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Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of La Bohème , the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the fragile seamstress Mimì, airs on Great Performances at the Met on Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m.   Opolais made headlines and history when she agreed...

By Sharon Litwin For years now pundits and observers of the "high" arts in America have predicted the demise of classical music, opera and dance, whose audiences, they say, consist mainly of those with white hair and or no hair.   And yet, with every generation, inspired talented ones have appeared whose glorious flashes of brilliance and p...

by Gerardo Ausiello Dall'America all'Italia per aiutare gli scavi di Pompei a scrollarsi di dosso il degrado. È l'ardua sfida lanciata dai vertici della Niaf, la Fondazione italo-americana che opera da una parte all'altra dell'Atlantico e che ha messo in campo un progetto a tutela dei beni culturali del Sud: si tratta di una partnership tra la pri...

In life and in art, we treasure and often pay for what we deem most precious. Whether it be a Michelangelo or a Modigliani, your daughter's fourth grade creation, or that porcelain vase your Sicilian grandmother bestowed on you on your wedding day, we want our artistic belongings to last and be passed down to our children and our children's childr...

Small towns that have seen a dramatic decrease in population year after year, hope to reverse the trend this way. In some cases the properties have been inherited by heirs who live somewhere else and not only have no use nor interest but also do not want or cannot pay money in taxes.   The municipality act as "middleman" checking the serious...

Thursday, Sep 11 6:00p - German Masonic Fairground, 89 Western Hwy., Tappan, NY 10983   A four day celebration of all things Italian. Gates open Thursday at 5 p.m. and the festival will kick off with the opening ceremonies and a tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11 at 6 p.m. The event is a showcase for area talent and live ent...

The Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council No. 6342 of Absecon and Galloway is sponsoring its fourth annual Italian Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Historic Smithville's Village Greene, Route 9, GallowayTownship.   Enjoy live Italian music featuring Jim Craine and the Altantic City All-Star Band, a game of bocce, delic...

Veltroni, who served as Rome mayor from 2001 to 2008, will wed the pair on September 29th in the former Doge's Palace, Ca' Farsetti, Corriere della Sera reported.   Clooney and Veltroni reportedly met when the actor came to Rome to receive a Summit Peace Award for his humanitarian work in Darfur from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in 2007,...

"Pensate a fumetti misti a fotografie di grandi attori e attrici degli anni '50 e '60 in Italia, strettamente intrecciati e dedicati a storie d'amore strazianti.   Ne deriva il fotoromanzo, un genere tutto italiano che ha goduto di enorme popolarità in Italia del dopoguerra e può ancora contare su un devoto - anche se ridotto - numero di let...

All parades are tribal, and all parades look back. See how far we've come, they say. Better parades look forward, too. This is where we're going now. But the best parades reach out to others, raising a banner for universal values of goodwill, aiming in some small way to heal the world.   Such a parade is walking down State Street in Chicag...

La cultura italiana arriva a New York sotto varie forme, lo si è visto durante la seconda edizione dell'Italian International Dance Festival, dove artisti e coreografi italiani si sono esibiti al fianco di quelli americani. Il Gran Galà, nato dall'idea dei ballerini Antonio Fini e Tabata Caldironi, ospita diverse realtà del mondo della danza. In f...

by Paolo Battaglia Prima di salire sul ferry che parte da Battery Park con destinazione Ellis Island, abbiamo fatto colazione in un take-away all'angolo tra 80th West e Broadway. Una turista canadese ci ha chiesto che cosa facessimo a New York, e alla nostra risposta le sono brillati gli occhi: anche lei era qui per Ellis Island, sulle tracce del...