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by Roberto Natalini   With the arrival of summer time, each town and city in Italy celebrates tradition and culture with countless feasts throughout the peninsula, where local food and popular customs become the heart of the festivity.   In California and in particular in the Bay Area, the Italian heritage is honored as well with seve...

By Geffen Records   After one of the most successful PBS pledge runs to date, Il Volo returns with their newly recorded PBS special, We Are Love: Live from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.   Available today, August 6th, We Are Love: Live from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater comes as the second liv...

Heralded for their "informed and impassioned music making" (Music & Vision), Boston based Sarasa has presented concerts throughout the United States and made international appearances in Ireland, Cuba, and India since 1999.   For their return to the BEMF concert stage, Sarasa's ensemble of five virtuoso string players offers a program of...

Il Volo, the Italian opera trio, will perform Sept. 11 at Heinz Hall, Downtown. The group's members — Piero Barons, 19, Gianluca Ginoble, 18, and Ignazio Boschetto, 18 — gained million of fans when the singers performed on the 2012 PBS special "Il Volo Takes Flight."   They also were special guests during Barbra Streisand's 2012 tour. T...

Italian influence on American history can be traced back to Christopher Columbus and Americo Vespucci. The Founding Fathers, especially Jefferson and Franklin, were familiar with the Italian language and culture and with Roman history. Jefferson was a supporter of Filippo Mazzei and encouraged him in the early 1770s to bring Italian vintners to Vir...

Fernando Napolitano provides his input to "Destinazione Italia", a 50 policy action document just issued by the Italian government to attract FDI (Foreign Direct Investments). While welcoming this document and efforts by different ministries, it warns on the peril of being ineffective and not visible to investors who have plenty of options and alte...

Sunday's Columbus Day parade will be the last year Tom Menino is part of the event as mayor. The guest of honor at the cocktail reception kicking off Columbus Day weekend in the North End, the irrepressible Thomas M. Menino, is the center of adulation, as he has been for two decades, on Friday night, where he received an award from the Columbu...

Two doctors on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean have set up their own international exchange program. Dr. Frank Nisenfeld and his wife, Sue, have hosted Dr. Anna Rebesco, of Asti, Italy, for a month, so she could see how medicine is practiced in the states. Nisenfeld, an orthopedic surgeon with the Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute in...

Award-winning Newport News poet Ann Falcone Shalaski was born in Connecticut and "nurtured by a warm, loving, and at times loud Italian family," according to her website. Her second and newest book of poems, "Without Pretense," is dedicated to her parents, Fred and Seraphina Falcone.   It is about her everyday experiences from childhood as a...

By Riccardo Chioni Oltre cinquecento persone si sono date appuntamento alla sala ricevimenti Cipriani 42nd Street venerdì in occasione del 126esimo gala della Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, la più antica sul territorio statunitense. Erano presenti rappresentanti dell'imprenditoria italiana, delle istituzioni e della comunità diplomatica, tra...

Durante i vostri viaggi in America o semplicemente cercando informazioni sui ristoranti italiani negli Stati Uniti, vi sarà sicuramente capitato di imbattervi in un particolare piatto: le fettuccine Alfredo (o meglio, fettuccini. O ancora meglio, fetucini). Presente nei menu di quasi tutti i ristoranti italiani all'estero che -non- si rispettino (...

  WTI Magazine #11    2014 Jan, 3Author : Vino OK      Translation by: Alessandra Bitetti   The region's history   The first historical information about Franciacorta gets lost in ancient times, but until the Middle Ages the area was generally called the Iseo Valley. It was described with this name in the book Statuta Communis Civitatis Brixia...