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On Friday, October 25, 2013, internationally-renowned tenor, Joseph Spinella performs a concert with with music from his new show, illusionAria, combining classical Italian songs with some new arrangements created exclusively for the show. The show is in celebration of Italian-American month, which recognizes the contributions people of Italian des...

Giorgio Albertazzi, an acclaimed Italian actor and filmmaker, is performing a show from November 1 until November 17 on the American lectures of Italo Calvino. These lectures are five in total that Italo Calvino wrote and for the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures for poetry at Harvard University. Calvino wrote in his introduction "I would like to devo...

di Riccardo Chioni   Giornata della diplomazia al Gruppo Esponenti Italiani con l'assegnazione del riconoscimento "Gei Friendship Award" all'ambasciatore Sebastiano Cardi, nuovo rappresentante dell'Italia presso le Nazioni Unite, durante un incontro ieri al ristorante Le Cirque. Doppi onori diplomatici da parte del presidente del Gei, Lucio...

The Historical Society will honor 130 years of Italian-American presence in Wilmington with an exhibit in Willingtown Square Gallery to kick off the new year. Little Italy, Big Festival will examine the vibrant history of Wilmington's west side, known as "The Hill" to early generations of Wilmington's Italiani. Early settlers, businesses, cultural...

by Michael Dorstewitz  Parishioners at Miami Beach's St. Patrick Catholic Church received an unexpected present for Christmas — the voice of internationally renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli. The Italian opera singer arrived for afternoon mass Wednesday at 3 p.m. But was he coming to simply celebrate Christmas services or did he have somethi...

Another year in Aosta's historic center sees the traditional Fiera di Sant'Orso welcoming thousands of artists and artisans from the Region of Valle d'Aosta showing off the fruits of their creative labor. The fair has taken place since the Middle Ages, when the Collegiata di Sant'Orso put on this historic event. The tale has it that the fair got i...

The Miami-based Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is considering opening an Atlanta chapter, but first needs to determine how much local support the organization would receive.   Nevio Boccanera, the chamber's executive director, told Global Atlanta that it is critical to have "bottom-up" support for such an initiative. "We first m...

Silvia Simonetti   Looking at the pictures of Los Angeles and of the Italian American community in the early 20th century, one can only imagine how hard it must have been for a minority of immigrants to find its own voice in a foreign country. On the one hand, they had to integrate in a new society; on the other hand, they needed to stick to...

The Palladio Museum of Vicenza has come up with an original exhibit treating a number of historic depictions of Rome in Antiquity. Mamma Roma: Visioni di Roma Antica da Piranesi a Pasolini is a journey through imaginations plural, of the city that once was, and the city that Andrea Palladio, above all, sought to study in profundity, in his eff...

by Michele Pluss   Frank Mangio loves his job. First of all, he describes his office as a "cozy wine bar," complete with overstuffed furniture, walls covered with photographs and several coolers housing more than one hundred bottles of wine. Not a bad place to come in to work five days a week.   Second, the work he does combines...

A documentary concerning Italians in Utah will air on Italian national channel, RAI 3. The documentaty is part of a weekly magazine on World's event called "Agenda del Mondo" (World's Agenda), a report program by the third channel news TG3.   The program includes interviews with Italian Consul General of San Francisco Mauro Battocchi; Italia...

The web-based travel company Select Italy (http://Selectitaly.com) is presenting its recently launched Antinori Wine Roads Experience, a never-seen-before set of wine tours and vacation packages that will brings wine tourism to a whole new level.   Select Italy, the leading Italian travel expert in the United States, and Antinori, the renewe...