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Sunday November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. In Sicilian with ENGLISH supertitles. $5 tickets online or at the door. Terra Matta. Based on the diaries of Vincenzo Rabito. Adapted and interpreted by Stefano Panzeri. Presented by In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY Fall Edition Terra Matta is adapted from...

A little more than three months after the passing of founder George Randazzo of Bloomingdale, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual awards gala in his honor Saturday night in Rosemont. But the organization faces an uncertain future as volunteers try to fill the void left by Randazzo, the group's chief cheerleader an...

Sometimes you leave a theater thinking to yourself: “Wow. I just saw something very special that I will never forget.” Such was the case watching Opera Modo perform La Gioconda at the The War Memorial in Gross Pointe Farms. This opera company, which has been surprising and delighting audiences big and small for a few years now, has blown the doors...

Vietnam War veteran Frank Andreotti Jr. has been named  grand marshal for Milford’s Veterans Day parade on Monday. “Tickled pink, to be honest with you,” Andreotti said, in reaction to being chosen. “I really am. It’s truly an honor.” Andreotti, a St. Mary’s High School graduate, performed the Bells of Peace tolling at last year’s Veterans Day para...

Fred Bongusto — one of Italy's most treasured singer-songwriters and soundtrack composers — has died. The artist passed away overnight in hospital, according to his press office. While a cause of death was not revealed, Bongusto had been struggling with health problems for some time. He was 84.Born in Campobasso, Italy, in 1935, Bongusto first made...

It should come as no surprise that pizza is serious business in Italy. And when most of us think of Italian-style pizza, we think of a steering wheel-sized personal pizza hot out of a wood-fired oven, its thin crust flecked with crunchy, burnt spots. This kind of pizza that Americans so frequently associate with Italy is Neapolitan-style pizza, and...

On LinkedIn, I noticed an opportunity for travel writers to join a group to visit Olbia. I immediately replied, expressing my sincere interest in the destination, then waited (and waited) with great anticipation to be accepted. What did I do as I waited? I tried to find out where in the world Olbia was located. Now I Know There it was, clearly on t...

When: Friday, November 22nd at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 Presented on the occasion of the 4th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. The theme of this year's Italian Cuisine Week, which will take place from November 18-24, 2019, is Food Education: The Culture of Taste. This yearly initiat...

There’s a moment in the 1976 movie Rocky where the film we’re watching stops being a product of the American new wave and where it transforms before our eyes into the future of cinema. That moment is the training montage. Up until the training montage, Rocky belongs within the ranks of the ’70s dramas that clearly inspired it. It’s a grey, ugly, sl...

There are multiple reasons to explore the ancient Puglia region on the heel of Italy’s boot from Renaissance palaces, extraordinary seafood, mystery churches to a dictator’s folly. This is the first of a two part series on the Puglia region – or Apulia as it was known in past days. Classic archaeological ruins, villages of feudal-era architecture,...

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association recently honored Frank Perrecone and Frank Fiorello at its annual Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Awards Banquet held at the Venetian Club. Perrecone, the principal at Ferolie & Perrecone law firm, was inducted into GRIAA’s Hall of Fame. Perrecone is a former chairperson of GRIAA and a long-tim...

The history of women emancipation in Italy has been long and not always simple, but some may wonder why talking about women emancipation is important still today: in the end, Italy is a country where women enjoy equal rights and opportunities as men, just as in the rest of the Western world.  Gender equality remains, in 2019, a hot topic and a di...