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by Russ Parsons   Is Maccheroni Republic going to take over the world? Jean Louis de Mori and Antonio Tomassi, who opened the always-crowded little downtown restaurant two years ago, have formed a partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi to open places in Hawaii, and possibly even to franchise restaurants in China, Japan and South...

A recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media MFA program at Columbia College Chicago and an Italian in Chicago, Valentina Vella is presenting A Ride West – live.   The project began in 2012 when Valentina Vella became strangely obsessed with the idea of riding a horse across America.   Read more   Source: http...

by Anthony J. Tamburri   The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is a three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) that takes place June 15th through July 3rd. The Summer School is designed to introduce participants to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to...

Rimettere il visto per i turisti italiani negli Usa? E' la proposta di alcuni parlamentari Usa: vorrebbero eliminare l'attuale programma Esta, che esenta dal visto i cittadini Ue e prevede una procedura facilitata (online) per i soggiorni turistici di tre mesi.   Troppo facile per un jihadista entrare in America col passaporto europeo, secon...

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it's also the aunt of inconvenience and the sister of scrambling at the last minute.   Spoleto Festival USA learned in November that renovations on Gaillard Auditorium, the Charleston, S.C. showplace for big dance and music events, would not be finished for the fest.    Read more &nb...

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015 — 3 p.m.Where: The Great Pond, Manor Function Hall — 120 Baystate Dr., Braintree MATickets $20 (children under 12 free), can be purchased at the door. Boston's own southern Italian folk group Newpoli will be performing at the South Shore's Italian American Cultural Organization on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Starting at...

When: March 5-29, 2015Where: Griffin Museum of Photography — 67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890 Tiziana Rozzo's work focuses on people, their relationships and the places where they work, play and live. In 2012 she conceived and produced the idea of documenting the mentoring program at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In 2013 she w...

Park Place Memorial, a 10,000-square-foot shopping center, will be home to the first Houston expansion of Ohio-based Piada Italian Street Food, according to the Houston Chronicle.   Piada Italian is a fast-casual restaurant with hand-rolled piadas and pasta bowls. Park Place Memorial is expected to open in August. The $7 million shopping cen...

It is not often that a metropolitan city like San Francisco has the opportunity to incorporate a new urban piazza in the center of one of its most historic districts. That would be a rare opportunity indeed! It does appear this vision is turning into a reality for San Francisco's beloved North Beach.   Recently, I spoke with Angela Alioto, S...

Their parents didn't immigrate to America. They are not first, second or third generation Italian-Americans. They work in research laboratories at UW, the Hutch, and Seattle Children's Research Institute. They work at Microsoft and Boeing, Amazon and start-up companies. They are the new Italians living and working in Seattle, and they want to creat...

Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima wishes to thank the Limaland community and our sponsors for enabling us to produce another successful Italian Dinner. We were able to serve nearly 4,000 dinners, helping us to generate funds for many charities that we sponsor. Among its many philanthropic projects, CIAO of Lima continues to award nea...

Two years after his death, a Bakersfield veteran is being honored by a city in Italy for his unique contribution to their history. Edward Reep was a soldier-artist who captured photos of the day 70 years ago when the city of Bologna was liberated in World War II.   Reep took photos of a spontaneous shrine citizens had erected, and later...