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The American Academy in Rome celebrated its 10th annual McKim Gala last month on a picture-perfect spring evening. Over 350 guests gathered at Villa Aurelia in Rome to support the Academy's efforts to provide fellowships for Italian artists and scholars. The Academy also honored architect Zaha Hadid with the 2014 McKim Medal for her contributions t...

Two unique new Italian restaurants in Dallas are both doing well enough to merit expansion, and both are headed to the 'burbs for their second acts.   Roman Cucina, the California-bred Italian-American restaurant that opened its first Texas branch in North Dallas in 2013, is heading north: A second location will open at 201 E. Bethany Rd. in...

The International Festival of art held in Arcevia, in the province of Ancona, will devote nearly two months to art and culture from 2nd August to 28th September. The former Rocca Contrada located between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, is home to the seventh edition of AR [t] CEVIA, which presents a full calendar of events scattered throughout...

Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum , announced today the appointment of two new senior curators at the Getty Museum. Dr. Davide Gasparotto, director of the Galleria Estense in Modena, Italy, will become Senior Curator of Paintings, and Dr. Jeffrey B. Spier, an independent scholar and member of the Department of Classics at the Univ...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, a borough cultural gem and historic landmark in Rosebank, is suggesting 10 reasons to sign up for its 12-week Italian-language classes that start Sept. 15: 1. You're planning a trip to Sicily next summer.2. The Italian language is close to Latin, the source of 60 percent of the English vocabulary.3. You want to be one...

In 1961, the late John N. Galardi opened the first "Der Wienerschnitzel" in Wilmington at a 600-square-foot structure with a walk-up window and a drive-through in the middle of the building.   On Tuesday the building was recognized as a historic-cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles and its Cultural Heritage Commission with a commemor...

by Roberto Zanni C'erano una volta gli italiani che venivano in America. Poi è arriva la crisi e c'è stato quasi un blocco al punto che, nel 2012, l'anno nero per il turismo 'made in Italy' negli Stati Uniti, il calo di arrivi, rispetto all'anno precedente aveva toccato il 6,8%, con agosto e dicembre che avevano chiuso rispettivamente con - 13,1%...

It only took seconds before two people at Table #15 said, "How's your son, Giordano, who we met in Oak Park's Ciceroni." Ciceroni is an Italian language support group that used to meet at Mancini's Restaurant on Lake Street. Now it meets at Casa Italia cultural center in Stone Park.   Vincenzo DiVito, a jovial gentleman who hails from the Ba...

Chef Daniel Boulud calls Lou Di Palo one of the seven wonders of New York. Boulud, owner of the black heels and ties restaurant named after himself on the Upper East Side, likes a good food story. Especially when your name is attached to it.   Di Palo is full of food stories. His family owns Di Palo's, a specialty Italian foods shop in Littl...

A project of LITTLE ITALY SAN JOSE FOUNDATION This historic home is about to be demolished for a high rise building in San Jose. Please help us save this home by moving it to LISJ! This historic home is about to be demolished to make way for a high rise building in San Jose. Please help us save this home by moving it to Little Italy San Jose....

Torna per il terzo anno In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, l'unico festival di teatro italiano che si muove fra i cinque distretti di New York e dall'anno scorso anche in altri centri e stati degli Stati Uniti.   Varie le novità di quest'anno fra cui lo spostamento a maggio – dal 4 al 20 - del Festival per soddisfare la richiesta di scuo...

by Andrea Carli   Understanding Italy through its literary gems, starting off from the places inhabited by its poets and writers. Florence, Arquà, Certaldo Alto, Recanati, Milan, Gardone Rivera: all essential pins on the map to discover the home-museums, sources of literary inspiration. Let's begin with "the Supreme Poet," Dante Alighieri (...