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Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of NY, Inc. Celebrates Matera: European Capital of Culture 2019
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If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray—not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution.
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-tree-milan-ambitious-cleaner-greener.html#jCp
Air Italy, an upstart Italian air carrier founded early in 2018, on Tuesday said it will start nonstop service on May 14 between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Milan, Italy’s Malpensa Airport. Air Italy will initially operate the new route three times weekly.
The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.
Milan continues to outpace its Italian neighbors in home prices and sales volume, while the smaller areas in its orbit remain quiet and affordable.
Italy's fashion association issued an official statement in the face of accusations of irregular working conditions in the country.
From 2001 to 2017, the number of Americans speaking Italian at home dropped from almost 900,000 to just over 550,000, an incredible 38% reduction in just 16 years.
The company debuted its first Italian location in Milan in September, a high-end Starbucks Reserve Roastery. It opened two more locationsthis week.
Institution vows to defend ‘legal right’ to Victorious Youth statue discovered off Pesaro in 1964
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning a little less than it used to. The Italian monument, famed for its precarious tilt, has been improving its posture, straightening nearly 1.5 inches since 2001.
Xiang Kai, a director and writer based in Shanghai, burned more than $20,000 worth of Dolce & Gabbana products, including coats, a vest and bags. A previous fan of the brand, he said he also threw his shoes and watches from the label in the trash.
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The Calandra Institute’s Dean, Anthony Julian Tamburri, bases this lecture on recent studies that suggest we rethink categories with regard to the Italian American writer in the United States. With a hyphen as a point of departure, Tamburri has argued that at this juncture in our cultural history we need to reconsider those seemingly solid cultural categories and taxonomies and re-evaluate their cultural validity at the end of this second decade of the third millennium.
In this new series we will enjoy several conversations with American writers who will share their experiences of an Italian journey, be it real, imaginary, or metaphorical, but one that is personal and shows their bond with our country.
The first encounter is with Michael Frank, whose talk is intriguingly titled "Making friends with Michele, my Italian Doppelgänger”.
Michael Frank is the author of The Mighty Franks, a psychologically acute memoir about an unusual Hollywood family, in which he "brings Proustian acuity and razor-sharp prose to family dramas as primal, and eccentrically insular, as they come" (The Atlantic).
His second novel, Fertility, will be published next October.
Assembled entirely from LACMA’s permanent collection, this exhibition reveals the depth of Rome’s impact from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, before rising individualism, internationalism, and the optimistic equilibrium between secular and religious forces caused the city’s ultimate marginalization. Organized by LACMA
Info at www.lacma.org
The fourth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features American soprano Nadine Sierra, performing this season at The Metropolitan Opera in Verdi's Rigoletto.
Marco Fusi, violin, viola d’amore
Kukuruz Quartet: Philip Bartels, Duri Collenberg, Simone Keller, Lukas Rickli
Salvatore Sciarrino: Fra sé
Giacinto Scelsi: Xnoybis I, II, III
Sciarrino: Capriccio di una corda
John Cage: The ten thousand things
Marcel Zaes: Quartet No. 10 for four electronic metronomes
Julius Eastman: Gay Guerrilla
This concert includes two intermissions and ends at around 9:30 PM.