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Longtime friends, Sandra Zagari Forosisky and Robert A. Penza, will share the spotlight Saturday when they are awarded the Spirit of Achievement Award, presented by the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey. The honor, given to those of Italian heritage known for their cultural pride, community involvement and professional achievements, will...

Will the real Steven Van Zandt stand up? The Jersey boy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who’s played with Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band off and on for decades. He played Silvio, Tony Soprano’s mob sidekick, on six seasons of HBO’s The Sopranos. He’s introduced over 1,000 new bands in the last 15 years on Little Steven’s Underground Gara...

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...

Silvio Laccetti, a retired professor of social sciences from Stevens Institute of Technology, spoke at the Hunterdon County Italian Legacy Society, where he discussed Christopher Columbus to disprove a number of controversies about the explorer, which are often found in today's school curriculum. In the various topics of discussion and writing abou...

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...

When I found out National Pasta Day was a real thing, I started thinking about all the delicious carb-filled meals I've had in Philly. There's no shortage of Italian restaurants in this city serving phenomenal pasta. The first time I went to A Mano in Fairmount, I was left in awe of the restaurant's cavatelli dish, made with escargot, mushrooms, bo...

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...

When Touch of Italy owner Bob Ciprietti took over the former Bella Coast Italian Kitchen & Market on Concord Pike last week, the Sussex County restaurateur came with some secret weapons. He brought in culinary consultant Ciro Verdi, a longtime New York City chef/restaurateur whose pizza has been praised by celebrity chef Bobby Flay and featured oft...

Chef Anthony Bucco, whose distinguished career includes the North Jersey gems Ryland Inn and Restaurant Latour, has had longtime plans to open Felina, a contemporary Italian bar-restaurant, in Ridgewood, N.J. The project has been beset by delays. It's now up for November. Meanwhile, his business partners, developers Frank and Jeanne Cretella, had a...

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?...