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by Warren Boroson    New Jersey has had its share of famous singers. Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Sarah Vaughn.   Opera singers, too. Frederica von Stade, Barbara Bonney, Richard Crooks, Dorothy Kirstin, Paul Robeson (he did occasionally sing opera). And now...James Valenti, born in...

Saturday, August 17 - 12 noon to 8 pmSunday, August 17-18 - 11 am to 7 pmalong Stiles & Exeter Streets   Festival Needs:VOLUNTEERS! Volunteers volunteers volunteers! To work stands, to prepare food M/T/W before festival, to setup and break down Sunday eve and Monday morn. Call Sue 410-321-7765 or wtwindstar@aol.com.BOOKS! Book...

Oggi primo giorno ufficiale di vendemmia. «Con le premesse di un'ottima annata» annuncia soddisfatta Coldiretti, che prevede una produzione attorno ai 42 milioni di ettolitri (circa il 3% in più rispetto all'anno scorso). Si inizia con le uve pinot e chardonnay, per la lavorazione degli spumanti.   E quest'anno la produzione di vini bianchi...

By Roy Proctor Richmond will launch its 2013-14 opera season with two salutes in honor of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday. Virginia Beach-based Lyric Opera Virginia will commence its four-event season this month with "Viva Verdi!" a program of Verdi scenes, in the Oates Theater at the Collegiate School.   Read more  ...

Quality Italian recently opened just around the corner from parent restaurant Quality Meats, and like its predecessor, it's also inspired by old-world butcher shops in its design.   "I think the space is kind of really different than any other restaurant I've ever seen because they have these really cool pictures, but they're all backwards,"...

By Donna Doherty   They might be teenagers, but they sing the kinds of songs that bring moms and daughters to concerts together, and they do so well enough to capture the attention of Barbra Streisand, who invited the Italian trio to sing with her on her 2012 tour.   Il Volo, which appropriately means "the flight," has skyrocketed to...

Che sia bianco, rosso o rosato non importa, per il mercato a stelle e strisce ciò che conta è la qualità racchiusa nel marchio made in Italy. Almeno secondo il sito Winenews.it che riferisce, come il mercato n. 1 al mondo per consumo complessivo, ha visto una crescita dell´import di vino italiano nella prima metà del 2013 dell´1,9% in volume (a 1,2...

Fashion in Italy is serious business—so it's no surprise that lots of travelers often ask us how to dress like an Italian while they're here! While you certainly don't have to dress like a local when you're visiting, and while you should definitely wear what you're comfortable in, immersing yourself in the culture can be part of the fun. And that m...

In celebration of the opening of Sleeping Beauty at the Emerson/Paramount Center Theatre, the Italian Consulate, MITaly and ArtsEmerson invite you to engage with Colla Marionette, a centuries old Italian marionette company on Tuesday November 12th at 6:30 pm at MIT.   The company will present the evolution of their design technique...

By Beatrice Bondi Bergamo si presenta a New York. Il 21 novembre la Provincia di Bergamo e l'agenzia di promozione turistica Turismo Bergamo, in collaborazione con l'ENIT di New York, hanno presentato al pubblico americano le bellezze e le opportunità turistiche che la provincia bergamasca offre: dallo storico centro cittadino alle montagne, dagli...

A+E Networks has set up a Rome-based company to launch and operate branded channels and services in Italy: A+E Networks Italy.   A+E Networks will launch Crime & Investigation on Sky Italia on December 16. It is working with FOX International Channels to assume full ownership of HISTORY Italy in early 2014.   Read more   So...

by Carol Sugarman   Joe's Pizza, the Greenwich Village institution owned and operated by Naples-born Joe Pozzuoli since 1975, has been visited by a host of celebrities over the years. But its latest claim to fame was its inclusion in the movie Spider-Man 2. Actor Tobey Maguire, aka Spider-Man, plays a Joe's delivery guy.   Our tour gu...