Music – Main Stage Entertainment
DJ-Italia, two of the finest DJ's this side of the Italian boot, doing Houston's DJ scene for many many years. Anthony Porcarello and his son Anthony Porcarello, Jr. will rock your socks off with Italian music the likes of which you'll only hear in Italy, not to mention our all American favorites like Dean Martin, Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louie Prima, Sam Butera and the list goes on and on.
The Tarantella Dancers of Galveston have been performing at the Houston Italian Festival for over 25 years. This form of dance is the traditional folk dance of Sicily. Tarantella literally means "tarantula" because the dance is done by everyone in a large circle. Come and dance with the Tarentella Dancers.
Aaron Caruso is a” pull-out-all-the-stops showman” selected by film producer, Sonny Grosso, and 15-time Grammy winner, Phil Ramone, to perform in the role of Mario Lanza. He has performed to a sold out audience at Carnegie Hall and at a red carpet event on NBC. Aaron was honored to sing at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City following the events of 9/11. Recently, Aaron performed a concert with the Bellini Opera of Michigan at the Traverse City Opera House. He also performed a concert of operatic arias and duets with the South West Florida Italian Opera Society. Mr. Caruso regularly concertizes across the United States and Canada with soloists from the Metropolitan. He has headlined Italian festivals across the US where his shows have been filled with spontaneous ovations. Says Giovanna di Bono, PR director for San Diego Sicilian Festival, “Aaron’s performance was stellar and excited the audience to a level we have never experienced with any performance at our event so far.” For more information go to: www.aaroncaruso.com
Originally from Houston, Damon joined the Mickey Mouse Club (MMC) for season one. The talented performer was drafted for “The Party” and left MMC to tour and record with Albert, Chase, Tiffini and Dee Dee during season 4 of MMC.
After MMC, Damon appeared on MTV, in commercials, worked as a DJ and in real estate. Recently Damon has reconnected with Albert Fields and formed a short-lived hip-hop duo titled “NDecent Proposal”. In addition, Damon has worked on streetnetwork.tv a site for artist to show case their talent. Damon talked about this project in E!’s True Hollywood Story on MMC in 2007.
Damon is now back in Houston and working with this father running an event management business P R P Entertainment. Damon has been described by others as the”most energetic, dynamic, engaging, entertaining and professional Emcee” they ever have seen. Come to the Houston Italian Festival and judge for yourselves! For more information go to: www.prpentertainment.com
The Fab 5
The Fab 5, Houston’s highly regarded Beatles tribute band, performs hits by the Beatles and other classic rock groups from the 60s. Their music touches people of all ages from young children to grandparents. It is a period of music that reaches a wide range of demographics. Since 1990, The Fab 5 has recruited top-notch musicians to join the ranks of its rotating roster, performing at various festivals, corporate events, weddings and even opening up for the likes of The Beach Boys and Foghat. The band’s success can be attributed to the level of musicianship found in the band. For more information go to: www.www.thefab5.net