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The American Association of University Women’s Murrysville chapter will host Italian singer Marco Fiorante at its Dec. 12 meeting for a special holiday program. Born in Cellino San Marco in Italy’s Puglia region, Fiorante completed his musical study in “canto lirico” (“opera performance”) at the Conservatorio Tito Schipa in Lecce, Italy. He has per...

"War&Art. WWI USA in ITALY", la mostra inaugurata al Pentagono nel 2017 con i materiali fotografici del Fondo "Luigi Marzocchi" conservato presso il Museo della Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto, ha riscosso oltreoceano apprezzamenti andati oltre le più rosee aspettative. Un allestimento che, nonostante il trascorrere dei mesi, continua a suscitare inte...

Now open on University Avenue, the second iteration of Novanta has more than twice the pizza-making capabilities than the pizzeria’s original space on Old Sauk Road. A second Italian-made Marra Forni oven and a much larger prep station are the primary differences between this new location and the already popular original.   The restaurant offers...

The Italian deli is the greatest sensory show on this food earth, a wonderland of sights, sounds and especially smells. The pungent bite of sharp provolone, like moldy gym socks left out in the rain. Hunky slabs of imported prosciutto, mortadella and sopressata begging to be sliced. Loaves of crusty bread stacked neatly, invitingly, on a shelf. The...

After a piano rehearsal, two orchestra sessions and one concert performance together, soprano Christine Goerke gushed with praise for Gianandrea Noseda. "He doesn't just use his hands and his arms. He conducts with his entire body," she said. "And it is amazing, because when you see that kind of energetic physicality, there is no mistaking what he...

UNICO, the Italian American service organization, welcomed two new members, Melissa Nardone and Amanda Raphael, and also made a donation to the Center for Hope Hospice at its most recent meeting  held at Cafe Gallo in Edison this week.  Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Center for Hope) is a non-profit, community-based organization that pr...

About 50 people gathered by the statue of Christopher Columbus in the eastern Inner Harbor on Friday afternoon to demand that Baltimore and Maryland officials replace his annual eponymous October holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the native communities who were harmed by the European explorer’s voyages. Protestors bearing signs with me...

Have you tried the Eggplant Parmesan at Aldo’s Italian Kitchen? It’s outta this world! And the Chicken Piccata? Forget about it. Close your eyes and take a bite and you’ll think you’re sitting in a deli in Parma, Italy. Actually, it was in a similar place that Aldo’s owner, Emanuele Cognetti, was raised, and his entire life has been focused around...

Philly has a lot of pizzerias. It’s not something the city is known for — tomato pie is a whole different beast — but anyone who lives here can speak to the idea. “I literally have a pizza shop on my block, and there’s many others.” said Carolyn Wyman, a nationally-recognized food historian with seven books to her name. “I live in South Philly and...

Rossella Gabriele, a 2019 magna cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University who received a BS with a double major in physics and global politics, is the university’s 17th Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that Gabriele, 22, of St. Louis, Missouri, was one of 32 scholars chosen this year. The scholarship, which averages $70,0...

The Italian American Club held its semi-annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event attracted 350 attendees, including former Governor Donald DiFrancesco, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, and many prominent members of the local Italian American community. "This is always a successful event, thanks to the hard work of the members," said...

This workshop will be offering engineers and industry leaders an opportunity to debate on the future of advanced manufacturing. The current Technology Transition, driven by digital transformation, will have a dramatic impact in almost all industrial fields, from the automotive to the naval sector, from traditional to additive manufacturing.  In the...