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Sunday, June 24th. 11:00AM to 2PM EDT. Holy Ghost Church, 472 Atwells Ave, Providence RI 02909 On Sunday, June 24th we will celebrate Saint Joseph, a Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 11:00am at the Church of the Holy Ghost, Rhode Island's Mother Church for Italo Americans, following the Mass will be a procession of St. Joseph, along with sever...

Italy's Osteria Francescana was crowned the world's best restaurant for the second time on Tuesday, June 19 at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant, beating out top eateries in Spain and France. Run by chef Massimo Bottura, the restaurant in Modena, Italy pipped last year's winner, New York's "Eleven Madison Park," in the...

Last week the Italy America Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd Board Meeting of 2018. During the meeting the newly elected and reconfirmed members of the board were introduced and Alberto Milani was confirmed as for his 2nd term. President Milani then appointed the his new executive committee: Rocco Totino Grassi & Co. as Treasurer; Enrico De Alessan...

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade announces Queen Isabella and her Court for the upcoming parade on October 7, 2018, in San Francisco. Mia Torracca has been named Queen Isabella for the 150th San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade. Her family roots go back to La Spezia and Genoa but she grew up in North Beach and currently resided in San Fra...

The success that Lucca in downtown Canton has realized since 2011 has its owner, Josh Schory, over the moon with joy. On his way back to earth, he formed a new idea, and it seems to be just another success. "We have been looking for a new direction, a new outlet," said Schory. "We have been making our own fresh pasta for about seven years now, and...

There are legendary musicians still performing their craft after all these years, and then there is Frankie Valli. The ageless front man for the Four Seasons, born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio to an Italian-American family in Newark, New Jersey, is still belting out songs some 65 years after he began doing it professionally in the early 1950s. Th...

This fall, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Operaopens the season with Vincenzo Bellini's tragic lyric opera,Norma, performed in two acts.  Soprano Renata Scotta, known for her performances of Norma in the 1980s, called the lead role the "Everest of Opera" (The New York Times on September 20, 2017).  "Singing the role of Norma is the holy grai...

The grocery store checkout aisles in Italy are just as candy-lined and tempting as American ones. And recently, I picked up some strange candies, packaged in beautiful, ornate tins, a design from another century. I thought why not?(the line was long) and threw them in the cart. They were Pastiglie Leone, a light purple candy that looks like dehydra...

Sometimes the greatest act of love is letting go. La traviata follows the life of Violetta who delights in high-class pleasures, but is secretly dying. Will she know about true love before death claims her? Washington’s National Opera launches its 2018–2019 season with a stunning new production of Verdi’s everlasting tale of fate and sacrifice, ren...

The Cubs or the Yankees?  The Sears (Willis) Tower or the Empire State Building?  The “L” or the Subway?  These are all questions that are sure to get residents of both the Windy City and the Big Apple into a heated argument.  We’re not going to get into any of that since this is a food column, but we are going to dive into another fight-worthy com...

Those who go against the grain, who push for change, who question the status quo are not the sort who are universally cherished. Making a difference can be a struggle. It can divide, it can offend, it can cast you aside. "It's still lonely," says Hope Solo, arguably the greatest female goalkeeper in history, of life as a plain-speaking fighter for...

La Sardegna sempre regina nella graduatoria del mare più bello, secondo la graduatoria stilata da Lega Ambiente e Touring Club Italiano, che hanno presentato oggi l'edizione 2018 del "Mare più bello". Sul fronte lacustre, invece, medaglia d'oro al Trentino..La guida (Guida blu) racconta 44 tra le piu' belle zone balneari del nostro Paese e una seri...