Few artists have had a career quite like Tony Bennett. Since 1952, Bennett has released over 70 albums, his last being 2021’s Love For Sale with Lady Gaga.
Throughout his career, Sinatra recorded several Christmas albums including 1948’s Christmas Songs by Sinatra, 1957’s A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra, and 1968’s The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas.
When it comes to celebrating the Christmas season, Italians know that there are only three things you need to create a festive atmosphere: food, family, and music. That’s why America Domani created The Ultimate Italian Christmas Playlist, where holiday standards from icons Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin mingle with favorites from modern legends such as Andrea Bocelli and Lady Gaga
It’s been 56 years since iconic Italian American crooner Dean Martin released The Dean Martin Christmas Album. Since then, Martin’s music has become as synonymous with the holiday season as Christmas trees and presents. It’s the gold standard to which all other Christmas albums are compared. Never once has it been surpassed.
New York City may be home to the largest population of Italian Americans in the United States, but it’s not the only hub of Italian culture in the Empire State worth exploring.
Italy is known for being the birthplace of some of the most revered classic writers of all time – including Dante and Niccolò Machiavelli. However, Italy’s literary acclaim is not something of the country’s past. There is no shortage of contemporary Italian writers making their mark on history at home and abroad.
The Green Mountain State may be best known for its maple syrup, cheddar cheese, and robust farm-to-table dining scene, but Vermont is home to an extremely diverse array of cuisines. This includes our personal favorite: authentic Italian.
When Lisa DeNatale, President of the Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA), considers what the Green Mountain State has in common with Italy, she touches on an essential element that belongs to every thriving community: shared values.
Discovering new music has never been easier thanks to Spotify. With curated playlists like “Top Songs – Global” and “Top Songs – US”, we can easily plug into what everyone else is listening to. While American artists often dominate these charts, Italian artists enjoy competitive streaming on Spotify, too. Meanwhile, evergreen artists like Andrea Boccelli and Luciano Pavoratti attract millions of monthly listeners on the platform.
In the late 1960s, many young people in Italy were inspired by the counterculture that was growing in the United States and England. Of course, rock music was the counterculture’s soundtrack. It wasn’t long before Italians put their own spin on the genre and created their own rock and roll scene. Some of these bands even gained followers outside of Italy.