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By Kim Himstreet   Portland Opera's 50th anniversary season will conclude on Saturday Aug. 1 with a celebration featuring a street fair and free outdoor simulcast of their final production of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love." While opera and a street fair might seem like an unusual pairing, Portland Opera ties it all together wi...

Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pmMinneapolis Institute of Arts2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 How does the Codex Leicester fit into a lifetime of creative and intellectual pursuits? Hear Leonardo da Vinci scholar Claire Farago discuss the Codex Leicester in the context of the artist's profuse and varied drawing practices—from prep...

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse. The two Junior Sisters arrived to give support to the three Sisters who opened a "first-line" community in assisting the migrants who come on the shores of Sicily. The two are Sister Andri Boas (Brazilian) and Sister Catherine Petalcurin (Filipino).   "The mission has met with great succes...

The Italian Cultural Foundation recently decided to donate bags of food bought by the proceeds of their Annual St. Joe's Dinner. For Robert Odorizzi, the Treasurer of the Foundation, giving food is a family tradition. "A very nice thing that was always said about our family was, they said, your great grandmother was a very giving person," said...

By Paul Glader   In the U.S., motorcycles conjure images of loud, reverberating, menacing engines on stout, chrome-heavy frames adorned in black leather. We're talking Harley Davidson rallies in Sturgis and Daytona, the cinematic scenes of Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, the disgruntled war veterans, immigrants and roughnecks ri...

by Claudia Astarita   Sunny may not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a region whose main features are valleys and mountain peaks. But in Trentino-Alto Adige even the mountains seem to be made of light. Here, two gastronomic traditions live side by side: one of Veneto roots in the area of Trento, and the other of German...

by Nanci Casas   The De Re Gallery debuted Mauro Perucchetti's Pop Fiction exhibition on Thursday, September 10th in West Hollywood. Mauro and his stunning wife Lorena Perucchetti, who is also his PR manager, both arrived elegantly dressed and accessorized with miniature pieces of Mauro's artwork in the form of necklaces.   With Peron...

Officials in Spartanburg County say an Italian manufacturer of high-end adhesives and sealants plans to create 150 new jobs and invest $66 million in the area. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports (http://bit.ly/1Fdtfr7) the county council has approved the third and final reading of an economic incentives agreement which allows the compan...

Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Great Food, Fun and entertainment at our annual Columbus Day dinner/dance Doors open at 6:00, Dinner at 7:30 Antipasto Buffet Beef, Chicken, Fish Desserts provided by Carmine's NYC Dondino Mark Giovi and the Tap House All Star Band Special Guests - Attend Event   Italian American...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   The vines in Montefalco are rather young and only about 15 years old. The traditional version of sagrantino was more of a passito, dried grapes, style, which is still produced today. These...

by Catherine Accardi The September 3rd edition of L'Italo-Americano featured an article titled "Before Ferry Plaza There Was the Italian Farmers' Market". It told the story of the earliest, 20th century Italian farmers' markets in San Francisco. Here we continue the story of California's Italian farmers and food venders of today and how they have...

by Lauren Saria   He's already changed the way America thinks about pizza, and now, nearly three decades after he opened his first restaurant, chef Chris Bianco will focus on something new. "My dream was always to do a little trattoria, to put as much emphasis on pasta as we did on pizza in the past," Bianco says.   That's why in...