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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...

Acoustic music lovers will have the opportunity to hear Italian guitarist, composer and singer-songwriter Luca Burgalassi in an evening performance Wednesday (June 20) as part of the Hampton History Museum’s music series. Burgalassi, who only moved to the United States with his family two years ago, has made a name for himself in the local music sc...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 1 - 4 p.m. 5th floor Mueller Center | Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street - Pittsburgh, PA,15222). $20 admission (includes museum exhibits), $10 History Center members. Purchase Tickets. Join the Italian American Program at the History Center for a screening and panel discussion about the film "Andrea Doria: Are the...

For the 28th year, the Delaware County Senior Games are once again underway. Bocce kicked off the events Monday morning at Rose Tree Park. The heavy rains didn’t keep 16 teams from competing on four bocce courts that had been set up by the Italian Abruzzese Asocial of Delco. “We love it,” said Diana Hudson. “We just do it for the fun.” Denise Stewa...

The Annual Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County Golf Tournament raises funds that enable the club to support local charities and various service organizations. They also provide scholarship awards in June to deserving students of Italian and Italian-American Heritage. The 27th annual Golf Outing takes place on Monday, June 18, at the...

You get an idea of what life is like right now for Mike Piazza when the phone call is interrupted by an occasional shout out of, “Ciao!” The Hall of Fame baseball player, raised in Pennsylvania and celebrated from Los Angeles to New York, now lives the sort of life that is the thing of novels or comedic films. And he will impart his words of wisdom...

Philadelphia Eagle alumnus Joe Pagliei has released his debut book, titled Joe Pagliei: The Roast Master. A real-­life Zelig, Joe’s story begins during the Depression Era, in a humble steel-­mining town in Western Pennsylvania where he lived under the same roof as the local neighborhood numbers runner. From that colorful beginning, Joe went on to l...

Mike Marino is feeling very presidential about his latest concert tour — his “Make America Italian Again” tour. If he's taking liberties with the campaign slogan of the current White House resident, who has promised to “Make America Great Again,” it's only because the Jersey City, N.J.-born comedian wants people to know his intentions — serious or...

Sacred Sounds and Italian Spiritual Songs—A Traditional Italian Spiritual Concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo and friends will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00p.m., at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Road, Bayville, NJ 08721. And, as a special preview to the June 10 concert, Micheal Castaldo will be performing a few...

You know of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Van Gough and Picasso. And, if you’ve ever been to elementary school, you’ve probably been taught about Georgia O’Keeffe. But what about Artemisia Gentileschi? Playwright Lee Kiszonas is aware that most people probably don’t know much, if at all, about the 17th century Italian baroque painter, despite her groundb...

The possibility was last touted in 2010 by former Giro d'Italia director Angelo Zomegnan, who attended a reception at the Italian embassy in Washington, DC for a project to bring the race there in 2012. The city was considered a front runner out of three candidates, but faded after the DC Mayor Adrien Fenty lost his re-election bid and Zomegnan was...

International Opera Theater’s 15th world premiere Italian opera: “Sacco e Vanzetti: gli uomini e chi li amava (“Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men and Those Who Loved Them”) will take place in Teatro Comunale “Accademia degli Avvaloranti”, Citta’ della Pieve, Italy on August, 24, 25, 26, 2018. Our opera has 8 roles for professional opera singers and 14 ro...