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“For me to take a picture is an act of love, something to connect with the rest of the world and... voila!” Italian photographer and AnOther Magazine contributor Paolo Roversi says on the phone from his Paris studio of nearly four decades. “It’s like a kiss. It is to exchange a regard. It is very simple.” Very simple – and pure. For Roversi, the ph...

Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met on February 12, with conductor Nicola Luisotti leading an all-star cast. Initial performances star Nadine Sierra as Gilda, Vittorio Grigolo as the Duke, Roberto Frontali as Rigoletto, Štefan Kocán as Sparafucile, and Ramona Zaharia in her Met d...

Monday, February 25 2019 - 6:30pm - Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. LGBTQ in Italian Theater - Rainbow Jubilee - 50 Years from the Stonewall Uprising and of LGBTQ Liberation. Curated by Laura Caparrotti and Mario Merone, KIT Rainbow Jubilee is a series of three events that Casa Italiana put together with...

On a recent Sunday afternoon in New York City an audience of more than 50 people was treated to a unique one-man show, “The Purgatory Trail of Vito Marcantonio”, written and performed by Roberto Ragone and directed by Art Bernal with introductory remarks by Professor Gerald Meyer. Professor Meyer is the author of the definitive biography of the pro...

It’s tempting to underestimate Staten Island, a borough whose main attractions include a public park built on a landfill called Fresh Kills. The other night at Barca, a new Italian seafood restaurant in Stapleton, a neighborhood on the island’s northeastern coast, a server couldn’t resist delivering a self-deprecating, faux-pretentious riff on the...

The impact of gastronomy is now being felt beyond the kitchen — recognizing this, S.Pellegrino announces the return of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, a global culinary competition that facilitates access to the gastronomy community, enabling young talents to demonstrate their personal beliefs. Applications for the first stage of the competition are now o...

Albert J. Duke took the reins of the Buffalo Fire Department in 1985 during a challenging era, with clashes with the union over training and equipment and with the courts over hiring female and minority firefighters. Five years later, when he stepped down, he was lauded by then-Mayor James Griffin  for his hard work and praised by the then-presiden...

Friday, February 15th at 7:00pm EST. Westchester Italian Cultural Center | One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Please register in advance by calling 914-771-8700 or click here to register online! Presented by John Coppola. Members $20; Non-Members $25 The Mona Lisa and the Salvator Mundi are two of the greatest masterpieces by Leonardo Da...

I recently decided to take a walk around Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Bensonhurst is still the largest Italian Enclave in the United States. Although much has changed in the neighborhood due to the natural cyclicality of metropolises, there is still a lot that visually remains and quite a few Italian families still living there. If you aren’t familiar wi...

CALL FOR PAPERS: The American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) will hold its annual conference at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, from May 30-June 2, 2019. The conference theme is open, but AATI encourages presenters to consider topics regarding current situations and events in Italy today, as well as those traditional subjects concern...

Seven Catholic schools in New York will close after the school year ends, due in part to declining enrollment, the Archdiocese of New York said. St. Rose of Lima Elementary School and St. Brigid School in Manhattan; Our Lady Help of Christians Elementary School on Staten Island; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Elementary School and St. Joseph Elementary...

Tuesday, February 12. 5:30 - 8:30PM EST. Cocktail Reception to follow the program. Casa ltaliana Zerilli-Marimò NYU, 24 West 12th Street New York NY 10011. Seats are limited, register now! Please RSVP by FRIDAY 2/8 to welcome@gruppo-italiano.com GRUPPO ITALIANO is honored to welcome the event's featured speaker: Eddie Yoon, founder of EddieWould Gr...