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Festa Italiana 2015 is excited to announce the 1st Annual Little Miss Italian American Pageant! The pageant will take place on Saturday August 1st, 2015 on the Festival Grounds at the Gambino State (next to the Culture Tent). The pageant will host two groups: one for ages 5-8 and one for ages 9-12.   Contestants will be judged on Speech...

Insieme a Chicago invites parents and kids to enjoy book readings during "StoryTime" on August 29th, 2015. The meeting will feature three reading events designated for kids and families who are familiar with the Italian language and would like to participate to a unique reading adventure.  The first session "Story Time & Si...

by Carla Torres   Last April, pasta-loving locals and Lincoln Road obsessed tourists were saddened to find that TiramesU, the long-standing (17 years to be exact) Italian joint was shutting its doors practically overnight.   Now, after a year of not serving al dente pappardelle Bolognese, however, TiramesU has announced it will reopen...

by Valentina Zannoni   So you're heading to Italy for your summer holiday and you've got almost everything prepared. Flights, location, hotel, sights to catch, and beaches to visit, restaurants to try, and even Google mapped the tiny local gelateria where they make the best gelato.   You're sorted it seams, but no, there's one last th...

by Mayank Keshaviah "The most perfect imperfect man I ever met" is the description cub reporter Michael McCormick (Troy Whitaker) gives of Vince Lombardi (Bert Emmett) in Eric Simonson's play about the NFL coaching legend. The play, which ran on Broadway in 2010-2011, focuses on one week during the 1965 football season during which McCormick comes...

by David Witter   Listening to Wingy Manone is like taking a musical barnstorm through the first half of the 20th century. Out of his many records, this one captures the diversity of his career, containing clear, digitally re-mastered versions of many of his greatest songs. Tunes like "Shake the Blues Away" are straight-ahead Dixieland with...

For 78 years it happened on September 8. The streets of this Italian East Village neighborhood in New York City were strung with banners and lights and a replica of the black Madonna del Tindari was paraded through the neighborhood and brought to the window of a small chapel that couldn't hold more than a dozen people at a time.   Sicilian i...

PBS superstar Pasquale Esposito will grace The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles with a tribute to Enrico Caruso on Oct. 24. The concert will showcase songs featured on "Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso," a 2-CD drawn from the PBS special of the same name that was first aired this spring. "Pasquale was born to do a tribute to the great...

Dati, cifre, ma anche incontri, volti, persone. Questo è il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo edito dalla Fondazione Migrantes e giunto quest'anno alla sua decima edizione. Curato da Delfina Licata, il Rapporto è stato presentato questa mattina a Roma alla presenza di autorità religiose e laiche, rappresentanti delle associazioni e delle università, degl...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   An autumn delight with an irresistibly intense flavor of chestnuts and chocolate. These tasty truffels are prepared with boiled chestnuts, melted chocolate and Maraschino liqueur, then dusted with a layer of cocoa powder. The preparation is simple and...

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011. OCTOBER 29, 2015 - 06:00 PMA Short History of the Italian Renaissance (I.B. Tauris, 2015) by Virginia Cox (Chair of the Department of Italian Studies, NYU). The author in conversation with Stefano Albertini (NYU) and Christopher Celenza (John...

by Silvia Pieraccini   Local production, global sales. The "glocal" path, strategic for the survival of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), crosses the growth goals of e-commerce colossal, Amazon. The result is a store dedicated to artisan Made in Italy goods which the American group opened recently on its Italian and British sit...