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  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Various historical and bibliographic sources attribute the introduction of the onion in the Mediterranean basin, and especially Calabria, before the Phoenicians and after the Greeks. The plots of land adjacent to the coast of Calabria had the ideal soil and climate conditi...

Come fall, a taste of Italy is coming to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Paolo Fronza and Matteo Alessandri, who previously co-owned Fellini Caffe in Rice Village, will launch a new restaurant in the Cafe Express space located in the museum's Audrey Jones Beck Building.   The casual eatery, called MFACafe, will boast Italian works of...

by Paul Sciria   The Alta House and Cleveland Montessori Board leadership have announced a partnership between the two organizations to create the Cleveland Montessori at Alta House, a joint collaboration that will significantly and positively impact the Little Italy community for generations to come.   The combined efforts will inclu...

by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards In the course of researching the works of authors concerned with matters Sicilian, be they foreigners or native-born and bred, we are constantly dismayed at the ratio between men and women. Readers will not need telling in whose favour that ratio falls.   As we're not only talking about islanders, but the liter...

On June 24, 2015, Musica Vesuviana kicked off its fifth annual Summer Music & Art Camp in Italy. Students from all over the United States landed in Naples, Italy, embarking on a two-week excursion to S. Marco di Castellabate (Salerno) to discover the historical, cultural and artistic sites of southern Italy while studying music and art. This y...

Sunday, October 11th Morris County Columbus Day Parade – Marchers and police vehicles should assemble at the East Hanover Fire Department at Ridgedale Ave. & De Forest St. at 1:30 PM. Marchers should be in department uniform or business attire to march.   Monday, October 12th NYC Columbus Day Parade – Marchers and police vehicl...

di Gian Battista Oberto   Da poche ore, presso l'aula consiliare del Comune di Trappeto, è terminato l'incontro tra l'Amministrazione Comunale trappetese e Joe Giuseppe Buscaino, membro del 15° distretto di Los Angeles. Per il politico americano questo viaggio in Sicilia rappresenta un po' un ritorno alle origini. Le sue radici sicilian...

By Jackie De La Porte   History is history and Christopher Columbus ushered in the European "Age of Discovery" in 1492. Although there may have been many forays by previous explorers, Asians, Vikings, etc., into what is now known as the Americas; it was following Christopher Columbus' exploration into the "New World" which, yes, was i...

One-Year Visiting Position in ItalianThe Department of French and Italian is seeking a Faculty Fellow in Italian for a one-year position, to begin September 1, 2016. PhD preferred, ABD considered. The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education possible to talented undergraduates. We are pa...

by Liliana Rosano   Ha cominciato a comporre a sei anni, per poter suonare i suoi pezzi mentre imparava il pianoforte. Roberto Scarcella Perino, siciliano di Messina, dal 2000 vive a New York, dove è Senior Lecturer e docente di Italian Opera presso la New York University e Scholar in Residence all'American Institute for Verdi Studies. &nbs...

Free and open to the public, please RSVP by calling 530-432-3260 Author Karen Haid will present her award-winning book Calabria: The Other Italy along with an illustrated introduction of this lesser known region in the toe of the Italian boot. A book signing will follow. The public is invited to attend and an RSVP is requested. Call 530 432 32...

by Grazia Solazzi   There is no better time than fall for visiting Italy. The weather is mild. It's low season, and autumn foliage brings some additional charm to the already captivating Italian countryside. Also, many of the food products that have made Italy famous are ready now: wine, mushrooms, truffles... Fall is perfect for a gastronomic to...