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.

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10 of the Most Streamed Italian Songs on Spotify 

New York City’s 96th San Gennaro festival was in full swing at 1 pm on Wednesday when the Third Annual Zeppole Eating Contest was set to begin. The crowd was standing room only at the stage on the corner of Mott and Grand Street, just off the main festival route on Mulberry Street.

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Sweet Ending For Third Annual Zeppole Eating Contest 

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.

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10 Most Influential Italian Rock Bands

The operatic voice of a beloved tenor wafted through the streets of Hollywood today as the ceremony for Italy’s Luciano Pavarotti began on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Luciano Pavarotti gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

When it comes to the world of cinema, Italian culture dominates in influence. The most memorable movie quotes in cinema history were derived from films about Italian culture.

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Movie Quotes Every Italian Family Knows

Comedians will find anything to poke fun at. Whether it’s about the political climate, their commute to work, or their upbringing, there’s a joke for it. This is especially true when the jokes are written by Italians for Italians.

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Italian Comedians from the Stage and Screen

The western is the quintessential American genre and a staple of Hollywood since the early days of silent films. By the 1960s, the genre transitioned to television with shows such as Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, and Have Gun Will Travel.

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The Rise and Fall of Spaghetti Westerns

Since the first wave of immigration in the late 1800s, Italians joined the workforce in large numbers, contributing to the very foundation of America that we know today. Whether it be food or film, Italian Americans have proved their contribution to American culture is lasting and impactful.

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Top Italian Americans in Film Makers Right Now

To say that Italians have made a rich contribution to the film industry is an understatement. Films like The Godfather, Goodfellas, and My Cousin Vinny have had lasting impacts on American culture and stood the test of time, all thanks to the Italian actors that brought these stories to life.

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16 Best Italian American Actors 

Actor Paul Sorvino died today at age 83. The star of “Goodfellas,” “Nixon,” “Kill The Irishman” and “Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way” was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1939.

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Paul Sorvino, Dies at 83