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Italy’s antitrust body said on Thursday it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd used software updates to slow their mobile phones and push clients into buying new handsets.
Silvio Berlusconi has been prime minister of Italy three times. Despite a series of sex scandals and tax fraud convictions, the 81-year-old media mogul is once again at the center stage of Italian politics and could have a pivotal role in the upcoming general election.
An advertisement in the window of a River North marketplace has garnered some criticism over what some believe is an offensive message about Italians.
In the months since allegations of sexual harassment by major media figures took center stage in the United States, the #MeToo movement has had a ripple effect in Europe, prompting national conversations on a once-taboo topic. In some countries, the movement has been embraced.
Online service launched for flagging up instances as concern grows about rise of phenomenon
Work is about to get underway on the new Italian American Museum in Little Italy, and with that the museum has unveiled the first set of renderings for the revamped space, which will be six times larger than the existing space at the corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets.
Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism.
One of Italy’s top criminal defense lawyers is giving law-and-order credibility to the anti-migrant League party by running as a candidate in Italy’s March 4 parliamentary election.
Simona Mangiante, the girlfriend of ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, also worked for a mysterious Russia-linked Maltese professor. No wonder Robert Mueller’s investigation came knocking.
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Moira is a Steinway Artist and a Steinway Educational Partner.
Description: As a classically- trained pianist, I want to share the idea that improvisation dates back centuries and belongs to the classical tradition. My goal is for students to revisit the classical repertoire, understanding composers’ historical context and style. We will develop ear training exercises useful for analyzing composition, creating progressions and voicing on the piano, and developing piano solo techniques. Students will acquire the necessary tools to create their own improvisations using classical compositions as source materials and eventually write original compositions that can freely re- invent a classical composition. I aspire to offer students this genre as a source of inspiration that is useful, exciting and enriching outside of the classical and traditional context.
Course Objective: The first weeks will be structured around the study of musical forms with improvisation, improvisation techniques and classical composers including J.S. Bach, F. Chopin, E. Satie, I. Albeniz and B. Bartok. For each composer, will cover historical context, ear training and composition analysis and the learning of improvisational tools. We will also explore composers from students’ home countries, and the impact of native folk on the classical genre. Students will explore the similarities and differences between composers’ styles. Last part of the course will be dedicated to students’ original compositions. The goal is to offer examples of the range and personality, creativity and diversity among composers’ styles – inspiration for students as they create their own original improvisations and compositions.
- Exploring 3 Improvisation Techniques: paraphrase, creation of original melodies, free form improvisation
A lot of Italian culinary traditions and favorite foods come from historical methods of preservation. With the end result of delicious savory pickled vegetables often made with the freshest vegetables from their own garden or from pick of peak season or sweet jams made with real fruit that are so delicious with a flavor far more superior than what you find in a grocery store. Although the produce used for these preserves are the harvest of the season, the beauty comes from being able to enjoy them all year long and ensuring that the harvest does not go to waste. At the same time, the process of preservation adds depth of flavor and texture to foods. Join Chef of La Scuola as he discusses the old fashion technique to preserve vegetables, sofolio, jams, and sauces and then participate in making your own to take home to enjoy. In this class, guests will:
- Learn how to use fresh produce to make sweet and savory preserves, the Italian style.
- Explore how different preserved foods are incorporated in an Italian meal.
- Discover how to use bottling techniques to preserve sauces ready to eat meals.
- Take home the jar of preserve made in class.
- Enjoy tastings of preserve made by Chef of La Scuola.
In memory of the victims of the Holocaust, a presentation of Italy’s Jewish itineraries through historical and artistic testimonies. The event is part of Viaggi in Italia, a series created by the IIC and co-presented with the Italian National Tourism Board (ENIT).
Organized by IIC and ENIT under the Auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.
Donnafugata wines are a passionate interpretation of Sicily and its sensorial universe. Donnafugata was founded in Sicily by an enterprising family with 160 years’ experience in premium wines. Giacomo Rallo and wife Gabriella, daughter José and son Antonio are engaged in an entrepreneurial project with a focus on attention to detail and synchronizing people and nature to make wines that correspond increasingly more to the potential of this area.
Please join us at Il Pesce on Thursday, January 25 at 7PM for a truly magnificent five-course pairing of hand crafted seafood dishes and the following beautiful Sicilian wines explained by local experts:
Donnafugata's, 'Sur Sur' Grillo, 'Anthilia' Cataratto, 'Lighea' Zibbibo, 'Sherazade' Nero d’Avola, 'Ben Rye' Passito Zibbibo
**Price is inclusive of $75 ticket and 20% service fee.
Di Donna Galleries is pleased to present Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950–1965, an exhibition curated by Germano Celant that highlights the early career of the Italian artist Nuvolo (né Giorgio Ascani; 1926–2008). The exhibition features 20 works by Nuvolo, most of which have never been seen outside of Italy, contextualized by important works by other artists working in Italy, Spain, France, and the United States following World War II, including Alberto Burri, Ettore Colla, Pietro Consagra, Jean Fautrier, Lucio Fontana, Addie Herder, Piero Manzoni, Conrad Marca-Relli, Manolo Millares, Mimmo Rotella, Angelo Savelli, Salvatore Scarpitta, Toti Scialoja, Antoni Tàpies, and Cy Twombly.