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By Kathy Lauer-Williams   Chazz Palminteri was a frustrated aspiring actor in New York in the 1980s — he couldn't seem to catch the eye of casting directors. He too often found himself sweeping the floor of a theater rather than honing his craft on its stage. So in 1988, he started writing "A Bronx Tale," based on his own story of growi...

  For the fourth time in recent years, a student from Bryn Mawr's Italian and Italian Studies department has been awarded a chance to study in Italy over the summer. Haverford student Natalie Giovino '17 has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Universitià di Camerino in Italy this summer.   Natalie received the scholarship throu...

The eclectic mix of restaurants along Bloomfield Avenue can now count Di Sopra, which looks to offer fine Italian fare, among the many dining options. The restaurant, located on the second floor of 373 Bloomfield Ave, is co-owned by partners John Giuffre and Michael Greene. The duo brings promises of classic Italian dishes remixed with moderni...

In just a few days, family, food and tradition will take over in Wheeling at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival. It takes far more than a week's work to prepare for the annual festival. In fact, when the festival ends on Sunday, they'll have one night off before beginning to prepare for next year. Over the past few weeks, a small grou...

Patrons may not get the chance to meet the mastermind behind Washington DC's upscale Italian restaurant, Bibiana Osteria Enoteca, but all should take comfort in knowing that executive chef Jake Addeo knows a thing or two about Italian cooking.   Why? He grew up in an Italian-American home with a mother who turned every family event into a pa...

The 17th annual Italian American Festival of Mercer County will take over the festival grounds at Mercer County Park for three days of music, food and Italian-style. Opening at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, the festival runs through Sunday, Sept. 25.   Created to share and celebrate all things Italian, the festival includes a Food Piazza; an I...

The Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) annual conference will be held on October 17-18, 2016 at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC. During the event the Italian Scientific Community meets the institutions, the industry, academia to discuss breakthrough ideas, network, and to award projects of young Italians thro...

By Errin Haines Whack   On Nov. 21, 1976, audiences met Rocky Balboa, the southpaw boxer from south Philadelphia. Four decades later, Sylvester Stallone's lovable character resonates with fans drawn to his underdog tale of determination, grit and sleepy-eyed charm.   The reach of "Rocky" is international, and the film serves as a slic...

WASHINGTON- Nelll'Auditorium dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, sede dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, si e' svolto il concerto della pianista Francesca Hurst che ha presentato musiche di Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Jennifer Margaret Barker (1965-...

The population of the United States is defined by diversity, and one of the brightest pieces in this mosaic is the Italoamericani community, says author and business consultant Lou Quattro. "All cultures bring valuable gifts to the table, but the Italian/Sicilian people and culture are especially clever and creative," says Quattro, who was born in...

If the idea of study abroad conjures up images of an art museum in Florence, a slice of authentic Italian pizza, a textbook of Roman history, and a study break in a Tuscan vineyard, you are not alone. Studies in Italy are among the most popular programs among all the study abroad offerings from colleges across the globe. Accordingly, the subject o...

The new era of the Philly POPS begins this weekend under the baton of new maestro Michael Krajewski as Italian musical treasures will be saluted during the Columbus Day weekend.   The Philly POPS opens its 2013-14 season with the theme "Viva Philadelphia!" – a celebration of the City and of Philadelphia's Italian spirit as well as a demonstr...