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The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900­–1955 is the first book to explore the history of Italian Americans in boxing. It is a fascinating collection of sociological essays and detailed appendices, examining the role and achievements of ...

The Via Francigena, Europe's oldest road of pilgrimage, beginning in Canterbury and ending in Rome, has reopened the route's access to the north of the Italian capital, which had been closed for 20 years. The 13.7 km section of the trail there runs within the Riserva dell'Insugherata and Monte ...

by David L. Shaw

 

Thirty-five years ago, Vincent "Jimmy" Colella was named the first recipient of the Father Joseph Beatini Award, presented annually by the St. Anthony Commission to a person of Italian descent for outstanding community service. The latest honoree is Michael Scaglione ...

by Giovanni di Napoli

 

This year, my friends and I celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Rocco in Astoria, Queens with the Orsogna Mutual Aid Society. Warmly welcomed, we were invited to partake in the festivities and share the day with them.

 

Nearly 200 people returned to the old ...

How real is the reported threat to Nutella hazelnut spread? According to the Financial Times, there was poor weather in Turkey, where approximately 70 percent of the world's hazelnuts originate. But Somerset, New Jersey-based Ferrero USA, the company that makes and distributes the sweet stuff ...

April 24-25, 2015

JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTE
Queens College, City University of New York
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan

 

The Italian family has been a quintessential subject for scholarly research and creative work in Italy and among ...

August 29, 2014 - Friday 10:00 AM
Rice University - 6100 Main - Houston, Texas 77005
Conference Room Alice Pratt Brown Hall

 

Nineteenth century Italian cellist, Guglielmo Quarenghi (1826-1882), was a virtuoso performer, pedagogue, and composer active in Milan, Italy. Despite ...

by Nicole Danna

 

Around these parts, there's a lot of trepidation when it comes to finding good Italian food. Even the tourists don't expect to find decent pizza this far south -- and without a neighborhood of trattorias called Little Italy. Despite the misconceptions surrounding our ...

The rich and famous, the important and powerful, can always have their say. But what of the bulk of humanity who suffer the whims of history, whose everyday labors give it life? How will their voices be remembered? The answer, at least in Italy, can be found here in this small Tuscan town, ...

Pensate per un attimo alla variegata moltitudine di meraviglie artistiche italiane: chiese, dipinti, statue e reperti archeologici delle più disparate epoche, incastonati in quello che dallo spazio appare come uno stivale d'incalcolabile valore. Provate a immaginare la vostra opera d'arte preferita ...

The ICC is excited to announce a new, very special Italian Book Discussion! ICC native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, will facilitate this event, which will be spoken IN ITALIAN.

 

Participants will be asked to read the Italian book, "Nessuno sa di noi", by Samona Sparaco-Giunti ...

Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum , announced today the appointment of two new senior curators at the Getty Museum. Dr. Davide Gasparotto, director of the Galleria Estense in Modena, Italy, will become Senior Curator of Paintings, and Dr. Jeffrey B. Spier, an independent scholar ...

by Alexandra Stone

 

The American Italian Heritage Society opened the doors of its new 'il Palazzo' building Thursday. The building is a project 14 years in the making. The name is Italian for "palace." Speakers at the ribbon-cutting said the organization got its start in Omaha in ...

by Ina Paiva Cordle


The owners of Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante in Miami Beach are planning to open two new regional Italian restaurants in Miami this fall. In the works from Sardinia duo Tony Gallo and Pietro Vardeu are Moye, at 80 SW 8th St., and Campania, at 4029 North Miami Ave. in the ...

by Gary Simeone

 

The Sons of Italy, Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Italian Festival in New Hyde Park garnered a solid turnout during its five-day run at Michael J. Tully Park last week. According to Lodge First Vice President Alfonso Squillante, the annual festival had more 1,500 people each day, ...

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The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900…

The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900-1955

By Rolando Vitale The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900­–1955 is the first book to explore the history of Italian Americans in boxing. It is a fascinating collection of sociological essays and detailed appendices, examining the role and achievements of the Italian American prizefighter. From humble immigrant origins through to the struggle for...

Historic Via Francigena Reopens Rome Access

Historic Via Francigena Reopens Rome Access

The Via Francigena, Europe's oldest road of pilgrimage, beginning in Canterbury and ending in Rome, has reopened the route's access to the north of the Italian capital, which had been closed for 20 years. The 13.7 km section of the trail there runs within the Riserva dell'Insugherata and Monte Mario, a large green space in the middle of the city.   The...

Making a difference: Scaglione named St. Anthony’s Beatini winner

Making a difference: Scaglione named St. Anthony’s Beatini winner

by David L. Shaw   Thirty-five years ago, Vincent "Jimmy" Colella was named the first recipient of the Father Joseph Beatini Award, presented annually by the St. Anthony Commission to a person of Italian descent for outstanding community service. The latest honoree is Michael Scaglione — the man who now lives in Colella's former Lincoln Avenue home. Scaglione will be recognized during the 11...

A Look at the 2014 La Conca di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens

A Look at the 2014 La Conca di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens

by Giovanni di Napoli   This year, my friends and I celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Rocco in Astoria, Queens with the Orsogna Mutual Aid Society. Warmly welcomed, we were invited to partake in the festivities and share the day with them.   Nearly 200 people returned to the old neighborhood to honor their beloved patron. It was a real treat to see...

How Real Is the Looming Nutella Shortage?

How Real Is the Looming Nutella Shortage?

How real is the reported threat to Nutella hazelnut spread? According to the Financial Times, there was poor weather in Turkey, where approximately 70 percent of the world's hazelnuts originate. But Somerset, New Jersey-based Ferrero USA, the company that makes and distributes the sweet stuff for its Italian parent company, says fans have no need to worry.   "Inclement weather last spring in...

Call for Papers--Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Italy and the …

Call for Papers--Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Italy and the Italian Diaspora -- 2015 Annual Conference

April 24-25, 2015 JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTEQueens College, City University of New York25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan   The Italian family has been a quintessential subject for scholarly research and creative work in Italy and among various diasporic communities, with matters relating to children and youth receiving significant exploration. In the United States, notable...

A practical guide to Gugliemo Quarenghi’s six caprices

A practical guide to Gugliemo Quarenghi’s six caprices

August 29, 2014 - Friday 10:00 AMRice University - 6100 Main - Houston, Texas 77005Conference Room Alice Pratt Brown Hall   Nineteenth century Italian cellist, Guglielmo Quarenghi (1826-1882), was a virtuoso performer, pedagogue, and composer active in Milan, Italy. Despite his successful career, Quarenghi's accomplishments as a cellist, as well as his contribution to the cello repertoire, are practically unknown today. Quarenghi's merits may not...

Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria Opening in Fort Lauderdale

Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria Opening in Fort Lauderdale

by Nicole Danna   Around these parts, there's a lot of trepidation when it comes to finding good Italian food. Even the tourists don't expect to find decent pizza this far south -- and without a neighborhood of trattorias called Little Italy. Despite the misconceptions surrounding our state's ability to churn out good pies and pasta, restaurateurs and chefs are facing the challenge...

A Trove of Diaries Meant to Be Read by Others

A Trove of Diaries Meant to Be Read by Others

The rich and famous, the important and powerful, can always have their say. But what of the bulk of humanity who suffer the whims of history, whose everyday labors give it life? How will their voices be remembered? The answer, at least in Italy, can be found here in this small Tuscan town, which has become Italy's repository of lives recounted.   Some...

Ilaria Dagnini Brey presenta i “Venus Fixers” all’IIC nell’anniversario della li…

Ilaria Dagnini Brey presenta i “Venus Fixers” all’IIC nell’anniversario della liberazione di Firenze

Pensate per un attimo alla variegata moltitudine di meraviglie artistiche italiane: chiese, dipinti, statue e reperti archeologici delle più disparate epoche, incastonati in quello che dallo spazio appare come uno stivale d'incalcolabile valore. Provate a immaginare la vostra opera d'arte preferita ridotta in macerie da una bomba.   Un atroce delitto, penserete, che durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale è stato evitato, nel...

Book Discussion IN ITALIAN "Nessuno sa di noi" Wednesday, September 3

Book Discussion IN ITALIAN "Nessuno sa di noi" Wednesday, September 3

The ICC is excited to announce a new, very special Italian Book Discussion! ICC native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, will facilitate this event, which will be spoken IN ITALIAN.   Participants will be asked to read the Italian book, "Nessuno sa di noi", by Samona Sparaco-Giunti Editore Spa, on their own. On Wednesday, September 3, from 7:45 until 8:45 p.m., Book Discussion...

J. Paul Getty Museum fills two key curatorial positions with Davide Gasparotto a…

J. Paul Getty Museum fills two key curatorial positions with Davide Gasparotto and Jeffrey B. Spier

Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum , announced today the appointment of two new senior curators at the Getty Museum. Dr. Davide Gasparotto, director of the Galleria Estense in Modena, Italy, will become Senior Curator of Paintings, and Dr. Jeffrey B. Spier, an independent scholar and member of the Department of Classics at the University of Arizona,...

AIHS officially opens its new home: 'il Palazzo'

AIHS officially opens its new home: 'il Palazzo'

by Alexandra Stone   The American Italian Heritage Society opened the doors of its new 'il Palazzo' building Thursday. The building is a project 14 years in the making. The name is Italian for "palace." Speakers at the ribbon-cutting said the organization got its start in Omaha in 1980. It began as a small group of Omaha residents meeting in a home on Pine...

Two new regional Italian restaurants to open in Miami this fall from the duo beh…

Two new regional Italian restaurants to open in Miami this fall from the duo behind Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

by Ina Paiva Cordle The owners of Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante in Miami Beach are planning to open two new regional Italian restaurants in Miami this fall. In the works from Sardinia duo Tony Gallo and Pietro Vardeu are Moye, at 80 SW 8th St., and Campania, at 4029 North Miami Ave. in the Design District, in the space previously occupied by Egg...

Italian Festival Draws Crowd

Italian Festival Draws Crowd

by Gary Simeone   The Sons of Italy, Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Italian Festival in New Hyde Park garnered a solid turnout during its five-day run at Michael J. Tully Park last week. According to Lodge First Vice President Alfonso Squillante, the annual festival had more 1,500 people each day, with 3,200 people on Saturday night for the fireworks display.   "We've had a...

Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

By Timothy B. WheelerAn Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.   The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the provisional winner of a daylong auction for a pair of federal leases 10 nautical miles offshore, where federal...

Justinian Society of Lawyers 2014 Installation and Awards Dinner

Justinian Society of Lawyers 2014 Installation and Awards Dinner

Attorneys Leonard F. Amari and Michael V. Favia and Monsignor Kenneth Velo will share the spotlight when the Justinian Society of Lawyers hosts its annual installation and awards dinner on Sept. 10 at the Palmer House Hilton.   The following officers will be formally installed at the event: Anita M. DeCarlo (president), Jessica DePinto (first vice president), Frank A. Sommario (second vice...

The Human Body. Paolo Giordano (The Solitude of Prime Numbers) presents his new …

The Human Body. Paolo Giordano (The Solitude of Prime Numbers) presents his new book

Paolo Giordano, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, storms the front line of literary fiction with his highly-awaited second novel, The Human Body.   With a beautiful, gut-punching translation by Anne Milano Appel, this inspired story of modern war follows a motley cast of Italian soldiers stationed in one of the deadliest places on earth—Forward Operating...

2014 Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy

2014 Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy

When: Saturday, September 6, 2014 Where: Little Italy, North Jay Street, Schenectady NY COST: FREE ADMISSIONITALIAN FOOD & PASTRIES- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT- FAMILY FUN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.A taste of Italy right in the heart of Schenectady! Introducing the 9th Annual Schenectady Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy! Featuring some of Schenectady's most well-known Italian...

Neoclassicismo e il Futurismo italiani esposti a Washington

Neoclassicismo e il Futurismo italiani esposti a Washington

di Emanuela Anderle   Il Neoclassicismo e il Futurismo sbarcano a Washington. Dal primo settembre 2014, la National Gallery of Art ospiterà una mostra dedicata a questi movimenti artistici italiani dal titolo "From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800–1925". "Un periodo questo un po' trascurato ma che in realtà ha prodotto "opere straordinariamente varie, vitali e meravigliose", come si legge...

The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will take place on September …

The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian  will take place on September 6 and 7, 2014!

Here are some highlights of the Feast: Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM: Red Sox World Series Trophies at the FeastSaturday 2:30 PM: Sinatra Live show by Chris JasonSaturday 4 PM - 6 PM: Mix 104.1 Joins the FeastSaturday 6:30 PM: Procession with the SaintsSaturday 6:45 PM: Healing Service with Holy Oils and Relics Saturday 7 PM - 11 PM: "The Reminisants"...

From Fiat Punto EVO to VW Konekt: 5 top cars launched in August

From Fiat Punto EVO to VW Konekt: 5 top cars launched in August

Fiat's Punto has received an extensive face lift and has acquired an intimidating stance, thanks to a larger grille, headlights that swoop back, and a healthy dab of chrome. The car is now a modern looking marvel that shows off with some good old fashioned Italian flamboyance.   The front end looks almost completely new, and so does the back end. The...

Bloomfield's Little Italy Days draws mix of old and new

Bloomfield's Little Italy Days draws mix of old and new

By Rosa Colucci Little Italy Days started in 2002 with a mission to celebrate Bloomfield's Italian heritage. Event planner Sal Richetti was involved from the start. As owner of Big Day Entertainment and a Bloomfield native, he booked the entertainment for the festival. That all changed three years ago. "The festival was going to fold and so I volunteered to step...

Imprese Italiane nel mondo - affrettarsi: scadenza entro il 23 agosto 2014 per r…

Imprese Italiane nel mondo - affrettarsi: scadenza entro il 23 agosto 2014 per riconoscimento crediti da pubblica amministrazione - nota Unioncamere

Il Ministero dell'economia e delle finanze ha chiesto ad Unioncamere di attivare la rete delle Camere di commercio sul territorio per informare e sensibilizzarte le imprese sulle opportunità oggi disponibili in materia di pagamenti dei debiti della Pubblica Amministrazione.   Al riguardo, sottolinea una nota di Unioncamere, che è operativa una Piattaforma per la certificazione dei crediti (o sistema PCC), disponibile al...

CFP NeMLA 2015 - Writing the Body: Women in Contemporary Italian Literature, The…

CFP NeMLA 2015 - Writing the Body: Women in Contemporary Italian Literature, Theater, Cinema

Dear Colleagues, please consider submitting an abstract for the following session of the 2015 NeMLA Convention. Writing the Body: Women in Contemporary Italian Literature, Theater, CinemaChair: Sara MattavelliSession ID: 15141Area: Italian Cross: Women's and Gender Studies   This panel welcomes scholarly contributions that explore the relationship between contemporary literature, cinema, theater, and the woman's body. Of particular interest are works that analyze the position...

A touch of Italian magic at the 29th Children’s Festival of the Arts

A touch of Italian magic at the 29th Children’s Festival of the Arts

by Silvia Simonetti   Do you think Los Angeles is no city for children? That's not true! Especially on the second Sunday of August, when the annual free Children's Festival of The Arts is usually presented at the Paramount Pictures. Last Sunday afternoon, in fact, the famed studios located in Hollywood opened their door to welcome fun-loving LA families.   Organized by the Hollywood...

I 176 Borghi più Felici d’Italia, ecco la classifica completa: dove il Bil conta…

I 176 Borghi più Felici d’Italia, ecco la classifica completa: dove il Bil conta più del Pil

Dall'analisi di un insieme composito di variabili "BRUNICO" (BZ) risulta essere il comune dove esiste il miglior compromesso tra le dimensioni economica, sociale, ambientale e di welfare tali da proiettarlo al primo posto in termini di qualità della vita tra i comuni del Belpaese.   Brunico (BZ) si guadagna il primo posto grazie ai buoni risultati nelle condizioni di vita materiali (sia...

Help us to expand the Orchestra 2014

Help us to expand the Orchestra 2014

The Italian Opera Festival is the first event of its kind, built around the masterpieces of the Italian Opera. During the 21st of November 2009 the IAOF was presented at the audience with the special participation of an Italian Star, the Baritone Bruno Pratico'. Their artistic superior level is sure to have posted Orange County and Southern California on the...

A Day in Heaven on Arthur Avenue

A Day in Heaven on Arthur Avenue

by Sarah Spigelman   This weekend, I went to foodie Disneyland. No, not Stew Leonard's. Another, less suburban, grittier, and infinitely more charming Foodie-land. I went to Arthur Avenue. I religiously followed Serious Eats' excellent suggestions. I tried all things yeasty, porky, and cheesy. I came home and, with friends and family, I cooked. It was a foodie day for the ages. In the middle of the Bronx...

Bigland will lead Alfa Romeo brand in North America

Bigland will lead Alfa Romeo brand in North America

Chrysler appointed Reid Bigland to the new position of head of Alfa Romeo in North America on Monday, charging him with relaunching the Italian brand here after a 19-year absence. Expectations are high. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne wants Alfa Romeo to go from zero to 150,000 annual sales in North America by 2018. It will start with just one car,...

Museo Italo Americano Presents Natural Expressions

Museo Italo Americano Presents Natural Expressions

by Ryan Davis   The next exhibition to open at the Museo Italo Americano at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, takes on expressionism from three artists.   Titled Natural Expressions, the exhibition features the works of artists Alberto Cristini, Vincent Galassi and John Malveto, and ranging in various mediums from watercolor, to photography, to stain painting. All three featured artists have given their artist...

USA: webinar on renewables and clean technologies now available on MFA website

USA: webinar on renewables and clean technologies now available on MFA website

The recording of the webinar on renewable energy and clean technologies which took place in July 2014 has now been published on the MFA website at (http://www.esteri.it/MAE/IT/Sala_Stampa/ArchivioNotizie/Approfondimenti/2014/07/20140729_UsaInvestRinn.htm).   The webinar was organised by the Italian Embassy in Washington and by Confindustria. Companies who were unable to take part directly will now be able to view the webinar online, as will participants who wish...

The Art and Spark of Children's Books

The Art and Spark of Children's Books

The Italian Cultural Institute will host a round table related to the creativity behind Italian fairytales and the current state of Italian children's literature.   The speakers will be Giovanna Zoboli, writer and co-founder of the illustrated children's book publisher Topipittori; Simona Mulazzani, illustrator of over 60 adults' and children's books; and Maria Giaramidaro, CEO of Oliver Lab, a non-profit organization aiming...

Speedway, Italian City Expand Partnership

Speedway, Italian City Expand Partnership

Speedway town officials and government leaders in Varano de' Melegari, Italy, have solidified a sister-city relationship to provide students in both cities with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities locally and abroad. The two cities established a business partnership through Dallara Automobili, which operates its only U.S. location on Main Street in Speedway.   Town Council President Gary Raikes praised the partnership with Dallara, starting...

A Bologna c’è il portico più lungo del mondo: quasi 4 km

A Bologna c’è il portico più lungo del mondo: quasi 4 km

di Luca Dell'Aquila   "Sovente, alle due di notte, rientrando nel mio alloggio, a Bologna, attraverso questi lunghi portici, l'anima esaltata da quei begli occhi che avevo appena visto, passando davanti a quei palazzi di cui, con le sue grandi ombre, la luna disegnava le masse, mi succedeva di fermarmi, oppresso dalla felicità, per dirmi: Com'è bello!".   Così Stendhal, nel 1826 nel suo...

Italian Heritage Day - Sun., Oct. 5, 2014 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Italian Heritage Day - Sun., Oct. 5, 2014 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tu e la tua famiglia are cordially invited to commemorate your italianità at the History Center with a full day of interactive activities designed with K-12 students in mind. In honor of Italian Heritage Month, local community groups and museum staff will facilitate educational activities on every floor of the museum.   Activities are conceived in a manner that will allow all...

An afternoon with Vera Colitti

An afternoon with Vera Colitti

An afternoon with Vera Colitti - sunday, september 14, 2014 - 2:00—4:00 P.M.Meet the Woman... Hear the Stories... See the Clothes! Hear how a young girl from Milan came to Millburn, started her boutique,Colitti Collection, and brought European couture and the "Ready to Wear" collections, including Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Missoni and more, to the United States. Select clothing and accessories on display...

VIVA VERDI!...life's third act may just be the best one after all!

VIVA VERDI!...life's third act may just be the best one after all!

Stories of romance, tragedy and triumph, love lost and won from Casa Verdi's marvelously eccentric artists, divas and performers abound in our documentary, VIVA VERDI! Well beyond their prime, these living treasures live out their "third act" with vibrancy, dignity and purpose in this stately retirement home bequeathed them in 1902 by Giuseppe Verdi, one of the world's most famous...

Mantegna’s masterpiece may be visited from July 19th to October 5th

Mantegna’s masterpiece may be visited from July 19th to October 5th

The Camera degli Sposi (bridal chamber) in the Castle of San Giorgio in Mantua exceptionally re-opens from July 19th to October 5th 2014. Two years of restoration work after the earthquake of 2012 were necessary to return this famous Italian Renaissance masterpiece, frescoed by Andrea Mantegna between 1456 and 1474, to the public. The museum will take you on a tour...

San Gennaro Feast and Carnival returns to Montville

San Gennaro Feast and Carnival returns to Montville

The Montville UNICO Foundation will once again host the San Gennaro Feast and Carnival Sept. 11 through Sept. 14. The Italian American event will feature, food, rides, games, free live entertainment and more.   The festival began in the 1920's, founded by Italian immigrants wishing to honor their patron saint, St. Gennaro. The Montville UNIUCO seeks to continue the tradition with food, rides,...

Annual gelato contest and potluck social set for Saturday

Annual gelato contest and potluck social set for Saturday

by Marianne A. Trussell   On Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., the Capital Italian American Organization (CIAO!) will be hosting its annual gelato contest and potluck social at Staybridge Suites located in the Summit East Complex at 1600 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, just east of Interstate 10 on U.S. 90 (Mahan Drive).   This is CIAO's version of the ice cream social with a twist...

Di Palo, Eataly prima di Eataly

Di Palo, Eataly prima di Eataly

di Rosalba Reggio e Luca Orlando   In principio era una semplice latteria, oggi – cinque generazioni e più di 110 anni dopo – è un grande negozio specializzato che vende e "racconta" il cibo made in Italy. A testimoniare la storia di questa famiglia italiana Luigi (Lou) Di Palo, pronipote del fondatore del negozio.   Si presenta parlando italiano ma il suo racconto...

From a white silk yarn with Andrea Rubelli, President and CEO, Donghia; Co-CEO, …

From a white silk yarn with Andrea Rubelli, President and CEO, Donghia; Co-CEO, Rubelli

September 18, 2014, Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMGalleria Atrium - 101 Henry Adams St - San Francisco, California 94103   Andrea Rubelli narrates the unique exhibition recently created by the Rubelli Design Studio in Venice, presenting seven amazing installations whose single common denominator is a thread of white silk. Each piece in the exhibit is a very personal work of art, created by each...

Guest Chef Shares Garden-To-Table Cooking with Lajollacooks4u

Guest Chef Shares Garden-To-Table Cooking with Lajollacooks4u

Lajollacooks4u welcomed Chef Mario Ascione of Caffe Macaroni into their kitchen for some chef-to-chef cooking. The result: a complete San Diego foodie tour and a cooking marathon with a garden-to-table focus.   Chef Mario Ascione of San Francisco's Caffe Macaroni ventured down south for a three-day vacation to explore San Diego's food scene. Chef Jodi of Lajollacooks4u guided Chef Ascione on a...

Italian American Museum presents "The Leopard"

Italian American Museum presents "The Leopard"

Directed by Luchino Visconti Based on the Novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Opening Remarks by Prof. Santi V. Buscemi   Please join us for a special screening of Luchino Visconti's award-winning film, The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, August 28th. The film re-creates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento, when the aristocracy lost...

Gatti-Casazza and the golden age of Metropolitan Opera

Gatti-Casazza and the golden age of Metropolitan Opera

Introduced by Peter Gelb, General manager, Metropolitan Opera with the participation of Esward Smaldone, Director, Aaron Copland school of music. Giulio Gatti-Casazza (1869-1940) who was born in Udine, Italy was the beneficiary of extensive education at major universities as well Genoa's Naval School of Engineering. He left the world of engineering, however, to conduct the opera orchestra in Ferrara. From...

St. Bart's Festival Readies for 40th Anniversary

St. Bart's Festival Readies for 40th Anniversary

by John Mooney   It started with 200 pounds of chop meat for meatballs, 170 pounds of hamburger meat, and 1,200 pounds of sausage... and that was just a small portion of the food ordered for the St. Bartholomew's Church /UNICO Labor Day Festival when began 40 years ago. Members of UNICO and the parish community literally spent weeks preparing various Italian...

Ferragosto, alla Fontana di Trevi in restauro 16.821 visitatori

Ferragosto, alla Fontana di Trevi in restauro 16.821 visitatori

Dopo i dati sul turismo nei primi sette mesi a Roma e quelli sui musei nella giornata del 15 agosto, il boom di visitatori a Ferragosto per la Fontana di Trevi in restauro: sono 16.821, infatti, le persone che il 15 agosto hanno attraversato la passeggiata allestita all'interno dei lavori.   "Un risultato straordinario che premia la scelta dell'amministrazione capitolina di permettere...

NIAF mourns the passing of former NIAF board of director James J. Schiro

NIAF mourns the passing of former NIAF board of director James J. Schiro

Attributed to NIAF Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso   "On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors, we are deeply saddened by the passing of James J. Schiro, one of our former distinguished board members, gala honoree, and former CEO of Zurich Financial Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Schiro family. Schiro passed away...

The Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS): September 28

The Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS): September 28

AMHS of the Washington DC area, a non-profit organization which holds events to promote the cultural, social and educational heritage of the Abruzzo and Molise regions of Italy, and that of Italy in general, is sponsoring its next general Society meeting on September 28 at 1:00 in Casa Italiana.   There will be a luncheon with fabulous Italian food and wine, fun,...

La Festa to renovate Electric City sign

La Festa to renovate Electric City sign

One of downtown Scranton's largest events is coming to the rescue of one of its most iconic landmarks. La Festa Italiana of Lackawanna County will contribute up to $10,000 to renovate the Electric City sign overlooking Courthouse Square before the annual Labor Day weekend celebration of Italian culture and cuisine.   Chris DiMattio, La Festa president and chairman, said the organization looks for...

Monteforte's painting studio. The artist brings his painting studio to one of ou…

Monteforte's painting studio. The artist brings his painting studio to one of our galleries

Domenico Monteforte, who gave a much appreciated exhibition here at the IIC in summer 2012, is back in San Francisco. This time, the Tuscan painter will turn one of our galleries into a painter's studio, allowing guests to see him at work and then exhibiting his creations on our walls as they are completed. Guests will have the rare chance...

Italian Organist Andrea Toschi to Perform Two Shows in Massachusetts

Italian Organist Andrea Toschi to Perform Two Shows in Massachusetts

When and Where:Sunday, September 21, 2014 — 3 p.m.Holy Cross College — 1 College St, Worcester, MASunday, September 28, 2014 — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.St. Andrew's Episcopal Church — 79 Denton Rd., Wellesley, MA Noted Italian organist Andrea Toschi plays music of Bossi, Capocci, Neglia, Respighi, Debussy, Becheri, and Padova on the 2005 Juget-Singlair organ (Op. 24) at Holy Cross...

SBPRA Releases Newest Title, 'Umbria Outside My Window'

SBPRA Releases Newest Title, 'Umbria Outside My Window'

One day, Nina Hansen Machotka and her husband chanced upon a ruined stone farmhouse in Umbria, in an isolated valley where time seemed to stand still. The crumbling walls and battered staircases whispered to them, and they answered the call.   The stories in "Umbria Outside My Window" recount their adventures of restoring the farmhouse and what it took to realize their...

Gubernatorial hopeful Raimondo says her overhaul of Rhode Island pensions shows …

Gubernatorial hopeful Raimondo says her overhaul of Rhode Island pensions shows key leadership

by Erika Niedowski   At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others. But the newly elected general treasurer quickly learned back in 2011 that the fix was as much about politics as it was pure numbers.   The overhaul Raimondo...

In Abruzzo si celebra John Fante, lo scrittore italo americano più amato nel mon…

In Abruzzo si celebra John Fante, lo scrittore italo americano più amato nel mondo

di Domenico Logozzo   La cultura negli ultimi anni ha subito tagli troppo pesanti. Penalizzata ingiustamente. E' una risorsa importante, da valorizzare e non da affossare. Chi opera nel settore con passione e competenza si scontra non di rado con l'insensibilità di chi ha il potere di concedere i finanziamenti indispensabili, ma bada più all'orticello clientelare che non all'interesse generale. E chi...

Crazy about accordions in Cotati

Crazy about accordions in Cotati

by Angela Hart   Whether it's the music, the people, the sense of community or the culinary fare, Cotati's celebration of the accordion is growing more popular every year, event organizers said Sunday. This weekend's festival, the 24th since its inception, drew an estimated 5,000 people to downtown's La Plaza Park — some from as far away as New York, Chicago and South...

Poets of the Italian diaspora, by Luigi Bonaffini and Joseph Perricone

Poets of the Italian diaspora, by Luigi Bonaffini and Joseph Perricone

Poets of the Italian Diaspora is part of a long-range project, by the editors and contributors, to expand the boundaries of the Italian literary canon. In the century between 1870 and 1970, about twenty-seven million migrants left Italy to work and live abroad. As a result, the worldwide Italian diaspora reportedly numbers more than sixty million people.   Until now, however, there...

Italians still dance under the stars on summer evenings

Italians still dance under the stars on summer evenings

It's as much a part of my annual Italian holiday as pasta and the sea. As the sun sets on the village in Tuscany we return to every year and the starlings are silent in their nests, the sound of accordions and smell of wood smoke drift up the hill from the sagra, where the kitchen is busy and the...

Expo - al padiglione degli Stati Uniti sarà lo chef lucano Luigi Diotaiuti a rap…

Expo - al padiglione degli Stati Uniti sarà lo chef lucano Luigi Diotaiuti a rappresentare il paese a stelle e strisce

Il suo ristorante nel 1998 ha ricevuto "L'insegna del ristorante Italiano" dal presidente della Repubblica, mentre in seguito, nel 2001, il suo rinomato locale è stato premiato come miglior "Ristorante Lucano nel Mondo" dalla Regione Basilicata. La motivazione del premio fu proprio per l'attenzione posta alla gastronomia lucana e per l'ottima attività svolta nel proporre una cucina tipica rielaborata in...

Sicilian American Cultural Association: Medal of MERIT Luncheon

Sicilian American Cultural Association: Medal of MERIT Luncheon

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will honor a trio of outstanding Italian Americans on Sept. 28 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. Josette Weber, Dominic Candeloro and Paul Ciminello will step to the podium at the organization's annual Medal of Merit luncheon. Tickets are $35 for adults (cash bar) and $15 for children 2 to 12 years of age. Entertainment will be...

St. Peter's Italian Bazaar Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deeley

St. Peter's Italian Bazaar Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deeley

Speaking and praying in both Italian and English, Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated a Mass honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Rocco, providing a spiritual start to the 89th annual St. Peter's Italian Bazaar.   During the Mass at St. Peter Church in Portland, the bishop expressed his joy at celebrating the Mass and his wish for a good festival. Beginning...

Fred Catalfo publishes book about his life

Fred Catalfo publishes book about his life

Former longtime Dover Attorney Alfred (Fred) Catalfo, Jr. has written and published his autobiography, "Undefeated: Scored On Once." The book is available on Amazon (www.amazon.com). It is described as a story which outlines the many highs and lows in his life and how he has remained fearless, determined and undeterred by his critics.   Catalfo, currently a resident of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has been...

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