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  • The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents an evening of poetry featuring Peter Carravetta, and Marisa Frasca on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (at 6th Street) in New York City’s East Village, www.sidewalkny.com; 212-473-7373. The reading takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes followed by the featured writers.
  • Interview with Professor Robert Viscusi. "“Italian American culture without the Italian language loses its connection with the rhetorical, political, and philosophical traditions of Italian culture."
  • More than a dozen academic and sports institutions have worked together to bring to us one of the largest academic symposiums ever convened about soccer in the United States.During the conferences the legendary soccer player Pelé will be awarded an honorary degree by Hofstra University and will honored with a plaque in Hofstra’s soccer stadium. Read our interview with history professor Dr. Stanislao Pugliese, co-director of the event.
  • New York State has the largest number of residents of Italian origin in the United States. In addition, New York City can boast the same status. Further still, Italian Americans comprise 37 percent of Staten Island’s population, according to the 2009 American Community Survey, supposedly the largest percentage of locals in a county in the United States. A triple play, in a sense, that corresponds to yet another Italian/American triad.

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