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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...

WHO ARE THEY: Consisting of members Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, Il Volo is an Italian pop opera trio which was formed in 2009. The singers met on the Italian music show "Ti lascio una canzone" where Ginoble wound up taking home the grand prize. In November of 2010 Il Volo released their debut self-titled album.   It...

Brescia's Mille Miglia Museum tells the story of the most beautiful race in the world, which was first held in May 1927 over a 1,628-kilometer itinerary from Brescia to Rome and back. Only 54 of the 77 participants reached the finish line in the inaugural edition. One of them was 35-year-old Tazio Nuvolari, who would go on to win the competiti...

Dopo anni di lavoro sotto traccia, sabato 12 marzo prossimo, alle 10, sarà inaugurato, nell'Archivio di Stato di Napoli, l'Archivio sonoro Campania, l'attesa teca digitale che raccoglie il ricco patrimonio musicale popolare di Napoli e della sua regione.   Lo promuove l'associazione culturale Altrosud, d'intesa con la direzione generale per...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan presented, Luigi, Faber & Genova, omaggio ai cantautori italiani Tenco, De André e una grande città mediterranea un recital di e con Elena Buttiero e Ferdinando Molteni.   Pianoforte, chitarra, voc...

While guests consumed more than 500 plates of spaghetti at the 41st annual Feast of St. Joseph, many caught up with friends or sang along with classics from the 1950s to the 1970s. The March 19 event at the Sons of Italy Lodge benefited the MacDonald Training Center.   The late Al Noto Sr. started the tradition, and his family, friends,...

  WTI Magazine #78    2016 April 15Author : John Cabot University      Translation by:   If you're considering a career in international business, studying abroad can be the ideal preparation. Studying abroad helps you develop many essential "soft skills" that can give you an advantage once you launch your care...

When: Thursday, May 05, 2016 At 6:30 pm Organized by : IIC - Entrance : Free   The painting Il Buio (Lux) by Prince Lorenzo de Medici portrays Lorenzo Il Magnifico, patron of the Renaissance's Enlightenment after the dark Medieval Era, and marks the beginning of the artistic journey for Prince Lorenzo de Medici, the 37 year-old de...

E' un vero piacere visitare questa splendida regione. Spero di tornare ancora». Queste le parole trascritte sul libro d'Onore della Regione dall'ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti d'America John Phillips, in visita per due giorni nelle Marche.   Il diplomatico è stato scelto nel 2013 dal Presidente Barack Obama per servire come Ambasciatore degl...