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Cory Pesaturo, Cumberland’s accordionist extraordinaire, has scored quite a win in his lifelong bid to gain attention for the underappreciated instrument: He’s now a world record holder. The only person to ever win a World Championship on acoustic, digital and jazz accordion, Pesaturo played the accordion from 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 to 6:44 p.m. on A...

Whether you’re aware of the fact or not, the cool, creamy gelato that you’ve been enjoying for dessert at your favorite Italian eateries likely was handcrafted by Gonzalo Egozcue. For more than 20 years – both in Italy and here in the States – Egozcue has been making the product for other people, including Valerio Iorio, who operated La Gelateria i...

There’s more than just pasta, meatballs and cannoli to feast on at this weekend’s St. Paul’s Italian Festival. A whole lot of culture and community fun is on the menu, too. Just travel to Erie’s Little Italy for live music, games, souvenirs, a large auction and more during the annual festival, Friday through Sunday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church...

It is one of the sweetest traditions in Portland, the annual cookie bake for the St. Peter's Italian Bazaar. Wednesday, more than 60 volunteers helped make, bake and decorate these homemade Italian cookies for this weekend's 92nd annual bazaar.  The bazaar, which starts Friday and ends Sunday, is the largest fundraiser of the year for St. Peter's c...

Former Sonoma resident Alexandra Lawrence, now a specialized private tour guide in Florence, Italy, and a university instructor at several American and British universities, will return to Sonoma on Aug. 16 for a lecture at Vintage House senior center. A graduate from Sonoma Valley High School and currently living in Florence with her husband and 8...

Italian heritage is not a requirement, but an appetite for all things Italian — the food, the music, the wine — is important if you are planning to attend the 14th annual Festa Italiana di Vandergrift. The popular event, held to celebrate the community's Italian-American heritage and expand the historical understanding of Italian immigration to the...

August 16, 2017 at 6pm - Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. RSVP Here The biography of one of Italy’s most notorious and divisive journalists and thinkers is brought to life in L’Oriana (Oriana Fallaci) by director Marco Turco. Initially made as a miniseries for Italian TV, it was also released in Italian cinemas a...

The spirit of Sicily will be coming to southwest Brooklyn once again, as Bensonhurst gears up for the 42nd Annual Feast of Santa Rosalia. The feast, known by locals as the 18th Avenue Festival, will span 18th Avenue (aka Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard) from 65th Street to 75th Street from Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 27. “It’s a traditi...

Primo Vino, the restaurant and wine bar in Little Italy that has been around 35 years, will close its doors Friday, Aug. 11. Robert Fatica and Carmen Armenti - the only owners the restaurant has known since it opened in 1982 - have sold the property, at East 126th Street and Mayfield Road. New owners are Jim Wymer, Matthew Wymer and Dave Swindell o...

It has long been recognized as perhaps the city’s signature social event of the year. Year in and year out, thousands of Malden residents, past and present, as well as those from other surrounding communities, descend on Pearl Street for St. Rocco’s Feast. The three-day event combines food, entertainment and tradition, with an authentic Italian Ame...

JoAnn Gambaro Arpiani, the matriarch of the Gambaro family and Hill icon, turned a beautiful 100 years old on June 27. The Italians are fond of the phrase “Cent’ Anni” wishing someone to live for one hundred years and you can almost always hear the phrase at a Baptism or at a birthday party. Most people do not reach this stage in their lives but th...

It’s back for its 50th year with homemade Italian dishes, live Italian music and a bustling midway full of rides, games of chance and prizes. That’s because Holy Rosary Church is celebrating the 50th year of Festa! their annual Italian Festival and biggest fundraiser. Admission is free and runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 and 12. There will be ho...