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From Italy to Monongah: We Must Never Forget

From Italy to Monongah: We Must Never Forget

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

–Written on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Monongah Mine Disaster  They came to Monongah, West Virginia, from some of the poorest regions of Italy– Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania–to work the coal mines. Like the millions of Italians who migrated to “L’america” in search of a brighter future, most had no idea of the […]

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Simona Irrera at Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center

Simona Irrera at Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center invites you to the American screening of the award-winning documentary “Songbirth” on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm.  Simona Irrera, author and filmmaker, will be present. “SongBirth” is a feature documentary on the creation of songs – told by songwriters, filmed in London, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, Nashville and […]

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The Lido Civic Club to Honor John D. Porcari

The Lido Civic Club to Honor John D. Porcari

| November 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C., will be honoring the outstanding civic achievements of Italian American Mr. John D. Porcari with the Lido Civic Club Man of the Year award. The event will take place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 21, 2015. John D. Porcari is Senior Vice President and […]

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Italy’s Armed Forces Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

Italy’s Armed Forces Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

| November 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Italian Armed Forces Day was commemorated in Washington, DC with a solemn mass at the Italian Church, Holy Rosary on Sunday, November 1, 2015, and on November 4, with a reception at the Italian Embassy. The Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, Defense Attache Major General Luca Goretti, and the Embassy diplomatic and military corps joined […]

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Italy’s Armed Forces Day

Italy’s Armed Forces Day

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Chiara Civello

Chiara Civello

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Italian and also American singer, songwriter, pianist Chiara Civello performs her rendition of Vasco Rossi’s “Va bene, Va bene cosi.” Filmed live with a Nikon camera at The Hamilton in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2015. Isn’t she great? Chiara Civello (born June 15, 1975 in Rome, Italy), is a singer-songwriter, and pianist. Originally from Rome, but now […]

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The National Italian American Foundation Celebrates 40 Years

The National Italian American Foundation Celebrates 40 Years

| October 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Celebration of Family, Culture, Song and Food On October 16-17, 2015, the National Italian American Foundation recreated its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties, and passion for food. The Foundation’s celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with […]

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