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By Dennis Seid   Sometime next month, a wood-fired brick oven made in Italy will make its way to downtown Tupelo. And by late spring, a new restaurant will be serving traditional Neapolitan pizza from that oven. The pizzeria will be owned by Vince Rapisarda, who is opening in the building at 206 Troy Street that was most recently T...

by Jacob P. Perry   A longtime township resident was honored by the Township Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 26, for having been named 2015 "Woman of the Year" by the Center for Italian & Italian American Culture. The recipient, Janice Mariana Fields of Darren Drive, has lived in town for 24 years and served in numerous community an...

C'è un varesino a Washington che vola sull'acqua, e in pochi mesi ha imparato a mettere in riga (sportivamente parlando) anche gli americani. Andrea Bolognesi, 22enne di Cuveglio, è andato dall'altra parte dell'Oceano Atlantico per proseguire gli studi e non smettere di coltivare il sogno sportivo fatto di lunghi allenamenti in piscina ma anche di...

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)WHERE: 14300 Greenwood Ave N – 14300 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133 Questa lecture in italiano e' aperta ai soli membri de Il Punto! This lecture in Italian is open only to Il Punto members. Due to the size of the room, we must limit the number of participants to 25. Re...

Overall, the Italian wood and furniture industry restarted to grow in 2015 for the first time after seven years (if we exclude the "little rebound" of 2010), with production growth at 2.6%, not solely due to the foreign markets (very dynamic, with a rise around 6%), but also to the domestic one that recovered about 1% in a year. The 2016 forecasts...

Thanks to tipster Patrick R. for letting us know that the iconic Caffe Trieste at Vallejo Street and Grant Avenue, a cornerstone of the North Beach community, celebrates its 60th anniversary today—no foolin'. Co-owner Ida Zoubi says they're planning a celebration at a later date.   On this day in 1956, Trieste was established as the very fir...

John Cazale made only five movies in his brief, brilliant career, but man, what five movies: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter. Five movies. Five best picture nominations. Three best picture wins.   Cazale's films racked up a total of 40 Oscar nods, with 14 for his fellow actors. Yet C...

IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY announces the winner of the 2016 Mario Fratti Award: BUTTERFLIES by Emanuele Aldrovandi. Presented annually to an emerging Italian playwright, the winning play is translated into English and the playwright receives a specially commissioned lithograph by artist Victoria Febrer.   The award is named after...

The Venice Ghetto: 500 Years of Life. Film at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto - Thursday, May 12, 5:30 pm - Museum of Fine Arts - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Click here for more information   The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charmi...

by Chris Crowley   Carroll Gardens has long been one of New York's Italian-American strongholds, a heritage that's maintained by enduring establishments like Caputo's Fine Foods and referenced by newer, homage-paying restaurants like Frankie's 457 and Lucali, two of the neighborhood's best restaurants. And hospitality-industry vets Frankie R...

Come have fun ITALIAN STYLE! PIZZA, PASTA & ITALIAN SONGS, TREASURE HUNT FOR THE KIDS, WITH A SIDE DISH OF THEATER! The evening will be in Italian. SERATA ITALIANA. 18 Giugno 7:00pm. OUR LADY OF POMPEII THEATER - 238 Bleecker Street. New York, NY 10014   Italytime e' lieta di invitarvi ad una serata par...

Salvatore Montemarano came to this country from a small town in Naples, Italy, called Avellino that was once a thriving farm community.   What he thought was a routine visit with family in Brooklyn when he was a 17-years-old turned into a career opportunity -- one Montemarano jumped on and never looked back.   Read more   Sourc...