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Friday September 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday September 22, 2:30 p.m. Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Ave. S.W., Roanoke VA. Before Pennywise, there was “Pagliacci.” OK, so Stephen King’s mega-selling horror book and movie franchise “It” and Italian composer Ruggero Leoncavallo’s 1892 operatic masterpiece don’t actually have much...

His pace is frenetic. He holds no hostages. He says what you are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. The bottom line is this: Wear adult diapers if you are going to see Vic DiBitetto perform live.  He will return to The Newton Theatre for shows on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 8:00pm and Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 8:00pm. Vic has created many v...

The original musical all about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen called, “They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!” will be performed for a final three-day run in New Jersey October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson. This Perry Award-nominee (Outstanding Original Musical) has enjoyed sold-out performances at the S...

Sonny Conto, a genuine and upbeat 23-year-old boxer from S. 9th Street, is setting himself apart in a sport too often defined by flashy promotions and over-the-top personalities. An Italian-American who picked up boxing gloves at age 10, Conto is beloved in his South Philly neighborhood and humbled by the family and fans who roar from beside the ri...

Family’s central role in our lives is a bit odd considering you’re bonded by blood instead of choice. The built-in attachment can prove challenging at times, but also rewarding in a way few other relationships can match. Comedian Candice Guardino aims to show the hilarity in both sides of her own family experience with her one-woman show/musical, “...

Ace character actor Michael Imperioli’s resume includes stints—regular and one-offs in such television series as Californication, Blue Bloods, and even The Office, in which he memorably appeared in an episode as Dwight Schrute’s karate sensei. But he will likely forever be best-known for his role on The Sopranos as Christopher Moltisanti, mob boss...

Paese che vai, romano (e soprattutto romanista) che trovi e a Philadelphia (Stati Uniti) c'è Massimo Musumeci: fiero esportatore di romanismo e presidente del Roma Club cittadino. Nella centro abitato più grande della Pennsylvania ha trovato la sua America diventando il capo del Dipartimento di Lingue del Communty College e incontrando la moglie Li...

When an abrupt cut-to-black concluded one of the most eminent series in the history of television, turmoil erupted among millions of viewers.  In the moment, bewildered fans might have blamed the blackout on faulty TVs, cable boxes or HBO subscriptions. But, every last bit of silence and blank screen was deliberate.  More than a decade later, the e...

Saturday, Aug. 10 | 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA. Parking lot underneath the Veterans Bridge Overpass. Free to the public. Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause! Join us for a day of competitive bocce games, delicious Italian food courtesy of C...

Andrea Ruotolo’s path to the banks of South Boston Speedway are far different than anyone else. It’s a guarantee that it isn’t even close. Ruotolo was born and reared just outside of Naples … the one in Italy, not Florida. He didn’t come to the United States permanently until 2005 and he had already been bitten by the racing bug. These days Ruotolo...

Years before he decided to make boxing his everything, South Philadelphia’s Sonny Conto had visions of one day pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies. The rising heavyweight prospect gets to merge those two worlds, even if only for a night. Conto will serve as the guest of honor for the Phillies’ 12th annual Italian-American Heritage Celebration ga...

On April 23, Marco Bucci, the mayor of Genoa, Italy, appointed guitarist Beppe Gambetta an ambassador of the city. Gambetta was honored for representing Genoa all over the world, specifically in the U.S. Gambetta, who has performed in all 50 states, will perform for the first time at Pastorius Park on Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. He will be accomp...