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Friday, May 03, 2019, from 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm. Organized by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566. In collaboration with Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute. Entrance: Free. As part of Unexpected Italy, the Festival organized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing...

Few Italian-Americans have made as big an impact on the world of baseball as 33-year-old, Francisco Cervelli. Born in Valencia, Venezuela, Cervelli had an Italian immigrant father, Manuel, who encouraged him to play baseball during his youth in Venezuela. What happened next Cervelli could only have dreamt of when starting out in Venezuela. He was e...

Alla finalissima giocata da grande protagonista manca soltanto il lieto fine: i 15 punti di Davide Moretti non consegnano a Texas Tech il titolo NCAA, perché a prevalere è Virginia, che di fronte ai 70.000 di Minneapolis trionfa 85-77 dopo un supplementare. Il sogno di vedere il primo giocatore al 100% italiano campione del college basket si infran...

March 29 - April 13, 2019 | University of Pittsburgh - 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. The Italian Film Festival USA takes place in 13 American cities - from the Atlantic to the Pacific - and is the largest festival dedicated exclusively to Italian film in the USA. The 2019 edition brings you the best line-up of recent Italian cinema with fil...

Phil Martelli said he has not read the three-paragraph statement that St. Joseph’s University put out Tuesday. announcing the end of his tenure as men’s basketball coach. “I don’t really have an interest,’’ Martelli said over the phone Wednesday morning. “The pain is raw. It’s still here. … I haven’t seen it. Nor will I.” He’s not being a smart ale...

«Viggo è venuto qui nel mio ristorante, per conoscere la nostra famiglia. Ha passato con me, mio fratello Nick e mio zio Rudy otto ore a tavola, a mangiare, parlare, ridere. Per studiare il personaggio e capire il nostro dialetto ha poi voluto anche visitare casa mia e quella di Rudy». Me lo racconta con orgoglio Frank Vallelonga Jr., il figlio 57e...

Do you want to try your hand at classical Italian theatre?  DC's own commedia dell'arte troupe, Faction of Fools, will host a training session on Sunday, March 24th from 10am-4pm.  This session is open to actors and students of all experience levels, and will introduce the art of commedia. This class will be held in the Elstad Theater at Gallaudet...

Michael Gandolfini is stepping into his father’s shoes! In January, Michael, 19, signed on to play a younger version of Tony Soprano — the iconic mobster his late father James Gandolfini famously played in The Sopranos— in a prequel movie to the series. Michael recently got into character by visiting the real-life restaurant booth where The Soprano...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008 Join us for a program organized in collaboration with the Folger Consort of Washington DC as we take a closer look at the history of music in Italy from the 1300s to the late 1600s. Robert Eisenstein, Artistic Director at the Folger Conso...

Frank Tenaglia, 54, of Bridesburg, a noted opera singer who performed to standing ovations throughout the United States and Europe, died Sunday, Feb. 17, of a pulmonary embolism in Marathon, Fla. Mr. Tenaglia had contended with health problems for a long time, but his death was unexpected, said his wife, Cathy. “We were enjoying a family vacation...

Thursday, March 7 | 7 - 9 p.m. 5th floor Mueller Center, Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Free and open to the public. Join the History Center for the premiere of "The Rock," a documentary about the life and legacy of Therese Rocco, one of America's first female assistant police chiefs and the first in Pittsburgh....

“Wonderful elixir!  Thou art mine!  Oh, why cannot I enjoy its effects immediately?”  so says the lovesick  peasant Nemorino. Yet this elixir of love is hardly a perfect love potion for Valentine’s Day.  Instead, it is a scam whereby the scamp Dr. Dulcamara, knowing Nemorino’s desperate attempts to capture the noble lady Adina‘s heart, tricks him i...