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Kendra Van Cleave is a librarian by day. On weekends she sheds that image to play one of two characters, an 18th century French tart or a 16th century Italian courtesan as a member of the Bella Donna Historical Performers, who are returning to Carnevale Fantastico this weekend.   She and her fellow Bella Donna members will perform a com...

When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco, CA 94102 Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura In collaboration with : Viola Buitoni - Orietta Gianjorio   With all the media attention given to the questionable practices of It...

By Lucian   I've always been fascinated by European traditions and am amazed at how much there is to discover. That so much is unknown to so many is disturbing, because many traditions have existed for over a thousand years. In a world where "progress" has become a buzzword used by the powerful to justify globalization and cultural leveling,...

High performance sports car maker Lamborghini inaugurated the Advanced Composite Structure Laboratory (ACSL): a new analysis lab in Seattle for carbon processing. Carbon is the essential element for future car bodies and it allows the company to focus its investments on a technological factor that is fundamental for its production. The Seattle lab...

On June 11th 2002 the United States House of Representatives righted a wrong that had persisted for over 130 years. They passed a resolution honoring Antonio Meucci, an Italian migrant who lived in Staten Island, for his key contribution to the invention of the telephone. But to this day, his name is still overshadowed by Alexander Graham Bell's....

An Atlanta developer has partnered with a high-end Italian designer to build its second luxury condominium project in Houston. Stolz Partners LLC, in collaboration with furniture maker Giorgetti, are planning to develop Giorgetti Houston, a luxury condo project in Upper Kirby.   The seven-story, 32-unit project will sit on a little less...

Ralph Peter Guzzo, 93, of Wilson, N.C., beloved husband, father and grandfather, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday July 25, 2016, after a long life filled with love and happy memories.   Ralph grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., where he excelled as a scholar-athlete in football and baseball. After high school he served in the U.S. Na...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : Enrico de Iulis      Translation by:   There are forms of street art that contain other forms of art, and then propose them in a new and altered way. The Ro.Bo.Coop collective has become almost an emblem about these intentions, a true inventive phenomenon that is attracting more and more attention in...

Metro Detroit has been getting wowed by the superbly executed northern Italian cuisine from the kitchen at Tre Monti for years. Since it's been under the helm of Zharko Palushaj for the past five years, the restaurant (which sits behind the San Marino Club castle on Big Beaver Road) has been winning praise time and again. Its portions were bountifu...

Fisarmonica, the Italian for "accordion", stands out as a landmark of Italy and its traditional local music. In particular, Castelfidardo (Ancona) is regarded as the capital of handcrafted accordions, where experienced local artisans take several months to produce each piece.   As recently discussed in the Australian magazine Italianicious,...

There's a bold new spot for power lunching in Northwest, and it's fitting that celebrity chef Luigi Diotaiuti is there to be your guide. Mr. Diotaiuti, whose fortunate clients have included George Clooney, Hillary Clinton, Harrison Ford and John F. Kerry, has opened Aperto to be the companion piece to his other District Italian bistro, Al Tiramisu,...

Innovation has always been central to the work of the Texas Medical Center. That spirit of transformation is now guiding the culinary direction of TMC's showplace dining spot – the restaurant at the top of the John P. McGovern Commons. Known as Trevisio since 2002, the 13,500-square-foot restaurant/conference/catering space has a new name, a new l...