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Six students from Saint Peter's Prep in Jersey City recently won first place during Italian Language and Culture Day at Montclair State University. The Italian Teachers' Association of New Jersey and the Coccia Institute sponsored the event.   This was Prep's fifth win at the annual event. which involved 13 New Jersey high schools. This yea...

By max Antonucci   On the first day of classes in Florence, everyone was talking about their attempts to speak Italian with the locals — easier in theory than in practice, mainly because of how many Italians know English.   My teacher, Dorothy Barret, overheard and said she actually disliked how many Italians speak English. Barret, w...

By Keith Spera   Gia Maione Prima, the on- and off-stage partner of larger-than-life Italian-American entertainer Louis Prima for the last phase of his life and career, died Sept. 23 in Pensacola, Fla., after a lengthy illness. She was 72.   In addition to performing and recording with Mr. Prima, the exuberant, New Orleans-born singer...

For the past decade, the annual Italian Festival sponsored by the Colonial Italian American Organization has raised money to help local students pay for college. Some $200,000 has been raised to underwrite scholarships and and other education-related grants. This year's event will be held this weekend, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12-13 on the grounds of W...

Italian-American food has a large-known influence from traditional southern immigrants of southern Italy. The first wave of immigrants from Italy found a home in the major cities in the United States, but in Minnesota, there is an impressive list of authentic Italian dining places with original recipes. Each has a rich history with variations on th...

by Mauro Battocchi   "If you want to play the game, you have the play by the rules." said Elisabetta Ghisini, from the accelerator M31 and one of the speakers at last Wednesday's event "How to take the first steps into Silicon Valley" held at the Italian Cultural Institute.   The event is part of the 4-day hi-tech business mission in...

"E visto che ci stai già pensando, pensa in grande. Niente e nessuno possono impedirti di farlo" Wall Street - 1987 E' il pensiero che meglio riassume la nostra esperienza con ItaliaCamp: nati in un sottoscala universitario, cresciuti tra: Ascoli, Lecce, Catanzaro, Milano, Napoli e Verona, passando poi in tutte le regioni d'Italia p...

by Victoria Pesce Elliott   A narrow, unmarked alley off Commodore Plaza leads to Strada, the sexy new Italian in the Grove. The wall is lined with hanging pots filled with basil, thyme, tarragon, rosemary and tiny tomatoes.   "It is my little passion," says owner Maurizio Farinelli, the Torino native who once owned South Miami's popu...

Mercoledì 15 gennaio 2014 si è inaugurata la mostra Una narrazione - Max Pellegrini e Italo Cremona presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York. L'evento newyorchese prosegue il percorso iniziato con la mostra Surprise presso la GAM di Torino, visibile fino al 26 gennaio, dedicata ai primi lavori di Pellegrini durante gli anni settanta. All'...

Seguendo le orme del Consolato Generale d'Italia, che si è trasferito nello stesso stabile lo scorso anno, alcuni giorni fa l'ex Italian Trade Commission, ora Italian Trade Agency, ha inaugurato la nuova sede nel cuore di Century City a Los Angeles.   Forse meno spaziosi rispetto ai precedenti ma, decisamente moderni, luminosi e funzionali,...

In the lofty and impressive Borghese Gallery in Rome, the Polo Museale of the City of Rome and the Soprintendenza Special for Historic, Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological Heritage present Giacometti. La Scultura until May 25th, 2014. The exposition brings one of the 20th-Century's unparalleled artists, Alberto Giacometti, to the Eternal City; acco...

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is waiting patiently for his spoonful of rigatoni and scallops, too, you know you're in for a real Italian party. But what else would you expect at a dinner in honor of a 200-year-old Italian rock star? On Thursday, the Washington Chorus's "The Essential Verdi" gala held at the Italian Embassy was dedicate...