Ancient Sicily as a center of cultural innovation An island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily occupied a pivotal place in antiquity between Greece, North Africa, and the Italian peninsula. The exhibit Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, now on view at the Getty Villa in Malibu, showcases ancient Sicily as a major center...

  WTI Magazine #71    2015 October, 30Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   In a recent conference at the prestigious George Washington University, I was approached by a colleague of mine who teaches Italian language and culture in another college in USA and I was asked, how do I answer questions by the students that relate to the...

Born Claudia Lagona, Levante's life is a trajectory between Italy's two most fertile music scenes: Catania and Turin. Levante will make her US debut at SXSW, the world's leading music industry event, taking place March 17 – 21, 2015 in Austin, TX. Showcase dates follow on Monday March 23 in Los Angeles at Genghis Cohen, and on Wednesday March 25 a...

In just two weeks, the old Fratelli space will finally welcome diners again after sitting vacant since the 15-year-old Italian restaurant shuttered in November 2013.   On April 14, Sicilian chef and restaurateur Francesco Inguaggiato is bringing Italian food back to the prime Pearl District location, opening Bellino Trattoria Siciliana with...

The Cleveland Museum of Art is trying to ensure that an exhibition on ancient art from Sicily will take place as scheduled in September despite reports that Sicilian cultural authorities want to withdraw two masterpieces critical to the exhibition. The exhibition, "Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome", is the Cleveland museum's major...

  WTI Magazine #71    2015 October, 30Author : Author      Translation by:   This is a typical dish of Sicily, land of sea, sun and, of course, an extraordinary culinary tradition. It blends together the taste of the most typical ingredients of this beautiful land: fish, citrus, pine nuts and raisins. The sardine's fishy taste goes well well wit...

The United Sicilian Clubs will host a Valentine's Day Dinner Dance at Palazzo Grande, beginning with appetizers at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.   All Sicilian clubs are invited, including the Marsala Club, Conca d'Oro, Montelepre, Trapeto, Madonna del Ponte, Mazzara, and Terrasini Club. Call Dinner Dance chairperson from the Marsala C...

To celebrate significant contributions made to culture and the advancement of our society, each year members of the Italian American Women of Staten Island host a gala luncheon for those deserving of recognition. The "Women in History" event was staged Sunday in the Trevi Garden at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield, where more...

di Silvio Schembri   Due scheletri, risalenti probabilmente al periodo tra il terzo e il quinto secolo dopo Cristo, sono stati rinvenuti a pochi metri dal tempio della Concordia, nella Valle dei Templi di Agrigento. Le ossa sono state ritrovate durante gli scavi eseguiti dagli studenti dei corsi di "Beni culturali" e "Archeologia" dell'unive...

One of the personalities I recently interviewed asked me if I wanted to look for Italian traces in every one of the 50 States. I answered that maybe I would have, and started to think about the one State where maybe it would have been more difficult to do that. Maybe Hawaii, I thought. But then no: Italians have been and are everywhere in the world...