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The smiling gentleman is none other than the legendary Rockwell Blake and the woman is Guadalupe Paz, winner of the competition. Below she is pictured with the "fathers of the competition", Bruce Johansen and Michael Cressey. The first ever Rossini competition in the United States was held in California on November 13-14.   The com...

By Charita Goshay   The Stark County Italian American Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year with a return to downtown Canton. The 2016 festival will be held June 23-25 at the Market Square green space in the 300 block of Market Ave. N. The festival has been held at the Stark County Fairground for the past 26 years,...

Hackensack University Health Network is mourning the loss of Justice Marie L. Garibaldi of Weehawken, NJ, who died on January 15, 2016. Justice Garibaldi was part of the Hackensack University Health Network family since 2001 and served with great distinction as a member of all three of its Boards: the Hackensack University Health Network, Hack...

Born in New York, but with Italian blood flowing through her veins, originally from Francavilla Angitola in Calabria, Lucia Grillo is a fireball of energy within a witty, creative mind. She's an actress, screenwriter, an award winning director (her shorts "A pena do pana" and "Ad Ipponion" won some festivals), a producer and excellent TV host. &nb...

By Alisha A. Pina   Over 12 hours on Saturday and Sunday at his City Hall wake, more than 7,500 people paid their respects to former Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr., the man many simply called "Buddy." and the city's longest serving mayor. Cianci, 74, died on Jan. 28. Since 1975, he had held office for 21 years.   It is the first kno...

Love, seduction, jealousy, vengeance, and death all come together in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 2016 season presentations of grand, traditional opera at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). During 2016, Verismo Opera, the house opera company of bergenPAC, will present Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda and Giuseppe Verdi...

In the summer of 2015, Gavin Wilkinson sat in a hotel lobby in Buenos Aires, sipping coffee as he listened to Lucas Melano talk energetically about the prospect of joining the Portland Timbers.   It was the first time that the Timbers general manager had met the young Argentine striker face-to-face, though he had seen Melano play in person a...

by Chris Wright   Sadly, Wednesday saw one of the Italian national team's most popular figures, Pietro Lombardi, laid to rest after the legendary Azzurri kitman passed away aged 92. Lombardi, who was known as Spazzolino -'The Toothbrush' – due to his rigorous boot-cleaning approach, served as kitman for many years and was an integral pa...

The Ravello Festival, also known as the "Italian Wagner Festival" is a famous annual summer festival of music and the arts held in the town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast. The festival has been held yearly since 1953.The event includes a wide variety of music featuring large orchestras, chamber groups, jazz, art shows, dance, photographic exhibits....

The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra, led by Maestro Enrico Granafei, will present its 75th Anniversary Spring Concert, on Sunday, May 1 starting 3 p.m., at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, Bloomfield. Entitled "Diamond Celebration - A Tribute to the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra," the concert will feature the favorite repertoire of the orchest...

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Organized by : IIC NY Entrance : Free. Book now! Italian Cultural Institute of New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10021 Presentation of the concept album Poetry Notes, with special guest Rick Moody.   Poetry Notes is a project that combines poetry and music. Nine Ame...

The Kelly Automotive Group unveiled the 2017 Maserati Levante during a celebration at their dealership in Danvers last night. About 75 people stopped by the Kelly showroom to check out the latest 
Levante SUV, a model the dealership's owner, Brian Kelly, called "a beautiful vehicle" that he thinks will be "a real game changer for the brand."...