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A heaping helping of Olde World Italy will be served with amore and plenty of white, red and green during the 15th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival, taking place on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept.28. Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, the festival will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues a...

Our Women Who Jazz series comes back with a much-awaited concert by pianist and composer Rita Marcotulli. Rita Marcotulli, an icon of Italian jazz, carved herself an impressive international career in a very short period of time. She played alongside jazz greats such as Chet Baker, Joe Lovano, Paul Bley, Palle Danielsson, Michel Portal, Enrico Rava...

You don't have to fly to Rome to throw three coins in its world-famous fountain. Head to the Mercer County Italian-American Festival, where visitors can toss coins into the pool of a Fountain of Trevi more than half the size of the original in Italy as the actors did in the 1954 Academy-award nominated movie, "Three Coins in the Fountain."  The fes...

As someone who grew up in New Jersey, I always elicit surprise—nay, indignation—when people find out I haven’t seen The Sopranos. The award-winning HBO drama, which follows New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, ended over 12 years ago, yet still, the dedication and passion that fans have for the series is impressive. So it really comes as no surprise (...

For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors will perform the greatest Tenor Arias and Songs of all time, in wonderful unique arrangements, created particularly for their U.S. Debut Tour. The quartet will make a stop at the State Theatre on Friday, October 11th. Show time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $45/$35 and can be purchased by v...

The East Hanover Italian American Club has chosen local resident Chris Coccia as the 2019 Grand Marshal of their 15th Annual Columbus Day Parade. Chris,  owner of Coccia Real Estate, is a longtime sponsor of the parade. The Parade Awards Gala will take place Friday, October 11 at the Hanover Manor, East Hanover. This years parade will be held on Su...

It was a day of celebration, culture, music and great food as Glassboro presented its annual St. Anthony’s Italian Heritage Festival on Saturday along Rowan Boulevard. The festival featured Italian food, a beer garden, cultural presentations, live music and carnival games. Special events included a homemade wine competition and a cannoli eating con...

A taste of Italy is coming to Riverviews Artspace this weekend when the Dante Alighieri Society of Virginia, a group of local enthusiasts of Italian culture, hosts the event “Viva L’Italia.” Set to run from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, the free event will feature a variety of activities designed to celebrate Italian culture, including a cash bar with Italia...

The Mercer County Italian American Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary Sept. 27-29 and is pulling out all the stops with a full lineup of entertainment, food and attractions. The festival was started in 2000 by Festival Association President, Cav. John Scarpati, in direct response to what he felt was the diminishing presence of the Italian...

Although Leonardo da Vinci is best known for being a painter, an inventor and a scientist, two titles are often overlooked: musician and theater producer. Leonardo was in fact a skilled performer and he was commissioned by some of the most musically prominent courts of his time. His musical inventions opened an unexpected window into new ideas and...

The Orange Italian American Organization, city of Orange and Mayor Dwayne Warren came together to celebrate community and culture at the 19th annual Italian-American Festival on Lincoln Avenue and Mechanic Street on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Attendees were out in full force to enjoy the beautiful weather and the variety of wares being...

State Sen. Anthony R. Bucco, a Morris County Republican who has served in the New Jersey Senate since 1998, has died.  He was 81. Bucco has been a fixture in politics for more than 40 years, since winning a seat on the Boonton Board of Alderman in 1977.  He served as mayor, freeholder, and assemblyman before ousting State Sen. Gordon MacInnes (D-Mo...