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We wish you a Buon Natale and a Joyous Holiday Season

We wish you a Buon Natale and a Joyous Holiday Season

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

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In the Christmas Mood with Christina Carlucci’s Santa Baby

In the Christmas Mood with Christina Carlucci’s Santa Baby

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Christina Carlucci, who grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, is a singer and an actress. She is a graduate of  New York University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts Drama.  Christina has performed in a number of plays including recently the Two Gentlemen of Verona Musical at the Abrons Arts Center at NYU. […]

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Michelangelo’s David-Apollo at National Gallery of Art

Michelangelo’s David-Apollo at National Gallery of Art

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of the opening ceremony of 2013―The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, the National Gallery of Art will unveil tomorrow, Wednesday December 12, at an invitation-only ceremony, the only presentation in the United States of the David-Apollo by Michelangelo, on loan from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence. Italy’s […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!   Giovanni Bellini and Titian The Feast of the Gods 1514/1529

Happy Thanksgiving! Giovanni Bellini and Titian The Feast of the Gods 1514/1529

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!  This famous canvas, The Feast of the Gods, formed the key element in one of the finest domestic decorative schemes of the Italian Renaissance—the private study of Alfonso d’Este, duke of Ferrara. The duke commissioned the two leading painters from Venice—first Giovanni Bellini and, later, his former pupil Titian—to depict bacchanals or revelries […]

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Toscanini New Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Giuliano Crisi, to Perform at Holy Rosary Church

Toscanini New Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Giuliano Crisi, to Perform at Holy Rosary Church

| November 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

A concert by the Toscanini New Symphony Orchestra,  inaugurating the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the national Italian church, Holy Rosary Church, will be held at Holy Rosary Church on December 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm.   Giuliano Grisi, possibly Italy’s youngest conductor will be leading Maria Aurora Paz, soprano, and Gina Maria Penegrino, […]

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The Davy Carozza International Conference: Elsa Morante and the Italian Arts

The Davy Carozza International Conference: Elsa Morante and the Italian Arts

| October 20, 2012

This three-day academic conference to be held at Catholic University, aims to shed new light on Elsa Morante’s influence during her time (eg. her collaborations with Pier Paolo Pasolini) and on her artistic/literary legacy in a celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of her birth. “Morante’s contribution connects the Italian novelistic tradition to international currents far […]

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Bust of Amerigo Vespucci Unveiled at Organization of American States

Bust of Amerigo Vespucci Unveiled at Organization of American States

| October 15, 2012

A bust of the Florentine navigator and cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci, was donated by the Italian government to the Organization of American States (OAS).  At a ceremony held on October 11, in the Hall of the Americas at the OAS headquarter, Sebastiano Fulci, Italy’s Permanent Observer to the OAS, said that “Amerigo Vespucci was an exceptional man, because […]

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