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Most opportunities to support the arts in Bakersfield are on a smaller scale — an exhibition opening, art walk or festival. But when you're gathering more than 400 artists to create work at the same time, you can only be talking about Via Arte. Organized by the Bakersfield Museum of Art, the Italian street painting festival is in its 19th year a...

The Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco are proud to announce the 2017 edition of the “Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo” (Week of Italian Language in the World), which takes place October 16-21 in coordination with the Italian Embassy in Washington. Each year, in the third week of October, the Ita...

Safilo Group, the parent of Smith Optics, celebrated the official opening of its new Safilo North American headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, replacing the historical Parsippany, N.J. location. The new office will work as one team with the closely located New York Fifth Avenue Global Design Studio and Showroom. Safilo has been present in the U.S. sin...

L’Italia leader del vino straniero in Usa grande protagonista, come sempre, alla New York Wine Experience di Wine Spectator, di scena dal 19 al 21 ottobre al Marriot Marquis Hotel di New York City, anche per cercare di riprendere la corsa delle esportazioni sul mercato americano, che nel 2017, ad oggi, ha rallentato un po’ il suo ritmo. Sotto i rif...

La grande fuga continua. Gli italiani se ne vanno dal Belpaese, anno dopo anno, con un aumento di oltre il 15% nel solo ultimo anno. Non era difficile intuirlo, ma ora la scontata conferma viene dal dettagliatissimo Rapporto 2017 sugli Italiani nel mondo che, ormai da dodici anni, la Fondazione Migrantes – organismo pastorale della CEI, la Conferen...

The fourth edition of the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar (IDSSS) will take place June 11-29, 2018, at Roma Tre University. This three-week summer program is designed to introduce participants (advanced graduate and/or doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and t...

President Trump on Tuesday criticized the removal of statues depicting historical figures as an attack on U.S. heritage, in a high-profile speech to conservative donors and policymakers at the Heritage Foundation.Weeks after leaders in several U.S. cities ordered the removal of various Confederate memorials and monuments, Trump on Tuesday condemned...

Mangia Organica owner Valentino La Rosa and business partner Andrew Martino were joined by Township Administrator Matthew Watkins, Mayor Michael Venezia, Ella Venezia, and friends for the ribbon cutting and official opening of Mangia Organica on Bloomfield Center's Restaurant Row on Glenwood Avenue Thursday night.  La Rosa describes the restaurant...

The 2015 Italian hopefuls Il Volo have gone places ever since their Eurovision participation back in 2015. The Italian trio have gained much name, fame and recognition throughout the globe. The official videoclip of Grande amore has surpassed 100 million views on Il Volo‘s official YouTube channel. Their Eurovision entry has gone viral worldwide. G...

The Italian American Executives of Transportation will honor Dominic Romanazzi and Wayne Bubak on Nov. 18 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (708-212-1051) Dominic Romanazzi — Man of the Year A devoted family man and fierce advocate for workers’ rights, Dominic Romanazzi is a most deserving recipient of the Italian American Executives of Transporta...

The margherita is not just a pizza. It’s a litmus test. Limited to dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella, salt, basil and olive oil, a margherita instantly reveals a pizzeria’s commitment to the art of the pie. A margherita forgives no shortcut. Is your dough dry and devoid of flavor? Are you too cheap to buy San Marzano tomatoes grown in the volcanic so...

It appears that modern Italy was unified by literature long before it existed as a single nation on the map. Although up to a century and a half ago the Italian peninsula was still divided into many different territories, each developing its own local dialect, for centuries Italians – wherever they were from – had also taken common pride and joy in...