The Rizzoli Bookstore building is an icon of New York City architecture and one of the most beautiful commercial spaces in America. After 30 years, it is now facing the threat of demolition. It’s unlikely at this point that it will be saved unless a public backlash is strong enough to convince city officials otherwise.
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This most popular Italian nougat candy—which, together with pandoro and panettone, has become a symbol of an Italian Christmas—is basically made of honey, sugar, and egg whites, filled with toasted almonds or other nuts, covered in edible rice paper, and usually shaped into a rectangular tablet.
Le Conversazioni, is an event created by Antonio Monda in collaboration with co-curator Davide Azzolini, and it is inspired by everything that is art, theater, literature, dance and film. This is not just a moment to hear what big stars like to watch, but it is an opportunity to learn what has influenced their work, to understand their style better and even to learn about films you have never heard of before
N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Events, the Italian film festival directed by Viviana del Bianco and Grazia Santini, is back in the United States for its 23rd N.I.C.E. USA edition. The series of eight new Italian films by debuting directors premiered in New York City at Tribeca Cinemas on November 11th and it will end on the 14th.
The founder of the movement called Teatro Patologico presents his version of the Bard's story from the viewpoint of the gravedigger and the audience is kept guessing about which character is hallucinating. His plays investigate mental illness by grasping its vital artistic and creative aspects with the intention of restoring the "dignity of the fool."
The international conference Verdi's Third Century: Italian Opera Today, a collaboration between the American Institute for Verdi Studies and New York University, has brought together scholars, practitioners, and critics at NYU to discuss the circulation and perception of Verdi in today's world. It all started with 27, a documentary in progress on Verdi and his influence on Parma.
The Museum of Modern Art honors Italian production designer, art director and costume designer for films Dante Ferretti with a large-scale multimedia installation, original set pieces from the films that earned him three Academy Awards and a six-month retrospective of 22 films featuring the production designer’s career defining work.
Carmine Valentino, the town's mayor said that “Our city is proud to be the hometown of Bill de Blasio's family. We are supportive of his campaign to become New York City's first citizen and we are proud to be a part of his life. We are happy his notoriety is reaching our town and our small community.”
Candiate De Blasio's ancestors, his grandparents to be exact, left Sant'Agata de' Goti i ( in the provice of Benevento, Campania), in the early 1920's looking to fulfill their American dream.
In the year of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, the Cameristi della Scala will offer an exclusive program featuring “Fantasie” from Verdi’s operas. The tour will open on October 7th at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), a place not really known for classical music but known for its special relationship with an important Italian multinational oil and gas company: ENI ((National Hydrocarbons Authority).
President Barack Obama in a historic visit to the campus, October 23, 2009, went the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Research Center and left his signature for MIT students on a piece of equipment in the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory.
"The American male consumer has now understood that paying a little more for a certain product is not only a great tribute to Italian creativity and quality, but it is an investment in a better end product that is unique and lasts over time. " Italian Trade Commissioner & Executive Director for the US talks menswear and the Made in Italy label of quality