Entertainment

Meet the Author: Diana Giovinazzo

November 2020 |
“Destiny toys with us all, but Anita Garibaldi is a force to be reckoned with. Forced into marriage at a young age, Anita feels trapped in a union she does not want. But when she meets the leader of the Brazilian resistance, Giuseppe Garibaldi, in...

The Little Guy (or The Motor Scooter)

November 2020 |
A proud Italian American and Long Islander, Joseph Perry Grassi served as a logistical specialist in the U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division, from 2002-2006. He is a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on...

Frank and Ava

November 2020 |
A down-and-out Frank Sinatra, trying to hold on to his voice and salvage his career, falls hard and fast for the sultry starlet, Ava Gardner, in the tumultuous, heart-stirring Hollywood romance of “Frank and Ava.” Directed by the recently acclaimed...

Gli Italiani: A Modern Musical Pedigree Established Early and Carefully Nurtured

July 2020 |
Twentieth-century American businessman, author and philanthropist W. Clement Stone coined the phrase “You are a product of your environment, therefore choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective.” He also encouraged the...

Giada Live

May 2020 |
Italian Singer/Songwriter and Performer Giada Valenti is an award-winning Venetian vocalist who has performed with legends such as Andrea Bocelli. You may know her from her renowned PBS television special, “From Venice with Love.” On March 12, she...

Morisco: Nurturing a Lifetime of Experiences Into a Unique and Personal Reality

May 2020 |
“Rome wasn’t built in a day” was a quote that actually originated in France in the late 12th century and later translated into English by British playwright John Heywood in the mid-1500’s. In more recent times, the phrase has been expanded to...

Michele Avolio & DisCanto: Preserving and Promoting Abruzzese Musical Traditions

March 2020 |
The task of conserving one’s culture and traditions begins with acquiring physical relics and intangible elements from their predecessors, maintaining them during their lifetime and consigning it for the benefit of their posterity. Musicology is...

Quarto Profilo: Resilience, Determination and Adaptability Personified

February 2020 |
Irish literary legend Oscar Wilde once asserted that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” Unknown and aspiring musicians usually resign themselves to this approach launching their careers as “cover”...

Pina Di Rosa: One Woman’s Magical, Musical Journey Across the Sea of Life

January 2020 |
The phrase “you play the hand you’ve been dealt” is a fancy way of saying “use the resources you have at your disposal and operate realistically within the limits of your circumstances.” The story of Neapolitan native and current Portland, OR...
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