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An Evening with Alberto Moravia, a dramatic (and comedic) reading of 3 of Moravia's short stories. by Lawrence Garner. May 2nd at 6:30pm. Italian Cultural Institute. 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450. Chicago, IL. Free and open to the public. Lawrence Garner will give a dramatic (and comedic) reading of 3 of Moravia's short stories from his antholo...

Italy’s total foreign investments in the US, including in sectors such as ceramics, machinery and cars, have overtaken US investments in Italian territory for the first time, figures from the US Department of Commerce show. In terms of stock of direct investments, in 12 years (from 2003 to 2015) the US has reduced theirs towards Italy by 2.6% (equ...

It was their belief in hard work and an unbreakable family bond that enabled the Italian immigrants to build a new life in America. “Grazie America” (Thank you, America) is not only an exhibit that conveys their gratitude for such opportunity but also a testament that showcases the success of the America dream. In the exhibit, looking at the faces...

Does anyone make better cookies, pastries and desserts overall than the Italians? We don't think so! And bread? Please.  But here's the problem: Walk into a well-stocked Italian bakery and you're confronted with dozens of different cookies and pastries, many that look alike, many with unpronounceable names. Sfingi, sflogliatelle. Pannetone, panna c...

Interested in hosting an foreign exchange high school student for the 2017-2018 school year?  Here is a perfect opportunity! Isotta is a 17 year old girl from Italy. “I’m Isotta, I’m sixteen and I am a student of Scientific Secondary School in Italy. I think it’s a really good opportunity to improve my English, learn new things, new culture and dif...

'A Bronx Tale the Musical' creator and actor Chazz Palminteri visited a newly completed mural off Arthur Avenue in which he is proudly displayed on. Palminteri's iconic character, Sonny, is a big part of the mural created by Bronx artists Mike A. and Ron Rundo. It's located near the intersection of East Fordham Road and Hughes Avenue. Palminteri sa...

The Johnson and Wales University senior instructor offers a behind-the-scenes look at the NBC 10 cooking segment, which became popular before reality TV chefs dominated the small screen with cooking shows. He also explains how dining out has evolved in Rhode Island (or not). How did you get involved in restaurants, and how has the scene changed ove...

The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host the free program “Organizing Your Genealogy” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St. Presenter Michelle Ann Kratts will detail the key principles and basic strategies for organizing genealogy research.  Kratts is a local history and adult services librarian at Lewiston Pub...

Virginia’s potential next commitment has never played a second of AAU basketball, but he can speak four languages and is a talented pianist. The class of 2017’s Francesco Badocchi, described by his high school coach as a “well-kept secret,” is on a recruiting visit to UVa this week. The Cavaliers offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-7 forward on Th...

An Italian restaurant in Hilltop neighborhood caught fire Friday night. Denver fire responded just before 6 p.m. to Locanda Del Borgo, located at 3rd and Holly. Flames were coming up the restaurant's chimney. Firefighters quickly got things under control and say no one was hurt. The restaurant's owner, Giancarlo Macchiarella, says the fire started...

On Monday, April 3, Shawn Baxter, the Cultural Attache responsible for Social Affairs, reopened the headquarters of the American Consulate together with Palermo’s Honorary Consul, Barbara Cucinella, and the city’s Mayor, Leoluca Orlando. Numerous professionals, artists, scholars and American researchers who live, study and work in Sicily were prese...

New York native Gina Viteritti is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro all Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally re...