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by Victoria L. Cann   On Saturday, bocce ball teams and spectators gathered at Ferguson Memorial Park to participate in the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Bocce Tournament. "This is the biggest it has been. We have 15 teams this year," said Carl Felosa, festival board member. "It's the best year we've had. We had plenty...

Bocce has been a staple in Little Italy for as long as anyone can remember. But it was always a game the old folks played. "I never played as a kid," says Francis Blatterman, who helps run the Tuesday and Wednesday night Little Italy Bocce League at the D'Alesandro Park courts, off Stiles Street.   "Some of the older men, they played."&...

April 12, 2015 - Sunday 2:00 PMPadua Academy - 905 North Broom Street - Wilmington, Delaware 19806 Delphi Opera presents its production of Verdi's timeless classic masterpiece La Traviata, sponsored by the Wilmington Friends of Italian Culture. This production marks the grand finale of the Friends of Italian Culture's season of mont...

On Saturday, two of Italy's most famous soccer teams will meet at Lincoln Financial Field. AS Roma and Inter Milan have long been among Serie A's powerhouses, and in doing so have been global representatives for two of the world's great cities.   Even if you only follow Serie A on occasion, you surely know that the league is steeped in tradi...

Parents should bar their children from watching a Nickelodeon film scheduled for release this year because of the way it portrays Italian Americans, says a coalition based in New Jersey.   Manny Alfano, president of the nonprofit Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition, called on Nickelodeon, its affiliates and parent company, to halt productio...

Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses will bring their high-energy, big band sound to NIAF's "The Wildest Comes to Washington" Casino Night, during the Gala weekend, performing songs from their latest album "Blow," and getting the crowd on its feet!   Ahead of the big weekend, Prima Jr., son of legendary trumpeter and jazz-band leader Louis Prim...

By Eric Althoff  Supreme Court deliberations are famously conducted behind closed doors, so veteran Washington actor Edward Gero can't spill the details of his lunchtime conversation in the chambers of Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia. "The content of that [conversation] is off the record," Mr. Gero told The Washington Times. "But I c...

You are invited to attend a performance of Vincenzo Bellini's beautiful opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" (the Romeo and Juliet story) which will take place at the GW Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H St. NW in DC at 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 28, 2014.   Concert opera is a form in which the singers are at the front of the stage and perform in...

Sono cinque i talenti iblei, già affermati sulla scena internazionale o sulla via della consacrazione, che negli anni scorsi hanno ricevuto il riconoscimento del Premio Ragusani nel Mondo. Sono Francesco Cafiso, jazzista di acclarata fama, Giovanni Cultrera, pianista esibitosi nei teatri di svariate metropoli mondiali, Rachele Amenta, giovanissima...

By Linda Stasi Now that the revolting Giudices — the sleaziest duo since Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer — have finally been indicted, isn't it time for the criminally bad "Real Housewives of New Jersey" to end up in the can as well?   Well, actually it's well beyond the time. In fact, I will go the feds one better and say that even the p...

New Jersey BOCCE Invitational will be held on June 21, 2014 at Colonial Park in Franklin, NJ. The start time is 10am. One of the founders of the New Jersey BOCCE Invitational, Frank Valanzola, was a lifelong HRC parishioner.   Nine years ago, he & Pat DeChirico had the vision to start the Invitational with the mission of supporting worth...

Dopo aver passato qualche anno a giocare a calcio (e un po' a pallavolo), vogliamo dimostrare che abbiamo il talento necessario di cimentarci anche col basket!   Nell'area di Washington ci sono diversi tornei ricreativi e, se c'è l'interesse necessario, vorremmo iscrivere una squadra Italians in DC ad uno di questi!   Read more  ...