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Sunday, January 5, 2020. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST. Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, 315 Homeland Southway, Baltimore, MD 21212. Italian Cultural Center of Maryland's Caffè Letterario is an intimate conversation with selected guests about the arts, community and culture over coffee and pastries in the classic Italian style. It facilitates the shari...

The Borough of Totowa Public Library Foundation, together with the Borough of Totowa Public Library, are hosting its ninth annual Italian Family Style Dinner on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at The Brownstone. Doors open at 6 p.m. This year, they will be presenting the Mayor Sam Cherba Award to the American Legion Post #227 for their generosity to the Toto...

The man who brought fresh, homemade and handmade pasta to South Jersey has died at age 87. Joseph Severino of Westmont, the founder of Severino Pasta Company, died Dec. 19, his family said in a published death notice. Anthony Iannone, the chef and owner of Anthony's Creative Cuisine in Haddon Heights, recalled Severino as "the first person to intro...

One of the most delightful things to do around the holidays is to visit an art museum and look at a few of the paintings that tell the stories we commemorate on these days. Over the past 20 years, I’ve enjoyed taking such tours. In my experience, by far the most popular and satisfying would be “The Christmas Story in Art” tour that the National Gal...

A group of New Jersey high school students got quite the power punch when "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone decided to pay them a surprise visit. Students from Eastside High School's Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Tourism School (CAHTS) in Paterson were on their way home from a field trip Monday when they decided to stop by the statue of Rocky Balbo...

The Italian Embassy in Washington organized the symposium "Geographical Indications: Opportunities and Challenges" on Geographical Indications and Denominations of Protected Origin. Members of the main Italian consortia and representatives of American regional products attended the event. At the outset Ambassador Armando Varricchio recalled how "op...

World-class Italian guitarist and singer Beppe Gambetta will perform two concerts next month at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J. Gambetta has found a second home in Stockton, and each year invites one or two wonderful musicians he has met along the road to join him for a special performance at the Prallsville Mills. This year, his guests wil...

The element of scale is crucial to the production of any theatrical work. And while “The Light in the Piazza” is set against the artistic magnificence of Florence and Rome, and its lushly lyrical score by Adam Guettel is infused with elements of grand opera (some of it sung in Italian), the show is, at its core, a profoundly intimate work about lov...

Great success on December 12, for the duo Roberta Gambarini and Jeb Patten wo performed at the Embassy of Italy. The Italian jazz singer and local pianist delighted the embassy guests with a program of jazz music, with some great American and Italian classics, interpreted in an innovative and engaging way. Alongside some improvisations, the duo als...

Parte da Molfetta l’idea di lanciare una petizione popolare per riaprire il Consolato Italiano di Newark nel New Jersey. Come ormai risaputo è proprio in questa particolare zona degli Stati Uniti che si concentra un numero considerevole di molfettesi (secondo qualcuno quasi una seconda Molfetta), senza considerare la presenza molto alta di italiani...

To be Italian in the Washington, DC metro area one must frequent the only Italian Church in town, Holy Rosary Church.  My husband and I were blessed to be married in this beautiful jewel and both of our girls were baptized here.  Step inside this Italian masterpiece of mosaics, carvings and frescoes and immediately escape to bell'Italia. The warmth...

Legendary Jon Bon Jovi, known for his singing and his rock group, is also a philanthropist. Half a million dollars was donated through his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to help build 77 new homes for homeless veterans in Washington, D.C. The project has taken ten years to complete with the help of nonprofit “Help USA,” whose goal is to tackle the is...