MetroFocus/Danny Aiello: From the Streets to the Screen

You may know Danny Aiello from his roles in iconic films, from Moonstruck to his Academy Award-nominated performance as pizzeria owner Sal Frangione in Spike Lee’s 1989 Do the Right Thing. But ‘actor’ is not the only role he’s played in the course of his life. Recently he’s revealed more of himself in his autobiography […]

Spotlight shines on Aiello at Hoboken International Film Festival

By Richard J. Bayne/ Times Herald-Record Photo Credit: Allyse Pulliam/For the Times Herald-Record MIDDLETOWN — The packed house at the Paramount Theatre leaped to its feet for a standing ovation as Danny Aiello, who appeared in classics such as “The Godfather: Part II,” “Moonstruck,” “Hudson Hawk” and “Do the Right Thing,” stepped onstage to accept […]

Clara Mamet and Rebecca Pidgeon on Two Bit Waltz

By Michael Dunaway Screenwriting can be a very tough racket. Aside from the myriad complications in finding a story and producing a rough draft, the long road of revising and honing a script can be a very lonely one, indeed. Fortunately for director Clara Mamet, whose excellent debut film Two Bit Waltz is out now, […]

Huffington Post: Danny Aiello Took Me Off the Hook

Written By: Robbie Vorhaus In 1979, I worked for the producer of a short-lived Broadway play, Knockout, starring Danny Aiello and David Patrick Kelly (presently Da, in Once the Musical). For several months, we became friendly, hanging out together at the producer’s office on Park Avenue. Knockout opened and closed within months, and everyone involved in […]

Do The Right Thing 25 Year Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience

5 years ago, Do The Right Thing was released. Follow Spike Lee as he strolls down memory lane (in this case, Stuyvesant Avenue) with the cast from the iconic film and residents of the legendary block. Then, enjoy the 25th Anniversary Block Party with guests Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Erykah […]

‘Do the Right Thing’ still shines brightly

(CNN) — You can still feel the heat from “Do the Right Thing.” Though the Spike Lee Joint, about the angry events of a scorching hot day in Brooklyn, looks a bit dated these days — gone are the boomboxes and fade haircuts of the late ’80s — there’s no fighting the film’s power. The […]

Variety: CANNES: Kyra Sedgwick-Sylvester Stallone Comedy-Drama ‘Reach Me’ Gets U.S. Release

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary   Millennium Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to drama-comedy “Reach Me,” starring Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Connelly, Terry Crews, Thomas Jane, Danny Aiello and Tom Berenger. Producers are Rebekah Chaney, Cassian Elwes, Buddy Patrick and John Herzfeld, who directed from his own script. The film will be released […]

4th Annual Ridgewood Guild Film Festival This Week

Two-day event is set to feature student and pro films, creator Q&As, and an appearance by Bergen County actor Danny Aiello. Posted by Jessica Mazzola The Ridgewood Guild is proud to present the 4th Annual Spring Film Festival Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at the Bow Tie Cinema (formerly the Clearview Warner) in […]

Rene Marie – Black Lace Freudian Slip Tour

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 8:00 PM BlackRock Center for Arts in Germantown Marie layers her music with a spirited sophistication not unlike that of a fine wine. Perhaps that accounts for the Los Angeles Times observing that Marie has “the talent, the imagination and the sheer presence to be included in the very top level […]

Robert Cray September 2011 Tour Dates

09-08-11 Club Fever 222 South Michigan Street South Bend, IN 46601 Buy Tickets 09-09-11 Norton Center For The Arts 600 W. Walnut Danville, KY 40422 Buy Tickets 09-10-11 Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival Columbia, MO Buy Tickets 09-11-11 Old Rock House 1200 South 7th Boulevard St. Louis , Missouri 63104 09-13-11 House of Blues […]