NEWS FROM : Sport & Entertainment  

Philadelphia's prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts will present Gaetano Donizetti's "opera buffa" Don Pasquale this February - with a hometown twist. Audiences will be taken on a sentimental adventure, as the opera will be set in mid-60s South Philadelphia. This production will evoke nostalgia for that time, from the golden age of the Italian Market...

After more than 20 years, American ownership has returned to the highest level of professional basketball in Italy, the “Serie A”. Cotogna Sports Group (CSG), a company founded in 2022 by a group of students of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has purchased 90% of Pallacanestro Trieste, a professional basketball team based in T...

Art Rooney’s name should ring a bell. He was the fellow who started sandlot football on the Northside of Pittsburgh. He eventually turned a semi-professional football team into the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty.  Beginning with the Hope Harvey football team (1920s), Rooney was a player/coach. He was the quarterback, while brothers Dan and Jim played...

Villanova freshman Marco Langon (Raritan, N.J.) recorded the most significant milestone to date of his young collegiate career and did so on a big stage during competition at the USATF Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon. Langon raced in the U20 Men's division and recorded a third place finish which earned him the opportunity to test...

The Head coach of Philadelphia Eagles, Nick Sirianni, is making headlines after a clip of him from Saturday night’s game started making rounds online, know about his salary and net worth. For those who are unversed, let us tell you, in the footage the 41-year-old coach seemed to be yelling and cursing “I know what the f*ck I’m doing,” at a ref, whi...

Jerry Blavat, the fast-talking Philadelphia DJ and impresario known as “The Geator with the Heater,” has died at 82. His tireless promotion of pioneering Black artists of the 1950s and 1960s shaped the pop music culture of the city where he maintained an iconic presence for seven decades. Mr. Blavat first came to fame as a dancer on the teen-target...

When: Friday, February 10, 2023  at 6:00 PM EST - Where: Heinz History Center “That’s Amore” is a romantic comedy and a truly delightful story about family, friends, love and living. It is character driven with performances that will make you laugh and cry, filled with moments and personal relationships that the entire family will enjoy.   The stor...

Vagante (Vagrant), a short film directed by Giorgio Litt, opens the eyes of viewers to the harsh realities of the state of stray dogs in Italy. Following the story of one man named Stefano as he attempts to save as many dogs as possible, this short film dives into the true horrors of abandonment and abuse that these animals experience in rural Sici...

The cooking crew of Morris County’s Sons of Italy ~ Lodge 2561, armed with their pots, pans, and culinary skills, arrived at Parsippany’s Police Athletic Building, 33 Baldwin Road, to provide and prepare a hearty Italian dinner of pasta, meatballs, in support of Parsippany Wrestling Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. Over Three Hundred attendees were...

If you like Italian opera and Italian food, mark your calendar for Feb. 11. The Wheeling Symphony’s SoundBites Concert Series is offering a celebration of Italian heritage with an event called A Night At The Italian Opera. You can choose to attend a gourmet Italian meal at the Capitol Theatre Ballroom at 5 p.m., or just the concert in the theatre a...

When: Wed, Feb 8, 2023 at 2:00 PM - Where: Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St, Bristol, PA, 19007 Steve Solomon is back by Popular Demand! Prepare to laugh! Prepare to cry! Prepare to join Steve Solomon for the updated, and funnier than ever, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy!

CIAO Delco and Widener University will present singers Chris Ruggiero and Steve Silicato in concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at Widener University Alumni Auditorium, 1 University Place, Chester. Donation is $25, which includes concert and refreshments and hors’ douvres during intermission. The event is sponsored by Cento, as well as Widener Universit...