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  • Naples is a tricky subject for any artist. How is one to balance the two competing and contradictory images of the city? “See Naples and die!” was the cultural imperative of the Grand Tour and the age of Romanticism. Chaos, Camorra and trash are the flip image. Naples is a “city painted in sound,” Turturro notes, and, like many poor places in the world, “music is a form of emotional and spiritual transportation . . . a form of prayer.”
  • Art & Culture
    Joey Skee(February 28, 2011)
    Italian Americans at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On March 9th, curator Jayson Kerr Dobney will present on “The Neapolitan Instruments Makers of New York” at the Calandra Institute as part of its “Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies.”
  • Passione di John Turturro
    January 20 (6.00 pm). John Turturro is scheduled to meet with Cardinal of Naples Crescenzio Sepe and Antonio Monda at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Moderated by Stefano Albertini, they will speak about Naples. Clips from Turturro's latest film, Passione, will be shown
  • This January the Cardinal of Naples Crescenzio Sepe will be in New York, where he will meet the Italian and Italian-American community, personalities of the cultural and artistic world, academics, scholars, men of faith and laymen alike. His journey is entitled “Dire Napoli” with a slogan: “Don’t shut the door to hope.” In this interview Mons. Gennaro Matino, professor of theology, author of numerous books, and Cardinal Sepe’s vicar for communications, tells us about the reasons and the goals of this journey.
  • Luciano Testa and Gino Baia
    At the Italian Cultural Institute the show "Nativity in the World/ from Naples to New York", the exhibit of Neapolitan crèches brought by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe. "This art is life, Naples is a vital city, a cultural capital of the world throughout the centuries" - said Consul general Francescò Maria Talò at the opening
  • In preparation of the visit of the Cardinal of Naples Crescenzio Sepe to New York next January, a series of precious pieces from Neapolitan Presepi will be exhibited at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 14 to January 18, 2011. Here is some background information and a few tips to better understand what this ancient neapolitan tradition is all about.
  • Have you been in Mulberry Street during these days of celebrations in honor of Saint Gennaro? Do you know why the neighborhood venerates the saint since 1926? Have you ever heard about the “Miracle of Saint Gennaro”, taking place in Naples on Sept 19 since more than 600 years? If your answers are “no” you might first want to read this post and then take a walk down there

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