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The documentary film MEN OF THE CLOTH will have its New York premiere on Thursday January 8th at 7 PM the Village East Cinema in Manhattan, Wednesday January 14th at 7:30 PM at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island and on Sunday January 25th at 7 PM at the Picture House in Pelham, NY.   The film by Vicki Vasilopoulos is an inspir...

by Rachel Silberstein When Angelo Bonsignore was a kid in Dyker Heights, he was always curious about the neighborhood. For one, what where those strange pillars he passed everyday on the way to school at P.S. 201, randomly erected on two corners of 11th Avenue near 79th Street?   Now a filmmaker and producer, Bonsignore began to research th...

On Sunday, January 18, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute will host a memoir writing workshop, "Documenting Family Stories, Giving Voice to Our Ancestors and Ourselves," from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   In this workshop, Annie Lanzillotto will teach her signature writing techniques including Action Writing, Spiral Writing, and Memory Sca...

by Jeff Berlinicke   Jack Provenzano is very, very Italian. His heritage is in his blood and in his heart — and he wants to share it with other Italians throughout Hillsborough County. He is the president of the newly formed Italian American Club at the Northdale Recreation Center. It is open to everyone — even to non-Italians — and mee...

Nei giorni del cambio della guardia al Quirinale, alcune domande sulla nostra storia ci vengono spontanee. A rispondere, come sempre, è la celebre Accademia della Crusca.   Da dove viene il nome "Italia"?La Crusca risponde «Italia è un nome di tradizione classica, in origine con riferimento all'estremità meridionale della Calabria; si estend...

Date: Monday, March 09, 2015 - Time: 8:07 serali. Location: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco Organized by: CNM - In collaboration with: IIC   Italian new music specialist Marco Fusi visits the Bay Area with a program of contemporary violin and viola works by some of the most innovative Italian composers worki...

For the cashed-up buyer with an eye for history, it would be the ultimate Tuscan holiday retreat. A castle that was once stayed in by Galileo Galilei has gone on sale near Siena for 28 million euros, or £20 million. Once owned by an aristocratic Italian family that sent two popes to the Vatican, it is more a fortified village than a single proper...

An American consortium is interested in a takeover of AC Milan, but it will not involve the club's former midfielder David Beckham. The group wants to purchase 51% of shares in the Rossoneri, but current owner Silvio Berlusconi has said that he is only willing to give up 30% for €300 million.   According to Tuttosport, the consortium be...

St. Paul restaurant Cossetta is adding a new concept to its growing enterprise: A rosticceria specializing in carry-out meats and sides. The Pioneer Press reports that Cossetta, which went through a big renovation in 2013, will start offering a new menu of take-out items like rotisserie chicken and prime rib sandwiches, as well as sides like i...

1. Our intensity of discussion needs to come down a few notches. Us Italians are hot-blooded people. We are more inclined to speak what's going through our minds in a passionate way. Different opinions are just that, and we are not fighting when you hear a heated discussion.   We are just talking. My roommate in the US used to think I w...

di Giosetta Capriati   Lo hanno definito "l'Indiana Jones delle leccornie" e dall'alto del suo metro e novantadue di altezza, con un sorriso da conquistatore, Antonio Maurizio Gaetani, 52 anni, discendente dalla nobile famiglia Gaetani di Sermoneta, ride all'idea di essere paragonato all'eroe di Hollywood, armato però solo di cucchiaio e f...

The Italian American Community Center will hold its 18th Annual Women of the Year Awards to recognize the accomplishments of Rochester area women of Italian descent. These women represent a cross section of the community, with accomplishments in business, education, civic affairs/government, the Lifetime Achievement Award will awarded for dedicated...