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After three months of hard work behind the curtains, MEET ITALY had its debut event on the evening of November 29th at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles. Weeks of frenetic preparations lead to a successful evening where many representatives of the Italian and Italian American professional and scientific community, along with other local...

As a superbly trained and deeply committed teacher of the Italian language, Kelly Matthews won the Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of Italian Language and Culture, sponsored by the Italian Consulate. The primary element of her winning application had to do with the way that her Italian classes are involved in the community, evidenced b...

Il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Chicago rende nota la pubblicazione di un avviso per l’assunzione di un impiegato a contratto, a tempo indeterminato, da adibire ai servizi di collaboratore amministrativo nel settore contabilità-manifestazioni culturali-traduzione, presso l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Le domande di ammissione alle prove per l’ass...

Jason Witzl knew a lot of local eyes would be on him when he opened Ellie’s on the corner of Second Street and Orange Avenue in Long Beach, the location of the beloved neighborhood staple At Last Cafe, which closed earlier this year. “It’s a ton of pressure. We opened the restaurant very quickly. At Last Cafe closed on a Sunday, we came in on a Mon...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. WAB: 740 University Avenue, Rochester, New York. Bordighera Press has published a special issue of Voices in Italian Americana (VIA) dedicated to new Italian-American folktales. The issue features the first work seen in this genre in decades and includes authors from Italy, Canada, and the U.S.Two Roch...

The Italian Parliamentary elections will be held in 2018, and citizens who are resident abroad will be able to vote. Italian citizens can elect representatives to the Chamber of Deputies and Senate of the Republic by voting for candidates who put themselves forward for the Overseas Constituency. VOTING is a RIGHT protected by the Italian Constituti...

What started in a small space in lower New York City just four years ago has quickly grown into a multi-restaurant franchise operation with locations across the U.S. Three more Virgola Oysters & Italian Wine Bar spots are in the works. And on that list is Patchogue Village. “I’m proud of how the concept travels so well,” said Virgola founder Joseph...

Courtney Beck, executive director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was so intrigued by the story of 17th-century Italian Jewish composer Salamone Rossi that she created an entire series examining the work of Jewish musicians from Rossi’s era to today. Over the past three years, Philharmonia’s Jews & Music Initiative has grown into a regular f...

When you think of great pastries, what comes to mind? Maybe you envision some laborious, beloved union of flour and sugar, something like a cannoli or almond-filled croissant. When you think of great Italian desserts, I bet your mind zips to sweet staples like gelato or tiramisu, or maybe something more obscure like semifreddo or zabaglione. Today,...

Bobby Cannavale answered his own door. There was no assistant hovering. We had to be quiet, Mr. Cannavale said, because on the first floor of their new house, the first proper house in which he has lived, his fiancée, the actress Rose Byrne, was tending to their baby, Rafa, two weeks old. Softly up the stairs (stairs! Mr. Cannavale had always been...

Maserati will return to Formula 1 next year, taking over naming rights for the Haas team as early as next week. Sources insist Sergio Marchionne, who is CEO of both Ferrari and Maserati’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will send the Modena brand back to the Formula 1 fray for the first time in nearly 60 years.  Maserati has been contact...

Not that the gondolas aren't authentic and everything, but Vegas could use a little more...Italian, Italian. Homemade sauce, prosciutto heaped atop pizza. The word "taverna." Something like North Italia, legit Italian fare from the people behind gastropub Culinary Dropout. It opens on the 13th. Sure, it's in a strip mall, but, just completely ignor...