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by Warren Boroson    New Jersey has had its share of famous singers. Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Sarah Vaughn.   Opera singers, too. Frederica von Stade, Barbara Bonney, Richard Crooks, Dorothy Kirstin, Paul Robeson (he did occasionally sing opera). And now...James Valenti, born in...

Saturday, August 17 - 12 noon to 8 pmSunday, August 17-18 - 11 am to 7 pmalong Stiles & Exeter Streets   Festival Needs:VOLUNTEERS! Volunteers volunteers volunteers! To work stands, to prepare food M/T/W before festival, to setup and break down Sunday eve and Monday morn. Call Sue 410-321-7765 or wtwindstar@aol.com.BOOKS! Book...

By Roy Proctor Richmond will launch its 2013-14 opera season with two salutes in honor of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday. Virginia Beach-based Lyric Opera Virginia will commence its four-event season this month with "Viva Verdi!" a program of Verdi scenes, in the Oates Theater at the Collegiate School.   Read more  ...

By Charles T. Downey The narrators of songs can be such complainers. Luca Pisaroni's recital Friday night, presented by Vocal Arts D.C. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, brought together a program of songs, half in Italian and half in German and all dramatic.   The nature of the music can make the words seem more or less sincere, but t...

For almost as long as Italians have lived in Hoboken, they have been coming to the feast of St. Ann at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The annual celebration began 104 years ago, when a statue of St. Ann arrived from a tiny Italian village in the Apennine mountains near Salerno.   As late as 1960, nearly a quarter of Hoboken's residents were Ital...

The annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival honorees banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Bridgeport Conference Center. Honorees include Italian-American Man of the Year, Anthony "Boo" Bellotte; Italian-American Woman of the Year, Angela Bellotte; Honorary Italian Man of the Year, Dr. Joe Momen; Honorary Italian Woman of the Year,...

La notizie è di quelle che fanno esultare l'Italia e soprattutto l'Abruzzo che sta vivendo una delle crisi più clamorose della sua storia. Ma per fortuna ci sono ancora imprenditori capaci di tenere duro e di portare in alto il nome del nostro paese. Stiamo parlando del Gruppo Toto che, come annunciato, costruirà il più grande parco eolico marino i...

By Tom Davidson   When Dominic "Hawk" Santia was a boy, he'd tag along with his father to Sons of Italy club meetings. His dad would buy him chips and a pop, and Santia would quietly take it all in.   The club in Aliquippa was like scores of others in Beaver County that were formed by the immigrants who settled here. They were havens...

The first coffin I ever carried was more than 40 years ago. Inside was my best friend's little old Italian grandmother, Mrs. Izzo.   We took her from the Paul Ippolito funeral home in Summit, up the steep steps of St. Teresa Church and down again to the cemetery. We were just teenagers, surprised and struggling with the weight of the box. Th...

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Time: 6:30PM Venue: Embassy of Italy: 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DCaven Street NW - Washington, DC Organized by: Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute - IACC Italia In collaboration with: SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute present Massimo Cai...

Sunday July 26th - Green Valley Swimming Pool & Sports Club - 1725 Poplars Rd, York (Pennsylvania) 17408. SUMMER PICNIC, BOCCE AND SWIMMINGAt GREENVALLEY SWIM CLUB. MEMBERS FREE (All others only need to pay the gate admission charge of $8.50)   Please see details below: If you can attend please respond via e-mail...

Quando: Martedì, 7 giugno 2016, 5:00PM-6:30PMDove: Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009The US-Italy Global Affairs   Forum In collaborazione con SAIS, European and Eurasian Studies SAIS Italian Society Vi...