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A controversial Christopher Columbus statue is set to be removed from City Hall — but how soon and where it ends up is anyone’s guess. A City Council committee Wednesday voted unanimously to gather public input, in partnership with San Jose State, about where the statue should go and what should replace it. The council committee will discuss the st...

The Cultural Italian American Organization's annual Wine Making Festival will move its Italian food and grape stomping to Fingerlakes Mall this year. The event, which previously took place on the State Street mall in downtown Auburn, will instead be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the food court of the mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Au...

Questo Consolato Generale d'Italia a SAN FRANCISCO rende nota la pubblicazione di un avviso per l'assunzione di un impiegato a contratto a tempo indeterminato da adibire ai servizi di collaboratore amministrativo nel settore traduzione e interpretario. Le domande di ammissione alle prove per l’assunzione dovranno essere presentate entro e non oltre...

Twenty-four national and local entertainment acts on two stages highlight the 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival Friday through Sunday at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Performers include Ray Massa's EuroRhythms; The Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen"); "Uncle" Floyd Vivino; Bee Gees tribute band Stayin' Alive; "Th...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation has partnered with over 39 other Italian-American organizations and announced today that they are reaching out to all NYC elected officials and 2017 electoral candidates for their stance on the preservation or removal of the Columbus Monument and Statue at Columbus Circle.   Board President of the Columbus Citizens...

The Trio Lennon, with Luca Marziali, Roberto Molinelli and Alessandro Culiani returns to the DC area with a September 26, performance at the at the International Development Banks and on September 28, in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1995, the Trio Lennon is composed of renowned soloists from the Marche region, and performs a repertoire that rang...

Jake LaMotta, the tough-as-nails middleweight champion with the granite chin who was immortalized by Robert De Niro in the revered Martin Scorsese drama Raging Bull, has died. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday in a nursing home, family members told TMZ. A niece also reported the news on Facebook. No other details of his death were immediately availab...

Sulla dodicesima Street lo aspettavano tutti. In fila. Qualcuno con l’ombrello aperto per ripararsi dalla pioggia. Altri sotto i rami delle piante che impreziosiscono le facciate dei palazzi del quartiere. Si parla italiano, nell’attesa. Poi i controlli, all’ingresso. Borse, attrezzature, zaini. Infine l’arrivo alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Al...

Watching actors and directors walking the red carpets of the awards shows, drinking the finest champagne and laughing at the opening monologues of Ricky Gervais or whomever is hosting the show, can leave you feeling that they have the easiest job in the world. However, being part of the movie industry requires painstaking determination, dedication,...

Italy has produced many explorers of international fame, with one of the most famous being Marco Polo (1254 – 1324), the man responsible for epic voyages to China and the Far East. Polo is remembered also for his friendship with Kublai Khan, the subject of the 1797 classic poem that bears his name by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Also the world over kno...

Nearly half a millennium after their creation, artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s vegetal visages live on through a handful of kitschy European food brands. From the southern tip of Sicily, his painting Summer (1563) solicits buyers of oblong and ox heart tomatoes. Further north, Vertumnus (c. 1590) has been adopted by the Bertuzzi juice company. And at...

Michelangelo, Raffaello, Leonardo... and then again Leonardo, Galileo, and many more famed artists and scientists: there is no doubt that Firenze – the Renaissance City – has been for centuries the real keystone of both Western art and modern science. In fact, it appears that some of the leading figures of the city’s art scene were also very well-v...