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Josephine J. (Gargiulo) Templeton M.D., trustee of the John Templeton Foundation, will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation's (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Templeton will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Philanthropy on October 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The black-tie...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   Speaking of Italian Baroque is always very generalizing and sometimes an understatement. There are examples of Baroque in every region of Italy and usually they have different properties with very connotative details and a final yield always recognizable as bel...

by Florence Nelson The piccolo used to be just a "little wooden flute" to most people. We heard it played in bands — especially in "The Stars and Stripes Forever" — and in an occasional Vivaldi concerto performance. That was about it. Composers used the piccolo to provide color in orchestral works — the way cooks spice up their sauces with garlic...

Join us for a one of a kind event at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood. The installation of the Presepe and beginning of the Holy Year of Mercy • Blessing of the Presepe: Nativity of Mercy - 6:15 pm • Celebration of Mass with Bishop John O'Hara - 6:30 pm • Lighting of the Courtyard Trees - 7:30 pm • Songs & Music in A...

By Travis Highfield   Roughly 70 years ago, the only place you'd likely find American, German and Italian soldiers together was on a battlefield, Maj. Gen. John W. Baker said. On Sunday, however, representatives from each country were on hand for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor 22 German and Italian prisoners of war who died in captiv...

by Claudia Astarita   Italy richness in beauties is not a secret, still there are some amazing places that are not yet well-known. It is certainly the case of several medieval burgs scattered on the territory.   First to be mentioned among the ones selected by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera is Castelvetro di Modena (Emilia Roma...

Cannara, Italy, and Walla Walla hope to become sister cities. A friendship-pact signing ceremony will take place Tuesday 10:45 a.m. at City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave. The push for sisterhood with Cannara came from Walla Walla onion growers and Council member Jim Barrow, who recently toured Cannara. Signing for Cannara will be Antonio Baldaccini, a busi...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend the 2016 Long Island Ambasciatore Awards Ceremony & Dinner. Honoring Outstanding Italian-American Leaders and their Italian-American Organizations. Crest Hollow Country Club - 8325 Jericho Tpke. - Woodbury, NY 11797. Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 12 noon...

by Lou Carlozo   If you think it's a long way from the Chicago to the South Pacific, then you haven't watched Lawrence E. DiStasi making magic on stage. And magic isn't too strong a word: As a founding member of Lookingglass Theatre, DiStasi helped conjure from thin air a theater company that has become a Chicago gem.   And it's with...

by Tessa Boase The Italians do not do solitude. They will happily spend the entire summer laid out cheek by jowl on the country's beaches. On Italy's east coast, at Pescara, you pay €10 (£7) a day for a sun lounger and parasol, and don't stir for a fortnight. It's a noisy, congested, sybaritic ritual that is part of the national identity. Be...

By Laurie Lucas   In a coup for the Inland Empire, an Italian couple has brought white-linen dining and classical cuisine from their homeland to Corona rather than to Orange County, as they'd originally planned. Alfredo Cali of Sicily and his wife, Donna Cali of Calabria, both 52 and married 27 years, opened Con Amore Ristorante (meanin...

by Kinsey Gidick   This spring, Beaufain Street's Leaf restaurant — that's the downtown Vickery's for some of you — will be transformed into an Italian restaurant. Michael and Caitlin Toscano are the couple behind the spot they've dubbed Le Farfalle, and today Michael, formerly of NYC's uber-successful Perla, revealed a few more details abou...