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A celebration of the contribution of women in the art. This is the central theme of the event dedicated to Italian artist Bice Lazzari’s The Poetry of Mark-Making exhibition at the prestigious Phillips Collection in Washington DC. The exhibition, open until February 24, 2019, is focused on four Bice Lazzari’s works that the Bice Lazzari Archives do...

Some like it short! On the occasion of the shortest day of the year, join us on December 21st for an entertaining evening of quirky, amusing and insightful short films representing some of the best emerging talents of Italian cinema. Multiple topics are touched in this year's selection, ranging from opera to workers’ rights, from migration to the q...

There was only ever one George at the sandwich shop. But everyone who came after him at the storefront on Ninth Street has inherited his name, too. The original George, who came to America from Greece in 1908, slung tripe and veal and barbecued beef tongue sandwiches out of a butcher basement until 1936, when he opened George's Sandwich Shop. He pa...

Samuel V. Lemley, a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Virginia, likes to think some of his Sicilian ancestors might’ve seen an unusual light streaking across the sky in early July nearly 200 years ago: the Great Comet of 1819. Lemley doesn’t know that for sure, but from the genealogical history his grandfather gathered, he knows some of...

From the wood-fired pizza oven to the outdoor winter lounge, there are plenty of things that set Trattoria Villagio apart from other restaurants. Nestled between Centreville, Fairfax Station, and Manassas, downtown Clifton is tiny. Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of small. There are just a few eateries in town, and they are ALWAYS packed. We headed t...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, and NJ Assemblyman Ralph Caputo were honored by the NJ Italian American Heritage Commission (“NJIAHC”) at a special awards ceremony held in their honor. Robert DiBiase, NJIAHC Chair presented awards to Dr. Manny Alfano, Fou...

A new play is coming to New York from Boston-based theater group Pazzi Lazzi. The play is called Isabella Unmasked, an 80-minute long foray into the practice of Commedia dell’Arte by only one actress, Chiara Durazzini, who will play ten different characters, and one musician, Renaissance instrumentalist Dan Meyers, who will play ten different instr...

Giuseppe Rossi has prospered as a player in La Liga, Serie A and Champions League. During his 335 professional appearances, the Clifton, N.J., native has competed with Manchester United, Villareal and Fiorentina, totaling 127 goals in all competitions over the course of 14 seasons. He has scored seven times in 30 appearances for the Italian nationa...

Traditional South Philly Italian cooking lands in Rittenhouse starting Tuesday, Nov. 27 with the opening of Giuseppe & Sons (1523 Sansom St.), a joint project by Michael Schulson and his wife, Nina Tinari, along with the Termini Bros. pastry family. Next door to the Schulsons' Harp & Crown, it’s two restaurants in one. At 14,000 square feet, it’s...

John Romani figured there would be a lot of attention. He gets the appeal: He’s Italian, the son of a cop, a Philly native. “Mayor Rizzo was talked about on a daily, weekly basis in my house,” said the certified appraiser. Along with his mother, Romani has run Sales by Helen, a firm specializing in high-end estate sales, for 30 years. But they’ve n...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 Parsippany, purchased and delivered 16 fully cooked turkey dinners from ShopRite to families in need residing in Parsippany. One of the stops on the route was Parsippany Child Day Care Center. They also purchased over $1,000 in gift cards from ShopRite to distribute to needy families. For more information on Sons of Italy L...

Being a first generation family member to be born in America, most would take every opportunity they can to make their family proud of them, academically and athletically.  Dav Conigliaro‘s family is from Sicily, Italy  His grandfather saw opportunity in America in the 1980’s for business to grow.  Conigliaro’s parents began their lives in Sicily,...