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"The crux of all of Italy's problems," wrote the great Italian journalist Luigi Barzini in his 1964 classic, The Italians, "is why did Italy, a land notoriously teeming with vigorous, wide-awake and intelligent people, always behave so feebly? Why was she invaded, ravaged, sacked, humiliated in every century, and yet failed to do the simple things...

Are you an intermediate speaker of Italian who loves opera? Have you always wanted to have a better understanding of the words? Now is your opportunity to discover more of Verdi's "Rigoletto"!   Join ICC's native Italian instructor, Mirella Heimpel, as she uncovers the famous opera. You will listen to the music, pause to learn new language p...

Described as "A Night of Everything Italian-American," the Park County Arts Council will sponsor a performance by O Sole Trio. The show will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Wynona Thompson Auditorium. O Sole Trio has performed Italian arias, popular Neapolitan songs and jazz standards throughout North America.Their most recent credits inclu...

La Regione Puglia, attraverso il Servizio Internazionalizzazione, ha aderito al programma Origini Italia, il corso di formazione in sviluppo imprenditoriale destinato ai discendenti degli emigrati italiani nel mondo. Origini Italia, giunto alla 15^ edizione, è promosso e organizzato dal MIB School of Management di Trieste, in collaborazione con A...

The next Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Carmine's Restaurant (425 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC) to celebrate the coming of spring after the long, cold winter, and to enjoy a chance to socialize over a glass of wine and a delicious lunch. Afterwards, we will have an "open fo...

by Carly Ledbetter   Treehouses used to be total kid territory, but now adults are taking them over in the coolest housing trend around.   The best example we've seen of these "adult" treehouse apartments is in Turin, Italy, where one apartment building stands out like a green thumb. Designed by architect Luciano Pia, the apartment bu...

by Adri Barr Crocetti   Once upon a time you had to go to Italy for biscotti. Thankfully, those days are long gone, and today these iconic cookies can be found in neighborhood coffee shops and restaurants everywhere. But who wouldn't agree that homemade is always better than store-bought? With a copy of Ciao Biscotti, Domenica Marchetti's ne...

This spot in Colorado's Vail Valley is so picturesque that a family stopped at nothing to build their home here - even if it meant shelling out $1 million just on the driveway. The Italian-inspired mansion, which has incredible 360-degree views across the mountains, has now gone on the market for a tidy $29.5 million. Homeowner Dick Rothkopf,...

by Ryan Bonner   Suffolk County Community College student Dennisse Madrigal, of Babylon, has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2015 Programma Ponte Scholarship sponsored by the AIAE (Association of Italian American Educators) and will travel to Rome, Italy this June.   The Programma Ponte is a four-week program of study in Rom...

A collection of photographs highlighting Italians living in the US. An unveiling of the exhibition's latest chapter in Los Angeles (after NY and Miami).   Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015Hours: 6:30-8:30 PMVenue: Building Bridges Art Exchange Gallery - Bergamot Station Arts Center Santa Monica   Read more   Source: http://www....

Plan to begin the family's summer fun with four evenings of non-stop family entertainment and exciting rides starting June 4. The Church of the Assumption's annual St. Anthony Italian Family Feast returns for its 15th year and there will be more entertainers than in 2014, plus a new ride company has been engaged with all new and different rides thi...

This is a valuable and enjoyable collection of authentic Italian folk music and song for mandolin, suitable for beginners as well as professional musicians. The first and foremost book ever published in the United States on traditional Southern Italian mandolin.   The book includes 36 songs, both instrumental and vocal pieces and delves deep...