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Lady Gaga wows Milan crowd with Joanne tour 

Lady Gaga wows Milan crowd with Joanne tour 

| January 20, 2018

Gaga gave a monologue on equality and then launched into “Edge of Glory”, dedicating it to her family and in particular to her cousins Antonino, Giuseppe and Maria Germanotta.    “Today I’m here with my whole family,” she said, seated at the piano.    “I met my Italian cousins for the first time; they came up from […]

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In Italy, #MeToo Falters Amid Public Scorn : Parallels : NPR

In Italy, #MeToo Falters Amid Public Scorn : Parallels : NPR

| January 20, 2018

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. But in Italy, the public has largely reacted with scorn and […]

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Viewpoint: What Columbus means to Italian Americans | Opinion 

Viewpoint: What Columbus means to Italian Americans | Opinion 

| January 20, 2018

As a first generation Italian-American, to me and to many like me, Christopher Columbus represents the idea that you can voyage far away from home, and with a dream, and perseverance and sacrifice, and faith and hard work, you can find a better life and enjoy the freedom with which we are blessed to have […]

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In NY Italian American Museum sells three buildings in bid to expand 

In NY Italian American Museum sells three buildings in bid to expand 

| January 16, 2018

The Italian American Museum has struck a deal to sell three buildings it owns on Grand Street to a development group that will build a bigger museum in the base of a residential condo the group plans to erect on the site.The museum, founded by Joseph Scelsa, a retired sociology professor at Queens College who […]

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Ducati MotoGP launch: 2018 livery revealed in Italy 

Ducati MotoGP launch: 2018 livery revealed in Italy 

| January 15, 2018

The Italian manufacturer unveiled its revised colour scheme – featuring a tweaked design and sections of grey to go with its traditional red and white colours – during a launch event on Monday morning near its Borgo Panigale headquarters in Bologna, where Dovizioso and Lorenzo were on hand. Source: Ducati MotoGP launch: 2018 livery revealed […]

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50 years since Sicily’s earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

50 years since Sicily’s earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

| January 15, 2018

“The truth is that we were victims of an urban experiment imposed on us from the top,” says the current mayor, Lorenzo Pagliaroli. “But cities cannot be rebuilt in a few years. The old Poggioreale was founded in 1642 and it took 300 years to model it, according to the habits of its people. Source: […]

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Gianni Versace ‘American Crime Story’ looks closely at his killer 

Gianni Versace ‘American Crime Story’ looks closely at his killer 

| January 15, 2018

Gianni Versace and Andrew Cunanan were both smart, talented, engaging and popular. Versace grew up to become the most influential fashion designer of his generation. Cunanan grew up to kill Versace. Source: Gianni Versace ‘American Crime Story’ looks closely at his killer – NY Daily News

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Italian-American baseball ambassadors

Italian-American baseball ambassadors

| January 14, 2018

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” Source: Italian-American baseball ambassadors – San Diego Downtown News

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Message of the Ambassador of Italy in Washington Armando Varricchio on the occasion of the Christmas Holidays

Message of the Ambassador of Italy in Washington Armando Varricchio on the occasion of the Christmas Holidays

| December 21, 2017

As the Holiday Season approaches, I wish to extend to you and your families my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. During this time we ponder the events of the past months, reflect upon the outcomes, and start planning future projects. In 2017 Italy has been on the forefront of […]

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POTUS Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

POTUS Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

| October 6, 2017

COLUMBUS DAY, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. The voyage was a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the […]

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Italy launches a new online portal from which to obtain an entry visa for Italy and the Schengen Area

Italy launches a new online portal from which to obtain an entry visa for Italy and the Schengen Area

| September 13, 2017

The Foreign Ministry launches a new online portal from which to obtain an entry visa for Italy and the Schengen Area. The project, called “VISA e-@pplication”, was entirely developed with European funds and is part of the European Union’s plan to completely dematerialise entry visas through e-visa application forms common to all the EU member […]

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Italy’s Importance During Early History of Photography to be Focus of Exhibition at The Met

Italy’s Importance During Early History of Photography to be Focus of Exhibition at The Met

| March 10, 2017

Opening March 13 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paradise of Exiles: Early Photography in Italy will focus on Italy’s importance as a center of exchange and experimentation during the first three decades of photography’s history—from 1839, the year of its invention, to 1871, the year Italy became a unified nation. The exhibition will highlight […]

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