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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...

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  ...