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American Nocturne: The Life and Works of Emanuel Carnevali, a reading by Emidio Clementi accompanied by musicians Corrado Nuccini and Emanuele Reverberi Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St., Chicago, IL   Introduction by Barbara Carnevali, niece of Emanuel Carnevali and accomplished philosopher, and Justin S...

With this event, the Center for Italian Studies and ISSNAF celebrate Italian achievement and contributions to knowledge in the United States and Canada.   Program Location: Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall - 249 S. 36th Street 2pm The Value of Italian Experience for Success in North America Participants: Vincenzo Berghella, Professor - Di...

The waiter delivers our bottle of chilled Grillo with aplomb. We sip slowly, gazing at the caramel- and vanilla-colored canyons of an abandoned-quarry-turned-upscale-hotel. And then he reappears, serving caprese salad, bruschetta with various olive tapenades and warmed spicy chips.   "No, no," we say, "We didn't order these." "Madam," h...

Did you know that Burlington has deep Italian roots? Italian-Americans settled in Burlington in the 1800's Sunday, the Chittenden County Historical Society shared their rich history.   Picture a once thriving Italian-American Community in downtown Burlington near Battery and St. Paul Streets, until the 1960's when a federal program to...

One of the amazing traits of being Italian is being known for hard work and perseverance. The Minissale family based in New York exemplifies those traits and are a perfect example of the American Dream.   On June 15, 1978, Philip and Agnes Minissale opened their beloved Minissale's Italian American Restaurant on 14th Street in Troy, NY....

San Diego's Italian Cultural Center will be holding a memorial service for its co-founder and Vice President, Graziella Spinelli at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, in Little Italy on Saturday, December 13th at 12 p.m. Following the funeral a reception will be hosted by Graziella's sister at the church hall.   Upon attempting to teach her nati...

by Tom Secco We need to contribute,we need to contribute now. We need to contribute not only so our stories will not be forgotten, not only so we have some semblance of control about our stories but even so our stories already told in film and in books will not be misunderstood or forgotten.   We need to contribute to make sure that pe...

Opening night of the Your Theatre Inc. eight performance run of Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley, author of Moonstruck is Thursday, Jan. 15. With a cast of five South Coast actors, Suzanne Bergeron, of New Bedford, directs the play. This lighthearted play follows Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano who has a problem. While he is sa...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6pmA Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century Peter G. Vellon, Queens College, CUNY   In A Great Conspiracy against Our Race (New York University Press, 2014), Peter Vellon explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and "s...

Italian Genealogy Research will be the topic when The Genealogical Society of the West Fields welcomes Anthony Festa at their meeting on Feb. 12, at the Westfield Memorial Library at 1 p.m.   Festa will outline basic Italian research in a three-part presentation. He will explore strategies for determining the home village in Italy from which...

Are you an Italian American college student interested in interning in Milan, Italy, during the summer of 2015? Build your resume and experience the Motherland with this once-in–a-lifetime opportunity!   NIAF has teamed up with Career Paths in Milan and is offering an all-inclusive Italian job experience featuring an internship, accommodatio...

Rabbit beach, a beach on the island of Lampedusa off the south coast of Sicily, has been named the third best beach in the world based on millions of reviews and opinions by travellers compiled by TripAdvisor.   TripAdvisor described Rabbit beach as an unspoiled nature reserve and "piece of heaven" for it's golden sand and crystal clear wate...