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Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 7:00 pm, the Performing Arts Center, located at 2500 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City NJ, will host the U.S. premiere of Ameluk (www.ameluk.it), an independent film by director, actor and author Mimmo Mancini. Filmed in the Southern Italian region of Apulia in 2013, and shown in Italian theaters in 2015, the movie won the...

Dante Alighieri Society is looking for 4 individuals to join a panel discussion on Sunday, June 4, 2017 on the subject of Italian immigration to the U.S. If you came from Italy within the last 10 years, or between 10 and 25 years ago, and have an interesting personal story to share with the audience, we want to hear from you. Those interested in sh...

Nel 1969 tutti i giornali e le tv del mondo ne hanno parlato. E’ stato forse l’unico italiano a fare la guerra in Vietnam ma non ha nulla a che a fare con John Rambo, il personaggio interpretato da Sylvester Stallone, al quale è stato spesso accostato. A 19 anni era già un veterano di guerra, un marine pluridecorato con 5 medaglie al valore. Robert...

Names like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone and Roberto Rossellini are synonymous with the history and legacy of 20th-century cinema. Since its inception in the early 1900s, the Italian film industry has been an international leader in terms of directors, actors and producers all having a profound influence on worldwide cinema movements. To date, Ita...

Remember Osteria del Mondo? It's coming back and will be known simply as Osteria. "I am extremely excited. And it's about time," said chef and co-owner Marc Bianchini. Osteria del Mondo closed on Milwaukee's lower east side in 2011. It was in the Knickerbocker Hotel, 1028 E. Juneau Ave., for 16 years. Bianchini will reopen his Italian restaurant wi...

A few days ago while scrolling through Twitter, I saw that Special Teams Coordinator Brock Olivo will be hosting a football camp in Italy, where he coached earlier in his career. For me, that connected some dots in the worlds of literature and football. I knew that Olivo majored in literature at the University of Missouri, so at his introductory pr...

If I had to extrapolate a “common denominator” from the Italian artistic team that won this year’s Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hair Styling for David Ayer’s, Suicide Squad (2016), I would say first and foremost that they are all represented by The Milton Agency (with offices in Los Angeles and London).Secondly, it looks like th...

Some business owners like to open well established neighborhoods. Others seek out the new frontier, and that's the idea behind this week's Neighborhood Eats. This Italian spot opened in October in what some developers are calling the piano district of the Bronx, because it's where pianos used to be built in the early 1900s.Now it's becoming more re...

Anthony Barrese’s conducting career includes many engagements on both sides of the Atlantic but he is perhaps best known to many Americans for his work with the Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera North, and Boston Lyric Opera. A winner of the Georg Solti Foundation award, he is both a conductor and a musicologist. Of particular...

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents The Tallis Scholars on Sunday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. “Leading performers of Renaissance sacred music, privileged to perform in the Sistine Chapel to mark the final stage of Michelangelo’s frescoes restoration, The Tallis Scholars have earned world-wide renown as “a capella superstars.” They return to th...

There are places in Mansfield that I’ve often heard talked about but will never see, places from the past that live on only in stories and conversation. One of those places is - or was - Saprano’s Bar, a downtown beer and pizza joint that closed its doors 35 years ago. The bar was sold off and longtime proprietor Joe Saprano died in 1987. With the...

Pasta Aglio e Olio is one of my favorite recipes to make whenever we are hungry for pasta but short on time. While believed to have originated in Naples, Italy, various versions of pasta Aglio e Olio can be found in every region of Italy, and its natural simplicity makes it a great base recipe for any home cook's repertoire. Pasta Aglio e Olio...