Italian American Lecture Series: Roundtable: Frank Sinatra and Italian American Culture

This installment of Hofstra Celebrates Sinatra will feature a roundtable discussing Frank Sinatra and Italian American CultureA century after his birth, Frank Sinatra still looms large in the American imagination and in our popular culture. Join us as we celebrate his 100th birthday and his extraordinary life and career with a series of lectures, interviews, and a master class followed by musical interludes by Hofstra students, professional singers and musicians from The Great American Song Book.


Moderator:  Stanislao Pugliese, Professor of History and Queensboro UNICO  Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies, Author, Hofstra University

Panelists:  John Gennari, Director, U.S. Ethnic Studies Program, University of Vermont and Author of Blowing Hot and Cool: Jazz and Its Critics

               Joe and Sal Scognamillo, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, NYC and Authors of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant Cookbook and Patsy’s Italian Family Cookbook

                 Mark Rotella, Journalist and Author, Amore: The Story of Italian American Song

             Rocco Marinaccio, Manhattan Collge

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time:  4 p.m.

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus


This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP below using the RSVP for this Event link.  One reservation per person. When RSVPing please limit the party number to a maximum of 2 people: "Myself, plus 1 guest." Please register for each Sinatra event separately as this is part of a series

Reservations will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. The participation of active musicians, scholars and performers is subject to the priority of their professional commitments.

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