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Con costanza, passione, fede ed entusiasmo, domenica 13 marzo si è svolto il 109mo gala della San Pasquale Society di Airola (Benevento). Un sodalizio socio-comunitario, creato dagli emigrati della città di Airola nel lontano 1907 con scopi sociali, di assistenza e di beneficenza.   Era il vecchio mondo dell'emigrazione italiana, fatta di du...

By Katrina Tulloch   The Italian American Athletic Club of Syracuse has donated 500 cases of water to the people of Flint, Michigan. News of the Flint water crisis broke in 2015, but Anthony Catania, the treasurer of the IAAC, hadn't heard about it until he saw Flint residents on the "Steve Harvey Show" last spring.   "People fro...

September 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm. The Holocaust in Italy: The Life and Times of Primo Levi. A presentation by Francesco Bonavita. Primo Levi is perhaps one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. As a survivor of the Holocaust, he went on to document the horrors of his experiences in The Periodic Table, If Not Now, When? and The Monkey...

Auburn Italian-American music duo Paolo & Felice will present Christmas Music with an Italian Flair at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.   The duo, consisting of Paolo Saltarello on mandolin/vocals and Felice Mucedola on accordion, has performed at festivals in Buffalo, Rochester, Watertown and mor...

Dopo due anni intensi di lavoro da parte di CremonaFiere e dopo avere gettato solide basi di collaborazioni importanti negli Stati Uniti, si è finalmente concretizzata la prima edizione di Mondomusica New York.   Le premesse per un evento straordinario c'erano tutte: 164 espositori da tutto il mondo, 17 eventi collaterali di alto livello tra...

Elmira, N.Y.     The Italian American Veterans Club, 1070 Magee St., Elmira, will hold its 28th annual Italian Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. on July 20 and noon to 8 p.m. on July 21. The festival will feature Italian-American food, beverages and games. The schedule of festival events is as follows:- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 20, music...

Once home to the likes of astronomer Carl Sagan and Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, Brooklyn, New York's Bensonhurst neighborhood has produced more than celebrities. Its generations-owned pasticcerias, salumerias, homemade bread and mozzarella stores and open-air produce markets have created some of the most authentic Italian specialty foods th...

The Giants of the Mountain is a "myth" between fable and reality that Pirandello continued to imagine, write, and rework from 1929 to 1934, but eventually left unfinished despite encouraging contracts with American impresarios. Yet, in its present form, the play vibrates with the powerful contradictions of sublime Art torn between the inner necessi...

In the mid 1800s New York was a dangerous, chaotic city teaming with newly arrived immigrants. Ruthless crooks and brutal criminal gangs ruled the lawless streets. Host Kelly Choi maps the emergence of the police force that took on these cutthroat thieves and mobsters. Along the way, she highlights the work of some of New York's greatest detectives...

di Riccardo Chioni   "L'ho conosciuto proprio il giorno della sua morte, ero un ragazzino e da lì è cominciato questo interesse profondo per studiare non solo la voce, ma la persona, il carattere" ha spiegato Emilio Iodice, autore del libro "A Kid From Philadelphia: Mario Lanza, The Voice of the Poets", presentato alla Columbus Citizens Foun...

Thinking about Italian for lunch? The Galbani Italian Heritage Festival opens at 11 a.m. Thursday on Hertel Avenue, between Delaware and Colvin avenues. Food is only one part of the four-day festival.   Live music, heritage events such as grape-stomping, an "Italian Idol" contest and cooking demonstrations, Sicilian puppet shows also ar...

by Frank Mojica   The New Rochelle Public Library will kick off Italian Heritage and Culture month with an Oct. 4 concert by vocalists Vincent Ricciardi and Emily Wright-Ricciardi.   The husband-and-wife tenor and soprano will perform a program of Italian and American favorites, such as Mario Lanza, Julie Andrews, Andrea Bocelli, Celi...