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by Kathleen E. Carey   The end of Verdi's Otello, as many know, is rather bleak. Desdemona and Otello are dead, havoc has been unleashed and the villain Jago escapes. Disconcerting to some, it intrigued Karen Saillant, artistic director and stage director of the International Opera Theater, to create a sequel based on the miscreant. &n...

  The Scotch Plains Italian American Club was filled with electrifying energy of the children, parents, and staff of the Language and Enrichment Center the night of June 6th. The Italian Language and Enrichment Center hosted their 5th annual End of the Year Celebration which comprised of children ages 2 ½ – 9 of the Let's Play in Italian prog...

Anche la Regione Abruzzo partecipa a New York al "Summer Fancy Food", il più importante appuntamento fieristico del Nord America per i produttori di alimentari e bevande in programma fino a domani 2 luglio presso il Javitis Convention Center. La Regione partecipa grazie alla collaborazione con il Centro Estero delle Camere di Commercio d'Abruzzo c...

di Natascia Lorusso   Tutto scorre velocemente senza possibilità di attesa. Ogni corsa in taxi o in metropolitana è una sfida contro il tempo per realizzare i tuoi sogni. Questa è la sensazione che ho avuto arrivando a New York, la città che ho nel cuore da quando ero bambina. Sarà che il mio pane quotidiano erano film come Saranno famosi, L...

Whether it's pizza, Lasagna or Spaghetti, I love Italian food. In my travels across New York State, I've sampled lots of Italian food in lots of Italian restaurants. Recently, I sat down and made a list of my favorite Italian restaurants. Here they are, in no particular order.   Nina's Pizzeria and Restaurant 32 South Broad Street Norwich, N...

The entire world is familiar with the accomplishments of the great Italian inventors, artists and explorers. The artistic contributions of Leonardo DaVinci to the art world, the genius of Guglielmo Marconi to science, and of the discovery of America through the explorations of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo).   But what of the less...

Festival Italiano at Belmar will feature the finest Italian food, artisan vendors, chef demonstrations, Balistreri Vineyard's Children's Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence and live entertainment on 2 stages, strolling performers, a two day Bocce Tournament, plus more!   Join us on the main stage on Saturday night fr...

An Arizona woman is hoping a discovery at the bottom of Italy's largest lake may lead to the recovery of the remains of her uncle from western Indiana who was among 24 soldiers who died in the last days of World War II.   Although the volunteer group trying to recover the wreckage of an amphibious vehicle that sank in 1945 hasn't positively...

The Coral Gables Museum is showing free Italian films once a month in the courtyard this fall. The first film will be the "L'Estate di Martino" (2010) directed by Massimo Natale (which is also being shown free at The Wolfsonian-FIU Friday). All films are in Italian with English subtitles. The film will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the court...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Grand Colonial Restaurant on Rt. 173 in Asbury. The guest speaker will be Sam Faiello. Faiello is a Hunterdon County resident whose public relations firm was retained by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey to develop pub...

Mario M. Cuomo's hate-hate relationship with "The Godfather" has been well documented. For four decades, he refused even to see any of the movies or, presumably, to read Mario Puzo's book. He all but denied that the Mafia existed. And who could forget that unfortunate slip of the tongue during the 1992 presidential campaign, when Bill Clinton sugge...

Growing up in Italy near the village of Bellagio on picturesque Lake Como — where actor George Clooney and other celebrities have vacation homes — UNLV swimmer Giacomo Gremizzi always was enamored with American culture and dreamed of attending college in the United States. It's fitting that the senior ended up in Las Vegas, home to Bellagio, w...