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Gianandrea Noseda Named Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda Named Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gianandrea Noseda, 51, one of today’s most outstanding conductors and Musical America’s 2015 Conductor of the Year, will become the seventh Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) beginning with the 2017-2018 season. “I am honored to become a part of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center family, said Maestro Noseda, “and look forward […]

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National Organization of Italian American Women To Honor Three Women

National Organization of Italian American Women To Honor Three Women

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Greater Washington, D.C. Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of DC’s outstanding Italian American women at its annual Epiphany Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at 6:30 pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy (5333 Wisconsin Ave NW.) The event celebrates the achievements of Three “Wise Women”: Lt. Gen. […]

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Holy Rosary Church: Serving the Italian Catholic Community for Over a Century

Holy Rosary Church: Serving the Italian Catholic Community for Over a Century

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over a century ago on Sunday, December 14, 1913, Holy Rosary Church was born. It was a humble beginning. Mass was celebrated in a rented house at 83 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. The small congregation prayed on borrowed folding chairs and benches discarded by a local church. An elderly Italian woman donated a small organ […]

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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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