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Today marks the 15th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death. The idol singer, film actor, show star of the 20th -century America and the only US legend whose name graces three plaques at the Avenue of Stars, died in Los Angeles on May 14, 1998.   Frank Sinatra came down in history as a popular romantic singer with a velvety voice. Sinatra ros...

Silvano Pieri survived World War II in a small village near Lucca, Italy, and came to America in 1946. A retired lamp-maker, Pieri has hands as big and tough as catcher's mitts and his accent is as thick as tomato paste.   But when he rolls a bocce ball with his classic soft touch, it looks like a supple hand gently turning a key. The secre...

Does your child have talent? Join Mondo Italiano's new course "musichIAMO" ("I love music") with Italian tenor Marco Fiorante from Lecce. Classes in Pittsbirgh are starting Tuesday, September 22nd for ages 5-10 and 11-17. There are adult voice lessons as well. For more information, contact MONDO ITALIANO at (412) 478 2681 or email m...

Dal primo agosto Radio Icn trasmetterà solo per internet. Niente più radio SCA, una tecnologia da tempo superata, costosa, piena di statica e limitata nella zona d'ascolto. Una decisione che abbiamo rinviato per molto tempo, ma ora necessaria. E' l'addio all'antenna, come lo è stato per le televisioni che oramai da anni ricevono il segnale solo via...

AC Cugini's rising U15 Girls team, RES Roma 99, that plays in WAGS has a few spots open, with scholarships also available to players with financial need. Rising U14 and rising U15 age girls are welcome to try out.   Tryouts are by appointment only in July and August at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. The team is trained and coached by Cugini Pr...

by Stephanie Maksin   Members of the Italian American Civic Club gathered at Centerton Country Club for the club's 23rd annual Memorial Golf Tournament Wednesday afternoon. Lunch and drinks were served to the golfers at the food tent. Authentic Italian dishes were prepared along with seafood and a traditional barbecue.   The even...

Pittsburgh native and former International Boxing Federation lightweight champion, Paul Spadafora, is anxious to get back in the ring again. He's looking to add a few more win totals and knockouts to his current record of 48-1-1 with 19 knockouts. After an outstanding amateur career that saw him win 75 of his 80 fights, Spadafora turned profession...

The Friends of The Philadelphia City Institute Library and The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia present Verdi 200 at the Free Library on Rittenhouse Square.   Verdi opera films screened from 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013.    Read more   Source: http://www.aisphila.org  

By Mel Fabrikant The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has rescheduled the last date to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus to February 5, 2014. Due to inclement weather conditions, the auditions scheduled for January 22 were cancelled. Auditions for the chorus will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jerse...

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre on July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding.   Performances run Wednesday, July 29 at...

Over 200 representatives from education, business, government, Italian-American organizations, and clergy enjoyed an elegant evening Italian culture featuring actor Tony Lo Bianco portraying New York City's iconic Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia at the Italian Embassy. The event was sponsored by the National Council for the Promotion of Italian Langua...

More than 30 members of Clark Unico joined the Clark Recreation Department in christening a newly installed bocce court on Sept. 26. The celebration included pizza, desserts and Italian music as guests learned the game and played against each other.   The court was donated by The Keith W. Dolan Memorial Fund and was installed by Steve Patern...