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Valentino Rossi turns 40 on Saturday but at a time when most of his contemporaries have long hung up their leathers the nine-time world champion shows no signs of slowing down. With many of his MotoGP rivals less than half his age, the Italian could be forgiven for putting more thought towards contemplating his healthy bank balance rather than work...

It's on Broad Street and it's called Alfonso's! Alfonso's Pastry Shoppe and cafe takes the place of what was once Carlo's Bakery (#86 Broad St.) just doors down from Yestercades in downtown Red Bank. It looks very festive inside with plenty of seating and a selection so vast that you'd have to go back numerous times to taste all of the goodies. The...

La Pizzica is a popular dance characteristic of the territory of Puglia between Taranto and Salento Leccese. Until the beginning of 20thcentury, however, this dance was widespread throughout Puglia, with different names. In general, it is part of the large traditional family of the “Tarantelle”. Story of the Pizzica The word “Pizzica” appears for t...

Part of the 2019 Revolutions International Theatre Festival of Albuquerque, Chiara Guidi's The Land of Earthworms is a deeply touching children's play examining death, freely inspired by Euripides' Alcestis.  Organized by Societas Raffaello Sanzio with the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico and Tricklock Company's Globa...

Many holidays in Italy are usually accompanied by culinary tradition, and Carnevale is no exception. During this mardi gras period in the peninsula, delightful sweet, crispy strips known as chiacchiere make their appearance in many pasticcerie and home bakeries. They are fried treats that go by many names and shapes throughout the Belpaese. Their m...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna will recieve its Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award. Chief Anthony G. Manna was born and raised in Fairfield. He is a graduate of West Essex High School and attended Caldwell College, where he graduated with a BA Degree in Crimi...

Europe is home to many of the world's most popular tourist attractions, with eight of the top 10 most booked sites of 2018, according to TripAdvisor. Rome’s Colosseum, an ancient architectural marvel and the world's largest amphitheater, came in at No. 1. Italy was a fan favorite, with the Vatican Museums of Rome and Venice’s Grand Canal also ranki...

The National Chamber for Italian Fashion responded to an article in The New York Times on “shadow workers.” The article claimed, “thousands of low-paid homeworkers create luxury garments without contracts or insurance.” The acclaimed writer and author of “Story of the People” indicated that the Italian supply chain has been under attack for a long...

When Katie Parla set out to study art history in Italy, she found herself far more interested in food and wine. A New Jersey native who grew up in a restaurant family, she thought she knew Italian food until she moved there. She’s spent the past 16 years exploring the cuisines, living in Rome and pursuing recipes from chefs and grandmothers alike....

The Italian American Theater of Chicago will present world-renowned commedia dell’arte maestro Antonio Fava in a performance of “Speechless Pulcinella” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Ballroom of the Community Center at Casa Italia in Stone Park. On his way to claim a lottery jackpot, Pulcinella is struck dumb when a black cat crosses his path....

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is one of the most gifted  singers of our time. A bel canto specialist, she’s given brilliant opera and recital performances throughout the Bay Area, with a special emphasis on the music of Donizetti and Rossini. This month, though, she returns to Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall with a Cal Performances program titled “Songpl...

Since opening in late January, Jon & Vinny’s Brentwood has become one of the toughest reservations in town. This is unsurprising, perhaps, given the enduring crowds at the original Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax (go ahead, try to book a table after 4 p.m. anytime in the next month) coupled with the endless appetite that Brentwood residents have for price...