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The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it has donated $10,000 to support Unexpected Italy, as a series of performances showcasing the breadth and depth of Italy’s artistic and cultural contributions to the world. The performances, presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symp...

Centenary University's Sports Management Department presents Joe Piscopo on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m., in the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. The event is being held as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey. Tickets are $20 for general admission. There will be a meet and greet with Joe Piscopo for...

Roberto Rossellini’s films of the 1940s, Roma, città aperta, Paisà, and Germania anno zero - now generally referred to as a trilogy based on the Second World War - took audiences and critics by surprise. The Italian movie industry was completely devastated during the war. Casts, crews, and film stock were hard to find, but Rossellini, who had once...

Sicilian-born Gino Billeci had a dream at a young age to come to the United States and own his own restaurant. Today he owns four: Gino's Café, Shillington; Gino's Grille, Cumru Township; Blue Marsh Italian Restaurant, Penn Township; and Rocky's Pizza, Reading. “This is the American dream and I say people should always go in that direction,” said B...

In occasione della Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo, un’iniziativa organizzata dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale in collaborazione con il Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington ospiterà il 9 aprile, la mostra fotografica “Life as a Scientist”, organ...

Alla finalissima giocata da grande protagonista manca soltanto il lieto fine: i 15 punti di Davide Moretti non consegnano a Texas Tech il titolo NCAA, perché a prevalere è Virginia, che di fronte ai 70.000 di Minneapolis trionfa 85-77 dopo un supplementare. Il sogno di vedere il primo giocatore al 100% italiano campione del college basket si infran...

Robbie Felice, chef and owner of Viaggio, the critically acclaimed rustic Italian restaurant in Wayne, is officially opening his second restaurant, Osteria Crescendo, in Westwood on April 9. Osteria Crescendo, an 80-seat modern restaurant, moved into the space that for years had housed Baci Italian Grill on Jefferson Avenue. Felice's new spot has a...

During his visit to Washington to attend the NATO Foreign Affairs Ministerial on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty establishing the Alliance on April 4, 1949, Minister Moavero Milanesi had a series of meetings with Trump administration officials and members of the Senate and House. During his meeting with the N...

Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 PM, Rainey Lecture Room, Penn Museum (3260 South Street, Philadelphia). Free admission. Brian Rose, Ph.D., Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section. In this lecture, Dr. Brian Rose reviews new archaeological discoveries in Rome and Pompeii during the last 30 years. In Rome, in particular, increased construct...

Dr. Marjorie Och will give a free lecture on Jacopo Tintoretto on Friday, April 12, at St. George’s Church, 905 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. A social gathering is at 6:30 PM, and the lecture begins at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Dr. Och’s lecture is timed to coincide with Tintoretto: Ar...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum. 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is FREE OF CHARGE for all Filitalia members and $5 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. After World Wa...

Joshua Lance's latest solo exhibition, Pieces of Italy... And Beyond is currently on display at the Bank of Princeton in Lambertville until April 15.  Josh will return to his hometown of Lambertville after spending two months in Siena, Italy painting Italian landscapes with easel in tow.  This is his third trip to Italy, after painting in Rome, Flo...