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A few years after immigrating to the United States, Vincent Sirianni of Bellevue, Pa. was drafted into the U.S. Army. After he completed his military training at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, he was sent overseas to North Africa. Sirianni eventually moved up to Naples, Italy and became a staff member with the Headquarters Company 2nd Reinforcement Depot....

Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 7:00 pm, the Performing Arts Center, located at 2500 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City NJ, will host the U.S. premiere of Ameluk (www.ameluk.it), an independent film by director, actor and author Mimmo Mancini. Filmed in the Southern Italian region of Apulia in 2013, and shown in Italian theaters in 2015, the movie won the...

Names like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone and Roberto Rossellini are synonymous with the history and legacy of 20th-century cinema. Since its inception in the early 1900s, the Italian film industry has been an international leader in terms of directors, actors and producers all having a profound influence on worldwide cinema movements. To date, Ita...

When: Friday, April 07, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy - Auditorium, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW , Washington, DC 20008 The arts and humanities define who we are as a people. Mark Robbins, president of the American Academy in Rome, will discuss the impact and the role of the Academy in providing unique and necessary support fo...

It’s official: One of the world’s best wine stores — especially if you are a fan of Italian wines — is right here in Washington. And you may have overlooked it. A. Litteri has been selling Italian foods to Washingtonians for 90 years. The store’s current location in the old warehouse district of Northeast D.C. is just a block from the uber-hip Unio...

William Curcio said he was unsure about being honored at yet another dinner, "but when they told me where the money was going, I said, ‘I'm in.'?" UNICO National will host "A Night of Giving" on April 6 to honor Curcio, who recently retired from Eastern Propane Corp. The proceeds will go to suppo rt the Sussex County Food Pantry, Project Self-Suffi...

The old Rib Pit Lounge in Petworth didn’t look like much when Jackie Greenbaum and Gordon Banks got their hands on it. A long-dormant club connected to a barbecue joint next door — the lounge may have been a gentlemen’s club, offering a smoking-hot experience of a different sort — the one-story space was gutted. All Greenbaum and Banks found inside...

The Sons of Italy, Galloway and Absecon Purple Aster Chapter is offering two $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors of Absegami and/or Holy Spirit High Schools. Students who are enrolled in college by September 2017, and have a parent or grandparent of Italian descent are eligible to apply. Details and applications are available in the guidance...

A popular service club in Northeast Pennsylvania celebrating March Madness Thursday night-- Italian style. The Keystone Chapter of UNICO in Dunmore held it's March Madness Membership Drive and dinner in Old Forge. The non-profit organization helps promote Italian heritage in our area. Eyewitness News Anchor Nick Toma was the guest speaker for the e...

Contemporary and soundtrack composer, Gabriele Ciampi, is releasing a new album world-wide entitled 'In Dreams Awake' by Universal Music Italy. At 40, Maestro Ciampi is the winner of Italy's Primero Barocco prize and founder of the CentOrchesta, debuting selections from his new album in a performance by the prestigious National Symphony Orchestra t...

Comedian Joe Piscopo wants you take him seriously. As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus is laying the groundwork for a run for governor of New Jersey – and he has changed some of his plans for doing so. Piscopo is a Jersey guy with a with a Jersey attitude. Baker thought it was only fitting to meet up with him for an inte...

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 From 7:30 pm To 9:00 pm - Where: Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209 Organized by : National Chamber Ensemble, In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute. Entrance : Ticket Purchase Required Four seasons become eight when the National Chamber Ensemble presents The Four Seasons of...