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After two years of suspension, the IBBL NY (Italian Brands Basketball League) the basketball tournament that combine sport and Italian excellence is back in New York. On April 8, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was chosen as the grand opening event, where the Brooklyn Nets stars usually take the court. This year the tournament will also see the par...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY has announced Andrea Cioffi's play Apartment 2B (Appartamento 2B) as the 2022 Mario Fratti Award winner. The award ceremony will take place May 4th 2022 at 6PM at the Italian Cultural Institute in NY (686 Park Avenue, NY). A reading of a scene from the translation made by Caterina Nonis, will be presented toget...

When: Fri, 05/06/2022 - 12:00pm- Panel Discussion on Zoom. In order to participate, RSVP and you will receive an e-mail with your Zoom link by 6pm on May 5. If you don't receive the e-mail by then, contact us at casa.italiana@nyu.edu While mostly known around the world for its magnificent Catholic urban heritage – from the St. Peter’s Basilica in R...

"Drafted" is a word that a few days ago added a page of history to the book of Italian basketball. Lorela Cubaj, 23 years old, from Terni (Perugia), center of the Italian national team, already bronze at the Under 16 European Championships and silver at the Under 17 World Championships, was the fifth Italian player in history to be chosen at the WN...

The Metropolitan Opera will present an audacious new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, which moves the Bel Canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day town in the American Rust Belt, with nine performances April 23-May 21, 2022. Australian film, theater, and opera director Simon Stone makes his Met debut with this bol...

When five young Italian American friends from the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn discovered that they each had talented voices, they started singing together as a group on street corners in 1957.  After being together for a short time, the singing group decided to call themselves the Overons. They started the group just for the love of singing and...

Imagine being a lifelong Yankees fan and fulfilling a dream of pitching in pinstripes – with your big-league debut against the Boston Red Sox. At Yankee Stadium, in front of a packed house. That scene unfolded on Saturday afternoon for Ron Marinaccio, though it might not have been the most nerve-wracking moment of his day. Awarded the “championship...

In New York, opera lovers can rejoice.  The Metropolitan Opera’s Madama Butterfly is in production. It’s the opera in three acts that Giacomo Puccini wrote and dedicated to the Queen of Italy, Elena of Montenegro. Interpreting the role of the tragic geisha will be the soprano Eleonora Buratto. Until May 7th, those interested may attend the six oper...

The Tank has announced it will present The Land of Swollen Faces by Paolo Bignami and Hide and Seek by Tobia Rossi in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theater as part of the 2022 Play It Again In Scena!: A Very Special Coming Back Edition of the Italian Theater Festival. Performances are scheduled for May 5-15 at The Tank's Proscenium Theater. Bigna...

Several years after Italian oriented radio programs ceased broadcasting in the Delaware Valley, a group of Italian-American business owners and other individuals funded the return of Italian American radio programming. On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2013, at 8 a.m., “Radio Italian Style” debuted on Wilmington’s WILM 1450 AM. The sponsors engaged the talents o...

Naming her brings to mind a time of conspiracies, cloak-and-dagger events, and lascivious, decadent orgies of sex and wealth. But was Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI and his favorite, Vannozza Cattanei, truly such a dissolute being? According to historians and researchers, including Anita Sanseverino, a photographer with a focus on t...

He’s the cuisine cugine. Meet Danny Mondello, the Rossville, Staten Island, native behind the wildly popular TikTok account “Meals_by_cug.” Cug is short for cugine, which means “cousin” in Italian, but is also a colloquial term used to describe an Italian-American. “When I made this page, it was a persona. Cug isn’t Danny,” Mondello, 24, told The P...