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When an Italian mother and a Roman chef are in the kitchen of a new restaurant, you know it's going to be good. That is what's going on at Pax Romana, which opened in downtown White Plains in early February.   The owner's mother is often in the kitchen preparing her lasagna and helping the chef with their fresh homemade dishes, and the chef,...

It's Friday night in Chelsea and the women with beautifully gelled eyebrows and sequin boleros are flagging down the salami cart. This isn't a euphemism: In the gleaming dining rooms of La Sirena, the latest restaurant from celebrity chef Mario Batali and his partner Joe Bastianich, there's a roving antipasti station delivering piles of olives, ch...

by Maria Garcia   Large or small, the vast majority of film festivals are international. A few are regional, but rarely is there one devoted entirely to movies from a single country. That is what makes "Open Roads: New Italian Cinema" so unusual. This one-week festival, in its 16th year, screens at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City J...

Si chiama Silvia Trobbiani, fa l'hair stylist, ha 30 anni ed è originaria di Corridonia: Silvia è arrivata a New York il 6 febbraio 2012 con il sogno di fare l'hair stylist delle star.   La sua avventura e il suo percorso vengono raccontati sul portale www.scoprinewyork.it.   Silvia "ha iniziato a lavorare come acconciatrice a 13 anni...

di Piero Armenti   Lo scrittore Alessandro Baricco presenterà la versione tradotta del suo libro "I Barbari," curata da Rizzoli USA, presso Eataly, e sarà disponibile per autografi e interviste, o semplicemente chiacchiere con i fan, dalle 14 alle 16.   Baricco è uno degli scrittori italiani di maggior successo, amato dal pubblico, vi...

On Sunday, January 26 from 2:30-6 p.m., the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in collaboration with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts and the Primo Levi Center, will present From Ghetto to Palazzo: The Worlds of Salamone Rossi featuring the Profeti della Quinta vocal ensemble, First Prize Winners of the 2011 York Early Music Comp...

di Fabiana Yvonne Lugli   Il mondo giocoso di Coralina apre le porte agli esploratori di meraviglie. Il 27 gennaio è stata inaugurata l'esposizione Toys From The Blaze dell'artista (e nostra columnist) Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. La mostra è allestita negli spazi di A Private Studio, fino al 10 marzo. Coralina é una creatura affascinante e co...

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation by Prof. Louis J. Gesualdi, who will be discussing his book The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Writings, at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, March 20.   The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Writings represents a meaningful beginning to inform Italian America...

By Don Rittner   On top of a box in the attic of an unused building in Albany lay a photograph of a beautiful Italian woman. Looking through the box I found newspaper accounts, and a photo album, more photos of this beautiful woman who, by her photos, appeared to be an actress or singer around the turn of the 20th century. But who was this "...

It's all in the family.Giuseppe Riccobono, 59, galloped his way to a full-time career as a horse-carriage driver shortly after he emigrated from Italy in 1981. Decades later, his sons Francesco, 27, and Antonino, 26, followed in their father's footsteps into the tourist-friendly carriage commerce.Now, they are all fighting to keep their jobs. &nb...

The evening will start with a toast to some of the greatest opera performers: Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo. A retrospective presentation that will take you behind the scenes of one of the opera and entertainment world's greatest events – a 1990 concert by Josè Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. &n...

The Danube river is one of the main locations marking the long process of the creation and contestation of European civilization in the late Roman period. As we celebrate the European Union and the political and cultural legacy of Europe today, we take the opportunity to turn back to the historical past and to the gradual formation of Europe in the...