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Do you want to try your hand at classical Italian theatre?  DC's own commedia dell'arte troupe, Faction of Fools, will host a training session on Sunday, March 24th from 10am-4pm.  This session is open to actors and students of all experience levels, and will introduce the art of commedia. This class will be held in the Elstad Theater at Gallaudet...

When Gary’s on Spring, the upscale restaurant in the Irish Hill neighborhood, closed last February, it was a surprise to most and a disappointment to its regular customers. Now there are plans in the works for a new restaurant to open in the space, located at S. 204 Spring St.: Palatucci’s Italian America Ristorante. According to a post on the busi...

“Gente italiana nel mondo. Storie e scritture”. E' questo il titolo del convegno promosso dal centro studi “Joseph Tusiani”, ospitato il 14 marzo nella biblioteca comunale di San Marco In Lamis, con la partecipazione dei maggiori specialisti del settore e di alcuni scrittori: Cosma Siani, Rodolfo Di Biasio, Francesco Durante, Alberto Sorbini e Mart...

Dionisio Cimarelli, Sculptor/Professor, was honored by the Art Students League of New York this past week, when it placed a large image of one of his sculptures at its main entrance, joining a display of other renowned Artist/Faculty members. The Art Students League is a legendary 140 year old art institution on West 57 Street, that is famous for a...

Franco Contaldo knows there’s an easy way to ruin a good Italian dish. “People use too much garlic,” he said. “You want to taste it, but you don’t want it to overpower everything else.” When he makes pesto, he doesn’t even put garlic in it. Before you think him a madman, give his Pesto Delicato recipe at the end of this article a try, and have a lo...

The Cultural Italian American Organization of Auburn will host its annual St. Joseph's Day Feast Celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. Brought to the U.S. by immigrants from southern Italy, the celebration includes a traditional table dinner with Italian antipasto, romaine/oranges salad, garlic...

Forza! Italy’s own way to show support and invite to hold on when things get difficult, is one little powerful word. And powerful is, indeed, the right term, as “forza” means strength in English. From an etymological point of view, the word comes the Late Latin fortia (which is turn derives from the Classical Latin adjective fortis) and came into u...

Billed as an Italian coffee bar, the family-run place started as a food truck and opened its brick-and-mortar location last year in a former bank building along the busy stretch of W. Market Street. There's a lot of pride here, as the great-grandparents of the founders came to Akron from Favara (Sicily), Italy, in 1913. Family photos hang throughou...

The Temple of Saint Emidio at the Grottoes, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, is a baroque structure from the early 18th century, named after the city’s patron saint – who was its bishop and was martyred during Diocletian’s anti-Christian persecutions. Emidio was born in Treviri in 273 and lived until the early 4th century; today, the people of Asc...

It was a novel defense for two men federal prosecutors had accused of being in control of one of New York’s oldest crime families: they claimed the Mafia had long ago been dismantled and they were being unfairly profiled as gangsters because of their Italian ethnicity. But the strategy seemed to work. On Wednesday, a jury in federal court in Manhat...

What’s your favorite cuisine? For me, it’s Filipino food and Mexican food, but that likely has something to do with the fact I a) am Filipino and b) grew up in Yuma, Arizona — affectionately called the “armpit of Arizona.” But in that scorcher of an agricultural town, located a smidge north of the Mexico border and a smidge east of the southern Cal...

Thursday, March 28, 2019. 7:30 PM 10:30 PM. The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454. Winner of the 2016 Independent Music Award in the category of Best World Traditional Album, NEWPOLI will be in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28, for an exclusive presentation at The Italian Cultural Center (1:00-2:00 PM) and concer...