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A traveling exhibit of paintings by some of the greatest names in European art, some of which have never been displayed outside the Scottish museums that house them, will stop at Allentown Art Museum for three months this summer, it was announced Wednesday. "Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums" will be at the mu...

by Danya Henninger   In 1920, Salvatore Marra left his hometown of Naples in search of a better life. He landed in San Francisco and then moved to Chicago, where he opened a pizzeria and became friends with Al Capone. After a few years, he moved to Philadelphia, and was joined by his wife, Chiarina.   The couple set out to launch anot...

The Clark chapter of UNICO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Awards at a banquet held at the Gran Centurions. Named after professional football player Brain Piccolo, the awards recognize excellence in athletics, integrity, and leadership.   Arthur L. Johnson High School Class of 2015 award recipients are Christina Bonaccor...

Federal Judge Joseph F. Saporito, Jr. has been chosen as guest speaker for the Italian American Association's Annual Columbus Day banquet set for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 11 at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.   Saporito, who has been admitted to practice law before all courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Unit...

by Chris Cason   Pizza, we all adore it. My 2-year-old, if given the choice, would eat it for every meal if allowed. In fact, if you are standing in an elevator with seven other Americans, chances are at least one of them has eaten pizza in the last 24 hours.   No matter where you go in the U.S., from large cities to small towns, chan...

by Dolores Alfieri   Lately, Anthony and I have been preoccupied with Roseto, Pennsylvania. Maybe it's because we recently spent time with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, who grew up in Roseto; or maybe because we recently spoke with Maria Laurino, author of "The Italian Americans," the companion book to the popular PBS series of the sa...

Chef Bryan Voltaggio opened AGGIO, an Italian restaurant, in One Loudoun on Aug. 9, replacing Family Meal. Born and raised in Frederick, MD, Voltaggio served as sous chef and executive chef at two regional hotel restaurants before enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY at age 20. After graduation, Voltaggio staged at A...

Delaware Dines Out, a restaurant week sponsored by The News Journal, features local eateries offering a $35 prix fixe dinner menu through Sunday, Oct. 2. It's a good time to try someplace new, or to revisit an old favorite. News Journal reporter Brittany Horn visits Piccolina Toscana.    Here's what she says: FIRST IMPRESSION: For bein...

Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the United States Capitol over a 25-year period, including the Apotheosis of Washington, the Frieze of American History and the walls of the Brumidi Corridors. His artistic vision was based on the wall paintings of ancient Rome and Pompeii and on the classical revivals that...

The Department of Italian at Georgetown University together with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. invites proposals for a conference titled Teaching Italian Culture. The one-day conference will take place on October 19th 2013 during the Italian Language Week as part of a series of events celebrating the Year...

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...