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The San Francisco Wine Exchange (SFWE), America's oldest independent wine marketing agency and a leading importer of fine wine, announced today the appointment of Diego Lo Prete to the position of General Manager, Executive Vice President. Lo Prete's new position was effective January 20, 2014. Lo Prete will report to Hugh Thacher, President of SFW...

By L.V. Anderson Bad news for the Kitchen Consigliere, Capo's Speakeasy (described on its website as "mafia-chic"), and Herman Cain's erstwhile chain Godfather's Pizza: Italy is not happy with your mob-themed edibles.   The Telegraph reports that an Italian agricultural trade group called Coldiretti is calling on other countries to cut it o...

Sostenere il programma AP Italian e premiare gli studenti della Società Dante Alighieri del Michigan che sosterranno l'esame AP nel 2014.   Questo l'obiettivo del Consolato italiano a Detroit che, insieme alla "Dante", ha organizzato un incontro con Luigi Datome, giocatore italiano di pallacanestro della squadra dei "Detroit Pistons", il cui...

by Arthur Bovino   "A bottle of red, a bottle of white. It all depends upon your appetite," someone famous once crooned sometime, somewhere on the radio during more than seven minutes of piano-filled airtime. "I'll meet you any time you want in our Italian restaurant."   Brenda and Eddie may have parted the closest of friends, but Ame...

The Westchester Italian Cultural Center presents a very special screening with some extraordinary guests join us on Friday, May 16 for the presentation of Beyond Wiseguys the documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans transformed themselves from "outsiders"- stereotyped by the Hollywood establishment as mobsters - into industry insiders...

  WTI Magazine #30    2014 May, 15Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Padua's Scrovegni Chapel is, without a doubt, an artistic masterpiece. Built on the dime and ambition of a powerful usurer, Enrico Scrovegni, the Chapel was adorned with the frescoes of Giotto, who dedicated himself to the project for 855 days between the years 1302 and...

by Amy Lilly   Vermont's hills are alive with slowly building Rossini crescendos. As it happens, the state's two established summer opera destinations — the Opera Company of Middlebury and the Waitsfield-based Green Mountain Opera Festival — will both produce comic operas this season by that master of musical hilarity, Gioachino Rossini. &n...

When Frank Maselli was in Rome on a Saturday night three years ago, he happened upon an outdoor concert in the piazza. A handful of singers were belting out opera arias to a piano accompaniment.   "I listened to them and said to myself, 'This would be perfect for our Piazza d'Italia,' " Maselli said, referring to the outdoor plaza in New Orl...

The Italian Cultural Institute joined in celebrating the 8th annual SF Design Week with a satellite exhibit from the Museo Nazionale della Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI) called Piccolo Utopie, or Small Utopias.   Opening night at the Institute, Thursday, June 19, included a round-table panel that helped bring context to the buildings and instal...

The waiter in the Florence restaurant had a look of disgust when asked by the American patron, the grandson of Sicilian emigrants, about a certain dish familiar to him via his grandparents. "That's the South," the waiter said, disdain dripping from his lips.   And that seems to be the theme of Joseph Luzzi's decipher of a country with two d...

Taylor Street Italian Festival on August 14-17, 2014. Celebrate at the Taylor Street Italian Festival with music, amazing Italian food, outdoor cafes, children's activities and cultural exhibits. $5 Thursday and Friday 5pm to 11pm - Saturday – noon to 11pm - Sunday 2pm to 10pm   Chicago's popular Little Italy neighborhood will cel...

Verrà presentata mercoledì prossimo, 20 agosto, alle 12.30, a Genova la settima edizione di "Hello, Frank!", l'omaggio musicale degli artisti liguri e ospiti a Frank Sinatra, il più grande cantante popolare del '900, in programma a Lumarzo, in Val Fontanabuona, dove, nella frazione di Rossi, nel 1896, nacque la madre di "The Voice", Natalina "Dolly...