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The producers of the PBS science series NOVA and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC invite you to a special sneak peek screening event featuring NOVA's upcoming film, "Colosseum – Roman Death Trap" (53 minutes) ( more info ) followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A with experts from the film Including:   Gary Glassman - Prod...

The Saint Pio Foundation is proud to present the 1st "Saint Pio Award Ceremony," which will take place at The Naval Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004), on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 6:30pm.   A cocktail reception will be followed by the award ceremony. The Saint Pio Award has been established to reco...

By Peggy McGlone The crowd of arts and university leaders stood up and applauded when Tony Bennett entered the Corcoran atrium, and the smiling singer responded by placing his hand over his heart. As he sat down, his touring partner, Lady Gaga, approached and kissed him on both cheeks while the 100 guests craned their necks to watch.   Musi...

Josephine J. (Gargiulo) Templeton M.D., trustee of the John Templeton Foundation, will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation's (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Templeton will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Philanthropy on October 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The black-tie...

By Claude Brodesser-Akner   Joe Piscopo's not running for governor -- at least, not yet. "I'm not raising money, and I haven't officially declared," said Piscopo in an telephone interview with NJ Advance Media on Thursday afternoon. The former "Saturday Night Live" star, who was raised in North Caldwell and now lives in Lebanon Tow...

di Franco Vergnano   L'Europa e l'Italia avrebbero tutto da perdere da una possibile sospensione o "congelamento" dei negoziati per il libero scambio con gli Stati Uniti che potrebbero essere messi a rischio dal caso Snowden.   Parla chiaro con il sito del Sole 24 Ore il viceministro per lo Sviluppo economico, Carlo Calenda: «L'accord...

Il Volo, the Italian opera trio, will perform Sept. 11 at Heinz Hall, Downtown. The group's members — Piero Barons, 19, Gianluca Ginoble, 18, and Ignazio Boschetto, 18 — gained million of fans when the singers performed on the 2012 PBS special "Il Volo Takes Flight."   They also were special guests during Barbra Streisand's 2012 tour. T...

Award-winning Newport News poet Ann Falcone Shalaski was born in Connecticut and "nurtured by a warm, loving, and at times loud Italian family," according to her website. Her second and newest book of poems, "Without Pretense," is dedicated to her parents, Fred and Seraphina Falcone.   It is about her everyday experiences from childhood as a...

By Nate Fluharty   Its a distinct honor in the Ohio Valley to be named the Italian American of the Year. But this year's recipient is already living up the title. This week, Follansbee native Bob Gaudio was named the 2014 recipient.   Gaudio has been an attorney in Wheeling for years, but in addition to his duties in the cou...

MaPaCi (Mamme e Papa' per la Cultura Italiana) di Italians in DC presenta i CAMPI ESTIVI IN ITALIANO NEL 2014 PER BAMBINI DAI 5 AI 12 ANNI (classi K-8) Quest'estate tenetevi liberi! MaPaCi lancia i campi estivi in italiano.   La Fata Italiana, Simona Rodano, aprirà i campi estivi con un programma entusiasmante: "PINOCCHIO HIP HOP",&nbs...

DEAN MARTIN Birthday Bash DINO AMORE Weekend Grand Finale Night Sing-Along 6pm -9pm a Festival Celebration Sing-Along for the Entire Family   Encore Performance DELAURO is Only performing One Night - SUNDAY for the Dean Martin Birthday Bash Singalong Rat Pack Swing  

by Fran Sullivan   Volunteers from the Elizabeth Chapter of UNICO spent Saturday morning, April 18, at the Community Food Bank of NJ where they packed senior citizen boxes, food sorting, packaging, and other jobs as part of UNICO Service Day.   UNICO is an organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the image of Italian American...