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The year was 1960. John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for president, and the civil rights movement was gaining traction. Frankie Avalon, Elvis Presley and The Drifters topped the charts. And a crooner from Bergen County released a novelty Christmas song about a donkey that, nearly six decades later, remains a love-it-or-hate-it holiday earworm...

Shepherdstown Music and Dance invites the public to discover the beauty and magic of an Italian Christmas in this year’s holiday concert. Michela Musolino and the band, Rosa Tatuata, bring seasonal favorites of Sicily. The group includes founder and singer Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeffrey Panettieri. Love of Sicilian and...

Take a step back in time with Montclair Early Music and experience an Italian Renaissance Christmas with their Christmas in Italy Concert, five o'clock in the evening on Sunday, Dec. 15. Montclair Early Music, a local recorder ensemble with cello and vocalists, and the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra will perform period music and present a sampling o...

The cast of the Sopranos have reunited 20 years after the gangster TV series first aired on HBO and 12 years after its final episode. Approximately 10,000 fans attended the first day of SopranosCon 2019 on Saturday - the first of a two-day event where 54 actors from the hit show participated in meet-and-greets, comedy skits and Q&A sessions. Fans a...

Dickinson College’s Italian department hosted their annual Italian film festival and invited two Italian filmmakers to partake in the activities. The department welcomed Angelo Pasquini, who wrote the screenplay for the film, The Stolen Caravaggio, and Antonio Falduto, an Italian-based film director.  The festival took place over a two-day period....

Tuesday, November 26, 2019. 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. The Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA 19103. Free entrance. Il repertorio include brani tipici della tradizione jazz, brasiliana e anche qualche brano italiano rivisitato in chiave jazz. Cafiso, con la sua voce calda e lirica, disarticola la melodia dei brani, co...

A "Sopranos" convention in the Meadowlands? Of course. Where else would you hold a "Sopranos" convention? This particular party, however, doesn't take place under six feet of swampy ground — or in the concrete supports of a truss bridge. This first SopranosCon will be at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus on Nov. 23 and 24. And you'd bes...

Dr. Mary Rorrro, the “Violin doc” who was previously interviewed by us, had the honor to perform several selections with her viola at the Governor’s Mansion Drumthwacket in Princeton, New Jersey, for the commemoration of the 244th birthday of the Marine Corps. The program included a wonderfully coordinated parade of the Color Guard, led by CWO Nick...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • Starts at 7:00 pm. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Join the History Center’s Italian American Program as we celebrate the holidays in style with a concert featuring Italian standards in the true (Italian) holiday tradition performed by Vito DiSalvo, Marco Fiorante, Daniela Pasquini, along w...

“Italian Christmas Concert in Manahawkin,” a traditional Italian Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Michéal Castaldo and friends, will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:00p.m. at The Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Castaldo will perform classic Christmas carols from his char...

Joe Girardi stepped down as manager of Team USA last week, indicating he anticipated a shot at managing in MLB once again. That bet paid off, and instead of spending his summer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, he will lead the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies hired Girardi on Thursday, culminating the search process began two weeks ago following t...

Saturday October 26, 7 PM. Ward Hall, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE Washington, DC 20064. The show is one of the winners of the I Teatri del Sacro 2017 festival. Ticket: $20, Info at info@casaitalianaente.org. A former actress finds herself having to play the role of the Virgin Mary in...