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The Mille Miglia is coming to America. One of the most famous car races in the world, the original Mille Miglia was held quasi-annually in the 30 years between 1927 and 1957 on a 1000-mile circuit that formed a bent loop between Brescia, Bologna, Rome, and Milan. Italian cars such as Alfa Romeos, Maseratis, Lancias, and Ferraris dominated the race,...

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7 p.m. Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom, 1015 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. Admission is free with ticket registration. You are invited to attend a documentary screening celebrating the Italian American experience. Brothers James J. and Justice Louis L. Manderino from Monessen, Pennsylvania were born two of six...

Will the real Steven Van Zandt stand up? The Jersey boy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who’s played with Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band off and on for decades. He played Silvio, Tony Soprano’s mob sidekick, on six seasons of HBO’s The Sopranos. He’s introduced over 1,000 new bands in the last 15 years on Little Steven’s Underground Gara...

Performer, composer, and author John T. LaBarbera performs his original score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck on October 28 at 4:00pm. LaBarbera’s score creates an emotional atmosphere through the melodic themes that are reminiscent of the Italian immigrant music published during the early 20th century. C...

Friday, October 26, 2018. From 7:00 pm To 7:45 pm. Organized by Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute. Entrance: Free. Shakespeare Theatre Company - Sidney Harman Hall: Forum 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004. Now in its 11th year, Kids Euro Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America. This year Italy pres...

The Peppertown Park Renewal Committee threw the second annual Bocce Tournament & Festival on Saturday. By any measure it was a hit. Committee member Midge Vicendese said the hope was residents would come not just to play Bocce, but to watch it, have something to eat and to enjoy a day in the park with their family, friends and, yes, even dogs. Judg...

After a successful film festival run, “Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream,” Antony Osso’s award-winning documentary chronicling Rudy’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, will be released on Vimeo On Demand, for rental or purchase, on October 15. Starting October 8, Viewers can pre-order the film at this link: www.vimeo.com/ondemand/pizzashop The hourlong do...

Author and documentarian, Pierette Domenica Simpson, heads to Washington D.C. to screen her award-winning docufilm, Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?, which is based on her book, “Alive on the Andrea Doria: The Greatest Sea Rescue in History”. Both works recount the most catastrophic maritime collision of July 25, 1956 on the Atlantic Ocean. ...

The second annual Bocce Tournament and Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Peppertown Park on October 6, where Berkeley Heights newest Bocce Champions will be crowned. In the spirit of the Italian Heritage of Peppertown Park, come join us for a day of Bocce, Italian food, fun and games including corn hole and a 50/50.  All proceeds of t...

The star of Gianandrea Noseda will now shine over Washington through 2025. The National Symphony Orchestra has extended the existing contract of its Italian music director four more years. The announcement came midway through the NSO’s season-opening gala concert in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Saturday night. Underscoring the good cheer all...

Saturday September 15, 7-9 p.m. EDT. Price: General $20; Seniors(60+) $15; Children under 12 free. Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center - 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, PA. Buy Tickets here  The Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra will host an evening of mandolin music featuring special guest The Carlo Aonzo Trio, direct from Italy. The Orchestra will open t...

As Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto declared Saturday “Norman Nardini Day,” honoring its native son’s 50 years as a musician, some might ask themselves, “Why?” Especially since Nardini grew up near Springdale. The self-described local “uncrowned king of rock ‘n’ roll” has proven to be an inexhaustible songwriter and performer whose music and comedic...