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Saturday September 15, 7-9 p.m. EDT. Price: General $20; Seniors(60+) $15; Children under 12 free. Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center - 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, PA. Buy Tickets here  The Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra will host an evening of mandolin music featuring special guest The Carlo Aonzo Trio, direct from Italy. The Orchestra will open t...

As Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto declared Saturday “Norman Nardini Day,” honoring its native son’s 50 years as a musician, some might ask themselves, “Why?” Especially since Nardini grew up near Springdale. The self-described local “uncrowned king of rock ‘n’ roll” has proven to be an inexhaustible songwriter and performer whose music and comedic...

The 2018 Northeast Film Festival will be hosted by Gracie award-winning comedian Mary Dimino. Located at Teaneck Cinemas, NEFF is one of New Jersey's most celebrated festivals. Hiring Dimino as the ceremony's annual host/presenter, NEFF welcomes back the comedian for its sixth year Over 20 trophies will be presented by Dimino to filmmakers, actors,...

The book: Looming concerns about the long-term health effects of playing football — most notably, the prevalence of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE — have led some to question the future of America’s most-watched sport. In 1st and Forever (Post Hill Press), Bob Casciola ’58 makes an earnest and personal argument that foot...

Thursday September 6, Friday September 7, Saturday September 8 2018 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm EDT. History of Italian Immigration Museum, Filitalia International, 1834 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148. This performance is part of the 2018 Fringe Arts Festival. This show is performed in Italian and English, and deals with past Italian...

More than 100 golfers hoped for a hole-in-one Wednesday during the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival golf tournament at Bridgeport Country Club. The turnout was the highest in the fundraiser’s history of more than 20 years, according to Eric Spatafore, tournament co-chair. “We had 27 teams and we’re completely sold out,” Spatafore said...

As a kid, Rick Lovato was a fine pitcher and a good passer, but he was always too big to play quarterback. His teams needed him on the offensive line. Lovato knew he'd be too light to play lineman in the NFL, so he took his big frame and strong arm and become a long-snapper. Now 6-2 and 249 pounds, Lovato replaced magical fan favorite Jon Dorenbo...

From Clarkburg’s Orlando Columbo in the 1940s and ’50s to Pittsburgh’s Joe Negri in the ’60s and ’70s to Morgantown’s Mark Cappellini today, there is a strong tradition of Italian jazz musicians in the Mon Valley, who have made significant contributions to the region as performers and educators. Mark Cappellini’s Jazz Italiano, a project to pay tri...

The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will host the ninth annual Bocce Tournament and Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11. More than 40, four-person bocce teams will compete. A bowling sport of precision and accuracy, bocce was popularized in Pittsburgh by Italian American immigrants who settled in the region at the turn o...

Elizabeth is New Jersey's newest premiere tourist destination. Elizabeth is just minutes from NYC, drawing domestic and international travelers who want to escape the Big Apple and explore "off the beaten path." As one of the oldest cities in the state, established in 1664, Elizabeth's new tourist attractions are generating record-setting visitatio...

Stars from the Italian soccer league team Juventus spent part of the weekend in New Jersey. The soccer stars signed autographs, took pictures and played soccer at the fan festival on Sinatra Field in Hoboken.  The professional soccer club is trying to make a name for themselves in the United States by way of Hoboken. "They want more fans here in th...

Mike Marino, known as “New Jersey’s Bad Boy,” will perform at Surflight Theatre at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 in a comedy show co-produced by Catch a Rising Star’s Suzy Yengo. Tickets are $24.50 and may be purchased online at surflight.org, by phone at 609-492-9477, or at the box office. A SandPaper review of Surflight’s current main stage produc...