Ladies of Italian Song

Our own Armida Hernandez will perform a panoply of songs crossing genres from Jazz to Pop to Opera. She will perform songs made famous by Italian-American artists, as well as Italian Opera favorites. 

A program will be available on the day of performance.



Some of the artists she will render will include:

    Connie Francis - Born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero

Best known for several international hit songs including "Who's Sorry Now?," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "Where the Boys Are", and "Stupid Cupid." She topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on three occasions with "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" and "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You." She was the top charting female artist of the 1950s and 1960s.



Annette Joanne Funicello

 (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American actress and singer.  She rose to prominence as one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio," "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful "Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s.



Nancy Sandra Sinatra


 (born June 8, 1940) is an American singer and actress. She is the daughter of singer/actor Frank Sinatra, and remains best known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".

Other defining recordings include "Sugar Town", the 1967 number one "Somethin' Stupid" (a duet with her father), the title song from the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, several collaborations with Lee Hazlewood such as "Jackson", and her cover of Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", which features during the opening sequence of Quentin Tarantino's (2003) hit movie Kill Bill.


Madonna Louise Ciccone

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    (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World RecordsTime included her in its list of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" due to her major influence in contemporary music. Madonna is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second best selling female artist in the United States, with 64.5 million certified albums. Considered by Forbes and other publications as a cultural icon, she is often referred by the international press as the "Queen of Pop".




                                 (Photo by Eva Rinaldi, Sydney Australia)

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper

(born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist whose career has spanned over four decades.

Cyndi Lauper was raised in Ozone ParkQueens, in New York City. Her father was of German and Swiss descent, and her mother is Italian American (from Sicily). 

Her debut solo album She's So Unusual (1983) was an instant commercial success. The album was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and "All Through the Night," earning Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985.



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  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    No show: Margo

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mille grazie to all the amici who attended. It was truly a pleasure to share this music with all of you! You were a wonderful audience. Thank you for your lovely compliments as well. A huge thank you is due to Al and Maria for all of their help and inspiration.

    January 19, 2014

  • Pat B.

    Thank you Armida for a beautiful afternoon. Just hearing your voice was a treat. You have such a great persona on stage.....brava!!!!!!

    January 19, 2014

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    See the photo album of this event - now available.

    January 18, 2014

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Bravo Armida! What a voice! I got chills!

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Gabriel F.

    Excellent - Well received and a great appreciated crowd.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    No takers for dinner as of this date, so Maria & I have made alternative plans.

    January 16, 2014

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    +2 for Joan & Bill

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for to Armida's sharing her music, however, I will be unable to attend dinner.

    January 13, 2014

  • Pat B.

    Looking forward to Armida's performance. Unfortunately, I will not be able to join you for dinner afterwards.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I'll miss this event. I'll have to work on Saturday 18th. Enjoy it!

    January 12, 2014

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    +1 for Ron Cavill

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to being at the event, but will have to take a rain check on dinner. Thanks!

    January 12, 2014

  • Pat B.

    Margo will be delighted!

    December 17, 2013

  • Cosette C.

    Baci chocolates now at marshalls

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Dinner? Si Italian Bistro has a daily "special" of 2 large basic pizzas (with 2 toppings included) PLUS a pitcher of beverage for $24. I figure - plus tax & tip that is $30 total for 4 people, assuming each person eats no more than one half of a large pizza, or $7.50 per person (4 x $7.50 = $30). Their pizza is excellent! Any takers?

    November 26, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    +1 for Ida

    November 13, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    +1 for Charlene

    September 19, 2013

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