Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York City's Central Park monument to Christopher Columbus has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 76-foot rostral column was erected in 1892 in Central Park by New York's growing Italian-Americancommunity, which embraced Columbus as a unifying figure to help Italians overcome discrimination and gain inclusion in mainstream society.
Monica Vitti enchanted cinema and the public. She is perhaps the last great Italian diva, an actress who provoked sympathy and emotion in both cinephiles and the general public. She united the two separate souls of Italian film, auteurist cinema and la Commedia all’italiana.
A preview/work-in-progress of “No More Beautiful Dances” with dancer Annabella Lenzu will be performed at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island (with a 5PM reception preceding the performance). This performance is presented by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays.
Magazzino's latest exhibition "Arte Povera: From the Olnick Spanu Collection" presents a comprehensive overview on the artistic practice of 12 artists associated with the Italian Arte Povera movement such as Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio.
Il 4 marzo 2018 in Italia ci saranno le elezioni politiche per il rinnovo del Parlamento italiano. Anche i cittadini italiani residenti all’estero, iscritti nelle liste elettorali della circoscrizione estero, potranno esercitare il proprio diritto al voto per corrispondenza. Attenzione però, all’estero gli elettori voteranno per corrispondenza e riceveranno le schede elettorali entro metà febbraio e dovranno restituirle all’ufficio consolare ENTRO IL 1 MARZO ORE 16 LOCALI. Ma chi sono i candidati nella circoscrizione di Nord e Centro America? Proviamo ad aggiornarvi anche se colpisce la scarsità di notizie accurate su molti dei candidati. Alcuni hanno un sito, altri una pagina facebook personale, altri niente. Abbiamo cercato di raccogliere informazioni per aiutare chi voterà a fare delle ricerche più approfondite.
Fiorella Mannoia, the female voice of Italian song, the "singer’s singer" will take the Manhattan stage on Friday, February 23rd at Town Hall. In this long-awaited Stateside appearance, the audience will be treated to Mannoia’s interpretations of the songbook that has accompanied fans of Italian music for over two generations. This special event also serves as the wrap-up of The Combattente Tour, a string of exactly 100 live dates through Italy’s most prestigious theaters as well as European capitals, in support of the artist’s latest platinum album release. The Town Hall concert caps off a whirlwind year of activity for Fiorella Mannoiaincluding her fifth return to the Italian nation's renowned Sanremo Festival.
Last Thursday, a large crowd flocked to the Art Center at Queens College of The City University of New York for the inauguration of the exhibition The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making.
The Made in Italy--Designers Link Their Collections to their Local Roots, Emphasizing Tradition and Local Culture