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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...

If you arrive at the modernized row home on Rosewood Street in South Philly on a Wednesday night, you’ll notice a bright citrusy perfume in the air before you get to the front door. Inside, the family is gathered around the kitchen table, using hand-held peelers to shave the yellow zest from a crate of lemons. The natural zest is the crucial ingred...

Dalla sinergia fra FUA – Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence, la High School of Fashion Industries di New York City e con la gradita partecipazione dell’Ufficio Istruzione del Consolato Generale di New York, nella persona della Dott.ssa Annavaleria Guazzieri, nasce il Corso di Aggiornamento di Lingua Italiana e Did...

In Nick and Kayla Amoroso’s La Padella, Media has yet another casual, welcoming neighborhood restaurant and bar. In the kitchen, this husband-and-wife duo excels at Italian-American classics modernized and retooled for today’s sensibilities. Nowhere are the twists more evident than in chef Jim Stigale’s escarole soup, its one giant meatball (rather...

Lawrenceville’s newest restaurant is (nearly) ready. Located at 4325 Butler Street, Bar Botanico will officially open its doors on December 1. After working in an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Kelsie Sinagra returned home to Pittsburgh with her husband, Jeff. Together, they spent about two years preparing to launch Bar Botanico – which is It...

Ten years ago, I had one of the best desserts of my life at an Italian restaurant called L’Artusi in Manhattan. It was an olive-oil cake—decadent but light, with sparkles of salt and boozy raisins, a tuft of whipped crème fraîche, and not a trace of bitterness. The cake was the work of Katherine Thompson—who is one half of the married couple behind...

The cast of the Sopranos have reunited 20 years after the gangster TV series first aired on HBO and 12 years after its final episode. Approximately 10,000 fans attended the first day of SopranosCon 2019 on Saturday - the first of a two-day event where 54 actors from the hit show participated in meet-and-greets, comedy skits and Q&A sessions. Fans a...

Dickinson College’s Italian department hosted their annual Italian film festival and invited two Italian filmmakers to partake in the activities. The department welcomed Angelo Pasquini, who wrote the screenplay for the film, The Stolen Caravaggio, and Antonio Falduto, an Italian-based film director.  The festival took place over a two-day period....

Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri gave Montclair State University a public lecture titled “Unbuilding Walls, Expanding Cultural Horizons: Jhumpa Lahiri on Translation.” The lecture took place Nov. 18, on the seventh floor of University Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lahiri is the editor and partial translator of “The Penguin Book of Ita...

For fifty years, Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant, which has been named Delaware’s Best Italian Eatery & “Irish-Style” Pub, has been serving the freshest casual Italian fare at reasonable prices. For the past five decades, Gallucio’s, located in an original brownstone built in 1865, has been a Wilmington institution. It counts generations of families...

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...

Maria Perrotta came to the limelight in 2012. She performed J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations when she was nine months pregnant with an ambulance stationed outside the theatre in case she went into labor during the recital. Very few women in history had given a concert this far along in their pregnancy; one of them being Clara Schumann. The live perf...