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by Cindy Capitani   A little bit of Bears Country had a big showing in the World Series with Chicago Cubs' first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who has roots in Lyndhurst. Rizzo helped bring the Cubs to their first World Series win in 108 years, breaking the longest championship drought by any major American sports team.   The Cubs toppl...

by Zach Tuggle   A small piece of Italy came to Ferguson Park in Shinnston Saturday in the form of the fifth annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Bocce Tournament. "Get in there!" competitors shouted as their team's ball rolled down the moistened dirt of the court toward a gap in other balls. "Just bounce it off the wall and...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), will hold its fall Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The annual event will be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey at 2:00 p.m. Artistic Director Lucine Amara, a Met Opera luminary, invites t...

The Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will host a free public screening of the award winning 2006 film "The Golden Door" (Nuovomondo) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Hunterdon County Library Community Room at 314 Route 12, Building 3, in Raritan Township.   Club President Mike DeSapio said that the film, set in early 20...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) invites the public to celebrate its 25th anniversary year with its new Bring the Family to the Opera program. To launch the program, the only grand opera company in Bergen County is offering several special ticket offers for children, senior citizens, and individuals to see the company's p...

The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble will present its 18th anniversary spring concert, "A Touch of Italy," 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Galloway Township.   The concert will take the audience on a musical journey through Italy with such well known and loved pieces as, "The...

In anticipo per la Messa in italiano entro nel salone di Casa Italiana dove, dopo le celebrazioni domenicali, ci si riunisce per un caffè e due chiacchiere.   Entro e la prima persona che vedo è Silvana Cipriani. Ha in mano i volantini del ballo di Carnevale dei lucchesi nel mondo che verrà celebrato assieme agli amici dell'Abruzzo Molise He...

Set in the small town of Altamura (Puglia), Focaccia Blues tells the true story of a traditional bakery that puts a recently opened McDonald's out of business. The mocumentary explores the challenges of preserving local culture and traditions, amidst the crushing tide of globalization.   Director: Nico CerasolaItaly, 2009, 82 minutesFilm in...

September 13 (Sunday) 3:00 pm - Afternoon of Italian Opera at the Botto HouseAnnamaria Stefanelli, lyric soprano, Rory Angelicola,tenor, and Andrew Macirowski, accompanist will perform from Italian operas enjoyed by laborers 100 years ago. (Rain date: Saturday, September 19 at 5:00 pm). Sponsored by American Labor Museum/Botto House...

di Roberto Zanni, Gente d'Italia - ItaliaChiamaItalia   Non si può dire che sia una novità: la musica italiana negli States ha sempre avuto un fascino particolare. Certo per i milioni di emigranti, dei figli dei figli, oggi americani che però ancora vibrano a sentire le note più profonde delle melodie nostrane. Ma si può dire per tutti anche...

E' andata a Brian Boitano, ex campione olimpico di pattinaggio sul ghiaccio, medaglia d'oro a Calgary nel 1988, e noto presentatore televisivo americano, l'11esima edizione del Premio Radici della Regione Liguria. La consegna è avvenuta stamane a Favale di Malvaro, in provincia di Genova, in occasione della 53esima edizione della Festa dell'Emigran...

The Order of Sons of Italy in America is a fraternal organization of Italian-Americans. The members' primary interest has been to preserve their Italian heritage and to be the very best of what it is to be Italian-American. They have devoted their Lodge to assisting those in need and encouraging educational achievement through scholarships.  ...