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Joe Girardi stepped down as manager of Team USA last week, indicating he anticipated a shot at managing in MLB once again. That bet paid off, and instead of spending his summer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, he will lead the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies hired Girardi on Thursday, culminating the search process began two weeks ago following t...

Saturday October 26, 7 PM. Ward Hall, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE Washington, DC 20064. The show is one of the winners of the I Teatri del Sacro 2017 festival. Ticket: $20, Info at info@casaitalianaente.org. A former actress finds herself having to play the role of the Virgin Mary in...

Sitting on my bedroom dresser is an old 45 from 1973, perched on a picture-frame pedestal. Its center hole is filled with a clock, its big and little hands stretching across the grooved vinyl. The label reads: “TIME IN A BOTTLE,” JIM CROCE. The talented Chester County resident would die that same year, making the words he sang on that tune so haunt...

Imagine you’re a boy growing up in the Bronx during the 1960s. Your father, Lorenzo, is a hard-working bus driver, a solid citizen. Wouldn’t you like to be like him? But you have a second father figure in your neighborhood, a mob boss who has taken a shine to you. Maybe you’d rather be like the more glamorous and powerful Sonny? “The themes of the...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia, Armando Varricchio è intervenuto ieri sul tema “L’Italia e l’Unione Europea” presso l’Universitá del Maryland. Nel corso del suo intervento, davanti a numerosi studenti del College of Arts and Humanities e del Dipartimento di Lingue, Cultura e Letteratura, l’Ambasciatore ha ricordato la recente visita del Presidente della R...

First impressions of three new Italian restaurants. Nicoletta Italian Kitchen When an out-of-town restaurateur pays homage to DC with a token half-smoke or crabcake, it’s usually a red flag—like wearing a band’s T-shirt to their own concert (“We belong!”). Cue the unfortunate Mambo pizza at New York restaurateur Michael White’s newest local venture...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington has published the following six calls for proposals for the following services: INSURANCE BROKERS; SURVEILLANCE SERVICE, RECEPTION AND PUBLIC SCRUTINY AND ACCEPTANCE AND VERIFICATION OF PARCELS AT THE EMBASSY OF ITALY; CLEANING, PORTERAGE AND SMALL MAINTENANCE SERVICES AT THE EMBASSY OF ITALY; BUILDING FACILITY MA...

Looking for some Italian fare? A new restaurant has you covered. The fresh arrival to Capitol Hill, called Carrello, is located at 622 Broadway East. The restaurant rolls carts with antipasti, salumi, rabbit meatballs, chilled clams and more past customers' tables. Diners may compile a light meal from the carts or choose from such menu options as g...

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents Otello, Verdi's penultimate opera, in its return to the Kennedy Center Opera House after a nearly 20-year absence, from October 26-November 16, 2019. The title role features tenor Russell Thomas whose "assured vocalism and theatrical acuity" (Wall Street Journal) brought him acclaim as Shakespeare's tragic M...

It's Italian for "beautiful song" or "beautiful singing." Opera at Florham will present “La Bella Musica di Bel Canto” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the historic Lenfell Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Campus at Florham at 285 Madison Ave. Baritone Samuel McDonald, soprano Brenna Markey and tenor Ian Matthew Castro will perform "Bel Canto"...

Scotch Plains resident Alphonse Fantini celebrated his 100th birthday at a gathering hosted at the Italian American Club in Scotch Plains on Friday, Oct. 18. The party featured pasta, veal and peppers, bake clams, and other Italian food, along with wine and a cake to celebrate the century mark. Mr. Fantini was born on October 8, 1919, and has been...

The event is scheduled to take place between October 23 to October 26, and will comprise one day of regularity rally training and a three-day race that will cover 500 miles in and around the city. The finish line of the race has been set at the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C., Villa Firenze, to mark a symbolic return to Italian so...