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The church bells at St. Mary’s rang at the appointed time on Sunday: at the stroke of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. One hundred years had passed since the end of World War I, and a family gathered to finally give one soldier his due. Joseph Lorino was an Italian immigrant from Sicily who left his adopted city of Passaic in 1917 t...

The 3rd Edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World will start in Washington DC and the USA on Monday November 12 with a vast selection of events suitable to "all palates". The Week , that has now reached its third edition, has established itself as an important event for the promotion of Italy abroad. This year, the “Week” is dedicated to...

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Presents Patrizio Buanne: The Special Valentine's Show on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8 P.M. Get romantic with international acclaimed, best-selling crooner Patrizio Buanne, the world's leading ambassador of Neapolitan, Sicilian and other Italian song, when he makes this welcome return to NJPAC with The Sp...

As a conclusion to the Third Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, celebrating this year the Italian region of Puglia, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC present Apulian jazz pianist Kekko Fornarelli, performing his show Monologue for the first time in the United States. Monologue is an intimate dialogue betwee...

As the legend goes, there was only one way to survive the bite of a tarantula and the workers in the fields of Apulia discovered it. When the spider bit you and the venom started to move within your body, you had to move with it and the only way to flush out the poison was to dance. And it was from this story that the traditional dance of the Salen...

Food is an essential part of people’s lives, and as such is much more than nourishment. It is also the main factor in how we view others and ourselves. Eating and cooking are part of the culture of a country, reflecting its history and beliefs. On the occasion of the Third Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Francesco Cito, one of Italy’s most ac...

“Today we celebrate the sustained excellent results of an agreement signed 15 years ago which marked the start of an intense collaboration between Italy and the US in tracking down hundreds of illicitly exported artworks,” said Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Alberto Bonisoliin his remarks during a ceremony at the Embassy of It...

Parliamo di te del tuo arrivo negli Usa a 25 anni e la formazione artistica all’Accademia di Arte di Philadelphia?“Sono nata a Roma ed ho sempre disegnato e dipinto poi intorno ai 25 anni ho deciso di andare negli Stati Uniti per conoscere me stessa. Ho vissuto in diverse città della costa orientale ed occidentale, e mi sono trasferita a Philadelph...

October was full of festivities and celebrations for those of Italian Heritage. The chief celebration this year was NIAF’s annual gala weekend in Washington, DC. As the National Italian American Foundation kicked off its 43rd Gala Weekend, Italian Americans from all over the country poured into the nation’s capital to take part. The weekend began w...

The Heritage Ballroom on MacDade Boulevard was packed Sunday evening, when the honorees’ friends, colleagues and family members joined Ciao Delco groups and their guests, to pay tribute to Dan Amoroso and family, owners of Amoroso Baking Company, Dr. Laverne Harmon, president of Wilmington University, and Dave White, owner of DWD Mechanical Contrac...

One of seven children, Joseph Battaglia remembers traveling back to his grandfather Gaetano Bastardi’s house in New York after his family moved to North Brunswick when he was a child, visiting his relatives and feasting all day. “You don’t realize it at the time, but those were the best times,” he said. Fast-forward, and Battaglia tries to keep tho...

The Italian-American Community in Washington, D.C., mourns the passing on October 24, 2018, of Angelo Puglisi a long-time supporter of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center and Holy Rosary Church.  He was 93 years old.  Angelo, as he liked to be called, was an active member of the Lido Civic Club for 62 years. He was a member of the Abruzzo and Mo...