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The Senator John Heinz History Center's Eighth Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival is from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 12., under the Veteran's Bridge overpass, adjacent to the History Center at 13th and Smallman streets in the Strip District. Bocce is a bowling sport of precision and accuracy and was popularized in Pittsburgh by Italian immigrants who sett...

August 16, 2017 at 6pm - Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. RSVP Here The biography of one of Italy’s most notorious and divisive journalists and thinkers is brought to life in L’Oriana (Oriana Fallaci) by director Marco Turco. Initially made as a miniseries for Italian TV, it was also released in Italian cinemas a...

A handful of sports figures in this town need only one name to be recognized. Sid. Geno. Ben. Cutch. A precious few others were so extraordinary at what they did that statues were erected in their honor. Mario. Roberto. Maz. Honus. It is time to add another name to that privileged second group. Bruno. Pittsburgh icon Bruno Sammartino has traveled t...

Louis Prima Jr. loves it when people leave one of his band's shows in a daze. They'd probably arrived, he said, expecting a low-key lounge act. Instead, when they depart, "they describe it as getting hit by a freight train." "It's non-stop, beginning to end. High energy is an understatement," Prima said in an interview with NJ Advance Media. "We wa...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), invites singers to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus.  Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired male and female singers may audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus. Auditions take place on Wedne...

When Candice Guardino performs, the theater can get a little crowded — even though she is the only person onstage. In her autobiographical one-woman show, “Italian Bred,” Guardino channels the members of her idiosyncratic family. She portrays (among others) her parents, Ronald and Barbara; her younger sister, Kelly; and, notably, her paternal grand...

Comedian Mike Marino can’t help but look back and laugh when reminiscing about the first time he played the Paramount Theatre. “Back in 2006, the theater was pretty much condemned,” Marino said while calling from Bermuda. “When you parked in Asbury Park back then it was free. All those meters were busted. The hotels were in bad shape. But so much h...

St. Joseph the Worker Church is gearing up for its Italian Festival and Twilight Golf Tournament next weekend. John Dovec and Walter Ruszkowski are co-chairs of the events, which are sponsored by the church’s pastoral council. The twilight golf tournament will be held July 28 at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course, beginning at 3 p.m. The cost is $50...

We’ve all seen it. Those inane, insane or downright dangerous actions of people around us that leave us shaking our heads in disbelief. Well, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, has made a career out of such actions, turning frustration into belly laughs. Maniscalco is bringing his “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR’ to the Santander Performing Arts Center in...

"My Big Gay Italian Funeral" which originally opened its doors in 2013 at the St. Luke's Theater Off-Broadway, will celebrate its fourth year with a one night only performance in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino on July 28th at 9pm. The sequel to "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" created by Three-time Emmy Award Winner Anthony J. Wilkinson was th...

In memory of Sal Spinnato who grew up in Little Italy, was a bocce player, past president of the Little Italy Lodge, immersed in the parish and neighborhood, and a treasured friend to many, the Spinnato Family purchased and placed a new bench in Little Italy's bocce courts in memory of their brother/uncle/father. Father Bernie Carman, pastor of Sai...

For those that think opera is too esoteric, maybe an opera based in South Philadelphia sung in English will sway that notion. The Delaware Valley Opera Company (DVOC), a local opera house that employs emerging talent as well as established singers, has transformed Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” into “Johnny Schicchi,” an Italian comedy about g...