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WASHINGTON- Nelll'Auditorium dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, sede dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, si e' svolto il concerto della pianista Francesca Hurst che ha presentato musiche di Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Jennifer Margaret Barker (1965-...

The population of the United States is defined by diversity, and one of the brightest pieces in this mosaic is the Italoamericani community, says author and business consultant Lou Quattro. "All cultures bring valuable gifts to the table, but the Italian/Sicilian people and culture are especially clever and creative," says Quattro, who was born in...

If the idea of study abroad conjures up images of an art museum in Florence, a slice of authentic Italian pizza, a textbook of Roman history, and a study break in a Tuscan vineyard, you are not alone. Studies in Italy are among the most popular programs among all the study abroad offerings from colleges across the globe. Accordingly, the subject o...

The new era of the Philly POPS begins this weekend under the baton of new maestro Michael Krajewski as Italian musical treasures will be saluted during the Columbus Day weekend.   The Philly POPS opens its 2013-14 season with the theme "Viva Philadelphia!" – a celebration of the City and of Philadelphia's Italian spirit as well as a demonstr...

Perhaps it's because the dining room is so dark or because they're so perfectly cast, the lights are the first thing you see when pressing into Little Nonna's. Draped from one faux-pine-paneled wall to another at jaunty angles, the strings of glowing bulbs give the space a vibe of a backyard serenade, a Catholic school carnival, a South Philly stre...

by Alison Smith WHYY President and CEO William J. Marrazzo, a Chestnut Hill resident, will receive the "Person of the Year" award from Philadelphia's Italian American Spirit (IAS) group. The award will be presented at a gala dinner Sunday, January 26 from 4 – 9 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room.   Proceeds from the "Il Galá Puglia" event benefit...

Nel primo World Social Day l'Italia a Washington torna a essere "hub" della diplomazia digitale.   Un seminario organizzato dall'Ambasciata italiana nella capitale degli Stati Uniti ha puntato i riflettori su come i social network possano essere messi al servizio degli obiettivi dello sviluppo sostenibile.   Read more   Source:...

by Nelson Coffin   With immigration at the forefront of current national and international political debates, supporters of the idea might point to how well Italians — among other nationalities — have assimilated into American culture. It wasn't always easy, however, for them to make the transition from the Old World to the United State...

Italy, a country universally celebrated for its artistic and cultural riches, has more historic, archaeological, natural and artistic UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country.   As pointed out by UNESCO liaison officer to the U.N. Ricardo De Guimarães de Pinto, a featured presenter in a program at Montclair State, Italy's 51 sites...

By Bianca Sienra   Simplicity has its charms, and sometimes the weary restaurant reviewer, having gorged for months on fine and fancy foods, wants nothing more than to succumb to simple pleasures.   At such times, I crave a place where there are no wildly inventive dishes or highly touted exotica on the menu, no hipster digs lined wit...

Bowtie-bedecked auctioneer Samuel Freeman was faced with the unusual task of convincing a crowd to buy something he admits he knows nothing about: the Tartufo Bianco d'Alba, or Alba White Truffle.   "I've never auctioned food before," Freeman says, "and I'd never even eaten a truffle until two days ago." Apparently that first taste won him o...

Italia e Stati Uniti schierati fianco a fianco nella lotta contro il traffico transnazionale di opere d'arte: l'ambasciata italiana a Washington ha firmato un accordo con il Dipartimento per la Sicurezza Interna americano per il ritorno nella Penisola di alcuni pezzi pregiati trafugati. Si tratta di una pagina manoscritta del Messale di Ludovico da...