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Friday, October 11, 5:00-7:00 PM. University of Pennsylvania Amado Recital Hall at the Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. Are you interested in marketing and social networks communication? Come hear from experts in academia and industry and representatives of Italian brands that have successfully transitioned across the ocean...

The day before Bon Appetit published the story that changed Joe Beddia’s life, the bespectacled Philly pizzaiolo happened to be in New York. Andrew Knowlton—at the time, the magazine’s restaurant editor—invited him over to the BA offices. “I walked out of the elevator, and he handed me the magazine,” Beddia says. I t was the July 2015 issue; the co...

Saturday October 5. 2:00 pm Sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark. 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ Admission: Donations welcome; open to the public. Contact: Angelica M. Santomauro, Ed.D., Director 973-595-7953 labormuseum@gmail.com http://www.labormuseum.net Jennifer Ranu will discuss her recently published book, Ital...

Il Volo, the popular international opera crossover trio who started as teens, will undertake a tour to mark its 10th anniversary that will stop at Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, it was announced Friday. The male vocal group of tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto and baritone Gianluca Ginoble will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Ticket...

Princeton is now the second New Jersey town to officially recognize “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” as the second Monday in October. While some towns across the country have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day, officials in Princeton say they plan to celebrate both. "We wanted to make it a positive thing. This is something we hope that eve...

Sunday, September 29, 2019. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT. Casa Italiana, 595 3rd Street NW, Washington, 20001. The “Tenores di Neoneli” are a group of polyphonic singers from Sardinia (Italy). Founded in the little town of Neoneli in 1976, the group interprets the ancient Sardinian tradition of “a tenore” singing. A tenore singing is performed by groups...

The Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council #6342 of Absecon and Galloway is sponsoring its 9th annual Italian Festival.  Italian live music will be provided by Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band featuring Tony DeLuca.;  Italian Folk Dancing provided by the Dance Forum South;  free Bocce Ball, including accordionist Carmen Vitanza playi...

“Last time I checked, wine goes great with cheese,” says Bill Mignucci Jr. of Di Bruno Bros., the gourmet grocery chain that started out as a cheese shop in Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market. That original cheese shop still stands, and just a couple doors down Mignucci and crew are opening the market’s only bottle shop. Set at the corner of Ni...

For nearly 60 years, Brother Michael J. Rosenello called Wilmington home. The Oblate of St. Francis de Sales was an integral part of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, known primarily for his work at Padua Academy. Brother Mike, 92, died Sept. 20. He was a member of the Oblates for 71 years. The Padua community remembered Brother Mike at a prayer service...

The ancient brick oven looms like an incinerator, occupying most of the claustrophobic kitchen. Pizza worshippers have told tales of this monolithic wall of clay and steel. For more than 60 years, it’s baked many of the most deliciously distinctive Sicilian, pan and tomato pies prepared in New Jersey — and if your pizza is the best here, it’s the b...

Everything about Lucco screams, “Big!” Its vaulted wooden ceiling rises high above the 130 seats. Emblazoned in large letters over the open kitchen is “Mangia, bevi, vivi.” (eat, drink, live). Perched atop a scaffold of spirits at the bar, a vintage red bicycle with Lucco-logoed delivery basket serves as a focal point.  Lucco, which opened in 2018,...

Where I grew up in the suburbs of Central Jersey, a sandwich meant American cheese, iceberg lettuce, and chicken roll on Wonder bread — so needless to say, moving to Hudson County, with its array of Italian delis serving fresh ingredients, was eye-opening. I’d never imagined tomatoes could be sweet and sundried, meat could mean capicola or soppress...