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Kicking off the big 38th Anniversary Gala Weekend will be "Come Fly with Me" —NIAF's first-ever Casino Night! Presented by Alitalia, and located at the lush atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Nation's Capital, this electrifying evening at the casino tables includes hors d'oeuvre stations, open bar, and live music and...

AC Cugini is excited to announce it is expanding and has opened an additional office in Fredericksburg, VA, effective May 15, 2015. AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti is the head instructor for the Fredericksburg academy training.   Academy ProgramWe are conducting tryouts at the Momentum Sports Training Center in Fredericksburg for AC Cugini...

Composers in the 19th century produced a panoply of fantasies, paraphrases and transcriptions designed to bring the world of opera into the household - but what about the concert hall? Cameristi della Scala explores Giuseppe Verdi's music in instrumental adaptations by his contemporaries, all featuring a string soloist with chamber orchestra. These...

By Daniel Terrill   Everybody's favorite Italian-American gun company announced today that it's signed the winningest Olympic shotgunner of all time — five-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode joins the Beretta competition team.   "We are extremely honored and excited to welcome Kim Rhode to Team Beretta! Kim has established herself as the...

The Italian American American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County presents 'A Night at the Opera,' March 28 at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in Hampton. Enjoy an evening of Italian opera's greatest hits and classic Italian songs performed by the Boheme Opera Company of New Jersey.   The cost is $65 per person which includes dinner, music and...

Love, seduction, jealousy, vengeance, and death all come together in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 2016 season presentations of grand, traditional opera at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). During 2016, Verismo Opera, the house opera company of bergenPAC, will present Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda and Giuseppe Verdi...

The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra, led by Maestro Enrico Granafei, will present its 75th Anniversary Spring Concert, on Sunday, May 1 starting 3 p.m., at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, Bloomfield. Entitled "Diamond Celebration - A Tribute to the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra," the concert will feature the favorite repertoire of the orchest...

by Kathleen E. Carey   The end of Verdi's Otello, as many know, is rather bleak. Desdemona and Otello are dead, havoc has been unleashed and the villain Jago escapes. Disconcerting to some, it intrigued Karen Saillant, artistic director and stage director of the International Opera Theater, to create a sequel based on the miscreant. &n...

The "Evening of Italian Opera" dinner and performance at Fiddleheads Restaurant here is back for an eighth year, with two holiday-themed shows. Lyric soprano Annamaria Stefanelli will again be joined by her husband, tenor Rory Angelicola, to bring this special winter treat to the fans of operatic music and Fiddleheads' fare and atmosphere. An...

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...