On the production floor of Beretta USA sits a hulking new barrel-making machine ready to churn out the next object of obsession in America's love-hate relationship with guns: a civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces and popularized in the video game Call of Duty. Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned compa...

One night, the internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Flavio Sala headlined a performance by a symphony orchestra at Prokofiev Concert Hall of the Philharmonic Society of Russia.   Three weeks later, he was playing at a barn in Carroll County as the opening act for a Baltimore bluegrass band. What happened in between still has fr...

ICS Award Applications deadline: Post-Marked on the 2nd Friday of May, (May 8) except for Maria Guarrera Wilmeth Awards, which have a deadline of Friday, May 1. Applicants should be no more than 25 years of age as of May 1.   Selection will occur during May and awards will be presented at the ICS  Awards Gala, which takes place in...

The first Light City Baltimore festival in 2016 will feature light art, concerts and performances of dance, theater and puppetry March 28 through April 3 along a 1.2-mile art walk in the Inner Harbor. [Sun story]. "Neighborhood Lights" is a program that will award $10,000 to five communities, including Little Italy, to create public art projec...

The 3rd annual Annapolis Italian Festival will begin Saturday., June 25th at 11:00 am and run through 8:00 pm and continue on Sunday., June 26th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The event is held at the Knights of Columbus at 2590 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater–well really on the Annapolis side of the bridge!   It's a celebration of Mother Cabrin...

Join the Hon. Consul General of Italy Francesco L. Legaluppi to celebrate the 69th Italian Republic Day @ the Little Italy Lodge. Little Italy Lodge - 905E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202. It will be a family day of celebration for the entire community with food, music, activities for kids and much fun! MAY, 31 2015 11:00 AM- 3:00 PMRon. Consulate G...

By John E. McIntyre Spaghetti and lasagna are all very well, but pizza is plainly the major Italian donation to the American diet. Susan Fillion celebrates both the pizza and its Italian origins in the slender but delightful Pizza in Pienza (David Godine, $17.95). The Pienza of the title is a little town in Tuscany which Ms. Fillion, a Baltimore...

"I'm Ray Alcaraz in Little Italy, Baltimore. If you were born and raised here, you're here, this is it, this is you. Little Italy becomes a part of you. And generations are raised here, where if you were within the nine square blocks of Little Italy, you were home, you were safe.   If we were three or four blocks away from home as kids, and...

By Kevin Litten Restaurateurs in Baltimore and beyond should take note: Little Italy these days is offering a ripe opportunity.The news on Monday that Caesar's Den is closing brings the total number of vacant Little Italy restaurants to five raises the important question of what will emerge to take their space. But in my mind, the question is less...

I had one of those soul-satisfying, I-love-Baltimore nights a few Saturdays back at Cafe Gia Ristorante, a colorful, cheerful and satisfying Italian restaurant on the corner of High Street and Eastern Avenue. We showed up for early dinner reservations and were whisked right upstairs to the narrow second-floor balcony, which was pretty darn magical...