Get ready for a throwback to the old “Italian American Power Hour” days, as you join four friends at the kitchen table for a breakneck conversation about something we all love… being Italian American! When Rossella, Pat, and John are brought together with some of their favorite out-of-town Paesani for the 46th Biennial National Convention of the It...

Four days of celebrating Bloomfield’s rich Italian heritage will kick off this Thursday, and you’re invited — whether you’re Italian or not. “Everybody’s Italian this weekend!” says local musician and Bloomfield native Sal Richetti, Little Italy Days promoter since 2012.  Little Italy Days was started in 2002 with the goal of celebrating the town’s...

I haven’t said hello through my column in quite a while, so I thought I’d do so now to let you know how excited I’ll be to see many of you at the upcoming ISDA National Convention in Pittsburgh. The ISDA Order and Fraternal conventions are truly the bond that holds our wonderful organization together. They provide us with not only the opportunity t...

ISDA, with its record-setting asset growth and thriving membership, is ready to ring in its founding tradition: the Biennial National Convention, for both the Order and Fraternal Association. The 46th Order Convention and the 26th Fraternal Convention will be held at the elegant Westin Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh from Aug. 19th – 23rd. The Western...

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is thrilled to announce that Luigi Chinetti Jr. has been named the Grand Marshal for the highly anticipated 41st running of the event. This year's PVGP will be a special celebration, as Ferrari has been named the Marque of the Year, with a focus on the remarkable history of the North American Racing Team, NA...

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is honored to host Ferrari as our 2023 Marque of the Year and to pay homage to N.A.R.T. - the North American Racing Team both of which are deeply entwined in Pennsylvania history. Ferrari has been a timeless symbol of speed, power, and passion and one of the most iconic and successful brands in the world of motorsp...

July 22-23, 2023. 5280 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA. The Cortile della Corsa is the crown jewels of the car shows at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Cortile is Italian for “Courtyard” and it’s befitting the name because of the gorgeous Italian vehicles that sit in front of The Pittsburgh Golf Club promontory. The Cortile features the best o...

When Viviana Altieri journeyed from Rome, Italy to Pittsburgh, PA, on a dare nearly 30 years ago, she could never have imagined staying in the United States and pursuing the life of a “Professional Italian American.”  But this week’s guest is a natural-born adventurer, and her many incredible journeys seeking out the essence of what it means to “be...

When: Thursday, Jun. 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM - Where: Heinz History Center - Ticvketing: $15 non-members, $10 members, $5 students with ID Discover the history of the Pinza family’s tremendous artistic impact on the field of opera in Pittsburgh from guest speaker and Pinza’s grandson Samuele Bozzolla. Hear the story of Italian-born opera singer Ezio Pin...

Dreams do come true. Just ask Italian American and former Team Italy player Drew Maggi, who made his big league debut with the Pirates on April 26 after spending 13 years in the minor leagues. At 33 years old, he never held out hope that he would reach this level, and he experienced it with his family in attendance. Fans showered him with admiratio...