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by David Patch

 

They remain unknowns, but the scores of Italian immigrants believed to have died in a fiery train collision near Adrian 115 years ago now have a monument to mark their grave site in a local cemetery. Kyle Griffith, who inspired a search for records of the unidentified ...

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10305. Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 p.m., October 12 to November 16, 2016. Lou Barrella: The Joy of Italian Opera. A Trip to Operatic Italy. Powerful Scenes in Opera. Similar Scenes in Film & ...

by Michael White


It was a celebration of green, white and red Saturday at the Italian Festival of St. Liberata in Patchogue Village, where Main Street was bookended by rice balls and bocce balls. Patchogue's Italian-American of the Year, Artie Fuccillo, was also honored. The parade was ...

Former Akron resident pens 1920s immigrant tale. Children of Italy, a historical romance by former Akron resident Christine Simolke, provides well-researched details on the lives of Italian immigrants in 1920s Appalachia. Using stories of her own grandmother and great-aunts as inspiration, ...

Prior to 1973, few people outside of our nation's capital knew the name John Sirica. He was born on March 19, 1904, to two Italian immigrants. When he was 14, his family moved to Washington, D.C. In the 1920s and 30s John started boxing and debated whether or not he wanted to become a professional ...

by Aldo Svaldi

 

As he hunkered down in a foxhole at an English airbase, trying to escape German rockets buzzing overhead, George Brienza questioned whether he would get to see his wife and two daughters in Colorado again. On Saturday, Brienza celebrated his 100th birthday in the Arvada ...

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce the return of Jenna Esposito to the stage on Monday, October 10 at 7pm. The concert, titled "Italian Undercover," in honor of Columbus Day, will celebrate the most popular and influential Italian-American pop singers of the 20th century ...

by Georgia Rowe


This week's San Francisco Symphony program could be described as "all-Italian," and that would certainly be true. But the phrase scarcely suggests the range of eras and stylistic concerns revealed in Thursday's brilliantly programmed concert.

 

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Saturday, Oct. 2 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children 17 & under receive free admission | Regular museum rates for adults. Tu e la tua famiglia are cordially invited to commemorate your italianità at the History Center with a full day of interactive activities designed with K-12 students in ...

Local Restauranteurs and brothers Antonio and Phillip Mannino are one of the many vendors participating in Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival. These culinary brothers brought in their mobile kitchen and walked us through the steps on creating their signature Ravioli.

 

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by Guy Graybill

 

Any group, in any nation, that shows disrespect, of criminal proportions, for others within their own nation or elsewhere, cannot claim to be members of the national populace. Therefore, the Mafiosi are not true Italians, or – in America – they are not true ...

The eighth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food and wine to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 1st in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases over 35 of the region's best restaurants, Italian and ...

Gli Stati Uniti sono storicamente il Paese nei cui confronti l'Italia vanta il maggiore surplus commerciale, con esportazioni che si concentrano in particolare nei comparti dei macchinari, dei mezzi di trasporto, dei prodotti legati al sistema moda/persona e naturalmente del settore ...

A fundraiser for Amatrice earthquake relief efforts is scheduled to take place this Sunday, September 25 in San Francisco. Beginning at 12 pm, the event will feature Italian food and drinks from top San Francisco Italian restaurants, cafes and food shops, including 54 Mint, which will host the ...

It's officially a full-blown pie fight. Now, 2016 is firmly enshrined as the year the Chicago deep dish proxy war came to the Valley. First was Lou Malnati's, where waits for a table have routinely topped the 90-minute threshold since the restaurant opened at Phoenix's Uptown Plaza in ...

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Sculpture memorializes 1901 train crash

Sculpture memorializes 1901 train crash

by David Patch   They remain unknowns, but the scores of Italian immigrants believed to have died in a fiery train collision near Adrian 115 years ago now have a monument to mark their grave site in a local cemetery. Kyle Griffith, who inspired a search for records of the unidentified victims' burial site, said during a memorial ceremony Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery...

Italian Opera, A Reflection of Life!

Italian Opera, A Reflection of Life!

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10305. Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 p.m., October 12 to November 16, 2016. Lou Barrella: The Joy of Italian Opera. A Trip to Operatic Italy. Powerful Scenes in Opera. Similar Scenes in Film & Opera. Puccini's "Unfortunate Heroines"; Verdi's "Fathers & Daughters" Louis Barrella has been a dedicated Music Educator for over 40 years, specializing in Music and Opera Appreciation in...

Italian pride and tradition takes over Main Street in Patchogue Village

Italian pride and tradition takes over Main Street in Patchogue Village

by Michael White It was a celebration of green, white and red Saturday at the Italian Festival of St. Liberata in Patchogue Village, where Main Street was bookended by rice balls and bocce balls. Patchogue's Italian-American of the Year, Artie Fuccillo, was also honored. The parade was led by Deacon Marty Mclndoe of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Patchogue.   Deacon Marty...

Local books and authors: Italian immigrant family saga

Local books and authors: Italian immigrant family saga

Former Akron resident pens 1920s immigrant tale. Children of Italy, a historical romance by former Akron resident Christine Simolke, provides well-researched details on the lives of Italian immigrants in 1920s Appalachia. Using stories of her own grandmother and great-aunts as inspiration, Simolke fashions the story of a family and their secrets as they adjust to life in their new country. The story...

John Sirica: Italian of the Week

John Sirica: Italian of the Week

Prior to 1973, few people outside of our nation's capital knew the name John Sirica. He was born on March 19, 1904, to two Italian immigrants. When he was 14, his family moved to Washington, D.C. In the 1920s and 30s John started boxing and debated whether or not he wanted to become a professional fighter.   He decided against it and...

Colorado World War II vet celebrates his 100th birthday

Colorado World War II vet celebrates his 100th birthday

by Aldo Svaldi   As he hunkered down in a foxhole at an English airbase, trying to escape German rockets buzzing overhead, George Brienza questioned whether he would get to see his wife and two daughters in Colorado again. On Saturday, Brienza celebrated his 100th birthday in the Arvada home of his niece, surrounded by family that had traveled from all over the...

Italian-American Singer Jenna Esposito Sings at Birdland in NYC - 10/10

Italian-American Singer Jenna Esposito Sings at Birdland in NYC - 10/10

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce the return of Jenna Esposito to the stage on Monday, October 10 at 7pm. The concert, titled "Italian Undercover," in honor of Columbus Day, will celebrate the most popular and influential Italian-American pop singers of the 20th century who changed their names and performed "Undercover!" Does the name Francesco Paulo LoVecchio...

San Francisco Symphony’s ‘all-Italian’ concert is an aural feast

San Francisco Symphony’s ‘all-Italian’ concert is an aural feast

by Georgia Rowe This week's San Francisco Symphony program could be described as "all-Italian," and that would certainly be true. But the phrase scarcely suggests the range of eras and stylistic concerns revealed in Thursday's brilliantly programmed concert.   How often, for example, do audiences get to hear Luciano Berio's 1969 "Sinfonia for Eight Solo Voices and Orchestra?' Or Alessandro Marcello's 18th-century Oboe...

Third Annual Italian Heritage Day

Third Annual Italian Heritage Day

Saturday, Oct. 2 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children 17 & under receive free admission | Regular museum rates for adults. Tu e la tua famiglia are cordially invited to commemorate your italianità at the History Center with a full day of interactive activities designed with K-12 students in mind.   In honor of Italian Heritage Month, local community groups and museum staff...

It’s time to mangia!

It’s time to mangia!

Local Restauranteurs and brothers Antonio and Phillip Mannino are one of the many vendors participating in Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival. These culinary brothers brought in their mobile kitchen and walked us through the steps on creating their signature Ravioli.   The Italian Street Festival kicks off Saturday, September 24th from 11am to 8pm and continues Sunday, September 25th from 11am to...

Mafiosi Are Not Italian

Mafiosi Are Not Italian

by Guy Graybill   Any group, in any nation, that shows disrespect, of criminal proportions, for others within their own nation or elsewhere, cannot claim to be members of the national populace. Therefore, the Mafiosi are not true Italians, or – in America – they are not true Italian-Americans.   Similarly, the Klansmen of America are not true Americans, the fascists of Germany were...

Taste of Italy October 1st 2016 - Food and Wine event in Downtown LA to Benefit …

Taste of Italy October 1st 2016 - Food and Wine event in Downtown LA to Benefit IAMLA

The eighth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food and wine to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 1st in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases over 35 of the region's best restaurants, Italian and California-Italian wineries, as well as live entertainment, chef demonstrations, and celebrity guests. Participants will include: Valentino,...

Tecnologia, moda, gusto. L'Italian way of life conquista gli USA

Tecnologia, moda, gusto. L'Italian way of life conquista gli USA

Gli Stati Uniti sono storicamente il Paese nei cui confronti l'Italia vanta il maggiore surplus commerciale, con esportazioni che si concentrano in particolare nei comparti dei macchinari, dei mezzi di trasporto, dei prodotti legati al sistema moda/persona e naturalmente del settore agroalimentare.   E' anche per rinsaldare ulteriormente questo legame che lo scorso anno è stata varata un'imponente campagna in terra americana per promuovere i progetti...

SF Amatrice Event to Raise Funds for Italy Earthquake Relief

SF Amatrice Event to Raise Funds for Italy Earthquake Relief

A fundraiser for Amatrice earthquake relief efforts is scheduled to take place this Sunday, September 25 in San Francisco. Beginning at 12 pm, the event will feature Italian food and drinks from top San Francisco Italian restaurants, cafes and food shops, including 54 Mint, which will host the event.   Among the treats on offer: antipasti, pinsa, pasta all'amatriciana, gelato, espresso, bread, wine,...

Pie fight! Giordano's of Chicago brings stuffed pizza to Peoria

Pie fight! Giordano's of Chicago brings stuffed pizza to Peoria

It's officially a full-blown pie fight. Now, 2016 is firmly enshrined as the year the Chicago deep dish proxy war came to the Valley. First was Lou Malnati's, where waits for a table have routinely topped the 90-minute threshold since the restaurant opened at Phoenix's Uptown Plaza in May. Then came Gino's East, which is bringing its own style of deep dish...

CI-AMA to honor two men of the cloth

CI-AMA to honor two men of the cloth

The Cegliesi Italo American Association will honor two men of the cloth at their 42nd annual dinner dance on Oct. 16 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. Both are priests of the Oblate Fathers of St. Joseph and both are natives of Ceglie del Campo, the town in Bari to which the organization traces its roots. (708-278-8004) piscopo1The Rev. Michael Piscopo...

Giro d’Italia & Il Giro di San Francisc

Giro d’Italia & Il Giro di San Francisc

It doesn't seem to matter what the occasion might be, Italian culture can enrich everything from bicycle tours and races to local community festas all around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Take for instance two bicycle races, Il Giro di San Francisco and Giro d'Italia. (Giro is the Italian word for "Tour".)   Bicycle racing and touring is a time-honored...

Sleek Italian Kitchens Cross the Pond

Sleek Italian Kitchens Cross the Pond

Jeanette Lam doesn't cook in her kitchen. An art collector and devotee of modern Italian design, Ms. Lam prizes her custom Boffi kitchen, made in Milan, as a piece of minimalist architecture, not a place to bake cookies.   "I appreciate great design. It's so aesthetically beautiful, with all the clean lines and shapes," said Ms. Lam, whose bespoke kitchen, which traveled...

Celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino Announces Portland Restaurant

Celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino Announces Portland Restaurant

Famous for winning Top Chef Masters, San Francisco-based and offal-obsessed chef Chris Cosentino announced today on KATU 2's AM Northwest live television show he's opening a restaurant in Portland.   Eater has reached out to Cosentino to learn more about the forthcoming Portland establishment, and here's the message from AM Northwest's Twitter feed: #BreakingNews @offalchris is going to be opening a restaurant...

Everything old is new again:Zoppé Italian Family Circus brings new acts for all …

Everything old is new again:Zoppé Italian Family Circus brings new acts for all ages to Napa Valley Expo

If you happen to be born into the Zoppé family, your fate is sealed. Since 1842 -- when a French street clown and a Hungarian equestrienne ballerina ran off to Venice, married and started a circus dynasty -- six generations of Zoppés have carried forward the tradition of a one-ring, old-world styled show dedicated to the celebration of life, love and...

Garfield UNICO will be marking its 60th anniversary

Garfield UNICO will be marking its 60th anniversary

Garfield's UNICO will be celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and the group is looking for former members to share any pictures, memorabilia or stories.   UNICO is an Italian-American service organization. The Garfield Chapter raises funds to support various charities and to assist the community. First Vice President for UNICO and chair for the anniversary committee Chuck Nucifora said the organization is...

“Recital italiano” con il pianista Luciano Bellini

“Recital italiano” con il pianista Luciano Bellini

Data: Gio 13 Ott 2016 - Orario: Alle 18:30 Luogo: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, 601 Van Ness Ave F, San Francisco, CA 94102 Organizzato da : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Ingresso : Libero L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura è lieto di annunciare "Recital italiano" di Luciano Bellini, pianista, compositore e direttore d'orchestra, che eseguirà musiche di compositori italiani quali Scarlatti, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Bellini, Berio,...

Ciao Cucina Bar Offers Up Tasty Italian In Coconut Creek

Ciao Cucina Bar Offers Up Tasty Italian In Coconut Creek

Say "Ciao" to Ciao Cucina Bar, the new Italian gastropub at the Promenade in Coconut Creek. "The reason we named it Ciao is because the moment you come in, you say "ciao." When you leave, you say "ciao." It's the beginning and end of your experience," said owner George Pappas.   Born and raised in Greece, George Pappas always had a dream of...

Altezza: l’Italia supera gli Stati Uniti

Altezza: l’Italia supera gli Stati Uniti

L'Italia ha superato gli Stati Uniti. Per ora, soltanto in altezza. Che significa, secondo gli studiosi, pure vivere di più. La media nella nostra penisola è adesso di 177,8 centimetri contro i 177,1 degli yankees. Nel 1914, un secolo fa, l'italiano medio era alto 164,7 centimetri contro i 171,1 degli americani.   I dati portano la firma dell'Imperial College di Londra e...

Innovative Italian fare at Scarpetta

Innovative Italian fare at Scarpetta

By Laurie Heuston   It's been awhile since a restaurant such as Scarpetta has arrived on the Ashland scene to really shake things up. It's no doubt there are plenty of fine eateries to choose from, but Scarpetta's cuisine is distinct and exclusive.   Fresh, locally sourced and organic ingredients from Rogue Valley farms are what's simmering in the kitchen. Driven by accessibility of...

Columbus Parade Association expands activities to entire month of Oct.

Columbus Parade Association expands activities to entire month of Oct.

The Columbus Parade Association of Union County has expanded its Italian-American Heritage & Culture Week to the entire month of October. A key event occurs on Sunday, Oct. 2, when the group holds its 28th annual anniversary celebration titled "Columbus Oldies but Goodies" from 1 to 6 p.m. at III Amici Ristorante, 1700 W. Elizabeth Ave. in Linden.   "This multicultural celebration will...

New Ciro's in Springfield not a continuation of earlier restaurant, says Scibell…

New Ciro's in Springfield not a continuation of earlier restaurant, says Scibelli family

The Scibelli family that ran the beloved Ciro's restaurant in the South End says it has nothing to do with the new restaurant by the same name in the old neighborhood. While the family is upset by an outsider claiming part of their heritage, they may have little recourse to protect a name they haven't used commercially in more than 30...

A Huge Art Museum Is Secretly About to Open in the Hudson Valley

A Huge Art Museum Is Secretly About to Open in the Hudson Valley

For several years, Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu have quietly accumulated a 400-piece collection of postwar Italian art from a movement known as Arte Povera. Now the husband-and-wife team are on the verge of opening a 20,000-square-foot private exhibition space in the Hudson Valley town of Cold Spring, N.Y., to showcase their collection. "The only drawback to collecting Arte Povera is...

After Columbus Day revision, City Council votes to recognize Italian American he…

After Columbus Day revision, City Council votes to recognize Italian American heritage

Christopher Columbus' holiday is gone from the Spokane calendar, but the City Council is suggesting another way to celebrate Italian heritage. City Councilwoman Amber Waldref will forward a proposal Monday to proclaim Oct. 1 each year as "Italian-American Heritage Day" following the contentious decision in August to rename the second Monday of October as "Indigenous Peoples' Day."   "It's not meant to replace...

Umbria, Italy’s Best-Kept Culinary Secret, Is Budding

Umbria, Italy’s Best-Kept Culinary Secret, Is Budding

Norcia, a small town in Umbria, is little known outside Italy. It's not a celebrity hill town like Siena or a religious destination like Assisi, but in Italian food its name is even more resonant.   Norcia has been famous for centuries for its butchers and the extraordinary array of cured meats they produce. Last month it acquired a wider and sadder...

Developer expands his luxury brand of high-rise living to River Oaks

Developer expands his luxury brand of high-rise living to River Oaks

Venerable high-rise developer Giorgio Borlenghi notes that people have been asking him for years to expand his luxury condominium style to inside Loop 610. At last, he is granting their wishes with announcement ofVilla Borghese, a 26-story, 46-unit condo tower located a stone's throw from River Oaks. Borlenghi, founder of the Interfin group, acquired last year a square block on Bammel Lane just off of Westheimer...

Eataly in Boston to add 600 new jobs to Massachusetts economy

Eataly in Boston to add 600 new jobs to Massachusetts economy

Italian marketplace Eataly is set to open at The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston later this year and as opening approaches, the company plans to hire 600 employees in the coming weeks.   The restaurant, bakery and retail store hybrid will completely take over what was the food court at the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay District. While the influx of...

Sen. Scarnati receives Italian Consular Award

Sen. Scarnati receives Italian Consular Award

Pennsylvania State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has been awarded the 2016 Consular Award by the Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia.   The award was presented to Sen. Scarnati by Andrea Canepari, the Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. The presentation took place at the DuBois (Pa.) Country Club on July 13. As Consul General, Canepari oversees economic, political and...

Industria 4.0 business investment incentives package swells to €13 bn

Industria 4.0 business investment incentives package swells to €13 bn

by Carmine Fotina   When he finished his presentation of a €13 billion public spending plan designed to stimulate business investment yesterday, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi turned to his audience of entrepreneurs and said jokingly he imagined they "want to hurry back to work to generate GDP growth, something which we certainly need." In his final remarks at theIndustria 4.0 presentation, Renzi spoke...

Heart of Saint Padre Pio Greeted by Thousands in Boston’s North End

Heart of Saint Padre Pio Greeted by Thousands in Boston’s North End

The heart of Saint Padre Pio was presented in Boston's North End on Wednesday night, under heavy security, as thousands waited in line for a glimpse of the major relic at St. Leonard Church. This is the first time a relic of St. Pio of Pietrelcina has left Italy where the body of St. Pio is permanently exposed for veneration...

New Italian Restaurant Opens in Massapequa Park

New Italian Restaurant Opens in Massapequa Park

A new Italian restaurant opened up in Massapequa Park this past weekend. Tra'mici Ristorante Italiano (which translates to "Among Friends") hosted their grand opening, complete with a ribbon cutting, on Saturday night.   The restaurant, located on 4913 Merrick Road, replaced the steakhouse Cavendish & Ross, which opened in March last year. Serving a menu of strictly Italian cuisine, the restaurant strives for...

After Long Slumber, Italian Fashion Wakes to ‘Beautiful Moment’

After Long Slumber, Italian Fashion Wakes to ‘Beautiful Moment’

Italian fashion is experiencing a "beautiful" moment. That's how many insiders are describing the attention being lavished on the country's fashion system. But this moment is happening during a period of intense change. From slowing sales and succession planning to the rise in demand for fashion immediacy, there is much for the Italian fashion industry to sort through.   That a spotlight...

New York e Sorrento unite dal 24 al 27 settembre

New York e Sorrento unite dal 24 al 27 settembre

Avviare un confronto sulla possibilità di scambi, nel segno della cultura, tra New York e il distretto turistico della penisola sorrentina. Incentivando l'incoming di newyorkesi, in particolare di origine italiana, verso Sorrento, ma anche nelle vicine Pompei ed Ercolano, isola di Capri e costa d'Amalfi. E' l'obiettivo della missione della delegazione del Comune di Sorrento nella città statunitense, su invito del...

Italian-American: Playing youth soccer in Italy

Italian-American: Playing youth soccer in Italy

By Christopher Pepe Until last year, my son was playing for a U.S. Soccer-sanctioned Pre-Development Academy soccer team in Northern California. A young competitive team, eager to play 11-aside on a large field against much older kids. Well-coached, and filled with raw athleticism mixed with the bounty of racial diversity afforded in the USA, the squad was competitive even playing against...

Defending Columbus

Defending Columbus

Columbus Day is under assault as never before. Once unabashedly celebrated throughout the land, it was hailed initially by President Harrison in 1892, designated a national holiday by President Roosevelt in 1934, and pegged to the second Monday in October by President Nixon in 1972. A couple of halcyon decades followed during which schools, banks and governmental agencies across the country closed...

Minority businesses and Italian community spotlight Charles Marsala for US Senat…

Minority businesses and Italian community spotlight Charles Marsala for US Senate race

Although U.S. Senate candidate Charles Marsala grew up in New Orleans, he has strong ties to northeast Louisiana. Marsala's family arrived in New Orleans from Sicily more than 100 years ago and migrated to Monroe, La., to work on railroads and farms.   Many locals and visitors have eaten at his grandfather Geno's restaurant on 8th street in Monroe or seen the...

Study Abroad going to Italy

Study Abroad going to Italy

If students are looking to expand their horizons and study abroad, both Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College will be putting together a trip for Florence, Italy for spring next 2017 DVC Professor Carolyn Seefer, who taught in Florence in 2007, is excited to get the opportunity to do so again ten years later. She said the greatest benefit to...

New Jersey Entrepreneur Tom Maoli Moves To Save Landmark Jersey Carousel

New Jersey Entrepreneur Tom Maoli Moves To Save Landmark Jersey Carousel

The Casino Pier in Seaside Heights proudly claims to being home to one of only two surviving American made classic carousels in the state -- the 1910 Dentzel Grand Carousel. The carousel's reputation extends far beyond the state. It is considered one of the one of the finest, most prestigious carousels ever created. But it seems legacy isn't enough to...

Workshop for teachers “La cucina italiana oltre i confini”

Workshop for teachers  “La cucina italiana oltre i confini”

Quando: 5 novembre, 9:30am -3:30pmDove: Consolato Generale d'Italia, 690 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 Tavola rotonda e dibattito sull'insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana attraverso una delle sue più importanti espressioni: la cucina. E poi degustazioni.. e ricette! Attestato di partecipazione a tutti i partecipanti rilasciato da Iace e da Arcobaleno. Materiali didattici nuovi e free per ciascun partecipante da poter...

Cafe Artigiano Opens Soon Downtown

Cafe Artigiano Opens Soon Downtown

A former Mediterranean restaurant near City Hall will be reborn as an Italian cafe some time this fall. Cafe Artigiano is slated to open at 8 City Hall Ave. soon, according to Downtown Boston BID, replacing Cafe Hemshin in the storefront between School Street and City Hall Square.   Cafe Artigiano will reportedly serve panini, pasta, and other items, in addition to...

Fiera del Libro +

Fiera del Libro +

La Libreria Pino insieme con l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura sono orgogliosi di presentare la prima Fiera del Libro + San Francisco! In questo evento di 10 giorni sarranno presentati libri, cd e dvd importati direttamente dall'Italia.   La Fiera del Libro + San Francisco avrà luogo presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura , situato a 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco,...

Colorful villages, like palettes facing the sea

Colorful villages, like palettes facing the sea

Here are seven wonderful, colorful seaside villages that stand out for their beauty in Italy – a country that in and of itself is a unique palette, with white mountain peaks and blue gulfs, green hills and rich brown plains and vineyards, not to mention flowers, woods, waterfalls, rivers... this is the nature that has always inspired Italian art, from...

Second location of Angelo’s Taverna opens in Littleton

Second location of Angelo’s Taverna opens in Littleton

Angelo's Taverna has been serving up house-made pastas and pizzas on 6th Avenue in Denver for more than 40 years. Now, Littleton gets a taste of the authentic Italian. The second location of Angelo's opened on Sept. 7 at 6885 S. Santa Fe Drive. Guests can expect favorite menu items from the original location as well as a few new...

Italian Fest shines spotlight on Italian supercars

Italian Fest shines spotlight on Italian supercars

A unique exhibition about sleek, Italian supercars kicks off this year's Collinsville Italian Fest, according to a press release. The show "Italian Sports Cars: Built For Speed" is open now through Oct. 22, at the Collinsville Memorial Public Library, 408 West Main.   The exhibit takes visitors behind the scenes to learn about Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and more. They'll visit Italy's "Motor Valley"...

Christopher, LaVine buying Minissale’s, keeping it Italian

Christopher, LaVine buying Minissale’s, keeping it Italian

Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine, key leaders of the revitalization of the Troy restaurant scene in recent years with their Lucas Confectionery and Peck's Arcade, tell me they have an agreement to buy the former Minissale's Wine Cellar Café, which closed Aug. 28 after 38 years in business.   The $360,000 deal, not yet legally finalized, calls for the pair to take...

Frick to Present Major Italian Masterpiece by Cagnacci this Fall

Frick to Present Major Italian Masterpiece by Cagnacci this Fall

Guido Cagnacci was one of the most eccentric painters of seventeenth-century Italy, infamous for his unconventional art and lifestyle. His works, mostly religious in subject, are known for their unabashed, often unsettling eroticism, and his biography is no less intriguing.   Though his pictorial style was influenced by some of the most important Italian painters of the time-the Carracci, Guercino, and Guido...

At Polenta Cafe in Hampden, Italian cuisine goes gluten free

At Polenta Cafe in Hampden, Italian cuisine goes gluten free

The owners of Polenta Cafe in Hampden seem to know what they're doing. They're capitalizing on several restaurant trends at their cozy BYOB cafe on The Avenue: America's continued love of Italian cuisine, an increased interest in gluten-free dishes, and a focus on a singular food.   As the name suggests, their niche is polenta, the versatile Italian cornmeal that can be served...

Italian Paisans Club books impressive lineup of talent for 2017

Italian Paisans Club books impressive lineup of talent for 2017

The Italian Paisans Club prides itself on booking big-name entertainment in The Villages and will do so again early in 2017. "We try our best to bring in the best entertainers we can," said Jerry Vicenti, president of the club. Each year the club hosts a series of concerts at the SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Center. The Bronx Wanderers, who have sold out...

Delicious tips for outdoor entertaining, Italian style

Delicious tips for outdoor entertaining, Italian style

Italians are famous for their seamless entertaining style: good food, wine and conversation. With Italy's variety of light cuisine options, meals can be packed with summer vegetables, fresh seafood, olive oil and crisp white wines.   Here are some helpful suggestions for your next summer celebration from Roberto Pighin, owner of Fernando Pighin & Figli Winery.    Read more   Source: http://www.dailytribune.com/    

Il più grande gioielliere del Texas: Angelo Nicola (Nicholas) Lombardi

Il più grande gioielliere del Texas: Angelo Nicola (Nicholas) Lombardi

Angelo Nicola (Nicholas) Lombardi nacque a Crecchio (Ch) il 21 settembre, 1883. Unico figlio maschio diVincenzo Giovanni e Filomena Bucci. Aveva due sorelle: Rosaria e Lucia. Sposò, giovanissimo, Nicoletta Alleva più grande di lui di dieci anni. Quando nel 1905 decise di partire per gli stati Uniti aveva già due bambini: Maria e Vincenzo. Angelo aveva 22 anni quando sbarcò ad Ellis Island, il 17 maggio...

North Carolina's Raffaldini, Piccione wineries look to Italy for inspiration

North Carolina's Raffaldini, Piccione wineries look to Italy for inspiration

While visiting a friend last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit two North Carolina wineries. One of the wineries — Raffaldini Vineyards — was already familiar to me. The other, Piccione Vineyards, was not. Both wineries are located in Ronda, North Carolina, which is north of Statesville off Interstate 77 near Jonesville.   About seven or so years ago I had visited...

Danny Amendola on Jimmy Garoppolo: 'He's a tough kid and he's Italian, so don't …

Danny Amendola on Jimmy Garoppolo: 'He's a tough kid and he's Italian, so don't count him out'

The New England Patriots don't have any plans at this time to add a quarterback before the team's home game against the Houston Texans on Thursday night, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, and fellow ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder tweeted the following on Tuesday morning: #Patriots still believe there's a chance Jimmy Garappolo can tolerate pain of AC...

Is Italian-American Food It’s Own Category?

Is Italian-American Food It’s Own Category?

Everyone knows what Italian food is - but is Italian food in America its own category? We went to the 90th annual Feast of San Gennaro in New York's Little Italy to try and learn the differences.   We spoke to business owners whose shops and restaurants have been around for over 100 years about the contributions Italian Americans have made to the...

MEUCCI VS. BELL Who Invented the Telephone?

MEUCCI VS. BELL Who Invented the Telephone?

September 30 (Friday) 6:30 pm. MEUCCI VS. BELL: Who Invented the Telephone?. A presentation by Professor Louis Leonini on the life and work of Antonio Meucci, the overlooked original inventor of the telephone who first discovered how sound could travel on a copper wire when Alexander Graham Bell was just two years old. The presentation will include the screening of the documentary by...

Celebrate NIAF's 41st Gala with honoree Tony Renis!

Celebrate NIAF's 41st Gala with honoree Tony Renis!

by NIAF   The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to announce that Tony Renis – the iconic Italian singer and songwriter – will be one of our 41st Anniversary Gala Honorees this October 15, 2016!   Known internationally for hits such as "Quando, quando, quando" and for working in collaboration with singers such as Luciano Pavarotti, Celine Dion, and Andrea Bocelli, Tony...

The Early Word on Italian-American Restaurant Sophia’s

The Early Word on Italian-American Restaurant Sophia’s

Sophia's debuted early last month in Bess Bistro's former spot on West 6th Street. Owners Matt Deichl, Jonathan Gillespie, and James Brown of BDG Hospitality Group reinvented the space and tapped Mark Sparacino—chef and owner of Prosecco Ristorante in Chicago—to helm the kitchen. Read on for the early word on the contemporary Italian-American supper club meets speakeasy.   Food — While the...

Al Mirabella to Receive “Christopher Columbus Man of the Year Award" on Oct…

Al Mirabella to Receive “Christopher Columbus Man of the Year Award" on Oct. 7

Scotch Plains Township Manager and Union County Freeholder Al Mirabella, who led the founding of the annual Union County Columbus Day Celebration, will be honored by the Italian Tribune with the Christopher Columbus Man of the Year Award on Friday, Oct. 7, for his pride in his heritage and years of public service.   "It is presented to him with the deepest...

Piccola Gelateria to open on Freret Street

Piccola Gelateria to open on Freret Street

By Robert Morris Freret Street has gained a reputation as a restaurant row, but the husband-and-wife owners of the forthcoming Piccola Gelateria (4525 Freret St.; www.facebook.com/piccolagelateria) hope to make it a dessert destination with international appeal as well.   A native of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ria Turnbull is a hotel marketing executive, and Canadian transplant Ross Turnbull has been a chef for...

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relax-have-fun-and-celebrate-italy-welcome-to-south-carolinaOne of the most popular locations for the Americans who like to spend their free time in a wonderful place enjoying the sun and the nature of the east coast is Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina: one of the three American States where you can actually find a city named Italy (the other two are Texas...

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