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December 12 10:30 am — 12:00 pm - Westchester Italian Cultural Center - 24 Depot Square - Tuckahoe, NY - Members $15, Non-Members $25 Acqua alta refers to the higher than normal water levels that invade the city of Venice and cause the lagoon's salt water to overflow the edges of the canals and flood the streets. Those who love Venice are, of...

by Claudia Astarita   The Centre for Advanced Robotics of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) has successfully taken steps forward in its innovative project "Walkman". The latter consists of a big robot, conceived to operate duringdisasters, either human made or natural ones.   Among its tasks, Walkman has been programmed to ope...

In a few months, Chianti's Ristorante Italiano will open in the location formerly occupied by Suriya Thai. Brian McCarley, owner of Chianti's, also owns The Other Side Bistro in Bonita Springs, which opened March 2014. "When I was a kid, it was called The Pizza Inn," McCarley recalls about his new restaurant's location. McCarley and...

by Jerry Finzi   The wheel has been around for at least 6000 years... from Mesopotamia in the Middle East all the way to central Europe. No one really knows when it was "invented". Wheels move people, wood for making fires and the construction of useful items, animals, and products of the harvest.   The first wheels were wooden disks....

Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://davincimasterpieces.eventbrite.com   Leonardo da Vinci and his Greatest Artistic Masterpieces. Join us for the...

by Vanessa Friedman   For the ultimate in American sporting events, Sunday evening's Super Bowl 50 looked awfully... Italian. Indeed, when it came to on-field style, if it wasn't Nike, it was a veritable microcosm of Milan Fashion Week — a preview, perhaps, of what we will see when the women's fashion season gets underway this month.  ...

by Em Skow   I've always known that the mix of pop music and classical singing is one of the most popular music styles in Italy. What I didn't know until last night's Il Volo concert was that it is "Fan Girl" (Fan Woman, Fan Grown Man...) levels of popular.   Numerous standing ovations, countless screaming fans, and more than one mid-...

By Michael Traversa   The Tailor - Il Sarto dei Tedeschi directed by Antonio Losito starring Cristiano Mori, who also penned the script, is being showcased at San Diego Jewish Film Festival. It's a festival that recognizes outstanding Jewish-themed short films from all over the world and The Tailor has been selected to represent Italy. &nbs...

La prima conferenza-expo sulle eccellenze tecnologiche italiane negli Stati Uniti si terrà a Detroit il 9 e 10 maggio 2016 presso la Wayne State University. Aziende italiane leader mondiali nell'ingegneria e nell'innovazione tecnologica tra le quali FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Brembo, Comau, Magneti Marelli, Esaote presenteranno i loro prodot...

Since the 1960s, Alex Carozza has been repairing and building accordions in New York City for customers around the world.   Now, at the age of 88, he's reportedly the only person left in the city still repairing these complicated instruments in a cramped studio with his 93-year-old assistant. Great Big Story sits down with the "Sultan of Squ...

Telling anyone's life story in 1,800 words or fewer is a difficult feat. But when I met David and Rosetta Johnson of Cloquet, I truly struggled to narrow down our wide ranging conversation.   Does the story start with Rosa's Italian heritage and adjustment to living in America, or does it start with David's Cloquet roots? Or perhaps the best...

A music class recently turned into a fishing exploration for Stephanie Jones' 4-year-old son Peter and his classmates at Prince of Peace Preschool.   They decided their musical rhythm sticks resembled fishing poles, and so began their investigation into the world of fish and fish ponds. Their curiosity was piqued, and "the unit unfolded on i...