Villa Enterprises announced today that it has signed a deal with Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc. to open 40 Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants in regional malls throughout the U.S.
"We've been aggressively expanding the footprint of our Villa Italian Kitchen brand over the past several years, and this new partnership is the ideal opportunity for us to continue introducing our brand...
The choreographer Simone Forti and the composer Charlemagne Palestine are old friends. They met in 1970 at the California Institute of the Arts and soon began improvising together in performances called "Illuminations."
But when they gathered together in a fourth-floor gallery at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening, it had been nearly 40 years since they had last staged...
By John Golden
In the heart of Freeport Village, the Azure Cafe is an inviting dining establishment that serves thoughtfully prepared Italian-inspired cuisine.
The menu offers both classic dishes and more rarefied fare. Standard preparations like veal saltimbocca ($24), chicken Marsala ($19.25), zuppa de pesce ($22) and chicken carbonnara ($22.95) are listed on the menu as Italian classics.
Potrebbe essere italiano, originariamente di Firenze, il prossimo numero uno di General Electric.
Ai vertici della conglomerata americana si sta infatti mettendo in discussione il mandato ventennale affidato all'amministratore delegato motivo per cui, scrive il Wall Street Journal, Jeff Immelt potrebbe andarsene prima del 2021, quando in teoria scadrĂ il suo incarico.
Immelt, al vertice della conglomerata americana da quasi 13 anni,...
In the first half of the twentieth century, Italian American women were born into a life of work. From as young as four or five years old, they were expected to assist in the house or on the farm, leaving school if necessary, to help support the family.
The stories of these women, who could keep up with any man, have...
Artisanal everything has become somewhat of a Brooklyn stereotype, the stuff of gentle mockery in Simon Rich stories and episodes of HBO's Girls. I no longer ask if the Kool-Aid is locally-powdered and house-diluted when dining out, because I know it is and that the waitstaff is drinking gallons of it.
So it's with a certain skepticism that I encountered the...
What began in post-World War II Italy has landed in South Beach. Italian brand Aeronautica Militare opened on Washington Avenue and now counts Miami locals among its devotees.
With almost 1,800 stores worldwide, the brand, which focuses on men's, women's, and children's sportswear, accessories, and leather goods, strategically chose Miami for its internationalism.
"Miami is a world-class city," says owner Maurizio Fiorini,...
New York was given a touch of Italian colour this month when Rome-based artist Alice Pasquini painted a narrative triptych across its boroughs during a two-week painting programme.
Pasquini, whose street signature is AlicĂ¨, has made a career out of street art, painting mixed-media pieces and large-scale murals over the past decade and on different continents.
Dante Bini will present his book Building with Air, chronicling the invention and evolution of the remarkable 'Binishell' structural system, the inflated concrete dome Dante invented in 1964.
Dante and his son Nic Bini will also talk about subsequent 'air-powered' construction methodologies, which are becoming more technically daring and aesthetically complex.
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 â€” 7 p.m.Where: Pembroke Community Center â€” 128 Center St., Pembroke, MA, 02359
Photographer Renee Ricciardi has been working on a photographic series titled "Bees in Italy" where she has been traveling to farms throughout Italy documenting honeybees, their keepers, and the organic lives they share.
The navies of Italy and the United States have signed a groundbreaking agreement to collaborate on the development of bio-derived and other alternative fuels for their surface fleets and aviation forces.
Under the accord, the two services will share experimental data and develop a protocol intended to ensure the worldwide availability of biofuels for their deployed ships and aircraft.
The Fingerlakes Mall announced Tuesday that a new pizza place will soon be opening at the Aurelius mall.
In a news release, the mall said it has signed a lease with Sal Musumeci to open a 1,075-square-foot eatery. Brooklyn Slice Italian Eatery plans to renovate the existing Pizza Slice location.
Musumeci also operates GJP Italian Eatery on Grant Avenue in Auburn. The...
Italian drinks company Campari on Tuesday announced it was buying the owner of the Averna digestif brand in a â‚¬103.75 million deal and said it hoped for a boost from new trends in the United States.
"With the purchase of the Averna Group we are continuing to improve our portfolio of premium products," Campari's chief executive Bob Kunze-Concewitz, was quoted as...
Gli espositori hanno dato un giudizio unanime sulla seconda edizione di Mondomusica New York, che si Ă¨ conclusa dopo tre giorni di intensi scambi commerciali: la Manifestazione Ă¨ il migliore strumento per entrare in contatto con nuovi compratori sul piĂą importante mercato del mondo.
100 espositori, 14 Paesi rappresentati, 12 eventi, un pubblico selezionatissimo: ma i migliori testimonial del successo della...
Annie Barbieri Spohn's maternal grandfather owned and operated neighborhood Italian deli and grocery stores, Sola's, in the North End and Midtown.
Now a vintage Sola's menu hangs on the wall of Spohn's new Pezzettino Italian Deli & Market â€” a 2014 version of her grandfather's shop that is scheduled to open Wednesday at 2101 Broadway.
Central Market announces that the theme of this year's Passport celebration will be Passport Italy, where the table is the centerpiece of life.
From fresh-made pastas to hand-stretched mozzarella, Central Market will create a genuine Italian experience during the two-week event.
Stefanie Chan/WSN are located at 1 W. Eighth St., offers customers delicious and authentic Italian cuisine. During its first month open, the quaint and welcoming restaurant has received excellent reviews from its customers.
If you are near campus and in the mood for outstanding Italian food, La Panineria has a wide variety of dishes to offer, from freshly grilled sandwiches to...
This unique performance celebrates the birth of the Futurist movement. Actor and director Massimiliano Finazzer Flory will deliver an effervescent monologue of explosive Manifestos, which heralded the start of the Futurist revolution in 1909 in diverse fields of knowledge, from the arts and life.
Inspired by the Italian Futurist tradition, this performance combines theatre, literature, dance and music.
â€žL'11 maggio 2014 a Napoli ritorna l'evento Park to Park - il IVÂ° Trofeo Interforze Italoamericano. Quest'anno la competizione si terrĂ al Parco Virgiliano.
La formazione detentrice del Trofeo Interforze Italoamericano edizione 2012, ossia la Polizia Penitenziaria, dovrĂ difendersi dalle altre rappresentative delle FF.AA. Italiane, tra cui Esercito Italiano, Marina Militare Italiana, Aeronautica Militare Italiana, Carabinieri, Guardia di Finanza, Guardia Costiera,...
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) surveyed its members recently on where to find the best local cuisine, and Italy (whole country) was chosen as the winner for its diversity from region to region, as well as its consistently high quality.
Paris came in second, followed by New Orleans, Jamaica (whole country) and New York City. The top five choices...
It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archaeological findings prove correct Rome may turn out to be even more ancient than believed until now.
Next week, the city will celebrate its official, 2,767th birthday. According to a tradition going back to classic times, the brothers Romulus and Remus founded the city on 21 April in the year...
Dennis Pettinelli, CLU, ChFC, CLTC, LUTCF , principal, Pettinelli Financial Partners, has been named as one of the top ten financial representatives nationwide for 2013 it was announced by Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network.
Signator management meets annually with this elite group seeking best practices focused on continually improving the client experience. Pettinelli's independent financial services firm...
The Italian beef is an honest sandwich, in that there's really nowhere to hide when all you're working with is beef, gravy, peppers, and giardiniera. It's either good, or it's not.
And when it's good, it's either good, or it's one of Chicago's 10 best that Thrillist power-ranks. These are those latter kind.
Anche a Lecce Ă¨ cake mania. Per gli appassionati del settore, giovedĂ¬ un appuntamento imperdibile presso il laboratorio "Sweet cake" di via Braccio Martello: direttamente dal reality tv, arriva il "boss delle torte" Mauro Castano.
Braccio destro di Buddy Valastro, la piĂą nota star del reality show made in USA, nonchĂ© cognato dello stesso Valastro, il prossimo 17 aprile svelerĂ tutti...
Negli ultimi anni Ozieri, centro del nord Sardegna punto di riferimento nella tradizione sarda per quanto riguarda le arti della musica, della poesia, della letteratura e della lingua, Ă¨ diventata famosa anche per aver visto crescere Luigi Lodde, fuoriclasse dello skeet mondiale che oggi ha trionfato nella prova di Coppa del mondo di Tucson.
Una gara incredibile quella dell'ozierese, capace nelle...
Compagnia de' Colombari is pleased to announce their one-night-only benefit event Spring Serata 2014 Monday, April 28th at 6 p.m. at The Woolworth Tower Kitchen (9 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10279). Tickets are $150. For more information visit www.colombari.org.
Creating spectacle wherever they go, Compagnia de' Colombari launches its annual benefit event, the Spring Serata. Commemorating their work and showcasing...
The former Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia series has been rebranded as simply Gran Fondo Italia, with a new lineup of events for 2014.
In 2013 the series was one of several to usher in this highly popular format of organized rides, which cater to varying skill levels. Those at the front often race to win. Those in the middle strive for...
The wild popularity of comedic duo Terence Hill and Bud Spencer from 1970's "They Call Me Trinity" transformed the traditionally violent Spaghetti Western genre into G-rated slapstick parodies.
With the demise of the once gritty, hard-hitting, and often excessive, violence from Italian westerns, filmmakers found a new home for gunfights and double-crossing, this time in a more contemporary setting: the present...
They carried banners and flags, tossed pizza, marched with Roman Soldiers, sang Italian songs and blew kisses to the crowd of over 30,000 spectators.
The Italian entry in the 56th Annual Swallow's Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano boasted over 100 proud Italian Americans. James Bianchi played his accordion and was accompanied by his tambourine tapping Dan Ochopinto.
Their name alone â€“ O Sole Trio â€“ should hint at what audiences are in store for on April 26 when the lights dim at CityStage and the show begins.
The answer is everything Italian in a unique show capturing the essence of Italy during two performances at 3 and 8 p.m.
The New York-based ensemble of O Sole Trio features the...
Lent is over. Income tax day has come and gone. It's time to celebrate in the company of friends.Our Louisiana friends call it Mardi Gras, and celebrate on the last Tuesday before Lent. The Italian American Alliance will celebrate on the first Tuesday after Lent MARTEDĂŚ GRASSO
Please join us at TRATTORIA DA LUIGI, the new restaurant of our friend Luigi Cutraro,...
By Simone Moretti
Daniele Bondi, one of the most awarded Italian authors, has just published "Crimes in Little Italy" a page-turning thriller set in NYC. Â«This is a tightly-constructed page-turner â€“ declares William E. Klein, a professor of Philosophy at New YorkUniversity" â€“ which makes very interesting psychological and literary moves while carefully observing the body language (and shapes) of its...
The warm weather played a part in another huge turnout for the annual Sacred Heart Church ravioli dinner.
Lines started forming before 4 a.m. Sunday in Camp Washington for the 103rd edition of the Italian feast and fundraiser. The event didn't begin until 10 a.m.
Over the course of the day, congregants and community members alike paid $12 (or $5 for children...
Gregory Perillo, a painter and sculptor of note locally and globally has decided to donate 25 of his favorite original works of art work for display in the prestigious Birds of Paradise Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida during the month of May.
Columnist Carol Ann Benanti of The Staten Island Advance reports that 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated...
Time Bomb is back.
Bridgeport boxer Frankie Scalise will soon open a brand-new boxing gym and training center at 3411 S. Halsted St. The 35-year-old fighter says he'll open the gym, called the Bridgeport Boxing Club, on May 1.
During a quick tour of the building, Scalise was all motion and energy, bounding around the empty 3,000-square-foot space explaining what's planned for...
Wow, wow, wow, the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra's "Poperazzi" concert on Saturday night at Hoag Hall was a thrilling way to end the 85th season and to celebrate Jacob Chi's 20 years in Pueblo.
The evening was a perfect blend of classical and popular music. Rossini's "Overture to La scala di seta" was the opening selection. The symphony's performance was light and...
A South Florida restaurant is celebrating a quarter century of bringing a family's Italian traditions to the Sunshine State.
Caffe Abbracci in Coral Gables has been serving up delicious dishes and pleasing plenty of customers since it opened in 1989. "We pay attention to the details," said Nino Pernetti, the restaurant's Venetian owner. "We want to make the people comfortable, and...
Il miglior olio d'oliva del mondo Ă¨ roba nostra, della Tuscia. Lo ha detto il piĂą prestigioso concorso del mondo, cioĂ¨ il New York international olive oil competition (Nyiooc), che si svolge ogni anno in aprile nella Grande mela.
E che stavolta ha assegnato all'azienda agricola Sergio Delle Monache, di Vetralla, e al suo olio TamĂ¬a gold biologico Dop Tuscia il...
Si sono affidati alla rete i Francescani della chiesa romana di San Francesco a Ripa, a Trastevere, per raccogliere i fondi necessari per il restauro della cella dove San Francesco soggiornava quando veniva nella CittĂ Eterna per incontrare il Papa tra il 1209 e il 1223.
Attraverso la piattaforma Kickstarter, i Frati Minori hanno sollecitato ai fedeli in rete donazioni per...
Two longtime Valley restaurants are closing their doors.
After 10 years running restaurants in Chicago, Isabella Mannone moved to Phoenix in 1982 and opened La Fontanella. A few years later, husband Berto Bertuccio came on board, adding to La Fontanella's charms with his homemade gelato, a Valley rarity in those days.
Celebrity chef, author and television star Mario Batali will be featured guest at the annual "An Evening of Wine and Roses" fundraiser benefitting Newton Medical Center.
Batali will appear on Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Centenary College's David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown.
Stefano Domenicali, the team principal of Ferrari's struggling Formula One team, has resigned. Domenicali's term at the helm of the legendary F1 team started with a bang, as the Scuderia captured the constructors' title in 2008, but went downhill rather quickly.
In his tenure, Domenicali, above, has witnessed Red Bull assert its dominance of F1 while the red cars from Italy...
Il 15 aprile 1452, nasceva Leonardo da Vinci. Ma se foste convinti che in realtĂ Leonardo venisse dal futuro, sareste giustificati. L'artista e scienziato toscano Ă¨ probabilmente la persona piĂą geniale mai esistita sulla Terra: in ogni campo in cui si Ă¨ cimentato, dalla pittura alla scienza, dall'anatomia all'architettura, era anni se non secoli avanti ai suoi coetanei.
Nessun altra figura...
On the occasion of Ara H. Merjian's newly published volume from Yale University Press, "Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Modernism, Paris", this roundtable will address the relationship of Italy's modernist movements - from Futurism to the short-lived 'Scuola Metafisica"- to the cultural upheaval of World War One.
Panelists: Raffaele Bedarida, a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art...
As part of our ongoing commitment for the promotion of the Italian language in the United States, the Consulate General of Italy has been in contact with the "School District of Philadelphia" in order to facilitate the participation of all external candidates in the Italian AP examination scheduled to take place on May 15 at noon.
Those who were not able...
The Italian American Chamber of Commerce invites you to CIBO E ARTE
An exclusive presentation of the Region of Umbria: Recipes, Tourism and Art
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Starting at 6:00pm
featuring a special tasting of Umbria Regional products, Italian wine, beer and music
The Italian American Museum is seeking to establish contact with immigrants who made the journey to America aboard the Giuseppe Verdi passenger ship from 1915 to 1928. Passengers who were on board the ship as young children would likely be in their late 80's and 90's today. Many settled in the greater New York City area, and may have remained...
In 2015, the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth, Italian Studies at Notre Dame will host a celebration of the poet's so-called "minor works" with a lecture series and a publication.
Co-sponsored by the William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies and Italian Studies at Notre Dame, the series will take place on eight Thursdays throughout 2015, beginning in January and...
Si comunica il bando di concorso per il miglior saggio redatto da studenti undergraduate nelle universitĂ del Nord America. Si invitano pertanto tutti i colleghi a presentare i migliori saggi dei propri studenti perchĂ© vengano considerati per questo prestigioso riconoscimento.
Si accettano saggi sia in inglese che in italiano, poichĂ© verranno assegnati due premi distinti, uno per lingua. I vincitori riceveranno...
On the list of free agents available last summer, Marco Belinelli's name certainly didn't stand out.
He spent six years bouncing around the league, was traded once for an on-his-last-legs Devean George and again for failed lottery pick Julian Wright. So when he signed a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs in July, it didn't grab much attention.
Tom Thibodeau knew...
La "top trenta" dei siti piĂą visitati d'Italia Ă¨ un viaggio emozionante nelle bellezze della Campania. La classifica Ă¨ stilata dal ministero dei Beni Culturali che prende come punto di riferimento il numero di visitatori e crea l'elenco.
Al primo posto c'Ă¨, ovviamento, il Colosseo. Subito dopo gli scavi tormentati di Pompei e poi, via via, tutte le altre bellezze della...
Brown University's Department of Italian Studies will host a festival of Italian movies today through Thursday, including a restored copy of Fellini's masterpiece, "La Dolce Vita," two silent movies from 1913, and the 2014 Oscar winner as best foreign language film, "The Great Beauty."
The two silent films â€” "Spartacus, or The Thracian Gladiator," and "Ma l'Amor Mio Non Muore!" ("Love...
by Charlene Giannetti
The Decameron by 14th century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio is a collection of novellas containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men hoping to escape the Black Death by isolating themselves in a secluded villa outside Florence.
So what could be more fitting than to see three of these stories brought to...
The 41st Italian-American Open hosted by the Lido Civic Club of Washington D.C., will be held on June 2, 2014, at the Army Navy Country Club, in Arlington, Virginia.
Last year's event raised $13,000 to benefit the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center in Washington D.C., and the Lido Civic Club Scholarship Fund.
The Scalabrini House Seminary will celebrate on April 26, 2014, at Casa Italiana its annual Fundraiser Banquet for the Scalabrinian Seminarians organized by local Scalabrinian priests in collaboration with the Scalabrini Fundraiser Committee.
This year's 16th anniversary celebration will consist of a traditional banquet to raise funds to support the Formation and Vocation Program for first year Scalabrini seminary students who...
The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season â€” with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds.
In Luna Park, Italian amusement tycoon Alberto Zamperla joined Eric Adams as the Brooklyn borough president christened the Cyclone roller-coaster with a local tradition: cracking a bottle of egg cream on the first car.
La National Restaurant Association ha previsto che nel 2014 il numero di ristoranti in America dovrebbe corrispondere ad un cifra intorno a 990,000.La stessa fonte prevede che, nello stesso periodo, il settore del food service rappresentera' un fatturato totale pari a $ 683.4 miliardi, circa il 4% del prodotto nazionale lordo USA.
Complessivamente, il settore impiega 13, 5 milioni di persone.Dei...
We are pleased to announce the next meeting of our Italian Book Club We welcome the Dante Alighieri members and non members to join us in this exciting adventure in the Italian literature.
We are meeting every three months to discuss a book by an Italian Author. The discussion will be in English unless all the participants speak Italian. Feel free to read the book...
Omaggio a Nino Manfredi a dieci anni dalla scomparsa. PrenderĂ il via, a maggio, "Nino!" , serie di iniziative culturali in Italia e all'estero che permetteranno di ripercorrere i momenti piĂą significativi della vita privata ed artistica del grande attore italiano.
Il progetto Ă¨ patrocinato da Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Ministero per i Beni e le AttivitĂ Culturali, Regione Lazio, Roma...
The present volume, which has a moving image by Giulia Di Filippi on the cover and which the author dedicated to his wife Florence, is number 27 in the "Sicilian Studies" series, published by Legas and directed by Gaetano Cipolla.
This is a revised and expanded edition of the volume published with a slightly different title in 2005. Following the introduction,...
By Riccardo Chioni
Mondomusica chiude oggi i battenti dopo una tre giorni a SoHo dedicata all'eccellenza italiana degli strumenti musicali di alto artigianato con l'endorsment del sindaco Bill de Blasio che si Ă¨ detto "orgoglioso di ospitare la manifestazione nella capitale culturale del mondo".
CremonaFiere da 27 anni organizza nella cittĂ di Stradivari la piĂą importante rassegna al mondo di strumenti musicali...
Si e' aperta il 5 aprile al Santa Monica Art Studio la mostra "Overpainting", che vede tra gli espositori 5 apprezzati artisti italiani: Paola Fonticoli, Elena Modorati, Sonia Costantini, Paolo Iacchetti e Albano Morandi. "Overpainting" fa riferimento alla tecnica pittorica di stratificazione delle immagini che vengono successivamente cancellate per costruire sempre nuove espressioni visive. La mostra, organizzata in collaborazione con...
Amelia (Pincherle Moravia) Rosselli is mainly remembered as the mother of two anti-fascists heroes, Carlo and Nello, who were murdered during Fascism.
However, Amelia was the first female writer for the theatre in Italy at the turn of the 19th century and a prominent intellectual woman until the affirmation of Fascism in the 1920s.