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Francesco Anile got to make his Metropolitan Opera debut in a T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers. With 5 minutes notice.   The 54-year-old Italian tenor was in the green room during the last act of Saturday's performance of Verdi's "Otello," which was being broadcast on radio throughout the world, when he was told by a stage director that Latv...

By Meghan Giannotta There's more to Little Italy's San Gennaro festival than cannolis — like sausage and peppers, meatballs and zeppoles, too. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the 11-day feast that brings more than one million tourists and locals downtown, donning red, green and white. The festival is historic for Italian immigrants a...

By Rob Abruzzese The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn held a Continuing Legal Education meeting where it hosted two attorneys who gave a lecture titled "The Do's and Don'ts of the Grievance Process" at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Tuesday.   Attorneys John P. Connors Jr., from the law firm of Connors and Connors P.C. in Staten...

"Mondomusica Cremona" sbarca a New York. La più importante manifestazione internazionale dedicata agli strumenti musicali artigianali sarà presente, per la prima volta, al Metropolitan Pavilion di New York dal 15 al 17 marzo. L'obiettivo è quello di diventare il più qualificato evento del settore negli Stati Uniti. L'evento è stato illustrato oggi...

di Filippo Brunamonti   Impressionante la somiglianza tra Giovanna Calvino e suo padre Italo. Stesso gomitolo d'occhi e intelligenza fusi in un deserto protetto, un deserto letterario di umiltà e riservatezza, senza steccati. Eppure, apparentemente, ci troviamo in una zona poco franca per l'intimità. Perché alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò...

You are cordially invited to attend a reading of Luigi Capuana's, "The Interrogation" at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Interrogation is a two character play originally written in Sicilian and translated to English by Santi Buscemi.   About the play: The Interrogation ('Ntrrugatoriu) is a play in one scene with...

There are still three months before nearly two dozen sculptures from the late-14th and early-15th centuries must leave Florence for New York, but Monsignor Timothy Verdon is nervous about the treasures, which are moved only rarely.   "I will be in uninterrupted prayer until the works are back in my museum," said the priest, who directs Flore...

Former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo may be gone, but Mario Mania has just begun.There's a revival of interest in all things Cuomo as political memorabilia collectors dust off their merchandise of New York's first Italian-American chief executive and father of the current governor, Andrew Cuomo. One famous artist who painted Cuomo said he's even goi...

New York and Milan, two important cities, divided by an ocean yet so alike in the respect for culture, food and love of the arts. A new project, Save the Saint, is bringing the two closer by revealing an extremely interesting element of shared history. Save the Saint is a crowd-funding campaign launched by International Patrons of Duomo di Milano...

Il 15 aprile a New York serata di Gala nella Grand Ballroom del Plaza Hotel di Manhattan per premiare chi ha dato un grande contributo all'immagine e al prestigio dell'Italia nel mondo.    Le eccellenze italiane nel mondo saranno al centro delle celebrazioni per il quarantesimo anniversario della fondazione del Gei (Gruppo Esponenti Ita...

by Valerie Zehl   Even as a little kid, Romolo Romeo Mario Alexander De Ritis set his mind on getting his family out of poverty. That was when World War II raged around his native Fara Filiorum Petri in the Abruzzo region of Italy, a town measuring just over seven square miles. He would never forget the trauma of bombings, of Nazi occu...

Join Experience Sicily, Eolo Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen, and Gelsomino Imports, LLC in New York City to celebrate Santa Lucia on her feast day, December 13th. Gelsomino Imports will have unique gift baskets filled with artisanal products from Sicily, so while you're enjoying the feast, you can also purchase your holiday gifts. The afternoon in...