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di Rosy Canale   Registra il tutto esaurito, uno spettacolo dietro l'altro, il Festival di teatro italiano IN SCENA, protagonista indiscusso in questi giorni della cultura italiana nei 5 distretti di New York. Dopo l'anteprima a Governors Island con "Voci nel deserto", replicato anche ad Inwood, il debutto dell'11 giugno aveva già dato confe...

Many New Yorkers may have dined at the esteemed Le Cirque Cafe in NYC, but how many of them were really aware of the history and fame behind this elite Italian restaurant? Founded in 1974 by owner Sirio Maccioni, the celebrity hotspot has gained such a cult following that it inspired HBO to create a documentary focused on Maccioni and his family. L...

by Michael Sorrentino   John Ferrante of Patchogue has been named the 2013 Italian-American of the Year for this Fall's Fifth Annual Italian Festival of St. Liberata, announced the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce earlier this week.   Ferrante was named by the Greater Patchogue Foundation and the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Comm...

If the idea of study abroad conjures up images of an art museum in Florence, a slice of authentic Italian pizza, a textbook of Roman history, and a study break in a Tuscan vineyard, you are not alone. Studies in Italy are among the most popular programs among all the study abroad offerings from colleges across the globe. Accordingly, the subject o...

Having attracted attention for its Veneno supercar, Lamborghini has just announced it is going to make it in a convertible version as well.   Veneno, a $4 million limited production car, sat in a featured grass circle at the Concours d'Elegance on Sunday next to the very first car Lamborghini produced, a 350GTV that was last shown at the Tur...

Pete Fontaine As part of the La Madonna della Difesa Feast this weekend, the café at Our Lady of Grace Church will open today at 5 p.m., featuring an Italian-American menu that will expand as the week goes on.   The four-day event is held annually the first weekend of September at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road in Johnsto...

Italy on Monday started the process of picking its candidate to complete for the Oscar for best foreign language film, led by Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) from Paolo Sorrentino, and Miel, the feature film directorial debut from actress Valeria Golino. Italy on Monday started the process of picking its candidate...

Buca di Beppo, an authentic Italian restaurant with family-style dishes, has reached a restaurant delivery agreement with GoWaiter.com, a national restaurant delivery franchise system. GoWaiter will provide marketing and delivery of Buca di Beppo's famous family-style luscious Italian meals directly to people's own dining room tables. The service...

The new era of the Philly POPS begins this weekend under the baton of new maestro Michael Krajewski as Italian musical treasures will be saluted during the Columbus Day weekend.   The Philly POPS opens its 2013-14 season with the theme "Viva Philadelphia!" – a celebration of the City and of Philadelphia's Italian spirit as well as a demonstr...

WTI Magazine #2    2013 Oct,25 Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by: The Language Institute   In the church of the "Gesuati" in Venice, in the Cannaregio area, there is one of the most interesting paintings of the lagoon: The Martyrdom of St. Lorenzo by Tiziano Vecellio. It is a monumental work which has rec...

Perhaps it's because the dining room is so dark or because they're so perfectly cast, the lights are the first thing you see when pressing into Little Nonna's. Draped from one faux-pine-paneled wall to another at jaunty angles, the strings of glowing bulbs give the space a vibe of a backyard serenade, a Catholic school carnival, a South Philly stre...

New facilities and equipment investments drive LiDestri Foods' operations in Rochester, NY, and Fresno, CA. Last year, LiDestri also made a major investment in its Fresno, CA, plant by becoming as Davis believes "the first in North America" to be able to fill and package low-acid, retorted, spouted pouches using robotic retort loading and unlo...