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Jon Burlingame Italian film-composing legend Ennio Morricone's ongoing health concerns have led to the cancellation of his three North American concerts in June, sources say.   Morricone, who suffered a back injury earlier this year that led to the postponement of his scheduled March concerts in New York and L.A., had been slated to conduct...

For the last 30 years, Dominic Carnevale has faithfully planted flowers for the Memorial Day weekend in two large cement urns in front of the Vittori-Rocci Post.   That ritual was rudely interrupted last week when Carnevale showed up with his flowers only to find the two urns gone, presumably stolen.   Read more   Source: ...

  WTI Magazine #35    2014 June, 18Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Messina, a city rich in history and centuries-old religious traditions, each year renews its great devotion and the moving tribute to one of the world's most beloved saints, St. Anthony of Padua, the saint of miracles.    

Starting July 1st, tourists who choose Florence as an inevitable stop between Italian cities of art, will have one more chance to appreciate the beauty of the pearl of the Renaissance.   Until September 30th, every Tuesday, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery will keep special evening openings with extended working hours until 10:00...

Some Western New York celebrities took part in the Galbani Cheese Stacking competition Sunday at Buffalo's Italian Heritage Festival on Hertel Avenue.   Local media and sports personalities participated in heats, including Time Warner Cable News anchor Katie Morse. Contestants had one minute to stack packaged string cheese as high as th...

Ciao, Amici - Buona Estate! Happy Summer!! I hope your are enjoying our continuing weather so nice and cool after all the heat in May. It is good for the plants and definitely easy on our water supply. As promised a few weeks ago, here are the details about this year's Ferragosto. This year, Ferragosto will be all new and exciting! It is a joint...

by Alexandra Stone   The American Italian Heritage Society opened the doors of its new 'il Palazzo' building Thursday. The building is a project 14 years in the making. The name is Italian for "palace." Speakers at the ribbon-cutting said the organization got its start in Omaha in 1980. It began as a small group of Omaha residents...

On Saturday, September 13, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation welcomes the Bay Area to North Beach for the 2014 Festa Coloniale Italiana. The Festa, which runs from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations and in addition, this year, it will al...

Director Suzanne Bergeron will audition actors at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Sept. 23 and 24, for Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley, at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. at St. Martin's Church, 136 Rivet St., New Bedford. Parking and entrance located at rear of church on County Street. Auditions will consist of...

2014 marks the 38th year of the Italian Film Festival founded by director Lido Cantarutti.
This year's program showcases 8 critically acclaimed Italian films and adds two Sunday evening shows to its regular six Saturday schedule running through November.   
Mr. Cantarutti kicked off the Bay Area-beloved event on Saturday, September 27, with...

Jupiter recently welcomed the addition of a new Italian eatery, one of several restaurants to open in the city's new upscale Harbourside Place shopping center. Bravo! Cucina Italiana opened October 11, the same day as the plaza development's official debut; it is the third Bravo! location in Florida. The restaurant will provide an Italian touch to...

As we celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month in October, Convivio is privileged to announce the launch of the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership! The Communitas Award recognizes and honors San Diego's Italian-community leaders who have made an impact through academic, business, and civic endeavors.   Our inaugural recipient...