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Italian-American heritage will be proudly displayed at the 32nd annual Festa Italiana this weekend.Again set to be staged at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 931 N. Union St., the event will run Saturday and Sunday, featuring authentic Italian cuisine, games of chance, the popular bocce tournament and a lineup of area bands. "It's the tradition o...

Celebrated musical artist Michéal Castaldo has organized a special showcase of art to exalt the glories of Italy and her people. The selected artwork will be presented in the Grand Lobby of the South OrangePerforming Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, New Jersey. The art show willaccompany a double performance (2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with ex...

Il suo ristorante nel 1998 ha ricevuto "L'insegna del ristorante Italiano" dal presidente della Repubblica, mentre in seguito, nel 2001, il suo rinomato locale è stato premiato come miglior "Ristorante Lucano nel Mondo" dalla Regione Basilicata. La motivazione del premio fu proprio per l'attenzione posta alla gastronomia lucana e per l'ottima attiv...

The Italian Department at Rutgers now offers an innovative, fully online Italian for Reading Knowledge Certificate Program.   This two-course program surveys Italian vocabulary and idiom, syntax and grammar, helping learners to acquire the language skills necessary to appreciate the works of important Italian authors as they were written. Th...

È stato oggi presentato presso l'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington il "Master in Electoral Policy and Administration" (MEPA), programma di formazione in politiche e sistemi elettorali lanciato dalla Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa e promosso da International IDEA, organizzazione intergovernativa che sostiene lo sviluppo di sistemi democratici sos...

A photographic exhibition by Richard Haskin of Dearborn, and a related documentary by Pierette Simpson of Novi, are the catalyst for launching "Detroit-Turin Exchange" in the U.S. DETUR (for short) is an international project aimed at creating cultural bridges for artists of Detroit and its sister city, Turin, Italy.   The October event segu...

You are cordially invited to attend a unique event dedicated to Italian American Culture and Sports at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, October 23rd.   About the Book: Life is a Great Game is a work of historical fiction based on real people and events in history embedded in a heartwarming, inspiring, and powerful work of fantasy. T...

Maria Grazia, an icon artist from Rome, was in Wichita on Sunday for an exhibition of some of her artwork and those of her students. The one-day exhibition was at Jennie Becker Studio at 1719 N. Rock Road. The traditional paintings depict Jesus Christ, Mary and other holy figures.   Grazia, who has worked with monks in Florence and...

"La lotta all'emigrazione delle eccellenze si conduce non solo ricorrendo alle risorse economiche, ma anche garantendo l'alta levatura dell'ambiente scientifico in cui si trovano a operare i giovani ricercatori".   Lo ha detto il Presidente del Senato, Pietro Grasso, aprendo i lavori del Convegno "Il cuore della scienza: le storie degli scie...

by Joanna Fantozzi   It's the end of an era. The New York Times announced today that Torrisi, the famed two-star restaurant and flagship of the Torrisi/Carbone fleet, will soon close. But don't panic just yet. Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi plan on turning the intimate, lace-curtained spot into an intimate 15-seat dining experience this spri...

Reality star Frank Sorrentino, most commonly known as the older brother to the Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from his appearances on the Jersey Shore, is set to make his Off-Broadway debut in "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson as his former gay lover Dominick Vitale.   Currently being played by Addison LeMay...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his father, 82-year-old former Gov. Mario Cuomo, is home from the hospital and in good spirits.   The younger Cuomo tells reporters that he saw his father Wednesday night and chatted with him Thursday morning.   Read more   Source: http://www.timesunion.com