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Westside Italian Cultural group has been invited to join Amici Italian at their annual family picnic. Details: Mary S. Young Park, located at 19900 Willamette Drive in West Linn, OR. Includes the famous Bocce-on-the-Turf tournament on Saturday, July 21. The picnic begins at 11am, lunch is served at noon and bocce begins at 1:30pm. The club will pro...

The opera-themed film In the Mouth of the Wolf is set to be shown in Bolton Landing on Monday, June 25th, at 7:30 pm. This opening selection of the Sembrich Summer Film Series will be presented at Bolton Free Library, 4922 Lake Shore Drive, and is open free and open to the public. This documentary, virtually unseen since first being shown on U.S. t...

Some of the best things about summer are all the festivals that occur up and down New Jersey's coastline. There's food truck festivals, seafood festivals, (there used to be a LobsterFest - more on that here) and beer festivals. In North Wildwood, this weekend it's all about the Italian-American Festival. For a couple of blocks in the Cape May Count...

Coming to the Guild Cinema: The 50th Anniversary Restoration Edition of THE GREAT SILENCE (Il Grande Silenzio). One of the best, most influential Spaghetti Westerns ever made, with a mellow, haunting score by Ennio Morricone. In Italian with English subtitles. Two showings only. Saturday, June 30, 1:00 PM - Sunday, July 1, 1:00 PM. 3405 Central Ave...

Yet another historical record for the Made in Italy food in the world, with exports recording an increase of 4% over the same period last year. This is what emerges from an analysis by Coldiretti on Istat data about foreign trade in the first four months of 2018. An excellent result in the Year of Italian Food in the World, which confirms the poten...

This is the Italian American Podcast and, in this episode, we’re talking to the very talented singer, dancer, percussionist, director and author, Alessandra Belloni. We talk about really interesting topics focused around some of the Southern Italian tradition of tarantism. “The “bite of the tarantula” was a myth applied to a condition familiar to w...

After 70 years in Italian America, I am still searching for the “Queen of Little Italy.” No, she’s not one of those lovely young ladies who reign over the Columbus Day Parade. My queen was short and stout and tough, and she packed a gun. She died in 1920. In her day, she controlled more votes than any other woman in Chicago. She was a midwife who d...

Summer has arrived in Miami, bringing with it days of scorching sun and humid nights. You need relief from this heat in the form of a boozy frozen treat. Enter La Centrale's Summer in Sicily pop-up. Tomorrow, June 21, through the end of August, the food hall's first-floor caffè will be transformed into a Sicilian carnival, offering a host of treats...

Italian director Paolo Genovese, whose concept movie “Perfect Strangers” involving smartphones and personal secrets is making a global splash, is set to make his English-language debut with “The First Day of My Life,” a New York-set suicide dramedy with echoes of Frank Capra’s classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Based on Genovese’s novel of the same t...

La cultura è uno dei motori trainanti dell’economia italiana, uno dei fattori che più esaltano la qualità e la competitività del made in Italy. Il Sistema Produttivo Culturale e Creativo, fatto da imprese, Pubblica Amministrazione e no profit, genera più di 92 miliardi di euro e ‘attiva’ altri settori dell’economia, arrivando a muovere, nell’insiem...

Matt Ragan was exposed to amari in 2001. The Gung Ho beverage director had to smuggle the liqueurs into Dallas in his suitcase after trips to Italy. He says the herbaceous elixirs were virtually impossible to find here. That’s no longer the case. The Italian liqueurs—amari is plural and amaro is singular and translates to “bitter” in Italian—vary i...

Innovation Days 2018 takes place in the week of June 25 in Detroit and Chicago, offering Midwestern companies in the automotive, advanced manufacturing and robotics industries extensive opportunities to engage with a group of Italian delegates organized by the Italian Trade Agency through its Rome and Chicago Offices. This weeklong program will und...