NEWS FROM :  

Come celebrate the holiday season in authentic Italian style! Middlesex County's Office of Arts and History is proud to present an Italian folk theater piece with music from performance troupe I Giullari di Piazza. The piece, "La Cantata Dei Pastori," combines holiday cheer with the Italian love of music and humor. The program is free of charge and...

The globally beloved Italian operatic trio, The Three Tenors, star this weekend in their holiday special event THE THREE TENORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST). The high definition filmed concert performance will be shown Thursday through Saturday, December 7-9 at 7pm plus a 2pm matinee on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 a...

Naples' pizza twirling joined UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" Thursday, securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures including a Saudi art form traditionally practised only by women. The art of 'pizzaiuolo' -- which has been handed down for generations in the southern Italian city -- was given the nod by the UN cultural...

L’era atomica ha compiuto nei giorni scorsi 75 anni. Proprio il 2 dicembre 1942 gli Stati Uniti annunciarono con un messaggio in codice (“il navigatore italiano è sbarcato nel nuovo mondo”) che Enrico Fermi e i suoi collaboratori dell’Università di Chicago erano riusciti ad accendere la prima ‘pila’ atomica.  La ‘Chicago Pile-1’ aveva prodotto la p...

The bagpipes are an ancient instrument, dating back thousands of years; they're even mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 4:21). Here in America we normally associate the bagpipes with the Irish and Scottish, who have a long and storied tradition with this wonderful instrument. However, many Americans, even those of Italian ancestry, are unaware that It...

East side Italian sandwich shop La Matta opened today at 501 Comal Street. The newest member of the New Waterloo family (which includes Sway and Le Politique), La Matta is a precursor to another forthcoming Italian restaurant, Il Brutto, coming in early 2018. La Matta (which means “The Joker” in Italian card games) serves panini, salads, charcuteri...

Not many tourists have ever heard about Basilicata, and to be fair the beauties of “Italy’s secret garden” remains unknown to many Italians as well. This is a pity, becase there are at least ten good reasons to spend some time in this beautiful region. The Lonely Planet has chosen Matera, the pearl of the Tyrrhenian, as one of the top 10 cities Bes...

At 91, Tony Bennett is not just the dean of crooners, he’s the king of duets. Bennett, who began his career shortly after fighting in Europe during the final year of World War II, spent much of his first 40 years in the recording industry being called the “heir apparent” to Frank Sinatra among jazzy pop singers. And, like Sinatra with his Rat Pack,...

At the busy intersection of Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs, The Centrum building has been in the midst of major renovations. As part of those renovations, the Oak Lawn building will get several new restaurants. Locations of local burger joint Pints & Quarts and local coffee shop Mudsmith are scheduled to open soon, and Mille Lire, a new Italian restaur...

This month, the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers will make its recommendation: should the Columbus monument in Columbus Circle stay? Or it should come down? The commission is evaluating all public art on city-owned land, but the Columbus monument is one of a handful that has sparked controversy; some are calling for t...

A distanza di 110 anni dal disastro minerario di Mononongah le vittime della piu’ grande tragedia dell’emigrazione italiana sono state ricordate anche a Washington grazie all’impegno di Padre Ezio Marchetto, dell’associazione Abruzzo Molise ‘Heritage Society", presieduta da Maria D’Andrea e dell’Ambasciata Italiana di Washington, rappresentata dal...

This year, the price of white truffles ballooned to $3200 a pound in select U.S. markets. The primary driver of the price increase (more than double the 2016 average) was a lackluster growing season that deprived the underground fungus of the cooler, damper temperatures it needs to thrive. But even when supply is less scarce, tartufo bianco from th...