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By Breanna Smith Known as Pittsburgh's "Little Italy," Bloomfield today comprises a variety of specialty Italian shops and traditions. But more than 100 years before the first wave of Italian immigrants, another ethnic group laid claim to this city neighborhood.   Located about three miles east of Downtown Pittsburgh, Bloomfield encompasses...

Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. December 1, 2015 at 6:45PM MORE INFO: click here CONTACT INFO: Giulio Busulini, Scientific Attaché, Embassy of Italy - giulio.busulini@esteri.it Registration PHOTO ID REQUIRED TO ENTER THE EMBASSY Overview of the importance to protect and preserve the Treasures...

by Em Skow   I've always known that the mix of pop music and classical singing is one of the most popular music styles in Italy. What I didn't know until last night's Il Volo concert was that it is "Fan Girl" (Fan Woman, Fan Grown Man...) levels of popular.   Numerous standing ovations, countless screaming fans, and more than one mid-...

Elia Andrea Corazza, Kluge Fellow. Scholar Elia Andrea Corazza arrived at the Library of Congress in fall 2014 to conduct research on legendary Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. In particular, Corazza wished to know more about Respighi's collaboration with Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes, after World War I,...

The small band of protesters was dwarfed by the soaring twin bell towers of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. They didn't take up much space on the grand and expansive entrance way, graced by Pope John Paul II in 1995.   And they didn't have much of an audience, either. Sunday Masses at one of North America's most ornate and i...

The Baltimore City Council is considering a bill that would change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day within the city limits. City Councilman Brandon Scott introduced the legislation Thursday after students at City Neighbors High School suggested it.   "We shouldn't celebrate terrorists," Scott said of the bill's purpose...

by Jane Smith   Hi There :) I am writing on behalf of Long Shot Productions, an independent film production company based out of East Hanover!   I recently partnered with The East Hanover Italian American Club for their Columbus Day Parade with their tribute for James Gandolfini. The video we produced features James's family...

Year after year Piazza Nuova Lodge member Barbara Lawless and her volunteer friends, Jennifer Gallagher and Lisa Baxter, pack clothing for shipment to impoverished American-Indian reservations.   "We are happy doing God's work," said Lawless, who organizes the purchase, packing and mailing of the clothing to impoverished Native American fami...

A new edition of the "Palazzo sul Potomac" is now available. This English version, curated by Ambassador Gaetano Cortese, features the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and chronicles diplomatic relations between Italy and the US.   Sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation and dedicated to "2013 - Year of Italian Culture in the...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church's Festa Italiana may have religious roots, but it is also one big celebration of food and music Friday through Sunday at Holy Cross Park in Williams Township. The annual event commemorates the Easton parish's patron, St. Anthony of Padua, whose feast falls on June 13.   A favorite feature is the nightly e...

Dr. Ernest E. Rossi, 86, passed away peacefully August 7, 2015. Ernie was born January 28, 1929 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Ambridge High School in 1946. After graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force and served 3 years in Greenland as a Radio Operator, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant.   Ernie was the first in his I...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), opens the 2016-2017 season and invites singers to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus.   Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired male and female singers may auditionfor the Verismo Opera...