From Giacomo Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, a scope of classical sounds will soon resonate throughout the halls of South Philadelphia High School. Seasoned and emerging musicians from across the Philadelphia region will convene at the local public high school, 2101 S. Broad St., for the 27th annual Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Concert on Sunday,...

The sun took a while to peek through the clouds on Sunday, Oct. 6, but nothing could cloak the light in the hearts of parishioners and guests at St. Paul Parish and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, both in South Philadelphia, for a day of festivities. The former saw the dedication of a long-desired church hall and a well-received feast, while the...

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...

Saturday October 12 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm. Simone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825 Norwitch Drive Philadelphia, PA 19153. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the most iconic Maseratis and Ferraris. These models have been honored as “Mona Lisas” in the historic car world and these specific vehicles in this demo are actual winners. Yes, these...

Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...

Free Professional Development for preK to AP TEACHERS OF ITALIAN Saturday October 19 - 9:00 – 15:30Saturday January 11 - 9:00 – 15:30Saturday March 28 - 9:00 – 15:30Organized by the America-Italy Society of PhiladelphiaCourse Supervisor Patrizia Calanchini Monti, Director of Education Office, Consulate General of Italy in PhiladelphiaWith the help...

When I arrived at the Waterfall Room in South Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon and saw the black-and-white film of my own house towering over me on the projector screen, I knew I was in the right place. The Cammaratas, the family who grew up in the Mifflin Street rowhouse my wife and I bought two years ago, had invited me to their extended family r...

Friday, October 11, 5:00-7:00 PM. University of Pennsylvania Amado Recital Hall at the Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. Are you interested in marketing and social networks communication? Come hear from experts in academia and industry and representatives of Italian brands that have successfully transitioned across the ocean...

The day before Bon Appetit published the story that changed Joe Beddia’s life, the bespectacled Philly pizzaiolo happened to be in New York. Andrew Knowlton—at the time, the magazine’s restaurant editor—invited him over to the BA offices. “I walked out of the elevator, and he handed me the magazine,” Beddia says. I t was the July 2015 issue; the co...

“Last time I checked, wine goes great with cheese,” says Bill Mignucci Jr. of Di Bruno Bros., the gourmet grocery chain that started out as a cheese shop in Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market. That original cheese shop still stands, and just a couple doors down Mignucci and crew are opening the market’s only bottle shop. Set at the corner of Ni...