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Musicologist Alan Lomax stated that “the first function of music, especially of folk music, is to produce a feeling of security for the listener by voicing the particular quality of a land and the life of its people.” Apropos that the Italian Sons and Daughters of America’s folk music and dance troupe would call themselves I Campagnoli, which trans...

The ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena is holding its Car Classic 2017 on Sunday, October 22, at the college’s Sculpture Garden, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Car Classic features vehicles from all eras – from classic to modern to concept – that represent the finest examples of automotive design. Inspired by the international auto racing colors...

James C. Geraci Jr. and Vincent Marolda will share the spotlight Saturday as the recipients of this year’s Spirit of Achievement Award, presented by the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey. The honor, given to those of Italian heritage known for their cultural pride, community involvement and professional achievements, will be presented dur...

Rep. Pat Tiberi announced Thursday morning that he will resign from the U.S. House by January 31, 2018, taking a position with the private Ohio Business Roundtable. "I have been presented with an opportunity to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable that will allow me to continue to work on public policy issues impacting Ohioans while also spending more...

The Board of Commissioners of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum cordially invites you to celebrate with us at The 29th Annual Fundraiser Luncheon - Saturday, November 11, 2017. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. honoring Carolyn Reres - State Immediate Past President; Glen V. Cutrona - Chair, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce; Rossella Rago - Author of “Cooking with...

Fazoli’s, America’s largest fast casual Italian chain, announced today the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Milldale, Connecticut. Located at 1875 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, the new restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with the Southington Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 23 at 4:30 p.m. and will off...

The Italian American Club of Jacksonville hosts its 23rd annual Festa Italiana on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, at its clubhouse at 2838 Westberry Road in Mandarin. The 66-year-old club’s annual event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday with information about Italy; pizza, pasta, hoagies and homemade desserts on sa...

Never telling customers no is only part of the philosophy for Formaggio Mio, said Scott Italiaander, the co-owner of the kosher restaurant opening sometime in the fall in Toco Hills. The Italian bistro will be a full-service restaurant providing quick-service options, including a pizza bar, as well as takeout and delivery for dishes ranging from pa...

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jenna Esposito in Memories Are Made Of This: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Dean Martinon Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. From his humble beginnings in Steubenville Ohio, to his early career success with partner Jerry Lewis, to his days as part of the legendary Rat Pack...

Ironically enough, musical genius Frank Zappa and a 13th century poet, Cielo d’Alcamo, had some important things in common. These artists so vastly disparate in time and space share an iconoclastic spirit and the colors of two neighboring cities in northwest Sicily. The audacious American rocker, who blazed his own trail across genres and eras like...

It all started with a calzone. It was lunchtime. I was hungry. But I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to eat, it was as if I was bored with all the options that surrounded me. I remembered there was a new little restaurant that I'd been passing on Ocoee Street on my way to campus every day. I hadn’t remembered seeing it last semester—it was as tho...

For many, the memory of Dave Bonelli, who passed away on August 26 at the age of 98, is synonymous with a different era on Potrero Hill.  For five decades, Bonelli was a fixture at Atchison’s Pharmacy on Connecticut Street, during a time when local drugs stores were an integral part of community culture. At Atchison’s, youngsters could get ice crea...