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Starting July 17th to August 28th, 2013 - Wednesdays, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Wednesday, July 17th (held at) St. Joseph Church 43rd Street (Between 30th Ave & 28th Ave.) Astoria Bruno Macari (KEY Board & sing) Italian favorites Presented by: FRATERNAL CIRCLE OF CONVERSANO Wednesday, July 24th(held at) Flushing Memorial Park 1...

By John M. Glionna It was a Thursday night and the place was packed: the Italian American Social Club was saying goodbye to one of its own.   Singer Mark Giovi was leaving town, and the dress-for-success crowd sipped martinis and watched him work the room with the verve of a Rat Pack member. Just like the old days.   Read more &nbs...

By Courtny Gerrish Whether you like Italian beef, Wisconsin style, or a good batch of wings, all are an option for clean dining. Here are this week's Blue Ribbon Award winners. Craving an Italian beef sandwich? BEEF-E's food cart has you covered.   "We would always drive down to Chicago all the time, and we would have to stop at Al's o...

Because I have family that lives there, I find myself in the town of Glenwood several times a year. It's a quiet town on the banks of the Caddo River known for its history as a sawmill town and for the Arkansas cultural treasure that is Billy's House of Guitars. What the town isn't known for is its food, but I'm here to tell you that while options...

An episode about the art and craft of fine jewelry-making in Italy from the new documentary series, "Masters of Dreams," will be screening at New York University on October 4, 2013.   The screening, sponsored by the world renowned Italian jewelry houses Buccellati and Bulgari and The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, will be directly follow...

The 7th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival opens Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10 at the Sottile Theatre. The four-day festival celebrates Italian contemporary cinema and culture with a number of films in addition to Italian directors appearing as special guests of the Festival to present their acclaimed films and discuss their wo...

"Chi non capisce molto di editoria, vede magari che i quotidiani in lingua italiana all'estero percepiscono contributi pubblici (in tutto il mondo civile la stampa è sovvenzionata) e si immagina proprietari di giornali che si arricchiscono vivendo felici e contenti. Se così fosse, ci sarebbe la corsa a fondare nuovi giornali in ogni parte del globo...

Beloved Italian market Toscano & Sons will reopen this Fall in the heart of Virginia Highland. The market and sandwich shop closed in June due to the lack of retail traffic and residential density around its West Midtown location; it hopes to open doors by the end of November at 1050 N. Highland Avenue, in the space recently vacated by Stanton...

The voice of Snow White in the first full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, released in 1937 belonged to Adriana Caselotti. The 21-year-old coloratura soprano beat out 148 other candidates for the role. Her father Guido Caselotti, an immigrant from Italy, was a teacher of music and a vocal coach.   Her mother, Maria Oref...

The Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society met in October, Italian American Heritage Month. Giovanni Fontecchio discussed Italian history, and Father Joe Dilettuso spoke on upcoming trips to Italy and the Italian Mass to be held in January.   The club will holds its Italian Christmas Gala at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Great Southern Club in...

The Italian Language Foundation is underwriting the cost of upcoming workshops for middle and high school teachers of Italian. A $25 teacher membership in the ILF is a condition for Participation. Teachers can become ILF members via the ILF website (www.ilf.org).   The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will conduc...

The Magic City is home to countless restaurant imports, but Petit Miami is one of the few to arrive at our shores via Milan. Despite its French name, this month-old Sunset Harbour spot is actually an Italian bistro. With the exception of salmon teriyaki and seared tuna tartare with yuzu sauce, Petit's repertoire consists of classic, unfussy Italia...