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An evening of dinner and a show could soon get easier on a small strip of Madison Avenue in Albany, New York. The former Tierra Coffee Roasters cafe — next to the Madison Theater — will reopen as an Italian fine-dining restaurant.   Gigi's Italian Restaurante is scheduled to open sometime before October, said Madison Theater director Ja...

By Francesca Bezzone Most of you probably know him better as "Chef Boyardee," the name and face behind a popular brand of Italian style canned foods. Established in 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, by brothers Ettore, Mario and Paul, "Chef Boyardee" (spelled phonetically to help Americans with the pronunciation of the Italian surname) came to be after cus...

Like her namesake, San Mateo's new honorary Queen Isabella is an example of the wide-ranging influence of Italian culture and its connection to other countries.   This year, longtime public servant and newly crowned honorary royalty, Helen Fisicaro, will celebrate Italian Heritage Month as an honoree of the Peninsula Italian American Social...

By Evan Sparks Dorothy Savarese tells a story about a humbling discovery she made shortly after moving to Cape Cod and how it reflects the heart of community banking. She already had 16 years of experience in economic development and at a large regional bank in the Midwest.   She had taught credit analysis on a national basis. So when...

November 26, Merry Christmas – Buon Natale at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, in Staten Island, NY (Box Office, Brown Paper Tickets, 1-800-838-3006, Event #2628132), sponsored by Kearny Bank, Sempre Avanti, and Woodpecker Press.December 4, Home For Christmas at St. Brigid's/Our Lady of Hope Chapel in Westbury, NY (Box Office, Brown Paper Ticket...

By De Castillo ARTFARM invites theater activists and comedy enthusiasts to gather to honor the life & legacy of the iconic Italian actor/playwright/activists Dario Fo and Franca Rame. This tribute will take place at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown on Thursday, December 8 at 6 p.m.   The Politics of Laughter: A Tribute to Dario Fo and...

December 3 (Saturday) 10:30 am. Two Medici Women. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY - Admission: Members: $20; Non-Members: $25 - Contact: Patrizia Calce 914-771-8700 ext. 109 pcalce@wiccny.org The Medici women managed to carry out political activity on behalf of the family through...

Un grande ponte sull'oceano Atlantico, capace di mettere in connessione uomini e donne che hanno fatto della ricerca il loro mestiere. E che per inseguire il proprio sogno e mettere a frutto i propri talenti si sono lasciati "casa" alle spalle, mettendo radici nelle università e nei centri di ricerca degli USA e del Canada.   Questa è, con u...

Like most who open their own business, Carmel's Luigi Rukaj started with a dream. Since 1980, when he moved from Rome, Italy, to America, Rukaj has wanted to open his own Italian restaurant. Six months ago, Rukaj and his family took over what is now Luigi's Italian Restaurant on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel. Response from the community...

di Alessandra Moro È il 12 ottobre di cinquecentoventicinque anni fa: tre caravelle guidate dal ligure Cristoforo Colombo approdano a San Salvador (oggi isola di Watling, Bahamas), nell'erronea convinzione di esser giunti nell'Asia di Marco Polo. Invece hanno toccato un nuovo continente, quello che verrà poi chiamato "America" dal nome di Amerigo...

The 86th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival, will take place Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, September 23, 2012, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italia...

"Research, discovery, and innovation are keys to understanding the spirit of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. This project, organized under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, aims at showcasing Italian creativity and culture both in our artistic heritage and in our "Made in Italy" (brand), po...