Inter-Cities Performing Arts – A New Jersey/New York-based, philanthropic arts company founded for the purpose of improving ethnic, social, professional, and cultural relations throughout the world. It grew out of the Altamura School for the Fine and Performing Arts, which served many students with financial needs in and near in Union City, NJ. It was begun in 1970 by soprano Carmela Bucceri Altamura and husband, Leonard Altamura, a successful lawyer and philanthropist.