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Danny Aiello

For Spike Lee, D.C. Protest Amounts to 'Do the Right Thing'

Dominic Carter | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Dominic Carter

I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.

Danny Aiello Took Me Off the Hook

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Robbie Vorhaus

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 the production went their separate ways.

Safe Haven Heats Up

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

With a touch of the supernatural, a tear-jerking plot, a loathsome villain, some adorable kids, and a lot of suspense making music, the film is agreeable enough to be a hit.

SHOF/PBS Chats: Billy Joel, Jimmy Jam, Jimmy Webb, Garth Brooks, Allan Toussaint, Dwight Yoakum, Hal David, Paul Williams...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to exchange a few words with many terrific songwriters and artists ranging from Billy Joel and Garth Brooks to Jimmy Jam and Jimmy Webb and even an exec or two as they that walked the red carpet at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame awards show.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Danny Aiello: 'Papa Don't Preach' Video Was 'Crap'

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 11.18.2011 | Celebrity

Danny Aiello had never heard of Madonna before he was asked to play her father in the songstress's "Papa Don't Preach" video. So why did he do it? He ...

Stage Door: The Shoemaker, Victory

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Incorporating traumatic events on stage is tricky. In the case of The Shoemaker at the Acorn Theater, it's handled with care.

The Shoemaker / Shakespeare in the Park: The Problem Plays

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Where All's Well That Ends Wellcould be demure, the Measure for Measure production is deliciously over the top. Don't miss it.

Danny Aiello: Singing, Selecting Roles, and Taking On a Musical Al Capone

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"It's not about vanity," Danny Aiello said sincerely via a phone interview from his New Jersey home. "It wasn't a need to sing. I wanted to sing."

The Oscars: Party Like It's 1929 ...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Perhaps we can celebrate in the same spirit that inhabited that first Oscars at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in May 1929, just 5 months before the whole world slid into the economic abyss.