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This fall, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera opens with Norma on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The company presents Vincenzo Bellini's tragedia lirica opera set in ancient Rome at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. Verismo Opera announces the artists performing in thi...

Assistant Minority Leader/Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce received the Humanitarian and Presidents Award from the Columbian Foundation on Saturday, October 13. “The Columbian Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), charitable organization founded in 1941 by business and professional men of Italian descent. Our primary objectives are to promote the c...

Lo scorso 12 ottobre, presso la sede centrale della National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) a Washington D.C., si è inaugurato il nuovo Museo Nazionale dell’Emigrazione Italiana. 26 milioni di italo americani hanno finalmente un museo dedicato alla loro storia. Il Museo, infatti, ripercorre tutte le tappe che portarono i nostri emigranti a lasc...

L’evento annuale Issnaf il 22 e 23 ottobre 2018 all’ambasciata italiana di Washington sarà un momento molto importante di incontro, dialogo e brainstorming sulla diaspora italiana in Nord America con prestigiose personalità americane e italiane dell’arena scientifica, industriale, economica, culturale e diplomatica. Dopo aver discusso l’anno scorso...

It's Christmas at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City on Saturday, December 8th at 8PM and Sunday, December 9th at 7pm in The Showroom. "My Big Gay Italian Christmas" received rave reviews at its opening in July and is preparing for an explosive return to the Atlantic City arena this December with after parties to follow each performance. The follow...

Gritty is on his way to becoming a Philly icon so much so that there's a movement to give Gritty his own mural.  "I’d vote for Gritty a hundred times.” Mark Macyk is like the hundreds of thousands who love them some Gritty but could the brand new Philadelphia Flyers mascot replace another Philly icon in the Italian market—former Mayor Frank Rizzo?...

Growing up in a strict Italian-American family was never dull though quite predictable.  My father, who was most certainly the head of the clan, had few rules that were explained with fanfare but my sister, Kathy and I clearly understood what was expected of us by the way he led by example.  Of all the things Dad imparted to us, I would say the imp...

In the early 1940s, Jim Carasella was an usher at the Manos Theater in Jeannette. One day, he spotted the glamorous Royal Hawaiian Hotel in the background of a film. He dreamed of making it there in person. On a 2005 trip to Hawaii with his family for an American Legion Convention, that dream came true. “It took him 60 years to get there,” said his...

Chiaroscuro woodcuts are among the rarest and most beautiful prints that flourished throughout 16th-century Italy. The first comprehensive study devoted to this subject, The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy casts new light on the beginnings and remarkable efflorescence of this art form, informed by new art-historical and technical research...

I grew up with family stories.  My maternal great-grandfather, a hard-working immigrant from Abruzzo,  reacted to some now forgotten blow to his honor by hanging himself with his youngest daughter's jump rope in their West Philadelphia basement.  His wife, Philomena, was left to raise eight children, alone.  She suffered another devastating loss wh...

Women of different nationalities are honored by the Progressive Women’s Association of Harrison County at least three times a year, and Friday was the Italian Americans’ turn. The Progressive Women’s Association honored 11 women of Italian heritage during a Women of Distinction Luncheon in the Uptown Event Center in downtown Clarksburg. Honorees...

Si terrà oggi, 13 ottobre al Cafè Milano di Washington, la premiazione della quinta edizione del Premio Eccellenza Italiana, ideato da Massimo Lucidi e sostenuto dall’Asmef, presieduta da Salvo Iavarone. Il Premio è nato per “contribuire sempre più a creare un ponte tra il mondo italico dell’imprenditoria, delle arti e delle professioni con la real...