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When it comes to making music, conductor Jason C. Tramm throws himself into a little bit of everything. I don’t bother asking him why. It’d be like asking the sun why it shines. He’s just doing what he was born to do. His calendar has returned to pre-pandemic levels after nearly three years of COVID-19 cancellations. “There’s so much going on and I...

Maryland men’s soccer’s Luca Costabile didn’t know anything about college soccer in June. He played for an academy in his home country of Denmark and spent a year in the fourth division of Italy before former teammates who made the switch to the United States convinced him to listen to offers from American colleges. Costabile signed to a recruiting...

A first-generation Italian-American born and raised in Westchester, NY, Anthony Rodia came out of the womb making people laugh. With over 900,000 social media followers and over 22 million YouTube views, audiences love Rodia’s candidness about his personal life and razor-sharp observations on marriage, parenthood, road rage, and everything else wor...

Thousands of runners in Philadelphia channeled their inner Rocky Balboa Saturday, participating in the Rocky Run. Runners took to the streets to have the chance to complete a 5K, 10K or the full Italian Stallion half-marathon. The run, inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s infamous city run in the Rocky films, will see all proceeds from this year’s even...

When: Sat, November 19, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST - Where: History of Italian Immigration Museum 1834 East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148 Birth of New Biccari in Philadelphia is a bilingual book (Italian & English) that tells the story of a select family of Italian immigrants from the Comune di Biccari (Italy - Region of Puglia; Pro...

What do a charismatic mob boss, an Italian-American boy being brought up in a law-abiding family, and Bill Mazeroski have in common? They all factor into actor, writer, director and producer Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale.” Before it was a movie, it was a one-man stage play and the 70-year-old Palminteri is bringing it to Pittsburgh’s Byham Theat...

Anthony J. Wilkinson returns to Ocean Casino Resort on Saturday, November 12 for My Big Gay Italian Funeral in Ovation Hall. This is the sequel to the Off-Broadway hit comedy, My Big Gay Italian Wedding and includes some of the same characters you know and love. Doors open at 7:00pm; showtime is 8:00pm. My Big Gay Italian Funeral picks up where My...

Dom welcomes Michael Bonasera, Chairman and Curator of the History of the Italian Immigration Museum, to tell what’s been going on at the museum on Columbus Day. First, Dom and Michael remember the time that Michael inducted Giordano into the museum, placing him between Frank Sinatra and Frank Rizzo. Then, Bonasera tells what’s recently been added...

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents comedian Eric D’Alessandro on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00pm.  The New York native has always found his place in the spotlight. His passion for comedy is equally credited to his creative mindset, as well as his big Italian-American family which inspires his raw comedic sketches and uncensored, relatable r...

Phillies prospect and Team Italia player Vito Friscia is the 2022 IABF Future Star honoree. He will be honored at the annual IABF Gala in Brooklyn on December 1. Friscia, a Long Island native, is a Triple A catcher in the Phillies organization. A product of Hofstra University, he wore the uniform of the Italian national team for the first time duri...

Drivers shouldn’t be surprised if they see some rare and vintage sports cars rumbling through the Virginia countryside Friday, and into D.C. on Saturday. The 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA is in town, with Middleburg, Virginia, as its home base. It’s put on in cooperation with organizers of the original 1000 Miglia (Italian for 1000 miles) in Italy. “They...

The National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America are excited to present the top three grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experience for the benefit of future generations. experience for the benefit of futur...