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La XII Conferenza dei ricercatori italiani nel mondo si è conclusa con grande successo il 25 Marzo 2017. L’evento è stato organizzato dal COMITES-Houston (rappresentante del distretto consolare dell’Arkansas, della Louisiana, del Texas, e dell’Oklahoma) in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Houston e del CTIM. Anche quest’anno la c...

When Audrey Fielding first came to Puglia, she was expecting "a barren landscape", based on what she's heard and read. Instead, she found vibrant towns, chatty locals, a rich culture and delicious food that kept her coming back year after year. "From what we had read, there were no hills or mountains, and all the large cities and developed farmland...

At the National Italian American Foundation’s New York gala Wednesday night, comedian Joe Piscopo did his “Saturday Night Live”-minted impression of Frank Sinatra singing “New York, New York.” He also introduced Anthony Scaramucci, who was receiving an award for special achievement in business and financial services -- though Piscopo, who’s conside...

The old Rib Pit Lounge in Petworth didn’t look like much when Jackie Greenbaum and Gordon Banks got their hands on it. A long-dormant club connected to a barbecue joint next door — the lounge may have been a gentlemen’s club, offering a smoking-hot experience of a different sort — the one-story space was gutted. All Greenbaum and Banks found inside...

The Pierre Concert Series wraps up the 2016 season with Julian Gargiulo a dynamic classical pianist who performs the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision. Gargiulo fills concert halls with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma, and also provides a keyboard video or members of his audience can see his h...

After three eventful days in Naples, we rented a car and drove over the mountain pass to the Amalfi Coast, the iconic site of southern affluence and prosperity. The Amalfi Coast is another of those iconic, idealized images of the South too often portrayed in American magazines. After three days, we drove to Paestum, renowned for its Greek temples....

In 1891 a transatlantic steamship departed Italy, headed for New York City. It never arrived. The S.S. Utopia, carrying 880 passengers, many of them Italian immigrants who had boarded in Naples and Palermo, was sailing through the port of Gibraltar when it struck another vessel. The hole created by the collision sank the Utopia in just twenty minut...

Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Consuelo is retiring at the end of September, after about seven years at the helm. “I’m nearing the age of 70, and having retired once before, I thought maybe another go-around is needed,” he said in a telephone interview on Thursday. “While I’ve enjoyed my tenure with the chamb...

The Sons of Italy, Galloway and Absecon Purple Aster Chapter is offering two $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors of Absegami and/or Holy Spirit High Schools. Students who are enrolled in college by September 2017, and have a parent or grandparent of Italian descent are eligible to apply. Details and applications are available in the guidance...

I have an intense love affair with pizza. It’s my favorite food. The hot, crisp and buttery crust combined with the acidic and juicy tomato sauce tinged with whispers of sweet undertones and a blanket of melted, caramelized cheese all send me to the moon. When pizza commercials come on television, I get excited. When the pizza cutter crashes throug...

HERE'S A TRIVIA question for the self-acknowledged wine geek: which wine region in the world has the most autochthonous (i.e., native) grape varieties? The answer, which may surprise you, is Friuli Venezia Giulia. To locate it, think of the map of Italy, which resembles a limb in a boot. Well, to put it indelicately, Friuli, in the extreme northeas...

Il prossimo 28 marzo, in occasione del 60mo anniversario della firma dei Trattati di Roma, momento costitutivo della Comunità Europea, il Consolato Generale d’Italia in Los Angeles – in collaborazione con l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura presso il quale si terrà l’evento – ha organizzato una tavola rotonda incentrata sull’attualità del progetto europ...