Meet Paul Marinaro

When Paul Marinaro contacted ItalianSide.com for information about his Italian ancestors, we clicked on the link in his email. To our delight, it was the website of a talented, Chicago-based vocalist with a smooth baritone voice. We liked what we heard and wanted to share his story with our readers. Read our exclusive interview with [...]

Festival of Sanremo 2013: and the winner is…

Sanremo Festival 2013 ends and the winner is Marco Mengoni with his new song “L’essenziale”. Marco Mengoni is from Ronciglione (Lazio Region). At second Place and third place Moda’ with “Se si potesse non morire”. and Elio e le storie tese with “La canzone monotona”. This was the 63th edition of Sanremo Festival. Sanremo “la [...]

Festival of Sanremo 2013 – the second day

The second part of Sanremo Italian Song festival was on february 13. Special guest was Bar Refaeli. As for the first show, the singers presented two songs. One of the two songs was eliminated with the votes of a jury and a public phone vote. The singer will run with the remaining song for the [...]

Sanremo 2013 – Italian Song Festival

Sanremo Italian Song festival kicked off on february 12. The show is hosted by Fabio Fazio and Luciana Litizzetto. This years, the singers will compete to the festival with two songs. One of the two songs will be eliminated with the votes of a jury and a public phone vote. The singer will run with [...]

Notte della Taranta: Puglia is ready to dance!

At the end of summer Salento peninsula (in Apulia region) celebrates the “Notte della Taranta” (Taranta night) with musical events regarding traditional dances as tarantella and pizzica. Both dances comes from ancient Greeks when they settled in Southern Italy. Tarantella takes the name from a type of spider called “tarantula”. During the harvest sometimes a [...]

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