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Comic actor Stoneham native and Emerson alum Mario Cantone is coming home June 24 for a performance at The Cabot theater in Beverly, capping off his time at New York’s famed Cafe Carlyle.“It’s going to be crazy between family and friends,” Cantone told the Track. “I’m going to be torn in so many different ways! Torn apart! Ripped at the seams! I wo...

La Vucciria food concept è un marchio made in Sicily composto da 500 piccoli e medi produttori agroalimentari siciliani che punta al mercato americano, giapponese ed europeo. Per questo, è stato presentato in Italia all’Avvinando Wine Fest e a breve arriverà ufficialmente negli States, al Fancy Food Show di New York (dal 25 al 27 giugno), dopo un’a...

Significant upgrades are in the works for the Italian Community Center at 631 E. Chicago St., an entity which has only seen minor renovations since opening in 1990. The improvements are taking place beginning this month, thanks to capital investments from both the ICC itself and the Bartolotta Restaurant Group, which assumed responsibility for the...

Italian pianist Luca Buratto, the Honens International Piano Competition's 2015 Prize Laureate, will make his New York debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. His program features works by Adès, Janá?ek, Ligeti, Prokofiev and Schumann. The concert is presented by the Honens International Piano Competition....

The Oyster Bay Italian American Citizens will be holding its St. Rocco Festival in July. The festival features fireworks, rides for children and thrill seekers, games of skill, an international food court with Italian specialties, a local entertainment stage, a raffle with a $10,000 grand prize and more. The event will be held from Wednesday, July...

The Italian Government’s “Made in Italy” campaign is under threat of being scrapped. Far from being a recipe for success, the initiative, which aimed to distinguish genuine Italian products from fake goods and snatch back billions of Euros in lost sales from goods masquerading as Italian products, has caused bitter division among food producers. A...

One of the best things about summer in Trentino is the way this beautiful region allows you to mix your pleasures. “You can combine a forest walk with cutting-edge art in a sculpture park, a big hike with dinner in a gastronomic mountain refuge, or maybe bit of mountain-biking with an open-air, Sounds of the Dolomites concert”. With bicycle tourism...

La malattia di Pompe che colpisce due figli, la battaglia per mettere in contatto i ricercatori americani ed europei, l’incontro con l’italiano Gianfranco Parenti, la ricerca sugli chaperones farmaceutici, il fallimento di tre trial clinici e la volontà di andare avanti comunque. Fino ad avere una terapia approvata, per la malattia di Fabry, e altr...

A new digital restoration of Federico Fellini's La Strada, 60 years after it won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, reminds us why it won over critics and audiences, writes Danielle Hipkins, an academic specializing in Italian language and film. Film buffs will have noted the recent death of the great scholar of Italian cinema, Peter Bondanel...

In Chef's Choice, the Naperville Sun asks local chefs to share their culinary background and experiences and talk about a featured dish found on their menu. This week, we speak with Joe Turco, 57, who co-owns Turco's Italian Deli at 1523 North Aurora Road with wife Sherry, who worked for 30 years in the newspaper industry before helping his brother...

William Papaleo is a prominent painter whose dramatic depictions are full of controlled and potent emotion. The New York-born artist, a third generation American, captures the texture, colors and toil of Southern Italy, which has absorbed layers of history and sunlight for centuries. Son of noted Italian-American writer Joseph Papaleo, Bill has liv...

Ilio DiPaolo's is a family restaurant in the fullest sense of the term. Run by a family to feed families, its menu goes past the usual catalog of Italian-American appetizers, pastas and seafood to consider the needs of your entire extended clan. Here, the kids menu is not a perfunctory exercise in chicken fingers and fries, but an array of classic...