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Downtown Baltimore's newest coffee shop Filicori Zecchini is set to open April 24 on the bottom floor of the PNC building at 1 E. Pratt St. The nearly 100-year-old Italian coffee company is taking over about 1,700 square feet previously occupied by Nature's Table, a soup, salad, wrap and smoothie restaurant that closed in 2015 after less than three...

The Westfield chapter of UNICO National invites residents to attend its "Rediscover Your Italian Heritage" event on Sunday April 30, 2017 at Westfield Community Room, 425 East Broad St., Westfield, NJ. Celebrate the culture, traditions and history of Italian Americans in a fun and festive atmosphere that will include food tastings, demos,a fun Ital...

The final program of the 2016-17 season at Dorothea’s House will explore the operatic style known as “bel canto” on Sunday, April 30 at 5 p.m. Conductor Joseph Colaneri, musical director for The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y., will present The Art of “Bel Canto” and the Italian Romantic Tradition. Colaneri will discuss the style’s histo...

UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, aims to aid local and national charities, promote good citizenship by means of community service, and preserve Italian culture and language. Many of the organization's projects combine these goals, as was the case at the most recent Rehoboth Area Chapter meeting March 23...

Anthony Bellapigna is a natural-born builder, by skill and by nature. He builds and creates award-winning pizza pies and other entrees that draw customers from miles around. He builds strong and lasting relationships with hundreds of acquaintances, friends and customers in his community, as well as hundreds overseas. And he built Ariano, the old-wo...

White Horse brings a taste of the Old World to the county with a menu anchored by family tradition and an eye toward creating community. Fresh off a soft open in late March, the Italian-American restaurant, in Manquin, has a veteran owner intent on creating a family-friendly dining experience based on a family tradition of restaurant service. "What...

19 April 2017, 5:30 pm. Cherpack Seminar Room, 543 Williams Hall - 255 S. 36th St. - Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss two moments in time, just before and after World War II, when Boccaccio enjoyed much less respect than today as a European writer, and as an Italian imm...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has announced that tenor Giovanni Simone of Fort Lee, New Jersey will perform the Messenger in the company's grand production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic work, AIDA, on April 23, 2017.  The opera will be performed at 3:00pm at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Engl...

Thanks to a huge public demand, international recording artist Patrizio Buanne returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00pm in the Victoria Theater. Tickets range from $49.50 to $99.50. Known for his expressive big voice and engaging performances, the young Neapolitan pop crooner has sung for the Pope,...

The Filitalia International & Foundation, a non profit organization that preserves and defends the Italian heritage and culture by encouraging the study of the Italian Language, has announced the selection of Marco Circelli as its new Executive Director. “We are very pleased to announce this new appointment,” reported Dr. Pasquale F. Nestico, MD, F...

Dino Puteri and Jeremy Morris are used to everyone mistaking them for brothers. The Scranton natives have been best friends since sixth grade, and as co-owners of Fratelli’s Pizza & Pasta House (“fratello” in Italian means “brother”), it’s no wonder so many folks think they’re related. “We never correct them because we feel like brothers,” Puteri s...

The Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County and its charitable foundation are holding their Annual Spring Gala, celebrating their heritage with a night of comedy and music from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday April 29, at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse at 88 Route 173 West, Hampton. During the gala, the club will honor the recipients of its inaug...