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From his humble beginnings as an Italian-born American who devoted his time to becoming a weightlifter to ultimately headlining Madison Square Garden as a professional wrestler, Bruno Sammartino’s penchant for being one of the most popular Italian-Americans in the Pittsburgh region sparked a long-lasting and rewarding career. Pittsburgh has been ho...

Friday, May 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Heinz History Center. 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA,15222. $20 adults, $15 seniors, students, military, and History Center members. Next Friday, join the Alia Musica Pittsburgh and the History Center's Italian American Program for the last concert of the 2016-17 season.  The culmination of Quince Ensemble's reside...

Virginia’s potential next commitment has never played a second of AAU basketball, but he can speak four languages and is a talented pianist. The class of 2017’s Francesco Badocchi, described by his high school coach as a “well-kept secret,” is on a recruiting visit to UVa this week. The Cavaliers offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-7 forward on Th...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has announced that tenor Giovanni Simone of Fort Lee, New Jersey will perform the Messenger in the company's grand production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic work, AIDA, on April 23, 2017.  The opera will be performed at 3:00pm at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Engl...

Thanks to a huge public demand, international recording artist Patrizio Buanne returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00pm in the Victoria Theater. Tickets range from $49.50 to $99.50. Known for his expressive big voice and engaging performances, the young Neapolitan pop crooner has sung for the Pope,...

Is it schtick, or politic? Joe Piscopo, a lifetime entertainer, kept them guessing, and laughing, Thursday as special guest speaker at the Unico National dinner honoring Bill Curcio as the group's Community Leader of the Year. For some time, political pundits were kept guessing whether Piscopo, a New Jersey native and resident, would toss his hat i...

Audiences leaving a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons concert are quick to describe the performance using one of the legendary group’s most well-known lyrics: “Oh, what a night.” Fans can check out the real-life Jersey Boys live when they play the Warner Theatre on April 7 and April 8; two nights Valli promises will be shows people will never forget...

Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 7:00 pm, the Performing Arts Center, located at 2500 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City NJ, will host the U.S. premiere of Ameluk (www.ameluk.it), an independent film by director, actor and author Mimmo Mancini. Filmed in the Southern Italian region of Apulia in 2013, and shown in Italian theaters in 2015, the movie won the...

Names like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone and Roberto Rossellini are synonymous with the history and legacy of 20th-century cinema. Since its inception in the early 1900s, the Italian film industry has been an international leader in terms of directors, actors and producers all having a profound influence on worldwide cinema movements. To date, Ita...

Cari Italians, Dear Friends, You are invited to the second NBA Italian night with Marco Belinelli with the Charlotte Hornets! The first 50 will participate the Fan Tunnel at the beginning of the game and at the end will be meeting with Marco for a meet and greet. Here the details.: When: April 4, 2017. Time: 7pm - but please arrive a little bit ear...

Black Cat World Tour 2017. Saturday April 1, Borgata Atlantic City Casino 9:00 pm www.theborgata.com - Sunday, April 2, Foxwoods Resort and Casino 6:00 pm www.foxwoods.com TICKETS & INFORMATION, TICKETS DISCOUNT BLACK CAT CODE. STARDUST SHOWS +1 848 444 9241, GIANNI RUSSO +1 718 968 5195 Credited as the “father of the Italian blues,” Zucchero, who...

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Waldwick Public Library - 19 East Prospect Street - Waldwick, NJ 07463 June 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dean Martin, one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century. Dean was nicknamed the King of Cool for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness,...