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by Jennifer Martin

 

This past month the Meetup Group called "Passion for Everything Italian" that I host visited Fulchino Vineyards, a local winery of Italian origin. Located in Hollis, New Hampshire (about one hour from Boston), the winery is situated in a residential neighborhood.

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Italian agriculture is one of the 'greenest', most sustainable and safest in Europe, according to data released on Monday by farmers' union Coldiretti at a meeting on multifunctionality in agriculture in light of Milan Expo 2015.

 

Italy produces 35% less greenhouse gas compared the EU ...

Mike Andino is a Glenview native who works as a chef at Gusto Italiano restaurant. After graduating from Glenbrook South High School in 2001, he attended Kendall College culinary school in Evanston. Italian food is in his blood, he said, because his mother is from Italy.

 

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Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar opened last week in the Westfield Montgomery mall on Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda.

 

The 164-seat, 6,300-square-foot restaurant features Neapolitan pizza and cuisine, using American spring water matching the mineral composition and pH of the water in ...

by Giacomo Di Girolamo


In Sicily, an island that is characterized by its quality wines, there's an area that is the birthplace of a wine that has been considered, especially in the past few years, as a leader in excellence . We are on the slopes of Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, north of ...

Dozens of Ferraris will fill Lake Kathleen's venue for the OFFICIAL Ferrari Club of America NW's event! Last year over 60 Ferraris, including 250 GTO, Enzo and 599 SA aperta awed the audience- and 2015 will be no exception.

 

Cars will be divided into 10 classes, including Famous Race ...

If the rollicking boogie king and swingin' clown prince Louis Prima was a tough act to follow in his lifetime, imagine what it must be like to bring the musician back to life on stage in a way that pleases and amazes listeners.

 

That's exactly the challenge Anthony Crivello has tackled with ...

The Clark chapter of UNICO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Awards at a banquet held at the Gran Centurions. Named after professional football player Brain Piccolo, the awards recognize excellence in athletics, integrity, and leadership.

 

Arthur L. Johnson High School ...

As part of its 120th anniversary celebrations, Lavazza is launching the most extensive international communication campaign in its history. Titled, "Lavazza, There's More to Taste," the international campaign will include the Italian coffee company's first broadcast push in the U.S. market.

 

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On Thursday, May 14th, the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey Financial Vice President Joseph Simonetti was honored by the National Council of Columbia Associations in Civil Service for his professional accomplishments.

 

Vice President Simonetti is a retired Deputy Police Chief ...

di Antonella Sferrazza

 

Colore intenso dai riflessi violacei. All'olfatto, evidenti le note speziate, di ciliegia marasca e di frutti rossi. Al palato, ottima struttura e buona freschezza. Così gli enologi descrivono sua maestà il Nero d'Avola, il vino siciliano più famoso al mondo, ...

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of ...

by Bianca Friundi

 

North Beach is San Francisco's central hub for all things Italian. Locals and tourists alike flock to the district in pursuit of the perfect pizza or the warmth of their favorite cup of cappuccino. If you take a left on Green Street, just off of Columbus, you will find ...

by W. Blake Gray

 

We don't think of spirits as having terroir. Amari are a big exception.  "Amaro" means "bitter" in Italian. These traditional spirits, flavored by roots and herbs, are drunk at the end of a meal in Italy to aid the digestion.

 

For a long time in the U.S., an ...

The Kalo Foundation/Iannelli Studios Heritage Center of Park Ridge welcomed the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in March to view the studio's 11-foot statue of the Madonna. The visit was facilitated by alumnae of Chicago's former Immaculata High School, which the statue once graced.


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Al Fulchino of Fulchino Vineyards

Al Fulchino of Fulchino Vineyards

by Jennifer Martin   This past month the Meetup Group called "Passion for Everything Italian" that I host visited Fulchino Vineyards, a local winery of Italian origin. Located in Hollis, New Hampshire (about one hour from Boston), the winery is situated in a residential neighborhood.   As you venture off the highway, you'd never think there is a winery situated there, but that's part of...

Italian agriculture ‘greenest’ in Europe

Italian agriculture ‘greenest’ in Europe

Italian agriculture is one of the 'greenest', most sustainable and safest in Europe, according to data released on Monday by farmers' union Coldiretti at a meeting on multifunctionality in agriculture in light of Milan Expo 2015.   Italy produces 35% less greenhouse gas compared the EU average, and has the lowest number of agricultural products with chemical residue – just 0.2%, one-third...

Shout Out: Mike Andino, chef

Shout Out: Mike Andino, chef

Mike Andino is a Glenview native who works as a chef at Gusto Italiano restaurant. After graduating from Glenbrook South High School in 2001, he attended Kendall College culinary school in Evanston. Italian food is in his blood, he said, because his mother is from Italy.   Why did you want to be a chef? "I just love being creative and getting...

Italian restaurant opens in Westfield Montgomery mall

Italian restaurant opens in Westfield Montgomery mall

Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar opened last week in the Westfield Montgomery mall on Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda.   The 164-seat, 6,300-square-foot restaurant features Neapolitan pizza and cuisine, using American spring water matching the mineral composition and pH of the water in Naples, according to a news release.   Read more   Source: http://www.gazette.net/  

Winemakers with an eye for quality, exports flock to Sicily’s Mount Etna

Winemakers with an eye for quality, exports flock to Sicily’s Mount Etna

by Giacomo Di Girolamo In Sicily, an island that is characterized by its quality wines, there's an area that is the birthplace of a wine that has been considered, especially in the past few years, as a leader in excellence . We are on the slopes of Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, north of Catania.   Etna DOC was born here in,...

2nd Annual Ferrari Concours d'Elegance

2nd Annual Ferrari Concours d'Elegance

Dozens of Ferraris will fill Lake Kathleen's venue for the OFFICIAL Ferrari Club of America NW's event! Last year over 60 Ferraris, including 250 GTO, Enzo and 599 SA aperta awed the audience- and 2015 will be no exception.   Cars will be divided into 10 classes, including Famous Race Cars and People's Choice awards. Gates open to the public at 10:00 am. Admission...

Tony-winning actor Anthony Crivello

Tony-winning actor Anthony Crivello

If the rollicking boogie king and swingin' clown prince Louis Prima was a tough act to follow in his lifetime, imagine what it must be like to bring the musician back to life on stage in a way that pleases and amazes listeners.   That's exactly the challenge Anthony Crivello has tackled with "Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara," which closed...

40th Annual Clark UNICO Brian Piccolo Awards Celebrate Student Athletes

40th Annual Clark UNICO Brian Piccolo Awards Celebrate Student Athletes

The Clark chapter of UNICO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Awards at a banquet held at the Gran Centurions. Named after professional football player Brain Piccolo, the awards recognize excellence in athletics, integrity, and leadership.   Arthur L. Johnson High School Class of 2015 award recipients are Christina Bonaccorso, Matthew Pedicine, and Danielle Marzano. The student athletes, all of...

Lavazza’s First Ever Broadcast Campaign To Debut In U.S.

Lavazza’s First Ever Broadcast Campaign To Debut In U.S.

As part of its 120th anniversary celebrations, Lavazza is launching the most extensive international communication campaign in its history. Titled, "Lavazza, There's More to Taste," the international campaign will include the Italian coffee company's first broadcast push in the U.S. market.   Developed by the Y&R Italia advertising agency, the campaign centers on the advice given to a young Luigi Lavazza by...

VP Simonetti Honored

VP Simonetti Honored

On Thursday, May 14th, the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey Financial Vice President Joseph Simonetti was honored by the National Council of Columbia Associations in Civil Service for his professional accomplishments.   Vice President Simonetti is a retired Deputy Police Chief from the Belleville Police Department and oversees all of the financial operations of the organization. Deputy Chief Simonetti is...

Non solo Nero D'Avola: il vino siciliano fa rotta sugli States

Non solo Nero D'Avola: il vino siciliano fa rotta sugli States

di Antonella Sferrazza   Colore intenso dai riflessi violacei. All'olfatto, evidenti le note speziate, di ciliegia marasca e di frutti rossi. Al palato, ottima struttura e buona freschezza. Così gli enologi descrivono sua maestà il Nero d'Avola, il vino siciliano più famoso al mondo, prodotto dall'omonimo vitigno.   Un vitigno siciliano al 100%: rientra, infatti, tra i cosiddetti vitigni autoctoni, tipici cioè di un...

Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K…

Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12) Application for the Year 2015

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively pursues the...

Caffè BaoNecci: A Family Matter

Caffè BaoNecci: A Family Matter

by Bianca Friundi   North Beach is San Francisco's central hub for all things Italian. Locals and tourists alike flock to the district in pursuit of the perfect pizza or the warmth of their favorite cup of cappuccino. If you take a left on Green Street, just off of Columbus, you will find Italian home cooking at its best! Caffè BaoNecci is a...

Amaro, Ti Amo: Italian herbal liqueurs for sipping and cocktails

Amaro, Ti Amo: Italian herbal liqueurs for sipping and cocktails

by W. Blake Gray   We don't think of spirits as having terroir. Amari are a big exception.  "Amaro" means "bitter" in Italian. These traditional spirits, flavored by roots and herbs, are drunk at the end of a meal in Italy to aid the digestion.   For a long time in the U.S., an Italian restaurant might keep a single dusty bottle in the...

Kalo Foundation welcomes BVM nuns to Iannelli Studio

Kalo Foundation welcomes BVM nuns to Iannelli Studio

The Kalo Foundation/Iannelli Studios Heritage Center of Park Ridge welcomed the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in March to view the studio's 11-foot statue of the Madonna. The visit was facilitated by alumnae of Chicago's former Immaculata High School, which the statue once graced. The Madonna was designed in 1922 by sculptor Alphonso Iannelli and commissioned by architect...

Bradford delivers drama with ‘IA Reconciliation’

Bradford delivers drama with ‘IA Reconciliation’

by Daniel Gaitan   Kenosha Unified theater offers a heavy helping of melodrama with "Italian American Reconciliation," an intimate exploration of love, loss and loneliness. There is a 7:30 showing tonight (May 22) and Saturday (May 23) in the school's Black Box Theatre, 3700 Washington Road (Room 150).   "It's a story about relationships and people trying to figure out who they are and what...

A Piece of History at Ferdinando’s Focacceria

A Piece of History at Ferdinando’s Focacceria

While waiting for my order (panelle and arancini) today at Ferdinando's Focacceria (151 Union Street) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, chef and owner Francesco Buffa was kind enough to show me a couple of pieces of his grandfather's old carretto (cart) from Carini, Sicily.   Intricately detailed, Sicilian carts were often decorated with chivalric motifs, including scenes from the famous Chanson de Roland,...

Dante turns Seven Hundred and Fifty

Dante turns Seven Hundred and Fifty

by John Kleiner   On April 24th, Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy's first female astronaut, took time off from her regular duties in the International Space Station to read from the Divine Comedy. She picked the opening canto of the Paradiso, in which Dante describes his ascent through the circle of fire and his approach toward God: I was within the heaven that receives more of...

CIAO / CIANCIA!

CIAO / CIANCIA!

This is not a goodbye, but at Hello! With a clever acronym (Cortona Italy Alumni Organization), CIAO is an organization stemming from alumni of the UGA Cortona Program – funded by a legendary philanthropist, Mr. Jack Kehoe, it is likely the most famous and coveted art program in the South East of the U.S.   CIAO members are joining our May event...

In Scena!, Italian theatre conquers New York

In Scena!, Italian theatre conquers New York

Italian theatre took centre stage in New York for two weeks, with eight productions, together with special events, lectures and seminars. The third edition, of the "In Scena!" festival brought Italian shows to all five boroughs of the Big Apple. The bill included, "Angiulina The Mule", "Broken Dances - in Pasolini's Bubble", "Chez Dimi"," Cingomma"," Ninette and the others", "Taddrarite...

Nicholas J. Grillo, new owner of newly-named Levandoski-Grillo funeral home, Blo…

Nicholas J. Grillo, new owner of newly-named Levandoski-Grillo funeral home, Bloomfield

On May 1st, Nicholas J. Grillo of North Arlington became one of the youngest funeral home owners/directors in New Jersey when he took over the new Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home in Bloomfield, New Jersey.   Grillo brings to Levandoski-Grillo more than 10 years of experience as Funeral Director for Introcaso Angelo in Jersey City, and a youthful outlook to his new leadership position...

Who makes the best lasagna? End the debate. End hunger in New Mexico

Who makes the best lasagna? End the debate. End hunger in New Mexico

No matter what the occasion, we always talk about Italian food...which seems to always end up in heated discussions about who makes the BEST lasagna!!!Basta! Now you can put your recipe where your mouth is and get bragging rights while doing a good deed for New Mexico's children. Our State is again #1 in the nation for child hunger and...

Exports to rise 5.8% annually between 2015 and 2017, says study

Exports to rise 5.8% annually between 2015 and 2017, says study

by Marzio Bartoloni   World trade is expected to return soon to pre-crisis levels, growing by 5.6% in 2015 and a further 6% in 2016-2017, at a pace unseen since 2005. Italy is ready to ride this trend. Italy's exports are forecast to accelerate by 5.8% per year between 2015 to 2017 and this year the stock of goods and services will surpass...

Little Italy Incorporation Petition to be Heard

Little Italy Incorporation Petition to be Heard

The hearing before the Pulaski County Judge on the Little Italy petition for incorporation will be held on Monday, July 13 at 2 PM in the Quorum Court room located in the Pulaski County Administration building on 201 S. Broadway in Little Rock.   All are welcome to attend. Details about the hearing TBA.

Bebop, Swing & Bella Musica

Bebop, Swing & Bella Musica

Aside from being great jazz musicians, what do Steve Gadd, Louie Bellson, Flip Phillips, Tony Scott, and Frank Capp have in common? You wouldn't know it from their last names, but each of these talented gentlemen are of Italian heritage. Sometimes names were changed (Americanized) for the sake of simplicity or fitting in. Cappuccio became Capp, Sciacca became Scott, and...

Malocchio (Evil Eye)

Malocchio (Evil Eye)

by Joseph Francis Michael Moscaritolo ("Growing up Italian")   My maternal grandparents Angelina Schiavo-DeFuria Abbatangelo and Francesco Paolo Gambacorta-Abbatangelo were from Ariano Irpino in the Province of Avellino of the Campania Region. They came to this country around 1913 and settled in the Readville section of Boston, MA.   My grandfather once told me that he met my grandmother while she was walking down...

Three of a kind: 3 aces of new jazz from Italy

Three of a kind: 3 aces of new jazz from Italy

Monday, June 01, 2015 - 7:30PM Roulette Theater - 509 Atlantic Avenue - Brooklyn, NY Organized by Enzo Capua in collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute http://roulette.orgGeneral admission: $ 15, online booking in advance, only $ 10 Domenico Sanna, piano;Ameen Saleem, double bass; Dana Hawkins, drums The most talented new jazz pianists from Italy in concert. One night, three amazing performances. There is something new coming to town. Italy shows the...

Saint Leo's Italian Orphanage 1913-1957

Saint Leo's Italian Orphanage 1913-1957

by Suzanna Molino   I have a few favorite stories on the history of Little Italy that I covered in my book and I'd like to share one of the top favorites ... about Saint Leo's Italian Orphanage. It is typical of Italian folks to want to care for, feed and nurture others.   I like to imagine that the spirit of that concept...

Apulia, Where Italians Go To Enjoy the Dolce Vita

Apulia, Where Italians Go To Enjoy the Dolce Vita

It's understandable why many Americans regard Italy as expensive. I would, too, if I'd ever been foolish enough to pay $20 for an ice cream near Rome's Trevi fountain or take a $120 gondola ride in Venice.   Thankfully, I spend far more time outside "tourist Italy" than in it. Venture beyond the country's big-ticket destinations, and you'll likely be amazed at...

Scholars recognized at annual local Sons of Italy in America dinner

Scholars recognized at annual local Sons of Italy in America dinner

By Bill Archer Mercer County Circuit Court Judge Omar Aboulhosn probably got the reaction he expected from the audience on Sunday afternoon when he held up a life-size photo taken from his high school graduation 30 years ago. "Yes, I had hair back then," Aboulhosn said in response to a female's observation. "I graduated first in my class ... Alphabetically," he added....

Spoleto Festival prepares ‘Veremonda’ by Cavalli

Spoleto Festival prepares ‘Veremonda’ by Cavalli

"Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona," by Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, is one of Spoleto Festival USA's two festival-produced opera productions.   Conductor Aaron Carpene and director Stefano Vizioli worked hard to unearth and reconstruct the obscure opera, which was last performed more than 350 years ago, in Naples and Venice.   Read more   Source: http://www.postandcourier.com/  

Paolo Maldini: Italian legend heads US franchise Miami FC

Paolo Maldini: Italian legend heads US franchise Miami FC

The North American Soccer League (NASL) will expand in 2016, after Miami FC " co-owned by former Italy defender Paolo Maldini " was launched. Maldini, 46, has teamed up with president and co-owner Riccardo Silva to bring football to Miami, with the club to begin playing in the second-tier NASL next year, it was announced on Wednesday. Miami FC, who will also...

L’Italia torna a investire all’estero: shopping per 9,3 miliardi a inizio anno, …

L’Italia torna a investire all’estero: shopping per 9,3 miliardi a inizio anno, boom in Nordamerica

di Paolo Bricco   Qualcosa si muove. Il processo di internazionalizzazione dell'economia – nel delicato tema dei capitali– continua ad avere dimensioni strutturalmente minori rispetto agli standard europei.   Tuttavia, il nostro capitalismo sta esprimendo all'estero un buon dinamismo: nel 2014 gli investimenti italiani sono stati pari a 12,5 miliardi di euro, il triplo del 2013; da inizio 2015, ammontano a 9,35 miliardi di...

Tuscan State of Mind: Bottega Fiorentina’s Andrea Ferrini

Tuscan State of Mind: Bottega Fiorentina’s Andrea Ferrini

by Elise Balzotti   Firenze, Florencia, Florence — no matter where you're from, or how you pronounce the name, this Tuscan city is one of the most enchantingly beautiful in all of Italy. Firenze is like a painter's palette, vibrant with color from all the periods of its lengthy history.   From cobblestone alleyways shaded by medieval facades, to visions of the revered Duomo,...

Acclaimed architect John Vinci

Acclaimed architect John Vinci

by Leonard F. Amari   This month we highlight the distinguished career of architect John Vinci. Subjects for this column come to the attention of the author in various ways.   An article in the Chicago Tribune about the controversial three sets of copper-clad wood exterior doors at the cost of nearly $670,000 in our state capitol brought this month's subject to our attention...

Avvicendamento all'ICE: Pier Paolo Celeste va a Mosca e a New York arriva Mauriz…

Avvicendamento all'ICE: Pier Paolo Celeste va a Mosca e a New York arriva Maurizio Forte

di Maurita Cardone   Pier Paolo Celeste, che per due anni è stato trade commissioner a New York, ha appena lasciato il suo posto.   Si trasferisce a Mosca dove, come direttore della locale Italian Trade Agency, dovrà fare i conti con le difficoltà legate alle sanzioni seguite alla crisi ucraina e all'invasione della Crimea, sul cui prolungamento è tra l'altro attesa a breve una...

Jude Law Will Topline Paolo Sorrentino’s TV Skein ‘The Young Pope,’ HBO on Board

Jude Law Will Topline Paolo Sorrentino’s TV Skein ‘The Young Pope,’ HBO on Board

by Nick Vivarelli Jude Law will topline Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's TV series, with the working title "The Young Pope," about an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history.   Rupert Murdoch's paybox Sky and France's Canal Plus will co-produce with HBO, marking the first multiple-player production of this type in Italy. The series is being produced by Italy's Wildside, and...

Best friend you never knew

Best friend you never knew

By John Ruane Sometimes you attend an event and the thought of it is gone the next day. Sometimes it stays with you, like Doug Buffone's wake and funeral. Having grown up in the 1960s in Chicago, the teams of that era were best known for two players, Dick Butkus and Gayle Sayers.   They were incredible football players and so much fun to...

Just when you think he's out... Al Pacino's back in

Just when you think he's out... Al Pacino's back in

by Paul Whitington   At some point in the early 1990s, or so it seems to me, Al Pacino stopped acting in the sense of disappearing into different characters and began presenting us with various, amplified versions of himself.   Which is not to say that he hasn't given some fine and entertaining performances over the last 20 years or so, because Al is...

DeFranco 50th

DeFranco 50th

Luigi and Maria DeFranco plan to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a family party at the Italian American Club. Luigi and the former Maria Gentile met in Italy as children through family members. Luigi's family eventually immigrated to Kenosha for a better lifestyle.   After seven years, Luigi returned to Italy, where the couple got engaged and married one month later, on...

How to Rent a Ferrari to Tour Italy. Really.

How to Rent a Ferrari to Tour Italy. Really.

"Renting 'prestige' cars in Italy (including Ferraris) is fairly common for well-funded car enthusiasts," says Brian Dore, with Concierge in Umbria. "I'm sure that your reader has visions of 'opening it up' and zipping around from town to town passing everyone in sight.   The reality is that the roads in the Tuscan countryside are typically narrow and wind around through the...

La Rassegna “Movie 'N Food - Sapore di Cinema” Mette In Tavola Il Binomio Perfet…

La Rassegna “Movie 'N Food - Sapore di Cinema” Mette In Tavola Il Binomio Perfetto tra Cibo e Cinema

by Roberto Natalini   Vi piacerebbe vedere l'attrice americana Sharon Stone servire pizza ai clienti in un ristorante di Roma, oppure le star Antonio Banderas e Cameron Diaz con un gigante cono gelato in mano, piuttosto che il regista Quentin Tarantino alle prese con un piatto di spaghetti? Durante il mese di maggio sarà possibile osservare queste e tante altre fotografie del "Re...

Italian-American writers unite! – June 6

Italian-American writers unite! – June 6

Casa Italia will present its 10th annual "IA Literati: A Celebration of Italian American Authors from the Chicago Area" on from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 6 in the Italian Cultural Center, 1621 N 39th Ave, Stone Park. According to chairman Dominic Candeloro, "Our writers shape public opinion and the image of Italian Americans. We need to support them...

PCL in SLC: Yankees’ Tony Lazzeri celebrated in Salt Lake City baseball history

PCL in SLC: Yankees’ Tony Lazzeri celebrated in Salt Lake City baseball history

by Kurt Kragthrope   Tony Lazzeri rounded the bases and ran into an overwhelming welcome. Lazzeri's Salt Lake Bees teammates greeted him after a game-winning home run, and then the celebration rose to another level.   Many fans among the sellout crowd of 10,000 at Bonneville Park on a Sunday afternoon in 1925 watched the first game of the doubleheader vs. San Francisco from the...

Mayor Joe Riley to raise curtain on his final Spoleto

Mayor Joe Riley to raise curtain on his final Spoleto

by Bruce Smith   It will be a poignant scene on Friday when the new season of the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA opens with a brass fanfare and speeches on the steps of Charleston City Hall.    It will be the last time that Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who helped bring Spoleto to Charleston almost four decades ago, proclaims the opening of...

Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano

by Mark Di Suvero   Manhattan is currently undergoing a construction boom so extensive that not since the skyscraper rush of the 1920s has the city's skyline been faced with the potential for so much massive transformation.   But we are living in a new Gilded Age, and not surprisingly, most of the pencil-thin, sky-high constructions rising from the street, and designed by the...

At Bottega, eat like you’re in Italy

At Bottega, eat like you’re in Italy

by Jeff Cox   Two local chefs, both headquartered in Yountville, have become brands. One, of course, is Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, and Ad Hoc in Yountville and Per Se in New York City. The other is Michael Chiarello, who has created a string of successful businesses that are synthesized in his restaurant, Bottega.   The name means workshop...

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2015

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2015

For 14 years, Open Roads has proudly offered to North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. This year's program strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans—as well as (at least) one master: Ermanno Olmi, among the nation's leading lights for over half a century.   As always, the series includes both commercial...

5th Annual International Children’s Festival

5th Annual International Children’s Festival

The Italian American Cultural Society has been invited to participate in the 5th Annual International Children's Festival. The event will take place at Troy Athens High School. The International Children's Festival is a day in celebration of cultural diversity represented by children. The event consists of stage performances, country exhibit tables, food sale and children's entertainment activities.   The children of the...

Le startup italiane di Silicon Valley sulla Videochat del TG1

Le startup italiane di Silicon Valley sulla Videochat del TG1

di Mauro Battocchi   Perchè Silicon Valley fa crescere le startup tecnologiche più e meglio di altre aree del mondo? Come può l'Italia trarre vantaggio dalla forza di questo straordinario ecosistema? Quali progetti d'impresa hanno maggiori probabilità di attecchire e avere successo in terra californiana? Che cosa hanno costruito gli imprenditori italiani a San Francisco?   Queste e altre domande sono al centro della...

NIAF leadership commemorates memory of judge Giovanni Falcone and Francesca Morv…

NIAF leadership commemorates memory of judge Giovanni Falcone and Francesca Morvillo in Palermo

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) President John M. Viola will lead a delegation of the Foundation's Board members to Palermo, Italy, to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the massacres of Capaci and Via D'Amelio on May 23, 2015. The deaths of Judge Giovanni Falcone and his wife, Judge Francesca Morvillo, Judge Paolo Borsellino, and their associates will be remembered at "Palermo...

Cortina sbarca a New York con il Festival Dino Ciani

Cortina sbarca a New York con il Festival Dino Ciani

di Beatrice Bondi   Cortina approda a New York e incontra il pubblico americano, per presentare le sue bellezze naturali, già patrimonio UNESCO, che unite a un immenso capitale di cultura, moda, musica e spettacolo, hanno contribuito ad eleggere e confermare Cortina "regina delle Dolomiti". L'evento, nato dalla collaborazione tra Cortina Turismo e il Festival Dino Ciani con il supporto dell'ENIT di New...

Appuntamento alla Chiesa Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Appuntamento alla Chiesa Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

31 Maggio, 11.00am. In occasione del prossimo 2 Giugno, Festa della Repubblica.  Appuntamento alla Chiesa Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii alla presenza delle Autorita' locali, delle Organizzazioni ed Associazioni Italo Americane e delle Rappresentanze Diplomatiche Consolari. Dopo la S.Messa ci sara' una processione con tutte le organizzazioni che esibiranno i propri gonfaloni e le proprie bandiere al Parco di Garibaldi...

1st Saint Pio Award Ceremony, Washington DC

1st Saint Pio Award Ceremony, Washington DC

The Saint Pio Foundation is proud to present the "Saint Pio Award Ceremony", which will take place at The Naval Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004), on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 6:30pm.The Saint Pio Award has been established to recognize the selfless and outstanding contribution to the Catholic Church of those individuals who have strongly committed...

The Italians Are Coming! … to Chicago’s United Center on October 1st and then to…

The Italians Are Coming! … to Chicago’s United Center on October 1st and then to Madison Square Garden in October 4th

On Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, Italian basketball powerhouse EA7 Emporio Armani Olimpia Milano, from Chicago's sister-city Milan, will face-off against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at the United Center in the first leg of the inaugural Euro Classic Tournament. On Sunday, October 4th at 12:30 PM, EA7 Emporio Armani Oilmpia Milano and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv will play at...

Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society Luncheon in Washington

Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society Luncheon in Washington

May 31, 2015 - Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PMCasa Italiana - 595 1/2 Third Street NW  - Washington, District of Columbia 20001. The next luncheon of the Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Casa Italiana (595 ½ 3rd Street NW, Washington, DC).   We will hear from Dr. Tyler Anbinder, Professor of History at...

Le città italiane, «eccellenti» per i turisti

Le città italiane, «eccellenti» per i turisti

di Francesco Tortora   Le città italiane sono le più ospitali al mondo. E' quanto rivela l'ultima classifica stilata dagli utenti di TripAdvisor che premia le metropoli che nel 2015 offrono ai turisti i servizi migliori del pianeta. Il Belpaese è l'unica nazione che quest'anno può vantare ben 3 città nella top ten stilata dagli utenti del portale web di viaggi. Sono...

Nutella Bar at Eataly returns May 27

Nutella Bar at Eataly returns May 27

By Georgia Kral   Eataly's Nutella Cafe was open for a few months last year and, for hazelnut lovers everywhere, here's some great news: the Italian grocery and restaurant mecca is opening a permanent fixture on May 27. Yes, Nutella all the time will be possible!   The new Nutella bar will feature a new look and new menu items in addition to the usual...

Flowers and Fire, with the Rose Rain in Rome's Pantheon

Flowers and Fire, with the Rose Rain in Rome's Pantheon

This May 24, red rose petals will rain from the "eye in the sky" of Rome's Pantheon, meant to symbolize the tongues of fire in one of the most famous episodes in the "Acts of the Apostles". The disciples and Mary were in Jerusalem, having dinner together (probably in the home of Mark's mother).   It was Pentecost – the Hebrew holiday celebrating...

Celebrare i 750 anni di Dante anche per rilanciare la lingua italiana nel mondo

Celebrare i 750 anni di Dante anche per rilanciare la lingua italiana nel mondo

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino   Il 750° anniversario della nascita di Dante è un'importante celebrazione per la nostra lingua e la nostra cultura. La nostra speranza è che questi anni di celebrazioni siano anche occasioni per promuovere l'apprendimento e l'insegnamento dell'italiano in Italia e nel mondo.   Infatti, ci saranno eventi dedicati a Dante non solo in Italia, ma anche all'estero: 187 manifestazioni sparse...

Why Vito Marcantonio Matters - Civil Rights

Why Vito Marcantonio Matters - Civil Rights

WHAT: Congressman Vito Marcantonio (1934 to 1950): Champion for Civil Rights (panel and dramatization) WHO: Vito Marcantonio Forum members Gerald Meyer, Roberto Ragone and Gil Fagiani will lead a panel discussion on Congressman Vito Marcantonio's unheralded leadership focused on civil rights both in Congress and in his political work. WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 12:00pm - 01:50pm WHERE: John Jay College, 524 W 59th...

Italian Heritage and Cultural Festiva lin Smithtown, NY

Italian Heritage and Cultural Festiva lin Smithtown, NY

Italian Heritage and Cultural Festival. Sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America New York Commission for Social JusticeSaturday, June 27, 2015 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Smithtown Historical Society Fairgrounds - 211 Middle Country Road (Route 25) - Smithtown, N.Y. 11787 Admission: $5. Children 12 and under free. Musical Entertainment: Singers Jimmy Alleva, Vincent Ricciardi, John Ciotta, Rinaldo Toglia, Guitarist Vic Kastel, Accordianist Dominic Karcic, Quartetto Ducati Italian Band;...

Italy's Luxottica sunglasses king gifts staff millions in birthday bonanza

Italy's Luxottica sunglasses king gifts staff millions in birthday bonanza

The founder of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica is celebrating his 80th birthday by giving the firm's 8,000 employees in Italy shares worth around nine million euros (S$13.39 million). Leonardo del Vecchio, Italy's second richest man thanks to an eyewear brand sported by star designers including Chanel and Giorgio Armani, is gifting his staff 140,000 Luxottica Group treasury shares, the company said...

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We the Italians Magazine # 60

WTI 60

Umberto Mucci's Interviews

philly-celebrates-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-9th-street-italian-marketDuring the years of mass emigration from Italy to the US, one of the peculiarities of the Little Italies all over the US definitively was the street market. Many used to spend several hours on the street: people would work hard, start their small business, socialize with other "paisanos", meet friends...

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