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THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY TO PRESENT "SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN" BY MARIO FRATTI, DIRECTED BY STEPHAN MORROW.A great film maker has been stealing ideas all his life. Six passionate women decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. They enact a bizarre revenge. This comedy was the prototype for the musical "Nine."   Dennis...

Every week, it seems that another fine wine luminary sets her or his sights on the Houston market.Yesterday, ex-Goldman Sachs banker and one of the most powerful players in the Italian wine trade today, Matteo Lunelli (above), descended on Houston for a luncheon and tasting with Houston wine buyers and bloggers at Tony's on Richmond.   "I se...

I lack practice. It's the go-to phrase we all use to explain why la bella lingua we've worked so hard to master doesn't just roll off the tongue at will. Even a native speaker recently lamented to me that "mi manca la pratica." "When you're constantly immersed in the English language, you have trouble making the transition back to Italian and you o...

By Mauro Battocchi   Get ready! This November 22nd - 23rd, the Bay Area will be treated again to the annual Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) which will be abuzz from 10:30am­ to 6:00pm Saturday and 10:30am - 4:30pm Sunday at Fort Mason Center BLDG C, San Francisco.   This is the second annual Mercato di Natale, and like la...

Coro-Dante Christmas Concert The All-Italian Repertoire Chorus of the Dante Alighieri SocietyDirected by Kevin Galiè, M.M., J.D. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:00 PM 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge   American Premiere of Arturo Cadore's "Natale"An Italian Operetta Plus traditional Italian carols Free and open to the public Donations grate...

by Caitlin Heaney West   Scranton chapter of UNICO hosts First Friday exhibit centering on Italian experience in NEPA. They came from thousands of miles away, leaving behind their families to cross the sea with little in their pockets beside their hopes.   This Friday, the Scranton chapter of UNICO National will celebrate the sac...

Impressing dinner party guests with homemade, high-quality dishes such as fried calamari, ricotta pie and baked stuffed lobster just got a whole lot easier. That's because Saugus resident Angela Maraia is sharing her collection of 300 mouthwatering recipes in her first-ever cookbook, titled "My Mother and Me." The 329-page book is dedicated to Mar...

by Ann Oldenburg   Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is sharing personal news on her Facebook page. The Food Network star says she is splitting from fashion designer Todd Thompson, her husband of 11 years. "After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," she writes.   "Although our decision...

J. P. Mascaro & Sons has secured 20 municipal contracts in the last quarter of 2014. The total contracts are valued at approximately 45,000,000 dollars.   The work is centered around Mascaro's various operating centers in the local regions. The contracts include the Boroughs of Bridgeport, Rockledge, Pottstown, Emmaus, Nazareth, St. Lawr...

The Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation sponsors "Carnevale." This annual event features a costume parade, music, games for the children and a pasta dinner.   At the IACL's "Carnevale" prizes will be given for the best children's and best adult's costumes. Reservations are due by Wednesday, Jan. 28. For details and reserva...

A poche settimane dall'inizio di EXPO Milano 2015, giovedì 12 marzo si terrà presso la Freedom Tower del Dade College di Miami la Conferenza "America and the Old World: Food, Health & Culture", l'evento ufficiale di presentazione dell'Esposizione Universale e del Padiglione degli Stati Uniti (www.mdc.edu/feedingtheplanet). La conferenza è orga...

by Devra First   Sibling relationships can be so complicated. Conveniently located near South Station, Italian restaurant Sorriso was always overshadowed by sister restaurant Les Zygomates, setting French food to live jazz just a few doors away.   When new owners took over last year, they rebranded one, not the other. Les Zygomates is...