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by Judith Valente   The ancient city of Norcia in central Italy is known for its wild boar sausages and black truffles, but now it's known for something else: Its singing monks. "We sing the praises of God nine times a day. So if you add all that up, it's probably five hours every day, rain or shine, 365 days a year," said Cassian Folso...

Join Us For "Mario Lanza: The Man & His Music" at Casa BelvedereTuesday, September 15th @ 7:00 PM. A one-hour audiovisual presentation and talk on the life and career of the legendary tenor from Philadelphia by noted Lanza authority Bill Ronayne. The presentation includes rare early private recordings and radio appearances,...

by Mike Riccetti   The word "authentic" is used often by people describing a restaurant they like and used very often in the food press; badly misused I would say by inexperienced or uninformed writers. Whether or not it is used accurately, does authenticity really matter?   The question of authenticity, especially when it came to Ita...

By Patricia Montemurri   The remains of a Catholic virgin martyr saint revered for forgiving her attacker before she died were on display today in a Philadelphia church visited by Michigan's papal pilgrims. And the relics will soon be coming to three Detroit-area parishes.   The relics of St. Maria Goretti, an 11-year-old killed in 19...

by Wesley Case   With lauded restaurants like Aldo's and La Tavola, it is easy to understand why city residents and visitors automatically associate Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood with classic cuisine. Cyd Wolf, however, wants to remind those same people that Little Italy has much more to offer than a plate of pasta and a glass o...

by Jim Barg   Four seniors and three teachers of Mount Pleasant's Westlake High School were celebrated for excellence in Italian at the annual Italian Heritage and Culture celebration held Oct. 5 at the Sons of Italy Meucci Lodge in White Plains.   The Westchester Coalition of Italian American Organizations and County Executive Rob As...

October 27, 2015 - Tuesday 7:30 PM - Mount Prospect Public Library - Meeting Room A room 154 - 10 South Emerson Street - Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056   Works by Botticelli, Leonardo, Cimabue, Titian, and Caravaggio, among others from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, represent the world's greatest collections...

Robert "Bob" and Constance "Connie" Carlo recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Bob and Connie were married on October 21, 1945 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Paterson. They met as teenagers at an Italian Feast in Paterson and were engaged two years later before Bob enlisted in the army. They were married when Bob returned from...

Free tastings of a New Mexico grown organic balsamic vinegar will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Market Café located at 614 N. Bullard. There is a farm in Monticello, N.M., making a very special product that is now available at the Market Café, according to a news release. The Darland Company LLC makes America's only traditional-...

Good news! Camillo is back. After a hiatus of two years during which time he had closed Camillo's Cafe in the Princeton Shopping Center, Camillo Tortola has opened Camillo's Avanti. He recently purchased Avanti Restaurant at 23 West Delaware Street in Pennington, and is now ready to offer customers his traditional classic Italian cuisine in Ca...

by Tessa Boyce Buongiorno! Are you someone with Italian roots who would like to keep the tradition going in your family? Do you just love the sound of Italian names or have memories of a lovely trip there? MooseRoots collected data from the Social Security Administration, as well as Oxford University Press to find the top 25 Italian names trending...

Emilio DeGrazia is a first-generation Italian-American who grew up just this side of the "wrong side" of Detroit. On the opposite side of DeGrazia's childhood street, he described, was "a land of no return." His side led him to decent schools and prolific career as a writer of prose and poetry. On Tuesday, January 5, DeGrazia will share some of tha...