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Noi Italiani D'Oggi (NIDO), the not-for-profit Italian-American cultural group headquartered in Poughkeepsie, has proclaimed October to be Italian Heritage Month, and it will kick off the festa with a special lecture at its monthly meeting at the Italian Center: Professor Joseph Luzzi, PhD will talk about his latest book, In a Dark Wood: What Dante...

From focaccia and risotto to basil linguine and mushroom ravioli, Italian specialties take center stage at downtown Allentown's newest dining destination, Centro. The 85-seat restaurant, which opened Friday at 530 Hamilton St., serves an array of predominantly northern Italian dishes, all under $20 and designed to be shared.   "Everythi...

October 21 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 12:15 pm. NCC 27th Annual Italian Heritage Day Program. Theme: "The Italian Contributions to the United States from Food to Science". Focus on Italian contributions in the realm of food, especially Slow Food movement and science and technology - the latter originating during World War II and currently...

FORMITALY, an Italy-based company that provides equipment for sheet metal working, announced today that it will be exhibiting at the 2015 FABTECH EXPO (Booth # S4778), formally advertising its entry into the US marketplace. Their new North American sales office, based in Los Angeles, CA, will enable FORMITALY to operate more effectively in the mark...

Dr. Richard Hodges, President of The American University of Rome, has taken on the Presidency of LoveItaly!, a non-profit, crowdfunding initiative that takes a revolutionary approach to the conservation and promotion of masterful Italian works of art – allowing the participation of all in the preservation and curatorship of the wonders of Italian h...

Umberto Davi of Willowbrook, a principal in the Western Springs Law Firm of Umberto S. Davi P.C., was installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association at the organization's 139th Annual Meeting on June 19 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis.   "Umberto is not only a lawyer's lawyer, he is a gentleman's gentleman," Il...

By Teresa Gubbins The pizza scene near Flower Mound gets a new slice with Bay 34th Pizzeria, a newly opened restaurant serving New York-style pizza from a former Big Apple resident. Tim Ajro has been in the pizza business for decades and worked at Italian restaurants in New York while he was growing up.   He and his wife Gina also had...

Haverhill native and Nashville recording artist Jillian Cardarelli was awarded the Sons of Italy Italian-American Appreciation Award Friday for her accomplishments and devotion to giving back to her home city. Lawrence "Lorenzo" Carnevale, vice president of Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646, made the presentation during a ceremony at Paul C. Rogers F...

In 1532 Agnolo Bronzino was commissioned by the Florentine merchant and banker Bartolomeo Bettini to paint the portraits of three literary masters of the Italian Renaissance: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccacio.   The paintings of Petrarch and Boccacio sadly have been lost, but Bronzino's masterful Allegorical Portrait of Dante been well preserved...

by NOIAW   Carin Guarasci - Professor of Education & Director of New Educators at Wagner College. Carin will be honored at our Greater New York Region Epiphany on January 13, 2016. Buy tickets here.   WHAT DOES YOUR HERITAGE MEAN TO YOU?Being an Italian is so meaningful to me. I feel I am blessed to be surrounded by beau...

21-27 January, various venues, SF. Luciano Chessa (SF Conservatory of Music) is among the most interesting and inventive minds working in the Bay Area. Active as a composer, performer, conductor and musicologist, Chessa's work draws heavy influence from experimentation, blending unorthodox ideas with classical form.   Thurs. 21 January,...

by Zoe Romanowsky   You may have had the good fortune of gazing at the Sistine Chapel, but there's probably a lot you still don't know about it. Look no further than art historian Elizabeth Liv's "tour-de-force talk" given at TEDGlobal in Geneva.   Lev is a dynamic guide, revealing what Michelangelo was up to when he set out to work w...