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The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation is awarding scholarships to high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry. The $1,000 scholarships are available to both public and private high school seniors who are soon to be graduates.   Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, activities in h...

Antonio Bernardo, 50 anni, nativo di Maddaloni è un'autorità mondiale nel campo della neurosurgery (specificamente la chirurgia della base cranica). Liceo classico Giordano Bruno a Maddaloni, laurea in Medicina alla Federico II, secondo Policlinico. «Furono le lezioni di anatomia del professor Lanza ad spingermi verso tale disciplina».   Att...

On Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m., internationally-known Italian jazz violinist, Luca Ciarla brings his solo program "Bach into Myself" to Guilford! $15-$20 at the door. Luca is making a special trip to Vermont for a repeat performance between engagements in New York during his 2-and-a-half week coast-to-coast US tour this year. Luca Ciarla is simpl...

By Carol Ann Benanti   The fourth annual Taste of Italy Golf Outing & Dinner — celebrating the life achievements of Corrado "Joe" Manfredi to benefit Casa Belvedere — played to perfection Wednesday at Silver Lake Golf Course, where more than 120 linksters took to the lush greens on the time-honored course.   Manfredi arrived in Ne...

The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards was launched in 2002 by the European Commission. The Prize celebrates and promotes best practices related to heritage conservation, management, research, education and communication. In this way, it contributes to a stronger public recognition of cultural heritage as a strategic resource for...

1947. The great New York populist Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (pictured) gave the last known public speaking engagement of his life. The 5'2″ WWI hero with a history of personally relishing political combat, made this stinging appraisal, "My generation has failed miserably. We've failed because of lack of courage and vision. It requires more cour...

Italian billionaire Nicola Bulgari is on a crusade to remind Americans that they build the best cars in the world and always have. That's the motivation for the stunning collection of cars in the N.B. Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown, Penn., where family cars the average American could own and drive get the kind of exquisit...

By Katrina Tulloch   The Italian American Athletic Club of Syracuse has donated 500 cases of water to the people of Flint, Michigan. News of the Flint water crisis broke in 2015, but Anthony Catania, the treasurer of the IAAC, hadn't heard about it until he saw Flint residents on the "Steve Harvey Show" last spring.   "People fro...

September 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm. The Holocaust in Italy: The Life and Times of Primo Levi. A presentation by Francesco Bonavita. Primo Levi is perhaps one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. As a survivor of the Holocaust, he went on to document the horrors of his experiences in The Periodic Table, If Not Now, When? and The Monkey...

by John Jamison   Are we not all agreed that Italy stands for the good life? Espresso, pasta, Chianti and seaside villas. Even if we've never gone there, we have an image in our minds of how the Italians came up with a culture with universal appeal. Milanese handbags, sleek Vespas and Maseratis — yes, all these things we can't affo...

Italian immigrant Albert Bellson was considered Minnesota's master mandolin player and teacher in the 1920s and '30s, an era when big string orchestras were all the rage.   Despite his lofty stature, Bellson took time every week to walk from his downtown St. Paul instrument shop and music school to the Rondo neighborhood. That's where he coa...

San Giovanni a Teduccio, a downtrodden suburb of Naples, is a far cry from Silicon Valley. The crumbling apartment buildings, the walls covered in either graffiti or church death notices, and the ubiquitous clotheslines hung outside people's windows do not leave the impression that the neighbourhood is a centre for high technology.   An...