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Major Italian political forces appear to be strongly pro-Kremlin, but that's unlikely to mean the end of Russia sanctions in Europe.
One-man Italian website has become a feared agenda-setter for the political elite.
Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honored at a three-day cultural event by Tiziana Rocc from Filming on Italy and Valeria Rumori from the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles.
Italy is holding a general election on March 4, but it is unclear whether it will manage to form a solid government, which is raising concerns among market participants
There are deep concerns that increasing support for populist ideas will make Italy derail from a sustainable fiscal path in the coming years — a problem for its own finances but also for Europe
An Italian prince who appeared in a Bond film is leading a protest against plans to build a rubbish dump close to the remains of an imperial Roman villa.
From pizza to spaghetti, Italy has given us some of the world's best loved foods and many of its restaurants are considered among the finest on the planet.
THE LEADER of Italian party the League, formerly known as the Northern League, warned he will fight the European Union until they agree to change the rules or Italy will follow the UK out of the bloc.
In many parts of the world, tourists are treated differently than locals. If there are ways you can adopt the local customs, you’ll be able to have an authentic experience and have a better understanding of the culture.
With elections approaching, the parties are debating how to spend money that isn't there.
The head of an anti-migrant party who is running to be Italy's premier came to the defense Monday of an Italian gubernatorial candidate who advocated for clamping down on immigrants' numbers to preserve "our white race."
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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.
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.
- Presentation of the course
- Improvisation in Classical Music (historical references and listening examples)
Pasta is an essential food as it constitutes a course in the traditional meal. For example, take the simplest and most represented: semolina wheat flour and water pasta from the region of Gragnano in Campania of Southern Italy. This famous region is the capital for the mass production of the artisanal dried pasta because it cultivates the wheat, successfully due to its microclimate. In the case of a dried pasta, they go through a unique process in which they are pulled through a bronze extrusion system that creates a rough texture in the pasta to best absorb the sauce when cooking. However, each region has their own signature pasta varying in shape and type of pasta with a matching sauce. In today’s class, we will be creating a Molisan small shell shaped pasta that is dragged and hollowed out, known as cavatelli. In this class guests will:
- Learn about dried pasta origin and the preparation method.
- Create cavatelli pasta with the guidance of La Scuola Chef.
- Enjoy a pasta dish prepared by La Scuola Chef paired with a wine.
- Take home adapted recipes, wine tasting notes and the pasta dough prepared in class.
Fluent City — known for its unique conversational approach to language learning — is now offering courses in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese & more.
Join us for complimentary (adult) drinks followed by slang lessons in Spanish, French & Italian.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Taste a curated menu of drinks from Mexico, Italy, and France.
- Master key phrases, expressions and slang
- Uncover the history of cultural and linguistic nuances
Speakers of all levels are welcome! 21+
Undoubtedly the most highly regarded and beloved works in the canon, Puccini's tragic tale of revenge and murder is renewed by the Met this season with this brand new production from Sir David McVicar. Sharing the role of the sought after Prima donna will be Kristine Opolais and Anna Netrebko. Sit back and be transported back Rome on the edge of invasion in this marvelous melodrama. As perfect for first timers as it is for seasoned audiences.