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October 10 (Saturday) 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Maria Mazziotti Gillan has authored more than 20 poetry collections, is the Founder/Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ and editor of the Paterson Literary Review and recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Lite...

by Scott Wise   The statue of Christopher Columbus erected where Boulevard hits Byrd Park in Richmond was vandalized on Columbus Day. A message left with the Richmond Department of Public Works about the Columbus statue vandalism has not yet been returned. Monday was Columbus Day and the words "lies" and "genocide" painted on the Columb...

by Caroline Garnar   A single father has revealed how he nearly lost everything after his wife died in his arms leaving him to look after their young daughter alone. Daniele Bolelli's, 41, who was born in Milan but lives in California, described how his career took a financially-damaging nose dive and he had to fight to keep his house...

Linda Jennings, director of the History Room at the Herrin City Library, can trace the lineage of many of the Italian families in Herrin and Energy to the tiny northern Italian village of Cuggiono, just west of Milan. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, more than 5,000 immigrants left Cuggiono, searching for better live...

Did you know that the number "13" is considered lucky in Italy? Unless that is how many people you have seated at one table – better invite #14, and quick! Want to wish someone good luck? Tell them: In bocca al lupo! But make sure they respond by saying: Crepi!   To celebrate this lucky day, here are 7 more Italian superstitions to watch out...

by Jess Fleming   The former Trattoria Da Vinci space in Lowertown St. Paul won't be empty for long - a new, more modern, yet still rustic, Italian restaurant is moving in. The restaurant, to be called Parco 400, will be helmed by chef Troy Unruh, a St. Paul native who spent 12 years working in New York City under big-name chefs like Ma...

Research firm Censis on Friday released the 49th edition of its annual study on the social situation in Italy, revealing the country's changing face in areas including lifestyle, finances, media, technology, and healthcare. The study said Italy is currently experiencing a "dangerous poverty in planning for the future" resulting in the prevalence o...

by Michele Durgin   The Santa Famiglia Mixed Lodge #2834 of Lynn recently held its annual School Coloring and Drawing Contest to commemorate the voyages of Christopher Columbus. This chapter of the Sons of Italy began in 1917 and its 45 members meet monthly at Holy Family Church in Lynn.   The organization has been sponsoring thi...

di Stefano Arcobelli   Andrea D'Arrigo Mitchell è un ventenne stiliberista (200 e 400 sl) argento europeo in vasca lunga in carica. Non ha bisogno di presentazioni ulteriori. Mario Franchi è un allenatore milanese che ha scritto un libro, si occupa di media e ha scelto Mitch per un colloquio sull'asse Italia-Stati Uniti, dove l'azzurro si al...

January 20, 2016 - Wednesday 6:00 PM - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. On the occasion of Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Nabucco conducted by Maestro Carlo Rizzi, The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presents...

Anthony Guida took over as president of the Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago in January 2015. A member since 2007 and a director since 2008, Guida was drawn to the organization by what it represents and accomplishes, and the sense of family and charity that the organization fosters.   "Our mission is to help Italian American...

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist Mark Markham, Ms. Crocetto will perform art songs by Strauss,...