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"My Big Gay Italian Christmas" is officially set to open this holiday season on December 2nd 8pm and December 3rd, 7pm 2017, at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and will play in The Showroom. The follow up to the Big Gay Italian Trilogy, (My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis) Wilkinson has crea...

In his native city of Campania, Italy, Dr. Antonio Giordano shops at local markets for fresh ingredients to make caprese, an Italian dish, which he always pairs with a glass of wine. “You cook a bit of olive oil, onion and tomato together, and then throw the pasta right in,”  said Giordano, a biology professor. “It’s fresh, it’s healthy and it is t...

Sal and Mimma's Italian Restaurant is now open in place of Luigi's Italian Restaurant along Warwick Boulevard in the Denbigh area of Newport News. The restaurant opened Sept. 7 and offers delivery, dine-in, catering and carry-out Italian food. The reopening comes after the Luigi's Italian Restaurant closed in October 2014 and then reopened in 2016....

You Are Kindly Invited to the Opening of «Archeology of the Future» An Installation by Acclaimed Italian Artist Fabrizio Plessi Thursday, September 28, 2017. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Program starts at 6:00 p.m. Reception to follow. For info please contact culturale.washington@esteri.it ID REQUIRED. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street...

When the long-simmering controversy over the statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo reached the screaming phase this summer, city officials invited the public to offer suggestions for the monument’s future. Over the course of three weeks – late August to September 15 – more than 3,600 submissions were received online. (A lot of them are repeats or mess...

Charlottesville, Virgina's city council has voted to adopt World Indigenous Day in lieu of the United State’s national holiday, Columbus Day. “Indigenous Peoples Day shall be used to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of Indigenous people on this land, and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Indigenous nations add to our city,” the cou...

Manny Alfano of Bloomfield is a man on a two-pronged mission. Through his organization, Italian American One Voice Coalition, or IAOVC, he fights the stereotyping of Italian-Americans and attacks on Christopher Columbus, whose namesake holiday will be observed next month. "We are judging a 15th century explorer by 21st century standards," said Alfa...

Twenty-four national and local entertainment acts on two stages highlight the 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival Friday through Sunday at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Performers include Ray Massa's EuroRhythms; The Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen"); "Uncle" Floyd Vivino; Bee Gees tribute band Stayin' Alive; "Th...

The Trio Lennon, with Luca Marziali, Roberto Molinelli and Alessandro Culiani returns to the DC area with a September 26, performance at the at the International Development Banks and on September 28, in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1995, the Trio Lennon is composed of renowned soloists from the Marche region, and performs a repertoire that rang...

The owners behind Cafe Mezzanotte in Severna Park will be opening up a new Italian restaurant at the Magothy Gateway Center. In a release, the restaurant said “Capiche Street Food Italiano” is anticipated to open next month about three miles away from their current restaurant. The 2,400-square-foot restaurant will focus on “quick-service fast-casua...

Paul Pascucci wasn’t sure if he and the other inductees would be given a chance to say a few words, but that was OK because Pascucci doesn’t like talking about himself. But he did want to say thank you to everyone who touched his life along the way. Pascucci, a member of the North Tonawanda High School Class of 1970, was one of 14 members of the Cl...

The City Councilors of Charlottesville, VA expect to consider a resolution Monday night that would change the name of an October observance.  Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy believes the time is right for the city to get rid of Columbus Day, and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day.  Columbus  Day has been a part of federal and state calendars since 1937....