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  • Like a hot wind blowing in from the East, Levante, born Claudia Lagona, is about to make her US debut at SXSW, the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, TX, taking place on March 17 – 21, 2015. Showcase dates follow on Monday March 23 in Los Angeles at Genghis Cohen, and on Wednesday March 25 at The Standard, East Village in New York.
  • Its culture czars hope that in 2015 Italy will finally cash in on its museums, historic archives, Renaissance and Baroque palazzi and archaeological sites. Until now, income from what is the richest single heritage in Europe yields a measly annual net profit of under $37 million. Needless to say, most of the income the heritage generates goes to paying the wages of personnel. Finally, after months of debate, on Dec. 19 Culture Minister Dario Franceschini signed into law a decree to relaunch the heritage sites with more help from private sources.
  • Interview with Professor Robert Viscusi. "“Italian American culture without the Italian language loses its connection with the rhetorical, political, and philosophical traditions of Italian culture."
  • On the Occasion of the European Union Italian Semester Presidency Wedensday, September 24, 2014 – from 6 to 8pm at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (686 Park Ave) Starting from the plays speakers will illustrate, briefly introduce some key points historically expressed by European culture
  • Art & Culture
    Mila Tenaglia(September 11, 2014)
    Artist Maria Cristina Finucci’s innovative and provocative project is set to launch at the UN. Supported by Missione Italiana and Ambassador Cardi, the event will open the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Council. Sponsored by ENI.
  • On July 18th New York’s Mayor Bill De Blasio will leave the city and head off to Italy for a 10 day holiday with his family, a trip to learn more about his Italian roots.
  • The Calandra Italian American Institute, in collaboration with ILICA, organized an insightful panel discussion on Italian American identity: “The New Generation of Americans of Italian Origins: the Value of the Italian Heritage in the 21st Century.”
  • The Italian National Tourist Board organized “The Importance of The Grand Tour of Italy for College Students,” which took place at the Italian Academy of the Columbia University.
  • Facts & Stories
    Giulia Madron(April 18, 2014)
    The world says goodbye to one of the most emblematic authors of our time: the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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