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Nowadays Verrocchio is not one of the artists that first come to mind when the subject is the Italian Renaissance. However, when one realizes that Leonardo da Vinci — the “Renaissance Man” himself! — was his pupil and assistant for 10 years, curiosity arises and warrants further exploring Verrocchio’s own legacy. Contemporary documents and sources...

In March 1937, when Esquire published Pietro di Donato’s first short story, “Christ in Concrete,” the magazine included a rare prefatory note. “In the three years since Louis Paul’s prize-winning No More Trouble for Jadwick,” wrote Arnold Gingrich, the editor, “Esquire has received about eighteen thousand short stories from unpublished authors and...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, cordially invites you to the opening of “Icons”, an exhibition by photographer Guido Harari on Monday, December 9, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Guido Harari has met and photographed the greatest music legends: B.B. King, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Patti...

Show runs December 5th through December 31st. Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ. Opening Reception December 7, 4-6pm. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 3pm. Weekends by appointment only. The use of the cell phone is a growing phenomenon seducing us with its capacity of immediacy, autonomy and freedom. The ability to capture an...

The American Association of University Women’s Murrysville chapter will host Italian singer Marco Fiorante at its Dec. 12 meeting for a special holiday program. Born in Cellino San Marco in Italy’s Puglia region, Fiorante completed his musical study in “canto lirico” (“opera performance”) at the Conservatorio Tito Schipa in Lecce, Italy. He has per...

"War&Art. WWI USA in ITALY", la mostra inaugurata al Pentagono nel 2017 con i materiali fotografici del Fondo "Luigi Marzocchi" conservato presso il Museo della Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto, ha riscosso oltreoceano apprezzamenti andati oltre le più rosee aspettative. Un allestimento che, nonostante il trascorrere dei mesi, continua a suscitare inte...

After a piano rehearsal, two orchestra sessions and one concert performance together, soprano Christine Goerke gushed with praise for Gianandrea Noseda. "He doesn't just use his hands and his arms. He conducts with his entire body," she said. "And it is amazing, because when you see that kind of energetic physicality, there is no mistaking what he...

UNICO, the Italian American service organization, welcomed two new members, Melissa Nardone and Amanda Raphael, and also made a donation to the Center for Hope Hospice at its most recent meeting  held at Cafe Gallo in Edison this week.  Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Center for Hope) is a non-profit, community-based organization that pr...

About 50 people gathered by the statue of Christopher Columbus in the eastern Inner Harbor on Friday afternoon to demand that Baltimore and Maryland officials replace his annual eponymous October holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the native communities who were harmed by the European explorer’s voyages. Protestors bearing signs with me...

The Italian American Club held its semi-annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event attracted 350 attendees, including former Governor Donald DiFrancesco, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, and many prominent members of the local Italian American community. "This is always a successful event, thanks to the hard work of the members," said...

Washington November 22, 2019. The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio opened yesterday the annual event organized by the Defense Attaché, Gen. Stefano Cont, in honor of the wounded Italian and American warriors. The event, held in the presence of the Assistant Secretary for International Security at the Pentagon, Catherine...

Folger Consort, the early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, celebrates the holiday season with seven concerts of Gloria!: A Baroque Italian Christmas December 13 through December 18, 2019 in the nave of St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill. These concerts share the best that Baroque composers of Italy have to off...