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by Em Skow   I've always known that the mix of pop music and classical singing is one of the most popular music styles in Italy. What I didn't know until last night's Il Volo concert was that it is "Fan Girl" (Fan Woman, Fan Grown Man...) levels of popular.   Numerous standing ovations, countless screaming fans, and more than one mid-...

A music class recently turned into a fishing exploration for Stephanie Jones' 4-year-old son Peter and his classmates at Prince of Peace Preschool.   They decided their musical rhythm sticks resembled fishing poles, and so began their investigation into the world of fish and fish ponds. Their curiosity was piqued, and "the unit unfolded on i...

Elia Andrea Corazza, Kluge Fellow. Scholar Elia Andrea Corazza arrived at the Library of Congress in fall 2014 to conduct research on legendary Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. In particular, Corazza wished to know more about Respighi's collaboration with Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes, after World War I,...

Jordan Dobbin, a senior at Canon-McMillan High School of Canonsburg, Pa. was awarded a $500 Corona D'Italia Memorial Scholarship in honor of her academic achievement and community involvement.   Her eligibility was based on her grandfather, Herman D'Amico being a member of the Sons of Italy #608. She plans to attend California University of...

The small band of protesters was dwarfed by the soaring twin bell towers of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. They didn't take up much space on the grand and expansive entrance way, graced by Pope John Paul II in 1995.   And they didn't have much of an audience, either. Sunday Masses at one of North America's most ornate and i...

The Baltimore City Council is considering a bill that would change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day within the city limits. City Councilman Brandon Scott introduced the legislation Thursday after students at City Neighbors High School suggested it.   "We shouldn't celebrate terrorists," Scott said of the bill's purpose...

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively p...

di Mario Platero   "Il nuovo Marconi". Al secolo: Andrew Viterbi. Ma a differenza del Marconi originale, è sconosciuto ai più, sebbene sia l'inventore dell'algoritmo matematico che porta il suo nome e fa funzionare tutti i telefoni cellulari. Arrivato in America a 4 anni al seguito della sua famiglia ebrea in fuga dalle persecuzioni antisemi...

A horse race known as Il Palio is held twice every year in Siena, Italy. It is an Italian tradition that dates back to 1656.   An American version of the race has been proposed for Atlantic City Friday and Saturday October 11 and 12. But we believe the idea has four legs. I'll tell you why.   Read more   Source: http:...

"Migranti. Storie dall'Italia multiculturale di oggi": questo il titolo della rassegna promossa a Philadelphia dal Consolato generale d'Italia insieme con l'America-Italy Society of Philadelphia. Appuntamento venerdì prossimo, 20 settembre, alle 18 nella sede del Consolato generale con "La giusta distanza" di Carlo Mazzacurati.   Il film –...

by Jane Smith   Hi There :) I am writing on behalf of Long Shot Productions, an independent film production company based out of East Hanover!   I recently partnered with The East Hanover Italian American Club for their Columbus Day Parade with their tribute for James Gandolfini. The video we produced features James's family...

Year after year Piazza Nuova Lodge member Barbara Lawless and her volunteer friends, Jennifer Gallagher and Lisa Baxter, pack clothing for shipment to impoverished American-Indian reservations.   "We are happy doing God's work," said Lawless, who organizes the purchase, packing and mailing of the clothing to impoverished Native American fami...