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Vespa has launched a new set of mini scooters aimed at bringing more people into the two-wheeled fold. The lineup of 50 cc scooters will be speed limited to 30 mph, allowing them to be ridden with only a driver’s license in 16 states.  That means if you live in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ne...

As an avid golfer who travels the world, Bill Oakley understands the nuances of course management. In each case as he has traversed the challenges of Scotland’s toughest links or navigating the challenges of Pebble Beach, the veteran show executive knows that on the course, success is based on reacting to change. It is with that very same spirit th...

Caravaggio, David, Ingres, Girodet, Géricault, Gleyre, Bouguereau… these are only some of the artists Roberto Ferri considers as his inspiration. Born in Taranto in 1978, according to Maurizio Calvesi – one of the many critics he has deeply impressed – this Sicilian painter “truly has a striking ability to build, even technically, his icons of phys...

The original musical about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen titled, "They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!" has scheduled its final three performances in New Jersey on October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson. "They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!" tells the story of Rosa, a second-generation Sicilian living...

The mere mention of New York City, Broadway and cabaret conjures a world of glitz, entertainment and glamor. Perhaps that’s why, despite the ascent of digital forms of entertainment, the cabaret tradition has continued to thrive in what Frank Sinatra so proudly sang about as the “city that doesn’t sleep.” As much as anyone, Marieann Meringolo repre...

No matter the holiday – Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day – we celebrate it with chocolate! In the winter, we drink ‘cioccolata calda,’ which is our spin on hot chocolate. In the warmer months, we love chocolate flavored gelato such as ‘Bacio’ which means ‘kiss’ and is the perfect way to describe the combination of chocolate and hazelnut that goes...

It is with great pleasure that the American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the first U.S. traveling exhibition of 40 Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, most of which have never been viewed by an American audience, from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy; the royal palace built in 1738 by Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples and Sicily...

È l’anno dei bianchi. Tra i migliori 50 vini italiani, scelti dalla giuria internazionale del Biwa (Best Italian Wine Awards), sedici si fanno largo tra Brunello, Barolo e Supertuscan. Come nel 2018, il migliore dell’anno è il Sassicaia, ideato da Mario Incisa di Rocchetta, l’allevatore di cavalli piemontese che ha portato lo spirito dei grandi di...

It’s Fall again and very soon the Columbus Day Parade will be upon us and right now, I am here to tell you about the behind-the-scene activity that goes into organizing the  Parade, the many other events preceding it that the general public never hears about, and the mission behind it all. As the 75th Annual Columbus Day Parade makes its entrance o...

While Italy has many renowned pasticcerias, some of the country’s most extraordinary and intriguing pastry shops, including some dating to the 18th century, are found in Genoa. Today you can have a delicious walk through the city, savoring its sweet culinary history, as you visit these spots (designated botteghe storiche), located in or close to th...

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free Luca Santaniello, New York drummer, composer and band leader, takes you through a musical journey made of Italian colors inspired dreams, together with two other Italian interpreters of Jazz music known for their widely...

Authentic, Neapolitan-style pizza is such an integral part of the Italian culinary culture that The European Community has granted “Pizza Napoletana” STG (Specialty Tradition Guaranteed) status to distinguish it from non-authentic pizzas. The STG designation was officially defined Pizza Napoletana by the Italian government for the European Union on...