È ufficiale: dal 19 al 28 settembre papa Francesco visiterà Cuba e gli Stati Uniti, con tappa anche all'Onu, per il decimo viaggio del pontificato, nel quale pronuncerà 24 tra discorsi, omelie, saluti.   A Cuba visiterà l'Avana e Santiago, negli Usa New York, Washington, interverrà davanti al Congresso e all'assemblea generale dell'Onu, Fila...

Alla scoperta dell'America e alla sua conquista, più come una family Groove aquilana che come emigranti in fuga. Partire è un po' morire, «chi è felice non si muove» (Thomas Mann), è vero, ma Michele Morelli e Stefano Biasini del Gran caffè dell'Aquila non scappano, piuttosto inseguono un sogno americano, un american dream, in cerca di un'altra pos...

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...

by Lynn Olanoff   Musikfest. Celtic Classic. Festa Italiana? Yes, a new Italian festival called Festa Italiana Bethlehem is joining Bethlehem's hearty festival lineup this June, set for June 5 and 6 on Main Street.   The event will feature both a wine and pasta trail along with authentic Italian vendors, said Lynn Collins Cunning...

By Blake Oetting   As the new academic year begins, there will be countless opportunities to overstress, over think, and spend too much time with your head buried in work. Luckily enough, Swarthmore Libraries' first art installation of the year fits well into the beginning of the fall semester. Angela Lorenz, an artist based out of both Ital...

Looking for Italian traces all over the 50 States, this time we get back to Pennsylvania, the Keystone State: more precisely to Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania. One of the main concerns that several Italian American friends have told us is that young Italian Americans could feel their bound with their heritage in a different, slighter way. Well,...

The Italian-American Cultural & Heritage Society of Washington County recently announced its eight scholarship winners, bringing its total to 131 scholarships since the organization began awarding them in 1992.   The scholarships are worth $3,000 each and are awarded through application of criteria that includes a one-page essay expressi...

by Jim Dino   The oldest local residents of Italian descent will be honored when the Unico Club of Hazleton holds the eighth annual Bell' Italia Festivale on Saturday and Sunday at Hazle Township Community Park. Mary Gabriele, who is 106 years old, is the oldest. She was born in Media Run to Nicholas and Tomasina Lauro on March 19, 1909...

Members of Corona D'Italia Lodge No. 807 held their Columbus Day dinner Oct. 13 at the Wolverine Restaurant. Treasurer Louise Vitullo and her member daughter, Patti Kuhn, registered attendees upon arrival. Trustee Pudue La Cava directed seating and ushered the guests. Orator Valerie Valentino provided and presented favors, including a pen wi...

If you're of Italian heritage or if you are marrying someone whose ancestors came from Italy, you may want to incorporate some Italian dishes in your wedding dinner menu.   If so, choosing the right mixture of Italian and American foods can help to make a statement about who you are as a couple in addition to being delicious.   Read m...