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The Church of St. Andrew will host an evening of Italian arias and selections from the American songbook Sunday, Feb. 24. The concert features guest soloists Mary-Alexandra Onstad and Valerie Osborn, accompanied by Mary Jodice on piano. Selections will include “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “My Funny Valentine,” Rossini’s “Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti” a...

Last week the Italian Cultural Institute of New York opened its doors to the first event of a series of conversations with Italian professionals and creators led by the Italian journalist Maria Teresa Cometto, in collaboration with the Italian consulate. Elena Favilli, a writer, creator and entrepreneur, was the first guest of the series. She atten...

The great South African leader Nelson Mandela once noted, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” As Mandela suggests, through Italian language, we can deepen our connection to all things Italian. And as we all know, Italy has so much to offer. Its a...

If you're from the Watertown area, you may recognize Spaziani bread wrappers. But you're probably asking yourself how can that be? Spaziani Bakery closed years ago. It turns out the family's traditional Italian bread recipe survived. Tony Spaziani, grandson of the bakery's original owner, Guy Spaziani, has been making it and serving it at his resta...

The University of Notre Dame on Thursday announced the formation of a committee of 13 individuals who will help advise on the display of the Christopher Columbus mural images that line corridor walls in the Main Building. The Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, in January announced he had decided the university will cover the painted mur...

Dopo Toronto tocca agli States ospitare nella città di Philadelphia la mostra sui paesi di Calabria. Un viaggio all’interno delle comunità calabresi e italiane che continua a mietere successo. A fare da scenario è stato il museo dell'emigrazione italiana della Filitalia International, la Fondazione creata dal noto cardiologo Pasquale Nestico, nato...

We now return you to your regular Wine School programming. No place is more famous for its nebbiolo wines than the Langhe in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, home to Barolo and Barbaresco. But the Langhe is far from the only place in which nebbiolo prospers. To the north, in the foothills of the Alps, nebbiolo makes wonderful wines in app...

Promising “an authentic Philly experience” for East Coast transplants looking to cool down, Philly Freeze-Me has debuted a menu inspired by the owner’s hometown and a nostalgia for flavors Las Vegas just didn’t offer. Located at The Twain Center on the corner of Twain Avenue and Swenson Street, the retail center is actively luring new casual-dining...

Fabled Italian film star Claudia Cardinale has been the muse of such filmmakers as Luchino Visconti. Over the past six decades, she’s worked with such master directors as Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone and Werner Herzog. But when she began her career as a teenager, Cardinale voice was considered too husky, so it was dubbed for her early films. Th...

This year's Venice Carnival kicked off in typically extravagant style over the weekend, as thousands of visitors to the lagoon city joined locals in the annual festival. Here are some of the most magical photos from the opening regatta and 'Tutta colpa della Luna' or 'Blame the Moon' event. Lavish costumes against the backdrop of the Venice canals...

Just before Christmas, I went to New York City with my Italian cousins, Monica and Carlotta. They live in Rome and we are related through grandfathers who were brothers: Ottavio (mine) and Francesco (theirs). Ottavio followed his sister to America in 1913 to pursue a life out of poverty. Francesco took his family to Rome for the same reason-as both...

From a booth back near the kitchen, Joe Migliucci presides over the restaurant his family has owned and operated for over 100 years. A family crest hangs over the door where his daughter Regina Miggliucci-Delfino greets customers. To her left is a series of paintings and pictures showing her grandparents and great-grandparents. Mario’s Restaurant w...