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Dr. Mary Rorrro, the “Violin doc” who was previously interviewed by us, had the honor to perform several selections with her viola at the Governor’s Mansion Drumthwacket in Princeton, New Jersey, for the commemoration of the 244th birthday of the Marine Corps. The program included a wonderfully coordinated parade of the Color Guard, led by CWO Nick...

In early October, director Martin Scorsese compared Marvel movies to theme parks, he felt they lacked risk and said they weren’t cinema. His comments to Empire Magazine rippled throughout the entertainment industry, and drew reactions from fellow A-list actors and directors. In an interview on Monday with The Hollywood Reporter, Joe and Anthony Rus...

Italian composer Fabio Frizzi is best known for his collaborations with horror great Lucio Fulci and he’s currently on tour in North America, where he’s performing a live score to a new “Composer’s Cut” of Fulci’s 1981 classic, The Beyond, as well as a “FRIZZI 2 FULCI” tribute set featuring music/scenes from many of their other collaborations. He d...

James J. Gruccio Sr., Aldo Falasca and Danielle (Falasca) Sneathen are this year’s Spirit of Achievement Award winners, selected by the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey. The accolades will be presented during the 32nd Annual Gala Ball set for Nov. 23 at the Greenview Inn at Eastlyn. Honorees are selected from nominations submitted by the...

"My best regards sent by the wireless telegraph from Italy to America - G. Marconi, 5.47 pm". These simple few words marked one of the most revolutionary innovations ever in the history of communications. It was 19th November 1911, and Guglielmo Marconi inaugurated the radiotelegraphic station in Coltano, Pisa. The message was delivered to the New...

It is not easy to select a limited number of wines characteristic of Italy’s northern regions: there are so many and of such a high quality, I honestly feel guilty leaving names out of this article. Surely, the same would happen if I had to list the best wines of the Italian Centre or the Italian South, but today’s task is harder for me, because I...

Italian artist Caravaggio’s painting “The Incredulity of St. Thomas” features his characteristic use of chiaroscuro, or the dramatic use of light and shadow. But what is most remarkable about the image is not only the artist’s rendering of the scene but also the subject matter itself: St. Thomas leans towards Christ, poking at his flesh in disbelie...

This week, French tire company Michelin announced the starred restaurant selections for its 65th guide to Italy. With 374 Michelin-starred restaurants, the guide to Italy is the second most starred in the world, according to Michelin. The list of 33 new starred restaurants includes 30 with one star, two with two stars, and one with three stars, Mic...

Rocco Deserto isn’t blaming his mother for making him nuts… he’s just revealing the humor behind his first generation Italian American upbringing! This week, Rossella and John are joined by the man known to the world as Rocco the Comic, and this triumvirate of Brooklyn Italians is setting out to understand why it feels so good when we Italian Ameri...

Sarà presentato a Roma, il 29 novembre alle 17.30, presso la Sala delle Colonne della Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, il libro postumo di Francesco Durante, pubblicato dalla Casa Editrice Carabba a pochi mesi dalla scomparsa.  “CAMILLO&SON – Vita e morte di due grandi giornalisti tra Italia e America” sarà al centro di un incontr...

Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with the Consul General of Italy in Miami and the Italy America Chamber of Commerce South East, present the 4th Edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, featuring dishes by Michelin Star Chef Luigi Nastri and Miami-born Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli. The masterclass will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p...

I could not imagine a more difficult task than to revisit the places that inspired his commitment to learn Italian, to study with Luigi Bonaffini in New York to decipher the Lancianese dialect well enough to translate his cousins’ poetry; or to stay with the cousins we love and first met on our Sicilian honeymoon; or my cousins in Calabria where we...