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As expected, the Italian cigar brand Toscano will move its U.S. distribution in-house. Effective Feb. 1, Avanti Cigar Co.—a subsidiary of Parodi Holdings, LLC—will take over the U.S. distribution of Toscano from Miami Cigar & Co. The announcement comes roughly two months after Toscano’s current distributor—Miami Cigar & Co.—announced substantial cu...

February 15 - 22 2021. Starting February 15, at 1pm, the events will be streamed on LPTW YouTube Channel. February 16 at 1pm the Award Ceremony will be streamed through HowlRound YouTube Channel. Presented every three years, this Award acknowledges the exceptional work of theater women around the world. Italian legendary artist Franca Valeri (1920-...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Zoom Meeting. August Ventura will present a program titled: On Golden Wings: Exploring Verdi’s Enduring Legacy. In his presentation, Mr. Ventura will explore such questions as: Is traditional opera still meaningful? Does opera have the power to be an agent for social and/or political change? Mr. Ventura's fascin...

Completed applications should be submitted by 11:59pm ET on February 8th, 2021. Applications after the deadline will not be accepted. Please contact Antonella Recchia, Director of Scholarships/Opportunities with questions: arecchia@columbuscitizens.org. Please click here to view the list of available scholarships for academic year 2021-2022. Please...

XXVI International Conference of Film Studies. Rome, May 6-8, 2021. Department of Philosophy, Communication, and Performing Arts - University of Roma Tre. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Áine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount University), Igiaba Scego (writer and journalist), Jennifer Smith (Head of Inclusion, BFI)  Please send your 300-350 words abstracts for...

Now Accepting Online Applications: NIAF Scholarship Program. DUE MARCH 1, 2021 BY 11:59 PM EST. The National Italian American Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 NIAF Scholarship Program. Since its founding, NIAF has awarded over $10,000,000 in scholarships to outstanding Italian American undergraduate, graduate, medical and...

Captain Scott Bunnay represents the American Embassy in a ceremony at the American Cemetery in Nettuno to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the allied landings in Anzio, Italy, during World War II. Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Smitham on the 77th Anniversary of the Allied Landing in Anzio, Italy: Today, on January 22, 2021, we commemorat...

In 20th century music, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley are among the greatest names, although their styles were very different. Sinatra’s crowning swing was a far cry from the rock and roll career of Presley. Nevertheless, both singers, Frank Sinatra in the 1940s and Elvis Presley about a decade later, had tremendous success. They both expanded fro...

I am haunted by a ghost from a pandemic past. His name was Vincent Marino. He contracted tuberculosis when he was in high school. He was the uncle I never knew, my mother’s brother. He died seven years before I was born, in 1941. In my now long life, he was never more to me than the vague memory of a single formal photo on the wall of my grandparen...

Lisa Scottoline is joyful and light, seated in her bright home office outside Philadelphia on a chilly December afternoon. Blond hair pools on her shoulders to frame her often-smiling face. The spitfire’s lip gloss shines through the Zoom screen. Her youthful energy belies her 65 years, but it has fueled her prolific and accomplished writing career...

Francesco Saverio Fava (1832-1913) è ricordato negli annali della Storia d’Italia soprattutto come il diplomatico che fu accreditato come primo Ambasciatore del Regno d’Italia presso gli Stati Uniti d’America nel 1894. Prima di questo significativo incarico, la sua traiettoria diplomatica quarantennale, presenta non pochi aspetti singolari. Esordis...

Italian immigrants took their first steps on U.S. soil in a place that has now become legend — Ellis Island. In the 1880s, they numbered 300,000; in the 1890s, 600,000; in the decade after that, more than two million. By 1920, when immigration began to taper off, more than 4 million Italians had come to the United States, and represented more than...