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Perhaps in no other novel of the twentieth century has the sense of time and place had such a central role and profound significance as in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's masterpiece, The Leopard - a work which captures Sicilian traditional society in a period of transition when faced with modernity and political upheaval.   Written by Lamped...

Join us for an evening of music and to learn more about the Rome Chamber Music Festival, which was founded by Robert McDuffie in 2003. Since its inception, the festival has played to full houses of chamber music enthusiasts from around the world and has become one of Rome's most anticipated cultural events.   June 8 -12, 2014, at the Palazzo...

By Kelsey M. Boudin   You may be a Papasergi. Or perhaps a Carbone, DiGiglio, Pezzimenti or Scutella. And if you're still living in the Olean area, it's possible your family and others close by emigrated from the same Italian region — maybe even the same town — during a wave in the early 1900s.   The likely genealogy of those fam...

by Eddie Small   talian pastry and coffee shop Palombo will soon replace the Burger King near Yankee Stadium, DNAinfo New York has learned. The cafe, which has been on Arthur Avenue for several years, aims to open on East 161st Street and Walton Avenue by next Easter, according to building property manager Paul Mingrino. He said the caf...

You are cordially invited to attend a book presentation and signing by author and purveyor of fine Italian foods, Lou Di Palo, at the Italian American Museum this Wednesday, December 17th.   The Wall Street Journal said, "Mr. Di Palo acts as a voluble and disarming tour guide. He takes the reader on a trip through 20 regions of Italy, from S...

From 9 October 2015 until 6 January 2016, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will host a major retrospective of Italian artist Alberto Burri, entitled "Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting". The exhibition is organised by Emily Braun, guest curator at the Guggenheim museum and professor at Hunter College. The show will be the first retr...

È morto martedì a New York il giornalista e scrittore Claudio Angelini. Aveva compiuto 72 anni lo scorso 29 marzo. Lo ha comunicato la moglie, la giornalista Olga Cortese, ad amici che vivono a Capri (Napoli).   Angelini - si è saputo dalla moglie - si è spento in serata a causa di una malattia che lo aveva colpito di recente. Era presidente...

By Jaime Williams   The Bronx is losing a long-time educator. Roseann Carotenuto, most recently a regional superintendent for the Archdiocese of New York, has retired after a 42-year career in Bronx Catholic schools. Carotenuto's love for education goes back to when she was a kid, she said, when she would rather read or play 'schoo...

By Carol Ann Benanti Wagner College's DaVinci Society kicked off its annual observance of Italian Heritage Month by hosting its 12th annual scholarship dinner Thursday in Nicotra's Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield.   Dr. Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College, former Borough President Ralph J. Lamberti, and Eleanor Confo...

di Andrea de Cesco   Un'università italiana sul tetto del mondo. Merito di otto studenti del Politecnico di Milano che, grazie al progetto di un servizio di aerotaxi dedicato alla Manhattan del 2020, hanno vinto l'edizione 2015 del concorso che il prestigioso American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics rivolge ogni anno agli student...

The Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way, Rochester, will hold an Elvis birthday show at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 and a Rat Pack impersonation performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door for the Elvis Birthday Show with Patrick Johnson and $25 in advance or $30 at the door for the Rat Pack, which features F...

Gooey mozzarella, juicy sausage and warm, sugary zeppole are just some of the delicacies attendees can expect to find at the 18th annual Festa Italiana. Thousands of attendees are expected throughout the four-day festival at the Italian Center in Poughkeepsie, Ernie Bruno, Italian Center president, said.   More than anything else, the a...