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A satirical, behind-the-scenes sister-story to Puccini's Tosca as imagined by one of the wittiest and most admired Italian playwright and actresses, Franca Valeri. Tosca and the two downstairsis directed by Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director of KIT, and its English translation is by Natasha Lardera. The play will be acted by Laura Caparrotti and M...

Princeton has joined Newark as the first two communities in the state to mark Indigenous Peoples Day on what traditionally has been Columbus Day. Earlier this month, Princeton's mayor and municipal council passed a resolution that declares the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day out of observance of at least three Native American tri...

Saturday October 5. 2:00 pm Sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark. 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ Admission: Donations welcome; open to the public. Contact: Angelica M. Santomauro, Ed.D., Director 973-595-7953 labormuseum@gmail.com http://www.labormuseum.net Jennifer Ranu will discuss her recently published book, Ital...

Princeton is now the second New Jersey town to officially recognize “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” as the second Monday in October. While some towns across the country have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day, officials in Princeton say they plan to celebrate both. "We wanted to make it a positive thing. This is something we hope that eve...

The Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council #6342 of Absecon and Galloway is sponsoring its 9th annual Italian Festival.  Italian live music will be provided by Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band featuring Tony DeLuca.;  Italian Folk Dancing provided by the Dance Forum South;  free Bocce Ball, including accordionist Carmen Vitanza playi...

For nearly 60 years, Brother Michael J. Rosenello called Wilmington home. The Oblate of St. Francis de Sales was an integral part of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, known primarily for his work at Padua Academy. Brother Mike, 92, died Sept. 20. He was a member of the Oblates for 71 years. The Padua community remembered Brother Mike at a prayer service...

Held annually during the month of October in Naples, Italy, ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary Art was first established in 1996. Filmmakers, artists, scholars, curators, and the general public assemble from all parts of the world for four days to view, converse, and debate the works. This two-part program, organized in ass...

Columbus Celebrations, Inc. will be holding an Italian Heritage Festival in Baltimore's famous Little Italy on October 6, 2019, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. The festival will be held on Stiles and Exeter Streets and will be preceded by a Mass at St Leo's Church at 9:30 a.m., a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Columbus Piazza at 11:00...

Chris Coccia has been chosen to be this year’s Grand Marshal for the 15th Annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade. Chris has been a long-time supporter of the parade as well as the owner of a successful real estate company the Coccia Real Estate Group in East Hanover.  Joining Chris is Anthony Iacullo Esq. of the law firm Iacullo Martino who will...

The owner of a popular Montgomery County-based pasta purveyor has passed away. Joseph A.M. 'Chip' Talluto, who owned Talluto's Authentic Italian Food, was 74. Talluto's features three branded retail stores located in Norristown, Ridley Park, and the Italian Market in Philadelphia. Talluto products are also served in grocery stores and restaurants a...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will call the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel home during the weekend of November 1-3, 2019, to celebrate its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend. Throughout this unforgettable weekend, NIAF will be celebrating its 2019 Region of Honor, Molise, along with its impressive honorees who are outstanding members of t...

Pete Palumbo, a Kane native, has found his true niche as he enjoys retirement. He’s conducted years of research on the flow of Italian immigrants to Kane and nearby communities more than a century ago. According to Palumbo, most of the Italian-American families in Kane can trace their roots to Calabria— a region of Italy that includes the “toe of t...