NEWS FROM :  

By Jessica Hammie   Downtown Champaign's newest restaurant is Nando Milano Trattoria. This is the second location for the restaurant — the first is in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood — and currently the only exclusively Italian fine dining establishment in Downtown Champaign.   The restaurant is lovely. The remodel and build out of...

by Mia Pons   Cultural Connections: Arezzo, an art exhibit that contained works exchanged between local and Italian artists, will reopen next month in the Paseo district during the First Friday Art Walk at the Paseo Plunge.   "When the Italian artists were here back in the fall creating the exhibit, I took them to the Paseo Arts Distr...

by Daniel Victor   Most of the United States knows the second Monday of October, a federal holiday since 1934, as Columbus Day. Because of a national debate about whetherChristopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who landed on American shores, is worthy of celebration, Brown University has instead called the holiday Fall Weekend since 2...

Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016 Hours: 8:00 PM Venue: Chapman University Organized by: Chapman University College of Performing Arts/Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Tickets available at https://events.chapman.edu/14997   Beginning in the middle of the 20th century, the flute has become an important medium in the field of Contemporary Mus...

By F. Kathleen Foley Fifteen years ago, Roy Battocchio's "Thicker Than Water" had its world premiere at Theatre West and quickly became one of the most popular offerings in the now-53-year-old theater's history.   The play has returned to test its durability as a crowd pleaser. There's little denying that "Thicker" is thin, with a sitcom-li...

Rosaria Piomelli (née Agrisano) was born in Naples, Italy, on October 24, 1937. She stayed in her hometown where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in 1954 and 1955, respectively. By 1960, M. Rosaria had immigrated to the United States and received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fo...

Clique will open Bottiglia Ristroante and Enoteca on April 20, a restaurant focused on its herb-friendly Italian cuisine, robust wine selection, and breathtaking ambiance. The kitchen, helmed by acclaimed chef Brian Massie, will pride itself on savory and approachable cuisine, from crisp salads and antipastos, to fresh seafood and open-range meats....

Una delegazione composta dal Professor Roberto Baldoni, Direttore del Laboratorio Nazionale di Cyber Security del CINI e dal Professor Paolo Prinetto, Presidente del CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica) ha concluso, il 9 aprile, un'intensa settimana di incontri a Washington con significativi interlocutori dell'Amministraz...

Flames have significantly damaged an iconic Italian restaurant in Monongalia County. No injuries were reported in the Saturday morning blaze at Colasante's Ristorante and Pub in Westover.   But, there was significant damage to the building. The property included the long-time restaurant, apartments, and office space.   Read more...

"In tutti i miei incontri, dal presidente Barack Obama in giù, ho visto una grandissima attenzione verso l'Italia. In questo momento siamo considerati come un Paese portatore di idee nuove": il nuovo ambasciatore italiano a Washington, Armando Varricchio, dal dossier Libia al caso Regeni, passando per le ripercussioni in Italia della campagna elett...

One of the primary reasons we started The Italian American Podcast was to help fellow Italian Americans learn more about their Italian ancestors.   Our goal is that our podcast interviews will inspire you to want to learn more about your ancestors and where you came from; but once you become inspired, how do you actually do it?   Read...

When: June 20 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pmWhere: White Beeches Golf and Country Club, 70 Haworth Drive, Haworth, NJ United States The Coccia Foundation's 15th Annual Italian Studies Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the White Beeches Golf & Country Club in Haworth, N.J. The outing begins with a delicious hot and cold break...