That’s amore! NJ ‘Paisan Con’ celebrates Italian-American pop culture with Tommy Devito, Lorraine Bracco

Mar 17, 2024 1871

BY: Dean Balsamini

Paisan Con — “New Jersey’s first Italian pop culture convention” — is coming to Fairfield, NJ, next month. The two-day extravaganza — featuring the likes of “Sopranos” star Lorraine Bracco; Giants quarterback Tommy “Cutlets” DeVito, legendary Mets reliever John Franco, and “Godfather” actor Gianni Russo — will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton on April 13 and 14.

“I think it’s about time we had an event that features Italians and all we have contributed to world culture, art, food, fashion, music and on and on,” said Russo, who played the wife-beating mobster Carlo Rizzi in the iconic 1972 film.

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