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When Italian film star Sophia Loren arrived to America, she easily managed to impress two men: Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant.
The singular greatness of Italian vermouth is a function of the area’s access to high-quality wine and fresh, vibrant botanicals.
The world’s most ambitious free-trade area is colliding with a surge in economic nationalism.
Italian law enforcement is circling in on Italy's most wanted Mafioso fugitive, executing dozens of search warrants on known associates of Matteo Messina Denaro.
Italy wants Libya’s coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.
Overshadowed by powerhouse destinations like Rome and Florence, Modena flies under most travelers’ radars. But given that this northern city is the birthplace of many Italian icons — from balsamic vinegar to Ferrari cars to famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti — there’s no shortage of cultural and culinary riches to discover.
EasyJet has announced 20 new routes for 2018, opening up a number of intriguing options for UK travellers.
Italian Street Food Festival is the perfect combination of picturesque settings, traditional food and festive fun, as trusted Italian born Vincenzo Prosperi takes you on a culinary adventure like no other.
Naples' Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living rooms this time of year.
Italy's Senate gave final approval Thursday to a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in the Roman Catholic nation's long-running and agonizing debate over euthanasia and end-of-life issues.
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Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.
The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
Among the works featured are a mysterious, unfinished portrait of Dr. Alexandre, never seen before in the United States; impressions of the theater; life studies and female nudes, among them the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; and drawings of caryatids and heads, which are telling of Modigliani’s sculptures, which he created over a five-year period from 1909 to 1914.
Modigliani Unmasked is organized by Mason Klein, Curator, The Jewish Museum.The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
Modigliani Unmasked is made possible by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
The perfect fresh pasta dish is the result of high quality ingredients, a well-crafted dough, and an understanding of how to pair pasta shapes with different sauces....but most of all, a great pasta dish is the result of practice! Join the Chef of La Scuola in this NEW interactive 3-hour workshop where she will demonstrate fresh pasta dough and shaping techniques, and work one-on-one with guests to help them hone their skills! Whether you're a gnocchetti novice or a pappardelle pro, this class will have something for you! In this class, guests will:
Observe the Chef of La Scuola demonstrate how to create the perfect pasta dough and several unique pasta shapes
Take part in an intensive hands-on activity in which they will try their hand at making fresh pasta dough and shaping pasta
Have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the Chef of La Scuola to hone their pastamaking skills
Enjoy 1 fresh pasta dish paired with a complementary wine
Take home menus, adapted recipes and wine tasting notes
Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Seating is first-come, first-served. All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.
Struffoli is a Neapolitan dish made of deep fried balls of dough about the size of marbles. Crunchy on the outside and light inside, struffoli are mixed with honey and other sweet ingredients. There are many different ways to dress them, but the traditional way is to mix them in honey th diavulilli (nonpareils sprinkles), cinnamon, and bits of orange rind. learn how to make them just on time for the Holidays!
Our ever-popular hands-on culinary classes for children are presented in our professional demonstration kitchen. Start your family traditions and create memories to cherish forever. Appropriate for all ages! Presented by Cathy Blanco. Must Register in advance and prepay. Each class is 1 ½ to 2 hours long. Space is limited, early registration is suggested.
Children’s Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $40;
Parent & Child Fee: Members $55, Non-Members $65;
Each additional person: Members $30, Non-Members $40
Ierimonti Gallery is pleased to present our Christmas concert featuring I Bassifondi, playing their Baroque music album, Alfabeto Falso.
This evening's program, mirroring a typical instrumental session in 17th-century Italy, features some among the most representative works of that period in the same spirit of sharing and improvisation – a peculiar trait of the ancient way of making music together. Most 17th and 18th century music for lute, guitar, theorbo and archlute was devised and written down to be played in consort with different instruments. Such authors as Kapsberger, Corbetta, Piccinini, de Visée, Granata, Weiss and many others either composed their solo pieces with an added continuo accompaniment or arranged them from the original tablatures into regular multi-part scores. Moreover, in some more explicit instances they wrote directly for a consort of lutes, or for lute and sundry instruments. Several period chronicles witness how such multi-instrumental music used to be performed. Guitarists were typically expected to be accompanied by theorbos, colasciones, lutes – and vice versa. Relying on written testimonies as well as on musical and iconographic sources, the ensemble I Bassifondi, founded and hand-picked by Simone Vallerotonda, aims at rediscovering and offering the audience that repertoire in chamber format. Their debut album "Alfabeto falso” (Arcana/Outhere Music, 7 July, 2017) was nominated at the ICMA 2018 (International Classical Music Award), among the best baroque instrumental records.
Celebrate the Holiday Season with this fun, classic, Italian game night! Enjoy desserts and wine as you play for the chance to win various raffle prizes.
Kindly RSVP by December 12th, 2017. Members $35; Non-Members $45.