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Figs & Olive Restaurant: Where is Your Italian Meal Coming From?

Figs & Olive Restaurant: Where is Your Italian Meal Coming From?

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today’s (December 28, 2015) Washington Post article about the unmasking of the “made by hand” chocolate (it wasn’t true) by the Mast brothers in Brooklyn, also pointed out the Washington City Paper story about the plated meals at the Fig & Olive Restaurant in Washington DC. To quote :  “That beautifully plated meal at upscale […]

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Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the National Gallery of Art

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the National Gallery of Art

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, an unprecedented exhibition of some 50 rare bronze sculptures and related works from the Hellenistic period is on view at the National Gallery of Art from December 13, 2015, through March 20, 2016.   The exhibit was previously at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, and the J. Paul […]

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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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