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Nutleyite Vincent LoCurcio III, 64, owner of Nutley Park ShopRite and the Belleville ShopRite died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. LoCurcio was a past recipient of the John V. Kelly Humanitarian Award, the Nutley Jaycees Businessman of the Year Award in 2001 and the Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service along with his partner...

The Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society in Washington, DC is inviting you to attend a virtual discussion about the film " From the Vine,” with our special guest the film’s lead actor Joe Pantoliano! Joe has won an Emmy for his role in the Sopranos and has had roles in many hit films such as the Goonies, the Matrix, and Risky Business. His most recent f...

Rosemarie Gusciora, a civically and politically engaged former court administrator with a towering presence as surrogate mother to her children's friends, once carved out her own spot in the annals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Beholden to her Italian heritage, Gusciora improvised delectable meals and goodies in overindulgent q...

Dear friends, it is my honor to unveil the final version of the Italian American map ofScranton, PA: the Electric City! This morning's post was a draft, but this is the official one-- I hope this can be used as a teaching tool regarding the contributions of Italian Americans to the landscape of the City of Scranton. Our area's Italian American hist...

John M. Alati, a popular former Essex County freeholder who was one of the most influential people in county politics in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, died on January 15.  He was 73. He was elected freeholder in 1984, representing the East Orange/Irvington District 3 seat.   He defeated incumbent Corrina Kay, who had lost party support for re-electio...

Chef Steve Martorano has brough his new Martorano's Prime to Rivers Casino, building on his collection of restaurants in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where his Cafe Martorano has operated for 30 years. Martorano's Prime will be his first Italian-American steakhouse, featuring  a menu of prime cuts of beef and other staples...

“Il Viaggio”, the title of this concert, represents the long journey from Naples to Rome, from the Middle East to Africa and Latina America, that Tiziana Tosca Donati – aka Tosca on stage – will take us on.   Singer, actress, and performer, Tosca has a brilliant solo career and she also collaborated with several great Italian and international arti...

Once upon a time, in the spring of 1911, a 14-year-old boy embarked on the ship Madonna from Naples, Italy. Per the instructions of his mother Francesca, his destination was Ellis Island, America. Luigi was never to see his siblings, his parents nor his homeland again. The combination of desperation and dreams, plus the promise that America held fo...

The power of melody is the musical bonding element of pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordion player Luciano Biondini. La Strada Invisibile (The Invisible Road), the title of this concert, is the imperceptible thread seamlessly bringing together the jazz, classical music and Italian song pieces chosen by the virtuoso performers. The remarkable simila...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DCare pleased to partner with DC JazzFest again to present Dado Moroni, one the most talented jazz pianists and composers of our time. Joining the 16th Annual Dc JazzFest lineup, Dado Moroni will perform in a trio together with Stefano Bagnoli (drums) and Riccardo Fioravanti (do...

Together with our friends at the Music Programs of the National Gallery of Art, we are pleased to present the Quartetto Noûs, performing a classical recital of string quartets by Boccherini, Puccini and Mozart from the breathtaking setting of Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, Italy. Noûs (nùs), the ancient Greek word for “mind” and “intellect”, thus “ra...

Pop quiz: Who was the first female American citizen to be canonized a saint? Elizabeth Seton? No. Rose Duchesne? No. Katharine Drexel? No. Try St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850- 1917), who was canonized in 1946 by Pope Pius XII. She was born in in Italy but at the suggestion of Pope Leo XIII in 1889, she brought her congregation to the United States...