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On the occasion of the “17th Week of Italian Language in the World”, the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Video Contest for students of Italian language in the United States. The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October under the High Patronage...

LADY Gaga said that she's planning to take a "rest" from music and "slow down for a moment for some healing." The pop star was in Toronto on Friday for a pair of concerts and to premiere a Netflix documentary about herself, "Gaga: Five Foot Two." The film, playing at the Toronto International Film Festival, chronicles her life, February's Super Bow...

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America is proud to host a Youth Summit from October 27-29, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Students from around the United States will come together for an educational and unique experience. This will be a wonderful weekend jam packed with exploring our rich Italian culture and heritage. Registration, limited to 40 s...

Driven in large part by political correctness and partisan academics and activists, it has become fashionable in recent years to criticize Christopher Columbus and the holiday named in his honor. A closer look, however, reveals the famed explorer to be a man of faith and courage, not a monster. Many of Columbus’ modern critics rely on a warped and...

Some people buy a new car, some buy a used car. Nicholas Gallman buys an interim car. That’s what Gallman called the Audi S4 he picked up two years ago. It was just a $50,000 placeholder until he could get his hands on the Alfa Romeo Giulia that hit U.S. dealers a few months ago. “From the first time I saw the concept, I just fell in love with it,”...

Food hall o mercato gastronomico, che dir si voglia. Quello che in Italia è un fenomeno non ancora giunto a piena maturità, sebbene di esempi eccellenti se ne cominci a contare più di qualcuno, negli Stati Uniti imperversa da tempo, eppure non sembra conoscere battute d'arresto. Sul punto della situazione ha ragionato recentemente il sito del Wall...

Led by Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia tours to the United States this October for the first time in nearly 50 years, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York (October 20 & 21), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Artsin Washington, D.C. (October 25), Symphony Hall in Boston (Octo...

US soccer promoter Charlie Stillitano has been called many things in the past 18 months or so - with "power broker" and "mogul" among the more flattering descriptions of the ebullient New Yorker. On the downside, for his apparent suggestion that a European super league might be an idea worth talking about, he has been called "a poster boy for greed...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has instituted the second annual Award for Italian researchers and startuppers operating abroad. The award includes two categories: The “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award" to recognize an eminent Italian scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made...

Calcavecchia was born in Laurel, Nebraska in 1960. While he was a teenager, his family moved from Nebraska to West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended North Shore High School in West Palm Beach and won the Florida high school golf championship in 1977. While playing in junior tournaments, he often competed against Jack Nicklaus' son, Jackie and as a r...

Legendary director Martin Scorsese will be filming a new movie shortly and is looking for extras of Italian-American extraction to be a part of it. The film, called “The Irishman,” a Netflix exclusive which is slated to come out in 2018, reunites the director with Robert De Niro for the ninth time, and features an all-star lineup of actors that als...

Christopher Columbus is of importance not only to Italian Americans, but to the majority of Americans who have European and Latino lineage. His quest to find a route to India, while navigationally flawed, represented a new way of thinking for mankind, and a way to use one’s natural curiosity to embark on challenging endeavors. We as Italian America...