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A new book is forthcoming from Sanniti Publications. It’s a novel called Family Matter (cover photo above). I have been working on this novel for several years, and after numerous revisions, it’s now where I want it. As the title suggests, it’s a family story, or rather several of them which form the “matter” of which Family Matter is made. They ar...

On Thursday, May 16th, 2019, join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see La Traviata at MN Opera. ICC members receive a 20% discount on tickets throughout the opera season. Meet Mirella Rossi Heimpel and the group in the Ordway lobby - 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 - at 6:15 pm and start at 6:30 pm with a fun and informative half-...

Here’s an interesting exhibition for history buffs and Lower East Siders alike: The Lung Block, a New York City Slum and Its Forgotten Italian-American Community,” is digging into the parallel stories of a displaced Italian community on The Lower East Side in the 1930’s and our present day sagas of gentrification and immigration challenges.  The ex...

We are Viktoria Rusnakova and Samuele Bagnai. In our early twenties, we moved from Europe to opposite coasts of the United States. Today, we both live in San Diego, California, where a sequence of peculiar coincidences, three years ago, brought us together. We recently published daringly authentic books, where we have recounted our multicultural ex...

Opening Reception: Friday April 26, 6 - 8 PM, 2019. Duration: April 26 - May 11. Location: East Village Art View. 111 Third Avenue, # 15H. New York, NY 10003 Hours: Thursdays and Fridays by appointment (917) 859 9026 juliart5@hotmail.com Edoardo Marcenaro presents his collection of artworks made on actual $1 bills. The exhibition includes works by...

In “Italianitá,” William (Bill) Giovinazzo explores the culture and history of Italians and Italian Americans – from the time when the Greeks colonized Italy to the influx of Italian immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries to John Travolta strutting his stuff in a New York disco. Giovinazzo describes “Italianitá” or the essence of being Italian,...

The Consulate is closed for Liberation Day on April 25. It is the occasion for us to remember the mutual sacrifice made by Italians and Americans, the struggle for freedom that brought us together, and the heroism of single individuals. #DYK that Walter Orebaugh, the American Consul in Florence from 1944-47, fought with the partisan Brigata San Fau...

If you grew up in Chicago during the Top 40 era of AM radio, you probably had a transistor radio tucked under your pillow listening to such legendary Chicago DJs as Ron Britton, Barney Pip, Art Roberts and Larry "Uncle Lar" Lujack spinning the latest rock 'n roll hits. The godfather of them all was Dick Biondi, one of the original "screamers" known...

Dominic Mammoliti had a lot on his plate, but the opportunity was so tempting that he couldn't pass loading it up with one more thing. The owner of Calabresella New York Style Deli, a fixture in the Rochester area since the late 1960s, already had a busy shop in Gates, a relatively new location in Avon and a third shop in the Village of Fairport in...

Get into the spirit of Italy at Festa Italiana! on Sunday, June 9 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. This grand event brings the community together with the finest food, activities and entertainment of the Italian culture. Renowned Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, will once again dazzle the audience as headliner on the Mo...

A group of servicemembers, dependents, civilians and Italians have brought back an all-volunteer program to help acquaint incoming Americans with dozens of local communities surrounding the base. Called Vicini Americani, Italian for “American neighbors,” the program relaunched Friday during the “Spring into Spring” festival at the base’s Freedom Pa...

As a child growing up in the northern Italy city of Venice, Dario Monni often awoke to two distinct smells: freshly brewed coffee and simmering homemade pasta sauce. The latter was the handiwork of his grandmother, who would wake up as early as 5 a.m. to begin the sauce that would later complement her fresh pasta, he said. Using her hands and a rol...