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From Giacomo Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, a scope of classical sounds will soon resonate throughout the halls of South Philadelphia High School. Seasoned and emerging musicians from across the Philadelphia region will convene at the local public high school, 2101 S. Broad St., for the 27th annual Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Concert on Sunday,...

It’s gravy. And it’s pronounced gaba-gool. If you disagree, you may not be as Italian as you think. Or you are and you’re just from a different part of the country. I grew up in South Jersey and enjoyed Sunday gravy, yes, that’s tomato sauce over spaghetti. My wife grew up in Rhode Island and their gravy is brown and belongs on Turkey and mashed po...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) held its inaugural charity golf outing on Monday, September 9 at the exclusive Ramsey Golf & Country Club in Ramsey, NJ. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect late summer day to host 80 golfers and guests from the tri-state area. The outing was emceed by Emmy-award winning on-air talent Matt Stucko of Y...

The full force of heightened emotions and stupendous music is what is in store for audiences when Virginia Opera brings its production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” to the Center for the Arts. #Puccini’s “Tosca” features some of his most acclaimed, best-known lyrical arias. “Tosca” is set in Rome on the brink of military invasion with a trio of trag...

Il Volo, the popular international opera crossover trio who started as teens, will undertake a tour to mark its 10th anniversary that will stop at Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, it was announced Friday. The male vocal group of tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto and baritone Gianluca Ginoble will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Ticket...

Sunday, September 29, 2019. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT. Casa Italiana, 595 3rd Street NW, Washington, 20001. The “Tenores di Neoneli” are a group of polyphonic singers from Sardinia (Italy). Founded in the little town of Neoneli in 1976, the group interprets the ancient Sardinian tradition of “a tenore” singing. A tenore singing is performed by groups...

Friday September 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday September 22, 2:30 p.m. Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Ave. S.W., Roanoke VA. Before Pennywise, there was “Pagliacci.” OK, so Stephen King’s mega-selling horror book and movie franchise “It” and Italian composer Ruggero Leoncavallo’s 1892 operatic masterpiece don’t actually have much...

His pace is frenetic. He holds no hostages. He says what you are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. The bottom line is this: Wear adult diapers if you are going to see Vic DiBitetto perform live.  He will return to The Newton Theatre for shows on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 8:00pm and Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 8:00pm. Vic has created many v...

The original musical all about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen called, “They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!” will be performed for a final three-day run in New Jersey October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson. This Perry Award-nominee (Outstanding Original Musical) has enjoyed sold-out performances at the S...

Sonny Conto, a genuine and upbeat 23-year-old boxer from S. 9th Street, is setting himself apart in a sport too often defined by flashy promotions and over-the-top personalities. An Italian-American who picked up boxing gloves at age 10, Conto is beloved in his South Philly neighborhood and humbled by the family and fans who roar from beside the ri...

Family’s central role in our lives is a bit odd considering you’re bonded by blood instead of choice. The built-in attachment can prove challenging at times, but also rewarding in a way few other relationships can match. Comedian Candice Guardino aims to show the hilarity in both sides of her own family experience with her one-woman show/musical, “...

Ace character actor Michael Imperioli’s resume includes stints—regular and one-offs in such television series as Californication, Blue Bloods, and even The Office, in which he memorably appeared in an episode as Dwight Schrute’s karate sensei. But he will likely forever be best-known for his role on The Sopranos as Christopher Moltisanti, mob boss...