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Bestselling cookbook author, award-winning television personality, and successful restaurateur Lidia Bastianich comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on Tuesday, March 12. She will discuss her new memoir, MY AMERICAN DREAM: A Life of Love, Family, and Food, which recounts her journey from idyllic childhood to...

The Italian American Club of Mahopac held its annual Installation of Officers and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Vittoria Z’s on the Lake in Jefferson Valley. President Giulio Cefaloni hosted the event and Judge James Reitz presided over the swearing-in ceremony.  A slideshow of the 2018 Year in Review, prepared by Social Me...

This season, the Italian Trade Commission is returning to Coterie with over 50 Italian brands at the show at the Javits Center. The Italian Trade Commission is the Italian government agency entrusted with the mission to facilitate contact between Italian companies and the rest of the world. In the United States, their objective is to expand relatio...

High school graduation is a big deal for the vast majority of people, but it wasn’t for Rockford’s Jean Cione. “She skipped it,” Cione’s sister, Linda Gillespie, said of the East High School graduation ceremony in 1946. “She took her finals, and then she left to play ball. It was spring training.” Cione was one of the very youngest of the pioneers...

A mainstay in Alexandria’s West End, Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant at 410 S. Van Dorn Street, has been dishing up northern Italian specialties for almost 15 years and makes you feel like family the moment you step through the door. Butter-based sauces rich with cream grace northern Italian tables just as they do in France, but Italian chefs put the...

A Smithtown resident recently celebrated her 100th birthday alongside friends, family and local officials. A special celebration was held for Fortunata Durkin last week at the Smithtown Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care where she is currently residing. Durkin was born on Feb. 6, 1919 in Brooklyn to Italian immigrants. She married a World W...

Giovanna Caruso has won a prestigious Award of Recognition from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for Caruso’s exciting short film, “A Life Worth Living,” which goes through the emotional struggles of a terrible loss and the different ways people face grief. “A Life Worth Living” features exceptional storyline and overall qu...

If all goes well with construction, Campania will fire up its coal-and-gas oven in Dongan Hills come fall. This will be New York City’s fourth such Italian restaurant known for its pleasantly charred pizza roasted with house-made mozzarella, freshly grated cheese and toppings sliced to order. The new eatery will be located at 1801 Hylan Blvd., a 10...

Home to the Vatican, the pope and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome is unchallenged in its claim to be the global center of the Roman Catholic Church. But the city also plays host to the largest mosque in Western Europe, the largest Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall on the Continent, and, as of this year, the biggest center in Europe belonging to the Church...

È della penisola sorrentina il giovane italiano scelto dalla Fondazione Niaf, punto di riferimento di circa 20 milioni di statunitensi che vantano origini italiane, come imprenditore dell’anno. La National Italian American Foundation, infatti, consegnerà a Lorenzo Zurino, nato a Sorrento è cresciuto a Piano di Sorrento, l’International Young Entrep...

Sunday Only - Special intro by local film historian/journalist Jeff Berg - View Trailer. Two shows only: Saturday, February 23; Sunday, February 24. 1:00 PM. The Guild Cinema - 3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque. $5 Admission when you ask for the Italian Festival rate. Director, Damiano Damiani – Italy – 1967 – 118 mins – Italian with English subtitl...

The Chiesa del Purgatorio (Church of Purgatory) was built between 1725 and 1747. It, like other “purgatory churches,” was constructed as a place for people to pray for the souls trapped in limbo between heaven and hell. The upper part of the facade shows angels, fruit baskets, and penitents wrapped in flames. On the lower part, the wooden door is d...