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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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Italians and Italian Americans danced the night away at NIAF Gala

Italians and Italian Americans danced the night away at NIAF Gala

| October 14, 2012

The real Italian party on Saturday night (October 13) at the Washington Hilton started at about 11:00 pm just after the 37th Anniversary Gala dinner.  NIAF Chairman Jerry Colangelo’s After Hours Event featured performances by concert artist, Tony Spavone.  As it turned out, Spavone had lots of competition from the crowd.           […]

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Washington DC Celebrates National Columbus Memorial Centennial (1912-2012)

Washington DC Celebrates National Columbus Memorial Centennial (1912-2012)

| October 8, 2012

On Columbus Day, October 8, 2012, Italian Americans and friends joined in the centennial celebration at the National Christopher Columbus Memorial located at the Union Station plaza. The celebration marked the 100th year since the unveiling of the Columbus Memorial.  According to the June 9, 1912 edition of The Washington Herald, it was then Italian Ambassador Marquis Cusani Confalonieri […]

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Library of Congress Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day

Library of Congress Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day

| October 7, 2012

Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The fall open house will take place on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photography will be allowed. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of […]

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Italian-born Paola Antonelli to deliver fourth annual distinguished designer lecture at George Washington University

Italian-born Paola Antonelli to deliver fourth annual distinguished designer lecture at George Washington University

| October 7, 2012

Italian-born Paola Antonelli, senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Architecture and Design will deliver on October 11, 2012, the fourth annual distinguished designer lecture at George Washington University’s interior design program.  Antonelli is one of the world’s foremost experts on contemporary architecture and design. She received her MA in Architecture from Milan […]

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Washington Nationals Clinch the NL East Division

Washington Nationals Clinch the NL East Division

| October 2, 2012

Mike Rizzo:  “This is a huge feel, winning the National League East . . . . Now we are setting our sights higher.”  @Washington Post

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The Nationals:  We’re good!

The Nationals: We’re good!

| September 21, 2012

We’re good!  The Nationals clinch playoff berth!  The Italian company Finmeccanica  and AleniaAermacchi was there! Congratulations to  our favorite Italian Americans Mike Rizzo, Steve Lombardozzi and all those other Nats!!

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