On a Zoom call, Mike Friedman looks every bit a chef with his short-sleeved whites, black beanie, and a neatly trimmed beard that frames a frequent smile. But nearly a year into the novel coronavirus crisis, the driving force behind the Red Hen sounds more like the creative director at an ad firm when he explains how the Bloomingdale neighborhood f...

The Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society in Washington, DC is inviting you to attend a virtual discussion about the film " From the Vine,” with our special guest the film’s lead actor Joe Pantoliano! Joe has won an Emmy for his role in the Sopranos and has had roles in many hit films such as the Goonies, the Matrix, and Risky Business. His most recent f...

“Il Viaggio”, the title of this concert, represents the long journey from Naples to Rome, from the Middle East to Africa and Latina America, that Tiziana Tosca Donati – aka Tosca on stage – will take us on.   Singer, actress, and performer, Tosca has a brilliant solo career and she also collaborated with several great Italian and international arti...

The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington, DC Area (AMHS) awards two, $4,000 scholarships each year. The next scholarship period is for the academic year 2021-2022. Awards not used during the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters are not transferable to the following academic year. See this link for information on the scholarship appli...

The power of melody is the musical bonding element of pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordion player Luciano Biondini. La Strada Invisibile (The Invisible Road), the title of this concert, is the imperceptible thread seamlessly bringing together the jazz, classical music and Italian song pieces chosen by the virtuoso performers. The remarkable simila...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DCare pleased to partner with DC JazzFest again to present Dado Moroni, one the most talented jazz pianists and composers of our time. Joining the 16th Annual Dc JazzFest lineup, Dado Moroni will perform in a trio together with Stefano Bagnoli (drums) and Riccardo Fioravanti (do...

Together with our friends at the Music Programs of the National Gallery of Art, we are pleased to present the Quartetto Noûs, performing a classical recital of string quartets by Boccherini, Puccini and Mozart from the breathtaking setting of Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, Italy. Noûs (nùs), the ancient Greek word for “mind” and “intellect”, thus “ra...

Our virtual stage reopens for an intimate performance with trumpeter Paolo Fresu, one of the greatest jazz artists in Italy with a thriving career spanning over 30 years. Fresu will be accompanied by bandoneonist Daniele di Bonaventura.   The repertoire of this extraordinary duo features original ballads, improvisations, a Puccini theme from La Boh...

“Anno nuovo, vita nuova.” We are all familiar with this Italian expression proclaimed at the beginning of a new year. This year, it takes on a deeper meaning as a major change will take place at Holy Rosary. The good news is that starting in the month of February, two priests will be staffing Holy Rosary parish; the other part of this news is that...

Calling it an “an historic day for our Italian and Italian American community,” on December 15, 2020, CISC President Francesco Isgro, together with CISC Chair Fr. Ezio Marchetto, Italian Embassy First Counselor Domenico Bellantone, & donor Commendatore Robert Facchina cut the ribbon at the inauguration of the Italian American Museum of Washington D...