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Opera tenor Alberto Profeta, known as the “Pavarotti of Sicily," will project his voice at the new Arlington High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Sabato “Tino” D'Agostino, AHS director of band and orchestra, told YourArlington: “I was able to catch Maestro Profeta for this concert because I have known him for a while and I have also...

Rossini’s “Otello” premiered in 1816, and the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play was a hit for seven decades. Then Verdi’s version debuted in 1887 and was acclaimed as a pinnacle of the art form, causing Rossini’s version to recede into a rarity.Opera Philadelphia excavated it Friday night at the Academy of Music for its O22 festival i...

Ovation Dinner Theater and the Italian-American Heritage Club will present “Joey and Gina's Italian Comedy Wedding” at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The fundraiser supports scholarships to benefit Sussex County high school seniors. It is a full wedding, so guests...

From humble Italian immigrant to world wrestling champion, Bruno Sammartino led a remarkable life. Fans can learn more about the late Pittsburgh legend when The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum ― part of the Sen. John Heinz History Center — hosts the Pittsburgh premiere screening of the film “Bruno Sammartino” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. The documentary fo...

On Saturday 8 October at 6pm an unusual tour of original Baroque music concerts for hurdy-gurdy and harpsichord will kick off in New York at Saint John's in the Village (218 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014). The program is entitled "The Baroque Hurdy-Gurdy at the French Royal Court" and the protagonists will be the Italian musicians Francesco Giusta...

When: Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM - Where: Montvale Public Library, 12 Depiero Dr, Montvale, NJ, 07645 In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, join us for a screening of America's Last Little Italy: The Hill, which explores the roots of the Hill neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri. Afterwards, join us for a discussion with Joseph Puleo,...

Baseball at the National Postal Museum AMHS is pleased to offer an opportunity for a guided tour of the National Postal Museum’s baseball exhibit on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2022. The free tour will be given by the museum’s curator, Daniel A. Piazza, who recently gave the AMHS a virtual talk on Italian stamps (see related article on page 3). Th...

Vandergrift’s oldest Italian social club celebrated a major milestone last Saturday, Aug. 27. The Bari Club, the sole surviving Italian social club in the borough, celebrated its 100th anniversary with wall-to-wall well-wishers celebrating all things Italian. “All the other Italian clubs are gone in Vandergrift,” said Frank “Beans” Moliterno, 92, t...

A few months ago, I was introduced to Rich Talarico. We began a series of conversations, and during one of our talks, we realized we had something in common: Hays, Pennsylvania (the bygone Italian-Pittsburgh enclave that shaped my childhood). Rich told me about his great uncle, Ollie Carnegie, who played ball for 15 seasons across the game’s farm s...

On September 10, Concordia Chamber Players will present an evening of Italian Baroque music featuring the works of female composers of the 17th century for ChamberFest 2022. Some of the lesser-known composers featured on the program are Catarina Assandra, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonardo, and Francesca Caccini. The group returns to the barn at ru...

How could a man who stole one of the most famous paintings in the world still be a mystery more than 100 years later? It was the question that South Philly filmmakers Joe Medeiros and Justine Mestichelli Medeiros promised to answer after years of extensive research and interviews. They knew who did it. That was the easy part. But the couple, who no...

Harrowgate Park - 3455 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA. Friday September 9, 2022, 3pm; Saturday September 10, 2022, 3pm; Sunday September 11, 2022, 3pm. Running time: 50 minutes. TICKET PRICE: Pay What You Can ($20 suggested). Italy comes to Philly when Vincerò- The Italian Opera Experience takes stage as part of Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Pres...