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Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the United States Capitol over a 25-year period, including the Apotheosis of Washington, the Frieze of American History and the walls of the Brumidi Corridors. His artistic vision was based on the wall paintings of ancient Rome and Pompeii and on the classical revivals that...

Saturday, August 17 - 12 noon to 8 pmSunday, August 17-18 - 11 am to 7 pmalong Stiles & Exeter Streets   Festival Needs:VOLUNTEERS! Volunteers volunteers volunteers! To work stands, to prepare food M/T/W before festival, to setup and break down Sunday eve and Monday morn. Call Sue 410-321-7765 or wtwindstar@aol.com.BOOKS! Book...

By Roy Proctor Richmond will launch its 2013-14 opera season with two salutes in honor of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday. Virginia Beach-based Lyric Opera Virginia will commence its four-event season this month with "Viva Verdi!" a program of Verdi scenes, in the Oates Theater at the Collegiate School.   Read more  ...

For almost as long as Italians have lived in Hoboken, they have been coming to the feast of St. Ann at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The annual celebration began 104 years ago, when a statue of St. Ann arrived from a tiny Italian village in the Apennine mountains near Salerno.   As late as 1960, nearly a quarter of Hoboken's residents were Ital...

The annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival honorees banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Bridgeport Conference Center. Honorees include Italian-American Man of the Year, Anthony "Boo" Bellotte; Italian-American Woman of the Year, Angela Bellotte; Honorary Italian Man of the Year, Dr. Joe Momen; Honorary Italian Woman of the Year,...

By Tom Davidson   When Dominic "Hawk" Santia was a boy, he'd tag along with his father to Sons of Italy club meetings. His dad would buy him chips and a pop, and Santia would quietly take it all in.   The club in Aliquippa was like scores of others in Beaver County that were formed by the immigrants who settled here. They were havens...

The first coffin I ever carried was more than 40 years ago. Inside was my best friend's little old Italian grandmother, Mrs. Izzo.   We took her from the Paul Ippolito funeral home in Summit, up the steep steps of St. Teresa Church and down again to the cemetery. We were just teenagers, surprised and struggling with the weight of the box. Th...

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Time: 6:30PM Venue: Embassy of Italy: 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DCaven Street NW - Washington, DC Organized by: Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute - IACC Italia In collaboration with: SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute present Massimo Cai...

Quando: Martedì, 7 giugno 2016, 5:00PM-6:30PMDove: Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009The US-Italy Global Affairs   Forum In collaborazione con SAIS, European and Eurasian Studies SAIS Italian Society Vi...

Street painting has been part of the artistic canon since the middle ages. In 16th-century Europe, artists would create temporary works of art with chalk in public spaces, such as in front of a church or fountain. It was a way for underemployed artists to hawk their skill and attract commissions — or simply earn some tips to pay for a meal. &...

The Hoboken Italian Festival, otherwise known as the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri (Our Lady of the Martyrs), returns to Sinatra Park Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday Sept 11. The religious tradition began over 600 years ago in Molfetta, Italy, according to Danny Altilio, who does public relations for the festival.   A number of Ital...

Frank Fanelli was born Francesco Vincente Fanelli in New York City on May 26, 1929, and died on Jan. 11, 2017. His heritage was 100% Italian, and his parents came to the U.S. through Ellis Island.   Frank inherited his father's place in Laurenzana, Italy, and gave the place to the relatives who had been living there since his father came to...