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By: Sebastian Fichera Name a famous Italian American novelist not from New York and who do you come up with? John Fante, of course, author of the Brotherhood of the Grape, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Dreams From Bunker Hill, Ask the Dust, and other works frequently associated with Los Angeles.   Although well known as an iconic ethnic write...

  WTI Magazine #37    2014 July, 2Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   When you think about Palermo, between the good things that come to mind you have the sea, the sun, the art, the food and Santa Rosalia, the beloved patron saint. "U festìnu" (the feast) dedicated to her represents the beating heart of this city of a thousand colors, wi...

Have you ever longed to create, and sip, your own limoncello? We are excited to offer our first "Make and Take-Limoncello activity! Join native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, and learn to make the famous Italian liqueur.   The TWO PART EVENT will begin at Valcucine, on Wednesday, July 30th. Valcucine is located at 275 Market Street, S...

Si è tenuto martedì 29 luglio presso la sede di Regione Lombardia l'incontro tra il Governatore Roberto Maroni e i vertici di NIAF (National Italian American Foundation), rappresentati dal Chairman Joe Del Raso e dal Presidente John Viola. Presso la sala conferenze di Palazzo Pirelli è stato simbolicamente siglato l'accordo tra Regione Lombardia e...

AMHS of the Washington DC area, a non-profit organization which holds events to promote the cultural, social and educational heritage of the Abruzzo and Molise regions of Italy, and that of Italy in general, is sponsoring its next general Society meeting on September 28 at 1:00 in Casa Italiana.   There will be a luncheon with fabulous Itali...

The Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco is currently presenting a new exhibit, "Natural Expressions", featuring three contemporary Italian artists, Alberto Cristini, Vincent Galassi, and John Malveto.   The exhibit runs from August 22 to November 21, 2014. Although the styles and mediums used by the artists differ, they all share the chal...

After reading a witty, self-deprecating, and insightful New York Times essay by William Alexander, where he details the benefits of learning a second language as an adult, "The Benefits of Failing at French," I decided to come clean on my relationship with learning Italian. It all started when I was a 17-year-old freshman at the University of Wisc...

More than 30 members of Clark Unico joined the Clark Recreation Department in christening a newly installed bocce court on Sept. 26. The celebration included pizza, desserts and Italian music as guests learned the game and played against each other.   The court was donated by The Keith W. Dolan Memorial Fund and was installed by Steve Patern...

Though Mayor Ken Cockayne's grandfather left his native Turi, Italy to make his way to America long ago, the family's ties to the southern Italian town remain.   On Thursday, Cockayne received an elaborately framed key to Turi engraved with a coat of arms depicting a bull under an oak tree. The first citizen of Turi, Domenico Coppi, sai...

Tuesday, November 4th - 6:00pmSuggested donation of $10 per person CORRADO PARDUCCI Presented by Jack P. Johnson and Jennifer Baross Corrado Parducci was an Italian immigrant who worked with the finest architectural firms in New York before moving to Detroit in 1924 during the city's building boom. For decades he worked as an architectural...

  The Italian produce industry will soon be promoting a pear that is "virtually unknown" to U.S. consumers in an event at high-end New York retail outlet and cooking school Eataly.     A release from the country's Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli (CSO) said the event will take place on Nov. 13 thanks to the support of interprofess...

Italian café brand Segafredo Zanetti Espresso is bringing a hybrid coffee shop, restaurant and lounge to Orlando's Mills 50 neighborhood.   The store is expected to open on Dec. 20 in the Mills Park shopping center at Mills Avenue and Virginia Drive.   Read more   Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com