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The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute sponsors a three-week intensive institute for young artists in the DC/MD/VA area.  5 singers and a pianist participate in an intensive, holistic program that addresses the needs of young artists pursuing a career in opera.  Young artists work primarily on full Italian opera roles, recitatives, and ari...

Gabriele Bonci, the esteemed Roman pizza maker, has set a target date for the opening of his upcoming West Loop pizzeria."I will be in Chicago on August 15 for the opening of my new pizzeria,” Bonci wrote in a Facebook message (in Italian, in response to my questions written in Google-translated Italian). This will be his second trip in quick succe...

Tourists visiting Modena will find all the charm of small-town Italy, where people leisurely walk along cobblestone streets in the early summer heat while enjoying gelato — fresh, rich and creamy, as it should be. As a base of regional travel through northern Italy, Modena (pronounced Mo-dah-nah) is located in the Emila Romagna province. Three airp...

Faced with aging membership, a shortage of younger replacements, and a decrease in both events and revenue, the realty trust that owns the ITAM Lodge on Waubeek Road on Pontoosuc Lake has reluctantly put its home for the last 40 years on the market.The 16,000-square-foot, two-story structure, home to Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge 564, whose roots date b...

“Alton is hungry for good things.” Alton’s Dee Gehrs made this statement recently, and she and her husband, Steve, have just added their new restaurant to the list of options where diners can quench their appetites. Nicky G’s Italian Eats, 1801 State St., is in a century-old building that once housed establishments such as Velloff’s Power Equipment...

After establishing several markets across the Midwest and in Texas, Columbus-based Piada will open its 44th store in Grove City, off Stringtown Road. It’s a move they’ve planned since opening their fourth restaurant, and it’s part of Piada’s grander business plan to build out the markets they’ve broken into over the last seven years. “We’ve always...

The Friends of Isola Delle Femmine will host a music show of Italian-American classics at 8 p.m. July 29 at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. Hosted by Nicky D, Louie Esposito II and Jim Coniglio, the show will feature Italian-American classics with opera favorites. Performers include Leandra Ramm of the San Francisco Symphony Choir and San...

The Bocce world descends on Rome, New York. The 44th annual World Series of Bocce kicked off on Friday from the Rome Toccolana Club, where thousands of spectators and over 140 teams gather to compete for over $30,000 in prize money. There are dozens of courts with games going on simultaneously throughout the weekend, as well as live music and count...

Fazoli’s, America's largest fast casual Italian chain, announced the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—marking the brand’s first location in the state. The new restaurant, which is set to officially open its doors on, August 1, is located at 4224 West Empire Place. The Sioux Falls restaurant will feature an as...

It's a haunting tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness that has mesmerized audiences since its first performance nearly two centuries ago. “Giselle,” a two-act romantic ballet first performed in 1841 in Paris, will make an exclusive West Coast engagement with the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company from July 28 to 30 at the Segerstrom Center for the A...

At The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 852. MARCH 13–AUGUST 13, 2017. - 1000 Fifth Avenue. New York, NY 10028. Deemed a "Paradise of Exiles" by the British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, Italy attracted not only 19th-century Romantics, but also many of photography's earliest practitioners, who traveled to the peninsula in order to capture its monuments and...

There’s a reason why people have been returning to Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen for over 60 years. Open since 1956, it’s the oldest family-owned Italian restaurant in Rhode Island as well as the first restaurant to greet you after the gateway arch into Providence’s “Little Italy.” Their authentic Italian cuisine is as delightful as their one-of-a-kin...