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The aura of mystery and the legends that surround the Castle of Mussomeli (also known as Castello Manfredonico), in the province of Caltanissetta, must stem from its peculiar look: it towers over the rocky base it is anchored to like a dark, enigmatic, tremendous stone ghost.

 

The rooms ...

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., an award-winning integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency, is pleased to announce that President and CEO Gina Furia Rubel, Esq., has been elected secretary and treasurer of The Justinian Foundation, an affiliate of The Justinian Society of ...

by Silvia Simonetti

 

Valeria Rumori took office as new director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles a few months ago. With a strong determination to build upon the legacy of her predecessor Alberto Di Mauro and his deputies Massimo Sarti and Michela Magrì, she has firmly ...

By Tom Wrobleski


Some stereotypes aren't so bad after all. If you need proof, just take a look at the interest generated by Advance coverage of the selling of the Staten Island home used in the iconic 1972 film "The Godfather." The Emerson Hill manse, which served as the estate of Don ...

By Kristin J. Bemder

 

Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say.

 

The books, "Stirpium Historiae" and "Rariorm ...

by Kristi Willis

 

Italic, the Italian endeavor from the ELM Restaurant group (24 Diner, Arro, Easy Tiger), is just a few short weeks away from opening its doors at Sixth and Colorado streets, but the inspiration has been years in the making.

 

Chef Drew Curren and Beverage Director ...

Thomas Salvino has been named to Barron's 2015 Top Advisors in America. The magazine's annual state-by-state listing recognizes America's top financial advisors and places Salvino in the Illinois ranking.


Salvino; his father, Al; and his brother, John, are financial advisors with the Salvino ...

by Mark Bona

 

For the second consecutive year, Ballet in Cleveland will offer private-label, dance-themed wines in conjunction with Firelands Winery of Sandusky. The wines are from Firelands' Italian collection - Vermentino, a white wine, and Cannonau, a red also known as Garnache. ...

Presentare il proprio libro tra i disegni di Andy Warhol di certo non capita a tutti. A Elena Attala Perazzini è successo. Siamo a New York, più precisamente alla AntonKern Gallery di Chelsea, il quartiere delle gallerie di arte contemporanea che contano.

 

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Twelve-year-old Nathan Odom won Fox network's hit show Master Chef Jr. last night taking home $100,000 in the process. The 12-year-old San Diego native faced off against Andrew Zappley, an 11-year-old from Westford, New Jersey in the final.

 

Each young cheftestant had 90 minutes to ...

Italian Style is that rare show in Portland, like China Design Now in 2009, that immerses you in a place you might never visit. The subject is high fashion, but the subtext is how Italy reinvented itself after World War II. Don't know your Puccis from your Pradas? Are Dolce & Gabbana a ...

St. Joseph's Day - La Festa di San Giuseppe, the Feast of Saint Joseph, is celebrated by Catholics worldwide, but it is especially important in Italy; it serves as Italian Father's Day, Giuseppe, of course, being the man who stepped in to be the earthly father of Jesus.

 

The holiday is ...

di Samuele Zaboi


Il Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, l'ICE-Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane e AESVI, l'Associazione di categoria che rappresenta l'industria dei videogiochi in Italia, annunciano la partecipazione delle imprese italiane alla ...

Milanese design and Venetian tradition blend in jewelry of Murano blown glass made by Antares jeweller Fulvia Notari. Twenty six years ago, Fulvia, an architect from Milan, moved to near Venice, fell in love with Murano glass and decided to create "wearable objects".

 

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By Kayleen Cubbal 


When Oreste Piroli left his Naples, Italy, home in 1910, his mother, Maria, made a prediction. "I know I'll never see you again," Maria told her 16-year-old son. She was right. Oreste left to follow his father, Felice, an Italian farmer, to the land of ...

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The beauty and mystery of the Castle of Mussomeli

The beauty and mystery of the Castle of Mussomeli

The aura of mystery and the legends that surround the Castle of Mussomeli (also known as Castello Manfredonico), in the province of Caltanissetta, must stem from its peculiar look: it towers over the rocky base it is anchored to like a dark, enigmatic, tremendous stone ghost.   The rooms built by Manfredi III Chiaramonte in the second half of the 1300s have...

President and CEO of Furia Rubel Elected Justinian Foundation Secretary and Tre…

 President and CEO of Furia Rubel Elected Justinian Foundation Secretary and Treasurer

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., an award-winning integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency, is pleased to announce that President and CEO Gina Furia Rubel, Esq., has been elected secretary and treasurer of The Justinian Foundation, an affiliate of The Justinian Society of Philadelphia of which Rubel is a past chancellor and has served on the board for two decades.   Founded...

A conversation with IIC Director Valeria Rumori

A conversation with IIC Director Valeria Rumori

by Silvia Simonetti   Valeria Rumori took office as new director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles a few months ago. With a strong determination to build upon the legacy of her predecessor Alberto Di Mauro and his deputies Massimo Sarti and Michela Magrì, she has firmly grabbed the reins of many events yet and is constantly working to include more...

When it comes to 'The Godfather,' we don't seem to mind the stereotypes

When it comes to 'The Godfather,' we don't seem to mind the stereotypes

By Tom Wrobleski Some stereotypes aren't so bad after all. If you need proof, just take a look at the interest generated by Advance coverage of the selling of the Staten Island home used in the iconic 1972 film "The Godfather." The Emerson Hill manse, which served as the estate of Don Vito Corelone in the Oscar-winning flick, including in the famous wedding...

400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

By Kristin J. Bemder   Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say.   The books, "Stirpium Historiae" and "Rariorm Plantarum Historia Anno 1601," were taken from Italy's Historical National Library of Agriculture and sold to an...

First taste of Italic: New rustic Italian restaurant opening soon in downtown Au…

First taste of Italic: New rustic Italian restaurant opening soon in downtown Austin

by Kristi Willis   Italic, the Italian endeavor from the ELM Restaurant group (24 Diner, Arro, Easy Tiger), is just a few short weeks away from opening its doors at Sixth and Colorado streets, but the inspiration has been years in the making.   Chef Drew Curren and Beverage Director Craig Collins met years ago while attending a two-month academic program in Italy. "I...

Barron’s taps Tom Salvino as top financial advisor

Barron’s taps Tom Salvino as top financial advisor

Thomas Salvino has been named to Barron's 2015 Top Advisors in America. The magazine's annual state-by-state listing recognizes America's top financial advisors and places Salvino in the Illinois ranking. Salvino; his father, Al; and his brother, John, are financial advisors with the Salvino Wealth Management Team at William Blair & Company. Ton joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner...

Wines benefit Ballet in Cleveland for 2nd year; gala set

Wines benefit Ballet in Cleveland for 2nd year; gala set

by Mark Bona   For the second consecutive year, Ballet in Cleveland will offer private-label, dance-themed wines in conjunction with Firelands Winery of Sandusky. The wines are from Firelands' Italian collection - Vermentino, a white wine, and Cannonau, a red also known as Garnache. Both are commonly grown in the island of Sardinia off Italy's mainland.   "We're back for another round," said Jessica Wallis,...

Via da noi: la foto dei nuovi Paisà

Via da noi: la foto dei nuovi Paisà

Presentare il proprio libro tra i disegni di Andy Warhol di certo non capita a tutti. A Elena Attala Perazzini è successo. Siamo a New York, più precisamente alla AntonKern Gallery di Chelsea, il quartiere delle gallerie di arte contemporanea che contano.   Ed è qui che la "Segretaria dello scrittore" (tanto per citare il titolo di uno dei sui libri più...

MasterChef Junior finalists inspired by their Italian roots

MasterChef Junior finalists inspired by their Italian roots

Twelve-year-old Nathan Odom won Fox network's hit show Master Chef Jr. last night taking home $100,000 in the process. The 12-year-old San Diego native faced off against Andrew Zappley, an 11-year-old from Westford, New Jersey in the final.   Each young cheftestant had 90 minutes to prepare a three-course meal. Andrew's final meal was influenced by a fusion of Italian and New Jersey...

PAM exhibit traces Roman fashion from palazzo to outlet mall

PAM exhibit traces Roman fashion from palazzo to outlet mall

Italian Style is that rare show in Portland, like China Design Now in 2009, that immerses you in a place you might never visit. The subject is high fashion, but the subtext is how Italy reinvented itself after World War II. Don't know your Puccis from your Pradas? Are Dolce & Gabbana a couple? Why are the discount stores stuffed with...

St. Joseph’s Day - La Festa di San Giuseppe

St. Joseph’s Day - La Festa di San Giuseppe

St. Joseph's Day - La Festa di San Giuseppe, the Feast of Saint Joseph, is celebrated by Catholics worldwide, but it is especially important in Italy; it serves as Italian Father's Day, Giuseppe, of course, being the man who stepped in to be the earthly father of Jesus.   The holiday is particularly special in Sicily, where St. Joseph is honored for...

GDC 2015: per la prima volta ci sarà un Padiglione Italia

GDC 2015: per la prima volta ci sarà un Padiglione Italia

di Samuele Zaboi Il Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, l'ICE-Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane e AESVI, l'Associazione di categoria che rappresenta l'industria dei videogiochi in Italia, annunciano la partecipazione delle imprese italiane alla Game Developers Conference (GDC), l'appuntamento professionale più importante al mondo dedicato alla produzione di videogiochi che si svolge da oggi al 6 marzo 2015...

Antares: modern jewelry from Murano glass

Antares: modern jewelry from Murano glass

Milanese design and Venetian tradition blend in jewelry of Murano blown glass made by Antares jeweller Fulvia Notari. Twenty six years ago, Fulvia, an architect from Milan, moved to near Venice, fell in love with Murano glass and decided to create "wearable objects".   With love and time she came to know the characteristics of the 'glass material', and in 1995 founded...

Immigrant workers sought new beginning in area's burgeoning steel industry

Immigrant workers sought new beginning in area's burgeoning steel industry

By Kayleen Cubbal  When Oreste Piroli left his Naples, Italy, home in 1910, his mother, Maria, made a prediction. "I know I'll never see you again," Maria told her 16-year-old son. She was right. Oreste left to follow his father, Felice, an Italian farmer, to the land of opportunity, putting down stakes in Beaver County, where he went to work for the Pittsburgh...

Magic Books - The Secret Art of Book Hacking

Magic Books - The Secret Art of Book Hacking

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 6PMItalian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York TO RSVP PLEASE CLICK HERE   We tune up engines and hack computers to improve their performances. What if we tuned up a book? Altering its structure and content, magical things may happen: volumes with movable parts, pages offering cinematic experiences, images appearing with a blow, non-linear structures to predict the future,...

The car market keeps flying scoring a double digit growth (+13.2%)

The car market keeps flying scoring a double digit growth (+13.2%)

by Filomena Greco   In February, the Italian auto market grew by 13.21% with 134,697 matriculations. This increase follows that of January (+10.9%). In the first two months of 2015, registered volumes amount to 266,555 units, a growth of 12.3% compared to the January-February period of 2014. Regarding individual brands, February sees Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group grow 13.5%, with the best performance...

New York City Author Publishes “The Brooklyn Iceman,” a Saga of Italian Immigran…

New York City Author Publishes “The Brooklyn Iceman,” a Saga of Italian Immigrants in Old New York

"It was hot and humid that July day in1917, and the neighborhood odors were floating along on top of the muggy air.... Big Gino and his friend Franzini were walking to the bank to deposit the cash Big Gino had from yesterday's ice wagon routes. They stepped off the curb at the corner to cross the street. "Bruno, the teamster driving...

The Works of Anthony Vigorito

The Works of Anthony Vigorito

Thursday, March 5th, 6:30PM Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) - New York, NY 10013 Acclaimed author, Anthony Vigorito presents a retrospective of his works including excerpts from Pier 48 South Brooklyn, 17 West and Seeing in 17 at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, March 5th. A third generation Italian American, Mr. Vigorito's work speaks to the...

Rinnovo COMITES/ la lista “Italia unita” ammessa a Detroit

Rinnovo COMITES/ la lista “Italia unita” ammessa a Detroit

Anche la comunità di Detroit ha deciso di cogliere l'opportunità datale dalla re-indizione delle elezioni dei Comites e relativa riapertura del termine per la presentazione delle liste. Pubblicata sul sito del Consolato, si chiama "Italia unita" l'unica ammessa alle elezioni.   La lista è composta da 12 candidati, questi i loro nomi. Ruggirello Domenico, Catalano Giovanni, Mancini Domenico, Donatelli Giovanni, Cilano Francesco, Lo Iacono...

Celebrating St. Joseph's Day in Sicily, A Presentation by Lou Barrella

Celebrating St. Joseph's Day in Sicily, A Presentation by Lou Barrella

March 19 (Thursday) 6:30 pmCelebrating St. Joseph's Day in Sicily, A Presentation by Lou Barrella This DVD presentation will highlight both the sacred and secular ways that St.Joseph's Day is celebrated in Sicily. You will see simple and elaborate St. Joseph's tables as well as the food that makes the day so special. Music examples will go from the sublime to...

IT@LY SXSW Touches Down in Austin

IT@LY SXSW Touches Down in Austin

As Milan, Italy's music industry capital, readies to showcase itself to the world in May, the Italian music industry descends on Austin, TX this March to show off its current scene at SXSW 2015.   IT@LY SXSW is an unprecedented national effort by the county at SXSW, the world's leading music industry event, and a multi-faceted initiative featuring: The IT@LY SXSW Trade...

Lamborghini Winter Accademia in Italy Is Jaw-Dropping

Lamborghini Winter Accademia in Italy Is Jaw-Dropping

Late last month, the Lamborghini Winter Accademia program headed to Livigno in Italy and the firm's very best models including the Aventador (but mainly the Huracan) hit the snow racetracks at high speed and as the following video shows, were able to perform seemingly endless drifts and donuts.   Already this year, the Lamborghini Winter Accademia has headed to Nagano, Japan for...

Rome suburbs in new street art project

Rome suburbs in new street art project

Rome's outlying suburbs are among some of the neighbourhoods chosen to feature in a new street art project aimed at creating an 'alternative' tourism itinerary in the capital, local culture authorities announced Thursday.   The project has seen the creation of 40 works by street artists in as many locations in the course of two months. These include an installation outside the...

Santa Fe treasure, artist and author Andrea Brew Bacigalupa, publishes coffeebre…

Santa Fe treasure, artist and author Andrea Brew Bacigalupa, publishes coffeebreak journal

Andrea Bacigalupa describes himself as a fourth-generation totally assimilated Italo-American with an abiding love of Italy. In the process of researching and re-claiming his Italian heritage, he has spent a lifetime traveling, sculpting, painting and writing. In 1956 Andrea and his wife Ellen founded the oldest studio-gallery on Santa Fe's famed Canyon Road.   With Antonio Fiorentino, Director of International Relations for...

With Centre Street Cafe, Jamaica Plain sees an Italian renaissance

With Centre Street Cafe, Jamaica Plain sees an Italian renaissance

Forever, Centre Street Cafe was the tiny place with the line out the door for brunch. It was one colorful square in Jamaica Plain’s patchwork of restaurants — small, independent places serving sandwiches, baked goods, coffee, ice cream, vegetarian-friendly fare, and the dishes of Thailand, India, Japan, Scotland, Cuba, the Middle East, Ethiopia, and beyond.   Throughout the neighborhood runs a Red...

Good Bye My Love-Opening: A Journey of Italian Immigration to the US through the…

Good Bye My Love-Opening: A Journey of Italian Immigration to the US through the Eyes of the Lens

There is a new wave of Immigration from Italy to the US. Are young people immigrating for the same reasons that their grandparents did?   How is this different from the turn of the century? Are the trades different or the same? Take this journey with Michele Petruzziello (photographer).   Read more   Source: http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/  

Senator George Onorato Is Mourned

Senator George Onorato Is Mourned

Former New York state Senator George Onorato peacefully passed away at his home in East Elmhurst, surrounded by his children and family on February 21, 2015, at the age of 86.   At this time of his parting we celebrate the life of a distinguished gentleman and statesman who was loved and respected by his community as a public servant and by...

New Valley restaurants on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dive

New Valley restaurants on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dive

Five metro-Phoenix restaurants have joined the list of local favorites that have been featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."   On Friday, Feb. 27, host Guy Fieri "stops by a mom and pop pizza shop firing up pies topped with everything from baked ziti to chicken marsala," according to the "Roadtrippin'" episode description. That restaurant is Sal's Gilbert Pizza, a...

UNICO Delmarva plans spring events

UNICO Delmarva plans spring events

Members of the local UNICO Delmarva Chapter gathered at Nicola Pizza Feb.10 to plan events for the spring 2015 season. UNICO National, with chapters in over 35 states, aims to provide each community with service projects. Programs are also offered to promote the study of Italian language and culture.   With this goal in mind, the Delmarva Chapter has identified local shelters and assisted...

Legendary maitre d’ Frank Sgro retires

Legendary maitre d’ Frank Sgro retires

Frank Sgro, the legendary maître d’ at The Italian Village, will be retiring March 1 after 56 years spent working at the iconic restaurant.   Sgro was only 16 years old in 1959 when he started working as a bus boy, working his way up to waiter and captain before earning the maître d’ position. With the exception of a stint in...

Easy Cioppino is a traditional San Francisco seafood stew

Easy Cioppino is a traditional San Francisco seafood stew

I once went with a friend to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf — for lunch.   I grew up as the daughter of a commercial airline pilot, which made it easy to taste the world on a whim. My children did not inherit the same travel benefits, but I like to think that my own job as a food editor and restaurant critic...

Stolen statue, painting returned to Italian government in NY

Stolen statue, painting returned to Italian government in NY

Decades after being stolen in Italy, an ancient statuette and an 18th-century painting were returned to the country's government Tuesday after turning up in New York.   The handover marked the latest case of U.S. authorities helping Italy and other countries reclaim what they see as cultural patrimony.   Read more   Source: http://www.ctpost.com/  

Italian American Club raises $35,000 for charity

Italian American Club raises $35,000 for charity

The Italian American Club of Livonia celebrated its 20th year of supporting the St. Louis Center in Chelsea by sponsoring another successful Culinary Extravaganza on Jan. 25.   The event netted about $35,000 for the transportation program at the SLC, a residential care center for children and adults with developmental disabilities run by the Servants of Charity; a worldwide Catholic Order of...

Tuscan spice manufacturer sold to US giant McCormick for €85 million

Tuscan spice manufacturer sold to US giant McCormick for €85 million

The spices division of Florence-based company Drogheria & Alimentari, owned since 1987 by Francesco Carapelli (the former owner of the oil brand bearing his name) and two investment funds (Sici Sgr at 24% and Hat at 16%), was purchased by American giant McCormick.   The division’s turnover stands at €50 million.   Read more     Fonte: Italy24  

Recipes from America’s Italian Communities – Part 1

Recipes from America’s Italian Communities – Part 1

As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   No one has contributed more foods to the American dinner table than the Italian immigrants.   Read more   Source: http://jovinacooksitalian.com/  

New York Festival of Song Presents 'Bel Canto/Can Belto' for Emerging Artist Ser…

New York Festival of Song Presents 'Bel Canto/Can Belto' for Emerging Artist Series, Exploration of Italian Song

The New York Festival of Song will be presenting Bel Canto/Can Belto as a part of its Emerging Artist Series and exploration of Italian song. The show marks NYFOS’s seventh annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.   Bel Canto/Can Belto will be an exploration of Italian song. Five young artists will take the audience on an exploration of Italian...

Patrizio Is Leaving Highland Park Village after 25 Years

Patrizio Is Leaving Highland Park Village after 25 Years

There are only a few days left to get your Patrizio fix at the popular Highland Park Village location. After 25 years of meatball plates on an impressive patio, its last day of business will be February 28.   The landlord declined to renew the lease, opting instead to rent to new restaurant and retail businesses in the spaces surrounding the Highland...

Arielle Saiber, The Rainbow Fire-Breathing Topology and Combinatorics of Dante’s…

Arielle Saiber, The Rainbow Fire-Breathing Topology and Combinatorics of Dante’s Trinity

2015 will mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri in 1265, and the 31st year since the first Lectura Dantis Newberrania.   This lecture examines Dante’s description of the shape, motion, size, color, and configuration of the three giri (“rounds”) of the Trinity in Paradiso 33.115-120, in order to envision what the Pilgrim “saw” when looking at this great...

Robert De Niro to Direct the World Premiere Musical A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill P…

Robert De Niro to Direct the World Premiere Musical A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse

New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the lineup of productions set for its 2015-16 season.   The season will open with Bandstand, a world-premiere musical, featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor.   Read more   Source: http://www.theatermania.com/  

New wave of migrants swells diverse Italian American communities

New wave of migrants swells diverse Italian American communities

It is snowing outside and the temperature has plunged well below freezing. Nearly one hundred people have come to the St Louis County library – the latest stop on the promotional tour for my book on the Italians.   St Louis has a substantial Italian American community, traditionally concentrated in a part of the city known as The Hill.   Read more   Source: http://www.theguardian.com/  

Michelin Men: Two Italian Star Chefs Pop Up in L.A.

Michelin Men: Two Italian Star Chefs Pop Up in L.A.

The romantic cityscape of Florence or the coastal charm of Positano? It’s a tough choice, but you don’t actually have to choose. You can sample cuisines from both Italian regions–but with a California twist–right here in L.A., starting this weekend.   Two Michelin-starred chefs, Vito Mollica (Il Palagio at the Four Seasons Firenze) and Matteo Temperini (Le Sirenuse in Positano), will...

Rome’s most spectacular Renaissance Palace, Palazzo Farnese, finally starts welc…

Rome’s most spectacular Renaissance Palace, Palazzo Farnese, finally starts welcoming visitors (besides diplomats)

The opportunity is not to be missed. Three times a week, Palazzo Farnese, seat of the French Embassy in Italy since 1911, and one of the most important and spectacular palaces in Rome, opens to the public.   Those wishing to visit the Palazzo must book online at http://inventerrome.com. Professional multilingual tourist guides - in French, Italian or English - will be...

Saint Giuseppe Moscati: Italian of the Week

Saint Giuseppe Moscati: Italian of the Week

Giuseppe Moscati was born in 1880 in Benevento, Italy, and was the seventh of nine children. Eventually, his family settled in Naples, but often took holiday in Avellino. His father was a judge who would often volunteer at the local church, bringing young Giuseppe with him.   In 1893, Giuseppe’s older brother, Alberto, suffered a traumatic head injury.   Read more   Source: https://osia.wordpress.com/  

“Io imparo l’italiano”: an Italian youth program in Seattle

“Io imparo l’italiano”: an Italian youth program in Seattle

“L’unione fa la forza”, is an Italian saying for “Strength in unity”, and it was the motto that Magda Codognotto, the director of “Nuovo Centro Italiano”, had in mind in 2013 when she was planning the development of an Italian language youth program called “Io imparo l’italiano”.   Magda designed the program to teach Italian to children living in households where at...

Everything Italian at Brick Oven in Midland

 Everything Italian at Brick Oven in Midland

The heritage is Italian. The recipes are Italian and even the oven has a rich Italian heritage. Those factors serve as the basic ingredients for a new Italian restaurant in Midland, the Brick Oven, opened by Paul Buffa.   “My dad is Italian. His father is Italian, he came from Sicily,” said Buffa.   Read more   Source: http://www.ourmidland.com/  

All in the family

All in the family

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday.   When the Stevenson High Patriots squared off against the Glenbard West Hilltoppers in late November, four grandnephews of DuPage County businessman Jerry Marchese took part in the match.   Read more   Source: http://www.franoi.com/  

A new lease of life for Italy's aqua vitae?

A new lease of life for Italy's aqua vitae?

It's been used as an anaesthetic, a disinfectant to clean wounds (like Bourbon in Western movies), and a treatment for intestinal worms. It was the liquid courage carried in Italian soldiers' flasks in World War One to sanitise their drinking water, warm them up and lift their spirits.   And you can still find World War Two veterans who remember drinking grappa...

Acclaimed Staten Island pastry chef pens book about his Italian roots, shares re…

Acclaimed Staten Island pastry chef pens book about his Italian roots, shares recipes

Born in the Sicilian town Ventimiglia, Biagio Settepani hoped for a career in journalism.   Now, 55 years later, the master pastry chef who owns the Pasticceria Brunos of Dongan Hills and West Brighton claims four successful bakeries in his lifetime along with a solid set of culinary honors and international accolades.   Read more     Source: http://www.silive.com/  

Il tour Tre Bicchieri di Gambero Rosso si conclude con enorme successo

Il tour Tre Bicchieri di Gambero Rosso si conclude con enorme successo

La California e San Francisco amano i vini italiani. È questa in estrema sintesi la conclusione del Tre Bicchieri USA 2015 organizzato da Gambero Rosso, l'evento più atteso dell'anno che porta l'eccellenza della produzione vinicola italiana in tour negli Stati Uniti.   Il tour organizzato dalla celebre istituzione enogastronomica italiana, rappresenta infatti la più grande vetrina per le cantine i cui vini...

Wine tasting and competition

Wine tasting and competition

Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 3:00PM - Italian American Club of Mahopac Members: Bring your homemade wine to enter the contest! Join us at the Italian American Club of Mahopac for an afternoon of fun, food and tradition! Members: bring one gallon of your white or red homemade wine for the judging contest and, of course, to share with friends..... ! Enjoy some cheeses and...

Welcome to La Dolce Vita 2015!

Welcome to La Dolce Vita 2015!

Location: Sutter Room, The Regency Center, 1270 Sutter Street, San Francisco Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015 Time: 6pm - midnight Welcome to another year of La Dolce Vita! La Dolce Vita is La Scuola's annual spring fundraising gala. It's more than a fundraiser, it's the not-to-be-missed Italian party of the year with drinks, dinner, dancing, as well as a silent and live auction....

How one man climbed to the top of Seattle’s banking industry with no degree but …

How one man climbed to the top of Seattle’s banking industry with no degree but a lot of grit

by Jacob Demmitt   Anthony DiBlasi knows he's a bit of an anomaly. He occupies one of the top positions in Seattle's banking industry, and he doesn't have a college degree. DiBlasi's been the president of Bank of America's Seattle and Washington State markets since 2013. He got to that point in his career because, early on, his life took some unexpected turns. DiBlasi is...

A Taste of Summer Under the High Line

A Taste of Summer Under the High Line

by Liz Robbins   Never has a restaurant opened at a more opportune time, hell having frozen over and over. Santina, tucked under the High Line and enclosed in a glass box designed by Renzo Piano, seems like a mirage. Yet the palm and orange trees are real, as are the Murano glass sunflower chandeliers.   Waiters dress in pastel polo shirts, white pants...

An American millionaire works to rescue migrants off the coast of Italy

An American millionaire works to rescue migrants off the coast of Italy

by Andrea Crossan   Wealthy American businessman Christopher Catrambone and his wife Regina have set up the first privately-funded search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea. "We were out for three months last year and we were able to save 3,000 people," he says. The crossing between North Africa and the Italian island of Lampedusa can be a treacherous one.   In 2014, the UN...

Sons of Italy dinner March 7

Sons of Italy dinner March 7

Sons of Italy of Southern Colorado Lodge No. 2738 has scheduled the 16th annual scholarship and Italian citizen of the year dinner gala for 6 p.m. March 7 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.   The event, which is almost sold out, will honor students of Italian heritage in Southern Colorado with 18 scholarships worth $750 each, bringing the...

Celebrate Festa della Donna and Learn How to Hand Make Ravioli

Celebrate Festa della Donna and Learn How to Hand Make Ravioli

Join NOIAW's Connecticut region for a celebration of International Women's Day, called Festa della Donna in Italy. Traditionally, men give women mimosa flowers on this day. Rather than give you mimosa flowers, we will give you a mimosa drink! Learn the lost art of hand making ravioli. This is a hands-on class, where everyone will make 3 different types of ravioli:...

Tutti Ai Fornelli Della Piccola Cucina

Tutti Ai Fornelli Della Piccola Cucina

WHAT: On March 14, 2015 the Italian Cultural & Community Center whose mission is to preserve, celebrate and advance Italian culture and heritage, will organize the first cooking contest for kids organized in Texas. The event will help finance the Scuola di Italiano Programs and the renovation of the Historical Milford House, home of the ICCC. The format of the event,...

DeLuca to host women’s self-defense seminar

DeLuca to host women’s self-defense seminar

State Rep. Anthony DeLuca is encouraging constituents to attend a free women's self-defense seminar that he is hosting at the Bloom Township Center at 6 p.m. on March 30 at 425 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Attendees will learn basic self-defense tips and safety precautions from martial arts instructor Daniel Kocsis. "This workshop will teach participants basic self-defense and important...

Scampo Voted the Best Italian Restaurant in Boston

Scampo Voted the Best Italian Restaurant in Boston

by Kate Kolenda   What makes a great Italian restaurant? For some it may be the antipasti, while for others it's the quality of the wines and pastas that's the sure-fire test. Holding up one dish is dangerous. Octopus? Lasagna? Cacio e pepe? Which one dish should be the barometer of a great Italian restaurant?   The steps we took to compile our most-recent...

Recommended Reading: America’s Interview With Camille Paglia

Recommended Reading: America’s Interview With Camille Paglia

As it was and as it forever shall be, UArts legend/muse/smartest of the smarties Camille Paglia is a Philadelphia treasure. She is what the kids would refer to as "something else," and we are always intrigued by what delightful intellectual pursuits she is up to.   So when we learned that America: The Catholic Pagan got a hold of her for their...

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage - Fawell and Park BoulevardsGlen Ellyn, IL 60137 - BELUSHI PERFORMANCE HALL | TICKETS $43–$60MARCH 13, 2015   Birbiglia has taken the country by storm with his fresh, brilliant, and hysterical stand up comedy. In "Thank God for Jokes," the award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker returns to the stage with even more painfully awkward stories, in a show...

Andrea Morricone’s Fire Inflames The Broad Stage’s Audience

Andrea Morricone’s Fire Inflames The Broad Stage’s Audience

by Valerio Viale   On February 13th at The Broad Stage Performing Arts Theater in Santa Monica, Maestro Andrea Morricone gave his special Valentine Day's gift to all lovers in the greater Los Angeles area: his concert, Cinematic Visions – New Arrangements of Timeless Masterpieces, featuring the highly celebrated "Love Theme" from Cinema Paradiso among other "pearls" from his and his father...

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