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Dear All! We at Filitalia International & the History of Italian Immigration Museum would love to showcase the amazing work that Scuolaimpresa filmed, helped release, & performed during their stay. This is a video of YOUR museum in the heart of South Philadelphia; a place where your hertitage can be preserved & visited with your help! Please, if yo...

Officials and members of the local Italian-American community gathered in Glen Elk Friday afternoon for a ceremony declaring the district to be Clarksburg’s “Little Italy.” A sign honoring the legacy of the many Italian-American families who have roots in the area was unveiled in a lot at the corner of 4th and Clark streets. “Today is an important...

Imagine Venice, the city of canals, at Christmastime — twinkling with lights and dressed in garlands. Now translate that into gingerbread and gumdrops. That's exactly what hundreds of architects, designers and engineers came together to do — build the Italian city made up of more than 100 small islands out of Snickers, Mars bars, Jellybeans, cereal...

Freddy Florio is one of many Italian-Americans celebrating generations-old holiday traditions in South Philadelphia, including one he started himself: selling Christmas trees on the sidewalk. "Tree World" is what he calls it, plain and simple. For 25 years, he's been selling holiday cheer with a smile outside in the cold. He orders trees from place...

Nowadays Verrocchio is not one of the artists that first come to mind when the subject is the Italian Renaissance. However, when one realizes that Leonardo da Vinci — the “Renaissance Man” himself! — was his pupil and assistant for 10 years, curiosity arises and warrants further exploring Verrocchio’s own legacy. Contemporary documents and sources...

In March 1937, when Esquire published Pietro di Donato’s first short story, “Christ in Concrete,” the magazine included a rare prefatory note. “In the three years since Louis Paul’s prize-winning No More Trouble for Jadwick,” wrote Arnold Gingrich, the editor, “Esquire has received about eighteen thousand short stories from unpublished authors and...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, cordially invites you to the opening of “Icons”, an exhibition by photographer Guido Harari on Monday, December 9, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Guido Harari has met and photographed the greatest music legends: B.B. King, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Patti...

Show runs December 5th through December 31st. Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ. Opening Reception December 7, 4-6pm. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 3pm. Weekends by appointment only. The use of the cell phone is a growing phenomenon seducing us with its capacity of immediacy, autonomy and freedom. The ability to capture an...

The American Association of University Women’s Murrysville chapter will host Italian singer Marco Fiorante at its Dec. 12 meeting for a special holiday program. Born in Cellino San Marco in Italy’s Puglia region, Fiorante completed his musical study in “canto lirico” (“opera performance”) at the Conservatorio Tito Schipa in Lecce, Italy. He has per...

"War&Art. WWI USA in ITALY", la mostra inaugurata al Pentagono nel 2017 con i materiali fotografici del Fondo "Luigi Marzocchi" conservato presso il Museo della Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto, ha riscosso oltreoceano apprezzamenti andati oltre le più rosee aspettative. Un allestimento che, nonostante il trascorrere dei mesi, continua a suscitare inte...

After a piano rehearsal, two orchestra sessions and one concert performance together, soprano Christine Goerke gushed with praise for Gianandrea Noseda. "He doesn't just use his hands and his arms. He conducts with his entire body," she said. "And it is amazing, because when you see that kind of energetic physicality, there is no mistaking what he...

UNICO, the Italian American service organization, welcomed two new members, Melissa Nardone and Amanda Raphael, and also made a donation to the Center for Hope Hospice at its most recent meeting  held at Cafe Gallo in Edison this week.  Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Center for Hope) is a non-profit, community-based organization that pr...