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The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera are pleased to present a special preview of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca debuting on May 11th at the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Director Ethan McSweeny and Conductor Speranza Scappucci will take you inside the composer's mind and into the history an...

There is a place where the pasta runs wild. In heaps and in mounds it’s piled and piled. “Just a side for me,” you will say, unaware That what you’ve just ordered could feed Delaware. The restaurant’s Rossi’s; it’s outwardly mild. In Archbald, PA, it’s Italian-styled.A friendly corner place for the small-town’s folk, But oh God, the portions—they’r...

William J. Connell, Professor of History and Joseph M. and Geraldine C. La Motta Chair in Italian Studies, has been selected a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. As a recipient of the so-called "Brainy Award," the fellowship includes a $200,000 grant to devote significant time to research, writing, and publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Co...

As part of Unexpected Italy, the Festival organized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and the Italian Cultural Institute, phantasmagorical singer-songwriter, poet, writer, illusionist and showman Vinicio Capossela presents for the first time in the United States Ballat...

Friday, May 03, 2019, from 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm. Organized by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566. In collaboration with Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute. Entrance: Free. As part of Unexpected Italy, the Festival organized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing...

An Italian-based hydraulic equipment supplier, whose sole U.S. location is in Upper Bucks County, will move into a newly constructed building this year to start manufacturing in the U.S. MP Filtri USA will move from its current home at 2055 Quaker Pointe Drive in Milford Township to a site Gorski Engineering will build in nearby Richland Township....

Few Italian-Americans have made as big an impact on the world of baseball as 33-year-old, Francisco Cervelli. Born in Valencia, Venezuela, Cervelli had an Italian immigrant father, Manuel, who encouraged him to play baseball during his youth in Venezuela. What happened next Cervelli could only have dreamt of when starting out in Venezuela. He was e...

When Nancy Campanella was growing up in South Philly during the Depression, she aspired to become an artist. One of nine children, she worked in her father’s grocery store after school and on weekends. She showed artistic talent while at South Philadelphia High School for Girls, and was offered an art-school scholarship but had to decline it beca...

The “Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release” exhibition opened yesterday at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington until September 2, 2019. This is the second US stop of the exhibition previously hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago where it was met with great success in terms of public and critic alike. Enrico David, a world-famous ar...

Nothing beats a hearty plate of homemade spaghetti and meatballs, and it just so happens that our region’s rich history produces plenty of it. Many of our local Italian restaurants have been staples in their communities for decades. And if you don’t find their pastas appealing, there’s plenty of other tantalizing items on the menu. But don’t take o...

Visitors will notice the crisp chef hat with the blue stripe. It adorned the head of Bloomfield Groceria owner Rich Trocchio as he created a made-to-order hoagie for a customer Thursday. “You remember Isaly’s?” he asked, referring to one of Pittsburgh iconic family-owned dairies and restaurants. “This is an old Italy’s hat. It’s a classic.” Trocchi...

Cape Region food industry professionals recently teamed up to help local high schoolers realize their dreams. Every spring, the business of eating here in the Cape Region faces the inescapable fact that trustworthy, skilled help in professional kitchens is getting harder to find. In response to this, the Delaware Restaurant Association stepped up t...