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Distinguished American conductor Vincent La Selva of Upper Montclair died on October 9, 2017 at the age of 88 in Cleveland. The cause was complications from dementia. Maestro La Selva was the founder of New York Grand Opera in 1973, which for 39 years offered fully-staged opera productions free to the public, most of the productions in Central Park...

We are pleased to announce that Convivio will be establishing a heritage and visitors center in Little Italy–Amici House–in Amici Park near State and Date Streets with the support of the Little Italy Association. Situated near the upcoming Piazza della Famiglia, Washington Elementary, and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Amici House will add an impor...

I was taking a cartooning class at IHS in the late ‘70s and one of my assignments was to create a cover for an ethnic joke book, which were all the rage back then. Unthinkable today, perhaps, but political correctness hasn’t quite managed to kill ethnic humor. CRT Downtown in Cortland presents an “Italian Comedy Festa” on Saturday, October 21 at 7:...

Italian singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori is as esteemed in his homeland as his American contemporary Bob Dylan.  After an award-winning career spanning nearly 50 years, De Gregori will finally make his US debut in November.  A pair of intimate theater shows has been announced for Sunday, November 5th at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA (Bo...

Most opportunities to support the arts in Bakersfield are on a smaller scale — an exhibition opening, art walk or festival. But when you're gathering more than 400 artists to create work at the same time, you can only be talking about Via Arte. Organized by the Bakersfield Museum of Art, the Italian street painting festival is in its 19th year a...

The Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco are proud to announce the 2017 edition of the “Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo” (Week of Italian Language in the World), which takes place October 16-21 in coordination with the Italian Embassy in Washington. Each year, in the third week of October, the Ita...

Safilo Group, the parent of Smith Optics, celebrated the official opening of its new Safilo North American headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, replacing the historical Parsippany, N.J. location. The new office will work as one team with the closely located New York Fifth Avenue Global Design Studio and Showroom. Safilo has been present in the U.S. sin...

L’Italia leader del vino straniero in Usa grande protagonista, come sempre, alla New York Wine Experience di Wine Spectator, di scena dal 19 al 21 ottobre al Marriot Marquis Hotel di New York City, anche per cercare di riprendere la corsa delle esportazioni sul mercato americano, che nel 2017, ad oggi, ha rallentato un po’ il suo ritmo. Sotto i rif...

La grande fuga continua. Gli italiani se ne vanno dal Belpaese, anno dopo anno, con un aumento di oltre il 15% nel solo ultimo anno. Non era difficile intuirlo, ma ora la scontata conferma viene dal dettagliatissimo Rapporto 2017 sugli Italiani nel mondo che, ormai da dodici anni, la Fondazione Migrantes – organismo pastorale della CEI, la Conferen...

The fourth edition of the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar (IDSSS) will take place June 11-29, 2018, at Roma Tre University. This three-week summer program is designed to introduce participants (advanced graduate and/or doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and t...

President Trump on Tuesday criticized the removal of statues depicting historical figures as an attack on U.S. heritage, in a high-profile speech to conservative donors and policymakers at the Heritage Foundation.Weeks after leaders in several U.S. cities ordered the removal of various Confederate memorials and monuments, Trump on Tuesday condemned...

Mangia Organica owner Valentino La Rosa and business partner Andrew Martino were joined by Township Administrator Matthew Watkins, Mayor Michael Venezia, Ella Venezia, and friends for the ribbon cutting and official opening of Mangia Organica on Bloomfield Center's Restaurant Row on Glenwood Avenue Thursday night.  La Rosa describes the restaurant...