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April 27-29, 2017. JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTE. Queens College, City University of New York. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan. In his 1983 book Acoustic Communication, Barry Truax defined acoustic communities as "any soundscape in which acoustic information plays a pervasiv...

by Luca Martera   Dear friends of "We The Italians", my name is Luca and I'm an Italian documentary filmmaker, comedy writer and mass-media historian. Maybe some of you remembered the interview about the history of Italian Americans in the US Tv Industry issued on this newsletter published by Umberto Mucci and included in his book recen...

The Italian-American singer of hit song Big Girls Don't Cry isn't feeling emotional that the Broadway musical, based on the career of his group the Four Seasons, will soon take its final bow after a lengthy run in New York's hugely competitive theatre district. The musical, which opened in 2005, tells the story of Valli and bandmates Bob Gaudio, T...

Today, Amanda Knox has again hit the news wire with the announcement of her latest request to appeal her murder conviction.   Everything seemed to have quieted down after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito's guilty convictions for their involvement in the murder of Meredith Kercher were confirmed last January 30, 2014. They were each given s...

50th International Congress on Medieval Studies - Call for Papers "Representations of Friendship in Medieval Italian Literature" Deadline for Abstract Submissions: September 1, 2014   In the Vita Nuova, Dante refers to Guido Cavalcanti as "primo de li miei amici," and in novellas I.2 and IV.9 of the Decameron the underlining theme is...

A native of Cupertino, Calif. and former independent contractor at APPLE Inc., Jennie DeLuca Legary is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecn...

By Barbara Revsine   "The Rustic Italian Bakery," a new book by Italian author Veronica Lavenia, dovetails with both the increasing interest in lowering sugar consumption and the focus on exploring flours made with grains other than wheat. In the introduction to the book, Lavenia writes, "Italian homemade cakes are very simple but rich in ta...

di Paul Sabatino   Anni fa, quando Eduardo DeFilippo venne a New York per una rappresentazione della sua intramontabile "Filumena Marturano", fece alcune osservazioni sui costumi e sulla lingua degli immigrati italiani residenti nel rione di Little Italy di New York. Osservazioni in apparenza banali, ma di quelle che lasciano dietro di sé tr...

After little more than a year of using olive oil from Greece for its Kirkland Siganture extra virgin olive oil, warehouse giant Costco has apparently switched back to Italy as the source for its green-gold elixir.   Costco switched to using extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) from Greece for its private-label 2-liter bottles last year after the di...

Dopo il clamoroso trionfo dell'Otello alla Scala (5 febbraio 1887), ancora una volta fu Boito a spronare Verdi, perché si decidesse a scrivere un'altra opera, possibilmente un'opera comica. Grazie al suo librettista e collaboratore Arrigo Boito, Verdi potè lavorare ancora meglio che per Otello.E aveva ragione per amare il personaggio di Falstaff:...

Fiat's Punto has received an extensive face lift and has acquired an intimidating stance, thanks to a larger grille, headlights that swoop back, and a healthy dab of chrome. The car is now a modern looking marvel that shows off with some good old fashioned Italian flamboyance.   The front end looks almost completely new, and so does the back...

Oggi, Fucsia Nissoli (Pi) è intervenuta nell'Aula di Montecitorio per ricordare la tragedia di Monongah, avvenuta il 6 dicembre 1907, che ha causato, in seguito a due esplosioni nelle miniere, la morte di 361 persone, di cui 171 italiani emigrati italiani.   "A Monongah, in West Virginia, avvenne una tragedia che ancora tocca l'America e l'I...