately describes the vocational path chosen by Italian singer/songwriter and guitarist Grazia Di Michele. She was born in Rome on October 9th, 1955 and has lived a progressive lifestyle...


Luca Carboni

March 2015
It is not uncommon for most of us to overlook genuine musical talent simply because some of these individuals have an ability to make the weaving of their craft seem so effortless. Luca Carboni is an example of a gifted singer/songwriter and...


Alessandro Safina

January 2015
There are examples of musical artists who must venture beyond their comfort zone to seek their fame and fortune. Inexplicably, they find that their gifts are more appreciated and desired in the least expected places. Italian operatic tenor,...


Pacifico

December 2014
There are those people who when they are born, are pre-destined to have an impact on the lives of others. They are endowed with an instinctive ability to stir the feelings and emotions which resonate deep within people, coaxing them to "reach...


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