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Una mostra nel 2005 al New York Metropolitan Museum su Piero della Francesca; una trionfale tournée della Filarmonica della Scala nel 2007; altre due grandi esposizioni alla National Gallery of Art di Washington – la prima, tenutasi nel 2006, dedicata ai grandi Maestri del Rinascimento Bellini, Giorgione e Tiziano, e la seconda, realizzata due anni...

The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National is holding their annual turkey and non-perishable food drive starting on Friday November 22nd, Monday November 25th and Tuesday November 26th at St. Catherine of Siena School. Please drop off all items at the school during regular school hours. As in years past, all turkeys and food items will be donated t...

By Steve Szkotak   Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big equipment — part art restoration.   In its interio...

By Niccolò Graffio   Two of the many fond memories I had of my childhood in Corona, Queens: 1) Growing up in a predominantly (Southern) Italian area 2) Playing "War" in the streets with my neighborhood friends. My paisani need no explanation for the former.   The sights, sounds and the smells (especially around dinner time) of the old...

Despite a steady drizzle, the seventh annual Columbus Day parade in Jersey City today drew scores of people and completed its route as planned.   The parade kicked off shortly after 1 p.m. at Dickinson High School and was making its way down Newark Avenue toward its endpoint at City Hall when it began to rain lightly.   Read more &nb...

"I wanted to do a cool neighborhood event that brought the neighbors together," said Joe Gardella, proprietor of Joe Benny's Focacceria about the January 8 Little Italy Meatball Fest at the Little Italy Lodge. "Little Italy is such an awesome place. I love it. What better piece of Italian food than the meatball? Everyone has their own meatball stor...

Washington DC (15/11/2012) – L'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington e l'ospedale psichiatrico St Elizabeth ospitano per due giorni un simposio scientifico dal titolo "Salute mentale, una priorità negletta". Obiettivo del seminario, che si inserisce nelle attività di cooperazione in campo medico tra Italia e Stati Uniti, e' quello di rafforzare le colla...

Nel 2013, mentre si celebra l'Anno della cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti, Globus et Locus, insieme al Center for Italian Studies della University of Pennsylvania, il Consolato italiano a Philadelphia e AISLLI (Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana), organizza un Convegno internazionale dal titolo "Italicity....

Sunday, October 13, 2013   Lecturers Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Peter Lukehart (National Gallery of Art CASVA) will present Torquato Tasso's poem Jerusalem Delivered and the works of art it inspired. The National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble with Rosa Lamoreaux, artistic director, soprano and the National Gallery of Art Cha...

A traveling exhibit of paintings by some of the greatest names in European art, some of which have never been displayed outside the Scottish museums that house them, will stop at Allentown Art Museum for three months this summer, it was announced Wednesday. "Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums" will be at the mu...

Federal Judge Joseph F. Saporito, Jr. has been chosen as guest speaker for the Italian American Association's Annual Columbus Day banquet set for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 11 at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.   Saporito, who has been admitted to practice law before all courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Unit...

by Dolores Alfieri   Lately, Anthony and I have been preoccupied with Roseto, Pennsylvania. Maybe it's because we recently spent time with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, who grew up in Roseto; or maybe because we recently spoke with Maria Laurino, author of "The Italian Americans," the companion book to the popular PBS series of the sa...