When: Saturday, April 28th (1:00PM–2:30pm) - Where: The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance, 410 Tiogue Avenue, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 Michela Musolino of Terra Sangue Mare is offering a workshop on Sicilian folk dances. To open up the class, Musolino will share with students a brief history of the dances and run through a warm-up with the...

The 14 companies of the Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence network - Molini Riggi, Bruno Ribadi Brewery, Made Fruit, Marullo srl, Tonnino Winery, Gustibus Alimentari, Miscela D'Oro, Asaro, Pannitteri, Valle del Dittaino, Olive di Sicilia, Sabadì, Caffo Distillery, Chioccilia - from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th April will have the opportunity to meet 8...

Researchers of Sicilian and Italian genealogy are blessed by the wealth of original records of birth, baptism, marriage and death that may be found for many ancestral towns, on microfilm or on line. Often those original records may have misspellings, or valid variations of given names or surnames.  In many cases, misspellings by English-speaking cl...

There are many ways to promote and make known the typical Sicilian cuisine and companies of the agri-food excellence, but the Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence - the new business network created to bring to the United States the Sicilian SMEs characterized by typicality, authenticity, link with the territory, DOP and IGP principals, history and trad...

I’m thinking Sicily right now. Of course it has to do with all the wonderful food and my family heritage but also about independent filmmaker Mark Spano, writer, producer, and director of "Sicily: Land of Love and Strife." He will be in Kansas City this week for the U.S. premiere of his feature-length documentary at the Screenland Armour Theatre. T...

Cristian Cangelosi has learned a lot from former two-division world champion Paul Malignaggi in the time they’ve known each other. But did he learn the most important lesson of the fight game, to not put himself in position to have to cut his hair in between rounds? They both laugh. “Yeah, I know,” said the 19-year-old Cangelosi, a promising 152-po...

Grattacieli, parchi urbani, navi cargo che solcano l’Oceano. Ma anche angoli di giardino, paesaggi, ritratti in bianco e nero di marinai e di minatori di carbone. È l’America raccontata nelle gouaches di Frank Lupo, artista statunitense (Buffalo, Stato di New York, 1950) di fama internazionale, che saranno esposte in esclusiva per la prima volta in...

In a little village in the center of Sicily there is a boy, Ignazio Bonaventura (Antonio Emanuele) working sporadic and, of course, illegal jobs, receiving unemployment benefits. Tired of his condition, he decides to write a book about Sicilians, thus setting out on a journey to interview Sicilians and many popular people (such as Maria Grazia Cuci...

Look, we would never complain about a trip to Roma or Firenze. But when there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not absolutely stunning, we figured it would be worth it to venture beyond our familiar Italian horizons (yep, even beyond Cinque Terre and Positano). So here are some of Italy’s lesser known towns and tiny hamle...

April 21 (Saturday) 1:30 pm New York Cannoli Crawl. Join Allison Scola for a 3-hour afternoon walking tour through Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Little Italy, that features Sicilian food and Italian-American New York City history. Allison, owner and curator of Experience Sicily, a boutique tourism company, will share her knowledge about "cannoli", t...