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He's a world away from home, but Samuel Aldegheri feels right at home on the mound this season. And he knows exactly where he wants to go from here. One of the standout performers in the Philadelphia Phillies organization this year, pitching for the High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws, Aldegheri has come a long way since first taking up the sport as a fi...

In late summer 1936, amid the depths of the Great Depression, the charms of bocce were heralded in The Evening Sun,. The writer used the same line that accompanies just about every story on the ancient game of lawn bowling. “Ever hear of bocce?” In fact, bocce is a descendent of the oldest game devised by man: throwing balls toward a target. Some 5...

The Marilyn Horne Museum at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host a bit of Italy in Bradford during a multimedia lecture by opera author and speaker August Ventura. The presentation will be entitled, “There’s Something About Verdi.” It will be held at 1 p.m. June 15 in Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. The presentation will of...

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New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito will be the celebrity guest at the 2024 North Jersey High School Sports Awards, presented by Englewood Health. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at Bergen PAC. Secure your spot at this free event by registering here or on the show's website. DeVito, who grew up in Cedar Grove and starred in high s...

Days after Gregg Giannotti was named Italian-American of the Year in conjunction with Italian-American Day, Jerry Recco got a surprise at our Kickoff to Summer in Belmar: the New Jersey legislature has made a proclamation naming him Italian-American Sportscaster of the Year! NJ Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger was on hand to give our Jerry the hono...

Opera Italiana is in the Air returns to the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Saturday, June 1st, on the eve of National Italian Day, for a special performance from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.The production comes amid a resurgence of Italian opera in popular culture. From Beyoncé’s inclusion of an iconic Italian aria in her hit song, “Daughter,” to over...

Grammy Award winner Sara Sant’Ambrogio will appear in a week of programs to kick off the Music School of Delaware’s Serafin Summer Music 2024 program in the first week of June. Sant’Ambrogio, a cellist best known as a member of the Eroica Trio, has performed with symphonies around the world as well as recording numerous CDs. She won the 1991 Grammy...

May 29 2024, 18:00 to 20:00. NYU Brademas Center - Abramson Family Auditorium 1307 L Street NW Washington, DC. The Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, in collaboration with New York University Washington DC, presents “Puccini, My Love”, a jazz concert improvisation by B.I.T. DUO – (Back In Time) on Giacomo Puccini’s music. The concert, which...

A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Friday honoring the vocal quartet Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons for a career that began in 1962 and included such memorable songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like a Man.” On his 90th birthday, Valli accepted the star on behalf on keyboard player and tenor vocalist Bob Gaudio, who was un...

Experience the enchanting world of Italian Opera at “Opera Italiana is in the Air,” a free outdoor concert set against the picturesque backdrop of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Maestro Alvise Casellati will perform renditions of opera’s most cherished arias, fostering a connection between a diverse group of attendees and the music’s timeles...

Comedian Steve Solomon has heard 10,000 nights of laughs, but he’s hoping for at least one more. On May 19, Solomon will perform “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!” at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. The long-running show features its writer and creator, Solomon, humorously recalling and reenacting episodes from his life....