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The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera holds open auditions for singers during January to perform with the Verismo Opera Chorus.  Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired male and female singers may audition. Auditions take place on Wednesdays, January 17, 24, and 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The auditions...

For 30 years, brothers Cesar, Jimmy, and Tony Rivas have operated Villa Rosa, their Haddonfield pizzeria, at 1 Kings Highway. This month, the family prepares to move those operations up the block, to 51 Kings Highway, the former site of Italian eatery Casa Bella Trattoria. Although the address will change, the building is well-known to the Rivases,...

On what had to be the coldest night of the year, the Knights and Dames of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George gathered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey Saturday evening for the annual memorial Mass to our late beloved Grand Master, HM Francesco II di Borbone, the last King of t...

When Pascal, of Cranford, and co-owner Francis Schott of Jersey City built their first restaurant, Stage Left, in 1992 after years of working in local eateries, they frequented New York City restaurant auctions, including some in Brooklyn, to outfit their new steak restaurant since they were “as poor as can be,” Pascal said.. “If I’m in Brooklyn, m...

Sylvester Stallone gave himself a very personal gift this Christmas. The 71-year-old Rocky actor, sources told TMZ, plunked down more than $400,000 for a statue of his iconic cinematic character, Rocky. The statue - which stands at nine-feet-tall and weighs 1,800 pounds - was a backup produced for the 1982 installment in the boxing anthology, Rocky...

Fields of Experience and Interest: Art Management, Fine Arts, Italian and American Studies, Communication Art and Technology, Literature and Culture, International Relations and Business a plus. The candidate should have an interest in AIFIC’s mission. We are seeking motivated and responsible interns hoping to gain experience working with a nonprof...

The owner of a popular Brandywine Hundred eatery has opened a new Italian restaurant in Pike Creek. Café Pomodoro Cucina Italiana at 5337 Limestone Road has taken over the space in the Shops at Limestone Hills that had previously been the home of BellaVista Trattoria & Pizzeria and, more recently, Pike Creek Pizza. The new chef/owner is longtime De...

The star-crossed Glen Mills location that housed two steakhouses now has an Italian restaurant. Quietly opening last month was Angelina’s Italian Grill at the former locations of Mile High and Bardolino steakhouses on Baltimore Pike near the Route 202 intersection. Steak is nowhere to be found on the menu of Angelina’s, which focuses on Italian spe...

Corona D’italia Lodge #807 celebrated the 100th anniversary of the organization of one of the first Italian Societies for women. Guided by the late John Statti, whose wife, Mary, was a polio victim, urging the women to form a social network. The Lodge began with 77 Charter members on December 31, 1917. The Charter organizers were Sylvia Bellora, wh...

Vincenzo Gatto, vice direttore di Confindustria Brindisi, è stato designato componente del consiglio direttivo della Camera di Commercio Italo-Americana della Pennsylvania e del West Virginia  con sede in Pittsburgh. Presidente onorario: Carla Lucente, Honorary Consul of Italy in Pittsburgh, Professor, MLL and Associate Director, CIR at Duquesne Un...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018. From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. Organized by Italian Cultural Institute. Entrance : Free. Continuing on our series “Protecting Intangible Heritage” and as kick-off of the programs for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Italian Cultural Institute...

He is one of the greatest conductors of his generation. Gianandrea Noseda is the new Music Director of the the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington. The Italian maestro’s name is the latest on a prestigious list. Since its foundation in 1931, directors have included Hans Kindler, Howard Mitchell, Antal Dorati, Mstislav Rostropovitch and Christ...