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Paradiso Italian Restaurant in Franconia will be closing its doors. The restaurant's owners are handing the reins to the next generation, who will renovate and reopen as a new restaurant called La Fiamma. The business will remain in the family. The restaurant has been open for nearly three decades, since 1991. The company's affiliated restaurants, ...

The exhibition "Seguso Vetri d'Arte" was presented at Villa Firenze today. The exhibition, the latest of the “Artists in Residence" series, is dedicated to the artistic and craftsmanship tradition of Seguso, a world famous family-run company of Murano. Since 1397 Seguso has created some of  the most exclusive and appreciated works of art in glass....

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...

First responders and town officials were treated to fresh, handmade pizza at Colavita headquarters in Edison on Oct. 21 as part of the Italian brand’s efforts to give back to the community it calls home. Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, Mayor Thomas Lankey, Police Chief Tom Bryan, Fire Chief Bryan Latham and several council members, among other...

Da Vinci Fest Live may be an inaugural event for the Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), but the nonprofit has a history in South Philadelphia. “For 88 years, our organization has focused really insularly, we’ve been really focused on just our artist members (but) that work has really grown over the last couple of years,” said Jarrod Markman, executive d...

Two months after starting a virtual kitchen focused on takeout lobster rolls, Chevy Chase pasta place I’m Eddie Cano is trying out another idea to keep its restaurant running: making cheesesteaks. Dubbed Jimmy’s Philly Steaks, the virtual venture starts selling sliced ribeye sandwiches doused with “chedda-wiz”, loaded tater tots, and meatball hoagi...

Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 11:00 PM – Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 12:00 AM CET. ONline event. PI-Philly and the Italian Consulate General of Philadelphia invite you to a spectacular journey in the art of Italian comic book creator Giulio De Vita. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED, here! The artist will offer an overview of his career through his worldwide famous characters,...

Life was not easy for the Italian immigrants who help create the community, including Angelo Squicquero. Italian immigrants helped build the railroads that opened the area to industries. They helped build the roads, streets and houses. Some returned to Italy, but many stayed to work here and build the community. They faced all the challenges of imm...

Flags In South Philadelphia's Mario Lanza Park Bearing Image of The Tenor Were Replaced with an Image of a Bird. Attorney Robert Petrone reports this week, the flags in South Philadelphia's Mario Lanza Park bearing the esteemed Philadelphia tenor's face were replaced with flags with a cartoon bird on it. Petrone wants to do something about it. "I p...

Stephen N. Adubato Sr., who rose to prominence as a North Ward leader in Newark in the 1960s and remained a towering figure in Newark civic life for the next five decades, has died at his home surrounded by family. He was 87. Adubato founded The North Ward Center in 1970 and went on to found the highly successful Robert Treat Academy in 1997, one o...

Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 11:00 PM – Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 12:30 AM CEST. Online event. A history of Italian language in the United States from the 18th century to the present through the voice of its Italian & American speakers. Link to the presentation here at www.italianinnovators.com   To trace the history of the Italian language in the United States mea...

Allegheny County Council President Pat Catena on Tuesday called on local leaders to reconsider removing a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus from Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Last week, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto echoed the recommendation of the Pittsburgh Art Commission to remove the statue. He directed the statue be displayed on privat...