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È stato l’Ambasciatore d’Italia a Washington Armando Varricchio ad aprire i lavori della 2^ seduta semestrale dell’Osservatorio Nazionale della Lingua italiana, che riunisce i principali protagonisti attivi nella promozione della lingua e cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti. A farne il resoconto oggi è EduItalia, associazione che raggruppa 111 tra s...

Every December, West Virginians from across the region flock to downtown Fairmont to enjoy the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a festival based on a traditional Christmas Eve meal served by some Italian families. While the festival has become known over the last decade or so for its authentic Italian street market and other holiday festivities, the COVI...

In the midst of a global pandemic, two Italian American families came together with the same vision and opened a gelato shop in Montclair, New Jersey. The Mazzeo and Brown families are the co-owners of Benvenuti, located at 20 Church St. in downtown Montclair. Co-owner Roger Mazzeo is a Montclair State University alumnus. “It’s not ice cream, it’s...

Tuesday December 15th, 2020 at 5:00 PM (ET). Streaming on IIC Washington DC Facebook Page (no Facebook account required). “Il Viaggio”, the title of this concert, represents the long journey from Naples to Rome, from the Middle East to Africa and Latina America, that Tiziana Tosca Donati – aka Tosca on stage – will take us on. Singer, actress, and...

The 1907 Monongah explosions may be remembered for Italian deaths that exceeded those in 1956 Marcinelle. It may better serve us to remember the West Virginia disaster for the way body pieces were assembled, covered and paraded with a deception so grand that pieces of assembled flesh were given Italian names or for the Monongah myths imported into...

The Silvio Laccetti Foundation has begun a new outreach program, partnering with high level environment educational groups to share experiences and strategies. The key individual in this Trans-Atlantic cooperation is Connor Cunningham, a senior at Glen Rock High in NJ. Connor received the Foundation's first Charlie Kontos Environmental Activist awa...

The Italian American Police Society of NJ is sad to announce the passing of retired Madison Police Chief Vincent Chirico after a courageous battle against COVID-19. Chief Chirico was a long time member and served as chief from 2004 to 2009, where he retired after 39 years of relentless service. Chief Chirico fought the impossible fight having been...

“Saturday Night Live” alum Joe Piscopo is taking over the airwaves for “Sunday Nights with Sinatra” on 77 WABC Radio, Page Six is told. “I am thrilled and excited,” Piscopo told us. “It’s gonna swing baby.” He joins a revamped weekend lineup — after Gristedes CEO John Catsimatidis took over the station — which includes DJ Cousin Brucie and singer T...

She calls herself “Sam the Lasagna Lady.” After seeing how many people were affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Samantha Peavy decided to bring some extra joy to the holiday season by sharing her lasagna with the Norfolk community. “There are some people who are really just struggling with a meal, so we just want to share in the good spirit of gi...

When: From Nov 27, 2020 to Jan 4, 2021 - Where: Hall of Architecture - Kick off the season with a visit to our popular Nativity display nestled in our stunning Hall of Architecture. The presepio, a centuries-old tradition in Naples and Southern Italy, is an elaborate Nativity scene recreated with miniature figures arranged in a detailed panorama of...

Se l’Albero è il simbolo del Natale, il Presepe ne rappresenta la tradizione anche oltreoceano. Nella grande America in questo periodo dell'anno parte una competizione tra le varie grandi case, le luci diventano protagoniste, assieme a ghirlande, si vedono i mega addobbi e non c'è limite alla creatività.A noi dell'Associazione Oll Muvi, conosciuti...

The Avenel Performing Arts Center will present My Big Gay Italian Christmas Thursday, December 3rd through Wednesday December 9th, 2020. The follow up to the Big Gay Italian Trilogy, (My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis) Wilkinson has created a Christmas show designed specifically to play for th...