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Maria Perrotta came to the limelight in 2012. She performed J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations when she was nine months pregnant with an ambulance stationed outside the theatre in case she went into labor during the recital. Very few women in history had given a concert this far along in their pregnancy; one of them being Clara Schumann. The live perf...

Courtney Gaccione, a West Orange resident and the current counsel and county adjuster for Essex County, was recently named among this year’s "Stellas della Contea di Essex" (Stars of Essex County) during the 2019 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month celebration in order to recognize her community involvement and commitment to improving the...

James J. Gruccio Sr., Aldo Falasca and Danielle (Falasca) Sneathen are this year’s Spirit of Achievement Award winners, selected by the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey. The accolades will be presented during the 32nd Annual Gala Ball set for Nov. 23 at the Greenview Inn at Eastlyn. Honorees are selected from nominations submitted by the...

In the early twentieth century Albert Einstein discovered that time could stretch and space bend, and a multi-dimensional mathematics would eventually be needed to describe the cosmos that his physics predicted. In this lecture, Professor Egginton shows how, by confronting some of the greatest metaphysical problems of their day, Dante and the theol...

Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined with members and families of St. Anthony’s Lodge to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Italian-American fraternal organization that has touched the lives of so many Chester County residents. In recognition of the milestone event, Dinniman presented Anthony Mascherino, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and co-ch...

The Vero Amici charity handed out a total of $18,000 to 10 community groups, including the Caldwell and West Caldwell fire departments, Caldwell Food Pantry, Caldwell-West Caldwell Recreation Department, American Legion James Caldwell Post 185 in Caldwell and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7925 in Fairfield, at its annual ceremony Monday, Nov. 11. T...

Ben 22 Istituti Scolastici Superiori di Basilicata e Molise hanno risposto al Bando su "Sicurezza sul lavoro e migrazione: ieri e Oggi” predisposto con il Patrocinio del Comune di MATERA e della Fondazione MATERA Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019, dalle Direzioni INAIL di BASILICATA e MOLISE, dagli Uffici Scolastici delle due Regioni, dall’Associ...

I think it must be part of the genetic makeup of Italian-American “housewives” over 50.  If in fact it isn’t, I sure can site several cases that make this premise at least worth considering.  The gene to which I refer causes these ladies to keep a spotless or near spotless home….inside and out.  Take my wife, Luann, for example.  We have been marri...

When Pier Forlano says he enjoys the vibrant atmosphere of Philadelphia, he’s speaking as someone who has extensive experience living in great cities. A career diplomat, Forlano, 56, has traveled the world in the service of the Italian government for more than three decades, serving at embassies in Bulgaria, Malta, South Africa and Australia. His c...

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th & O Street NW , Washington DC 20057 On the occasion of the 4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute of Georgetown College, in collaboration with the Georgetown Universit...

Tutti noi conosciamo Domenico Modugno e la sua popolarità qui negli Stati Uniti: ci succede spesso di andare ad eventi dedicati all’Italia e di sentire in sottofondo la canzone Nel blu dipinto di blu, meglio conosciuta come Volare! Proprio per questo motivo, quando ho sentito che un ulteriore evento su Modugno era stato organizzato a Washington, D....

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, has replaced Columbus Day in 130 U.S. cities within 34 states, and eight of those include complete states. South Dakota took a stance in 1990 changing their holiday to Native American Day. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers' Day to recognize the Polynesian discoverers of the Hawaiian Islands. From last year to this year, the num...