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Yesterday I had the distinct honor of waving the start flag in front of the Fairmont Hotel to mark the beginning of the 23rd annual California Mille vintage car tour. Was it the standard green flag, like in NASCAR? Not for the California Mille, a race inspired by the 1000 mile race that ran between Rome and Brescia from 1927 to 1957. It was the tri...

Raccolta fondi online negli Stati Uniti e in Italia per "donare" un basamento antisismico al Busto di Francesco I d'Este, vanto della Galleria Estense di Modena. La campagna di "crowdfunding" , che terminerà il 30 giugno, punta a restituire al mondo il Busto di Francesco I d'Este, capolavoro del Bernini e opera simbolo della Galleria Estense di Mod...

The Italian Cultural Center would like to invite adult students of Italian, as well as members and friends of the ICC, to join us for a very special evening at La Cucina di Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Robbinsdale, Monday, June 17, 2013. The festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.   Entertainment will be provided by native Italian musician,...

On 21 June 2013, The American University of Rome will be hosting the Fulbright Program Meeting and Orientation events for Italian graduate students going to the United States for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. Students included in the orientation are involved in the Fulbright Program categories of Graduate Study, Foreign Language Assistant, and Ful...

Il prossimo 5 luglio alle ore 17.00 a Gagliano Aterno (AQ) presso l'ex monastero di S. Chiara (oggi sede della scuola del Corpo Forestale dello Stato), sarà inaugurato il 9° corso di lingua e cultura Italiana per studenti della Wayne State University di Detroit (Michigan, USA), e il 6° corso di preparazione al TOEFL per studenti dell'Università Uni...

by Warren Boroson    New Jersey has had its share of famous singers. Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Sarah Vaughn.   Opera singers, too. Frederica von Stade, Barbara Bonney, Richard Crooks, Dorothy Kirstin, Paul Robeson (he did occasionally sing opera). And now...James Valenti, born in...

Saturday, August 17 - 12 noon to 8 pmSunday, August 17-18 - 11 am to 7 pmalong Stiles & Exeter Streets   Festival Needs:VOLUNTEERS! Volunteers volunteers volunteers! To work stands, to prepare food M/T/W before festival, to setup and break down Sunday eve and Monday morn. Call Sue 410-321-7765 or wtwindstar@aol.com.BOOKS! Book...

Oggi primo giorno ufficiale di vendemmia. «Con le premesse di un'ottima annata» annuncia soddisfatta Coldiretti, che prevede una produzione attorno ai 42 milioni di ettolitri (circa il 3% in più rispetto all'anno scorso). Si inizia con le uve pinot e chardonnay, per la lavorazione degli spumanti.   E quest'anno la produzione di vini bianchi...

By Roy Proctor Richmond will launch its 2013-14 opera season with two salutes in honor of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday. Virginia Beach-based Lyric Opera Virginia will commence its four-event season this month with "Viva Verdi!" a program of Verdi scenes, in the Oates Theater at the Collegiate School.   Read more  ...

Quality Italian recently opened just around the corner from parent restaurant Quality Meats, and like its predecessor, it's also inspired by old-world butcher shops in its design.   "I think the space is kind of really different than any other restaurant I've ever seen because they have these really cool pictures, but they're all backwards,"...

By Donna Doherty   They might be teenagers, but they sing the kinds of songs that bring moms and daughters to concerts together, and they do so well enough to capture the attention of Barbra Streisand, who invited the Italian trio to sing with her on her 2012 tour.   Il Volo, which appropriately means "the flight," has skyrocketed to...

Che sia bianco, rosso o rosato non importa, per il mercato a stelle e strisce ciò che conta è la qualità racchiusa nel marchio made in Italy. Almeno secondo il sito Winenews.it che riferisce, come il mercato n. 1 al mondo per consumo complessivo, ha visto una crescita dell´import di vino italiano nella prima metà del 2013 dell´1,9% in volume (a 1,2...