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  • Ken Mammarella

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Cancer scientist has many ‘copies,’ and they’re all passionate about their work

Dr. Dario Altieri doesn’t know all the reasons why last year he was named one of the region’s most admired CEOs by Philadelphia Business Journal....

‘Cabrini’ film strikes chord with producer

The seed for “Cabrini” formed in 1955, when J. Eustace Wolfington saw a statue of Mother Cabrini at St. Donato Parish in Philadelphia and joined...

Membership in AS Roma fan club costs $40 – plus your very heart and soul

The red and yellow décor in part of Massimo Musumeci’s house suggests that he is a fan of AS Roma. To know for sure, ask...

Immersion in classical music offers conductor ‘the beauty of being possessed’

Agrigento, Sicily, has informed the life of Simeone Tartaglione in two important ways. First: “When you live in a place where the horizon is so...

Bill Ronayne’s books, lectures and museum dedicated to the Lanza legacy

Bill Ronayne was just 7 when he became a fan of Mario Lanza, the tenor who was born in South Philadelphia in 1921 and made...

Head in the clouds, eyes in the sky, heart in the historic castles of Europe

When growing up in South Jersey, Marc Chiacchio enjoyed exploring the sky via telescope. After studying and working in Europe for more than a decade,...

From heroics in Vietnam to doo-wop all over, Jerry Tempesta leads with his heart

Jerry Tempesta started singing on the street corners of South Philadelphia when he was 14, and 60 years later, he’s still sharing great music, although...

In Al Zone’s decade at the helm, Elmwood Park Zoo has reinvented itself

Al Zone fondly recalls so many after-school visits with his grandfather to the Elmwood Park Zoo. Now, after many business lessons learned on the football...

Filmmaker’s ‘Templar’ venture is a search for the truth and a search for himself

“Faith, deep faith in God,” Ugo Petrillo explained about the reasoning for his first film, “Quo Vadis Templar?” the story of pilgrims and the knights...

Accomplished Philadelphia restaurateurs: Retirement in Italy is our destiny

Joe and Angela Cicala share a dream of buying a small farmhouse in Italy, and moving there after their restaurant (Cicala at the Divine Lorraine,...

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