A federal appeals court panel on Friday upheld a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Jim Kenney discriminated against Italian Americans by renaming the city’s Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. A year ago, U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II ruled that the plaintiffs, including City Councilmember Mark Squ...

The earliest contact between the Philadelphia region and Italy occurred during the 17th century. Philadelphia became a magnet for northern Italian immigrants to British North America, who could profit by connecting the city to ports such as Genoa.  Many of these skilled Northern immigrants were musicians, artists, scientists, intellectuals, artisan...

Philadelphia's prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts will present Gaetano Donizetti's "opera buffa" Don Pasquale this February - with a hometown twist. Audiences will be taken on a sentimental adventure, as the opera will be set in mid-60s South Philadelphia. This production will evoke nostalgia for that time, from the golden age of the Italian Market...

The Head coach of Philadelphia Eagles, Nick Sirianni, is making headlines after a clip of him from Saturday night’s game started making rounds online, know about his salary and net worth. For those who are unversed, let us tell you, in the footage the 41-year-old coach seemed to be yelling and cursing “I know what the f*ck I’m doing,” at a ref, whi...

Jerry Blavat, the fast-talking Philadelphia DJ and impresario known as “The Geator with the Heater,” has died at 82. His tireless promotion of pioneering Black artists of the 1950s and 1960s shaped the pop music culture of the city where he maintained an iconic presence for seven decades. Mr. Blavat first came to fame as a dancer on the teen-target...

On Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21, Italian contemporary theatre company Teatro delle Albe will perform “fedeli d’Amore,” or “Love’s Faithful,” at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The company comes at the invitation of both Penn Live Arts and the Center for Italian Studies collaborating with the Italian Studies section of the De...

Northern Liberties Restaurant Row is getting a new resident. Restaurateur and Co-Owner Justin Veasey, and partners Mike Connors and William Muhr Jr., announce that SIN Philadelphia will open at 1102 Germantown Avenue, on the ground level of The Beverly – a 51 luxury Beverly Hills-inspired apartment complex is also slated to open later this year. SI...

Narrow faces, haunting eyes, elongated necks … all well-known characteristics of an Amedeo Modigliani masterpiece. Less well known? The brains behind that brush. At the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, curators and conservators are using new technologies to unearth old secrets from beneath the canvas. Their findings are part of the exhibition "Mo...

When: Wed, Feb 8, 2023 at 2:00 PM - Where: Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St, Bristol, PA, 19007 Steve Solomon is back by Popular Demand! Prepare to laugh! Prepare to cry! Prepare to join Steve Solomon for the updated, and funnier than ever, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy!

CIAO Delco and Widener University will present singers Chris Ruggiero and Steve Silicato in concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at Widener University Alumni Auditorium, 1 University Place, Chester. Donation is $25, which includes concert and refreshments and hors’ douvres during intermission. The event is sponsored by Cento, as well as Widener Universit...