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Italian emigration to America at the end of the XIX and beginning of the XX Century is rightfully the predominant one when dealing with the theme of the Italian diaspora in the United States and more generally in the Americas. Numerically impressive, that emigration is by narrative and description "THE" emigration. But it is not the only time that...

Little Italy Neighborhood Association and Baltimore Jazz Alliance have announced the Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival will be postponed until September 2021. During the hiatus, a permanent mural and gallery dedicated to Madonnari will be created - the first of its kind in the United States and only the second outside of Italy. Artist Michael Ki...

Franca Valeri, an elegant, ironic and versatile actor who pioneered female comic roles in Italy's post-war years and helped the nation laugh at its foibles, has died at 100. The Corriere della Sera newspaper quoted her daughter, Stefania Bonfadelli, an opera singer, as saying that Valeri died in her sleep at her home in Rome on Sunday, nine days af...

“Devotion” is the title of the documentary movie about the two fashion geniuses and ambassadors of Sicilian beauty, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana; directed by the Oscar awarded director Giuseppe Tornatore, that the two fondly call “Peppuccio” in the video introduction to the docu-film. A special soundtrack was signed by the late Maestro Ennio...

È indetta la selezione per l’assunzione presso il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Houston di n. 1 (uno) impiegato a contratto, da adibire ai servizi di Assistente Amministrativo. Possono candidarsi coloro che siano in possesso dei seguenti requisiti alla data del presente Avviso: abbiano compiuto il 18° anno di età; siano di sana costituzione; siano...

Friday, August 14, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm EST. 75 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Meet. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru and the first part of "Italian Americans" series.A popu...

August 12 at 7:30pm. Presented by Carla Gambescia. $10. Click here for more info & to register. Il Palio di Siena, a four-day cultural sporting extravaganza, culminates in the world’s most thrilling horse race and takes place twice every summer — on July 2 and August 16. Though canceled this year, you can experience its colorful pageantry virtually...

Italians who arrive in the United States and end up starting restaurants are a dime a dozen. But every once in a while, the journey taken by one Italian family is so memorable that it becomes the stuff of legends. Such is the case with Commellini Estate in northwest Spokane, Wash., which opened as Commellini’s Restaurant in 1941 on a 140-acre forme...

In July, Charles Geno Marsala, the President of the American Italian Federation of the Southeast and a District National Vice-President the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), was one of eight chosen for the 2020 Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grants.   The program was started by Anthony and Joseph Russo who have a cinematic r...

Join Us Virtually WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 | 6:30 P.M. EST. Examining Christopher Columbus: Truths and Myths. With Professor Emerita Carol Delaney. REGISTER. Not able to join us on Zoom, but want to tune in? All free NIAF virtual events will be streamed simultaneously on Facebook Live and posted on NIAF's Youtube page approximately one business day aft...

Human trials of an Italian-developed covid-19 vaccine will begin at Rome's Spallanzani hospital from 24 August, reports Italian news agency ANSA. The news was announced on 7 August by Nicola Zingaretti, the president of the Lazio Region and leader of the centre-left Partito Democratico (PD). "The first doses of a completely Italian-made vaccine, re...

In the mid-20th century, Italian immigrants Luisa DeLauro and Linda DiPaola Saracco operated sewing machines in a dress factory at State and Chapel Streets. Thursday night, their politician daughters worked together to change Columbus Day in New Haven to “Italian Heritage Day.” DeLauro’s daughter, Rosa DeLauro, represents New Haven in the U.S. Hous...