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As Vinitaly USA, Chicago comes to a close today, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is getting ready to move ahead in its mission to strengthen Italian wine's presence in it's number one market, the US.   The plan is to leverage education through the creation of new VIA Italian Wine Ambassadors and Experts: from the 26th to the 28th of Jun...

Al Marotta's roots in the South End run deep. That's far from a figurative observation. One of Marotta's passions, and the former city councilman and state representative has many, is tending the fig tree his father, Salvatore, planted at his childhood home on Preston Street.   That was about 1950, when the Sicilian expat rose early eve...

by Robert Lloyd   Garry Marshall wore many hats in movies and television over the last 60 years, as a writer, director, producer and actor. His successes were as mainstream as they come: "Happy Days," and its hit spinoffs "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," on TV; big-screen hits like "Pretty Woman," "Beach...

Emanuel Carnevali era "puramente italiano, e come tale privo di qualsiasi scrupolo ipocrita per la morale, l'anima e la coscienza". Il ritratto che emerge dalle parole del poeta americano Robert McAlmon è tra i più interessanti e misteriosi, e ci offre un'immagine di un uomo abituato a distinguersi dagli schemi e dai valori tradizionali. &nbs...

In the traditional Italian dish, ragù alla Bolognese, tomatoes are very much an essential ingredient and their exclusion has upset food purists, who are tired of seeing 'Bolognese' used as an adjective to describe any kind of pasta dish served with minced meat. "White ragù sauces do exist, we even teach them in our cooking class in Venice," fo...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), opens the 2016-2017 season and invites singers to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus.   Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired male and female singers may auditionfor the Verismo Opera...

Lincoln will join more than a dozen cities across the country to mark Indigenous People's Day on Oct. 12, the day that many people celebrate Columbus Day, following a unanimous vote of the City Council. Though the state has declared the second Monday in October as Columbus Day, the city does not officially recognize the holiday. City offices d...

Meet Frank Bono, one of the owners of Primi Italian Steakhouse in West Islip. Bono, along with Michael Webber, opened up the restaurant on Montuak Highway in January 2016.   In less than a year, their restaurant has received rave reviews from the New York Times, Newsday and more. Bono spoke to Patch to tell us about his restaurant....

By Valerio Viale With the upcoming Presidential Elections, most of people are feeling at loss. What candidate is the best to lead the US in a world, more than ever full of challenges?   If an alien invasion would get rid of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in the best tradition of The Simpsons – which by the way is both the longest-running...

Not unlike his music, Ludovico Einaudi's career has been unique and slowly building up in intensity. The Italian composer has straddled the world of classical and pop music for about 20 years, building a following outside the usual "star-making machinery" of the music business.   On his latest, Elements, Einaudi has created a suite of songs...

When: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 At 6:30 pm Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : Istituto Luce Cinecitta' & American Cinematheque. In collaboration with : Italian Trade Agency & IIC. Entrance : Free. RSVP mandatory.   On the occasion of the First Week o...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes — an annual celebration of Italian Christmas tradition — will return to Fairmont for its 11th year, featuring Italian cuisine, music and fun for the whole family.   "I think it speaks to the heritage of Fairmont," volunteer Emily Swain said. "It really is a cultural festival. It's a place for community members a...