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Art

THE MACCHIAIOLI

Thursday, October 02, 2014 - Thursday, October 30, 2014

THE MACCHIAIOLI

"The Macchiaioli" is curated by Marco Bertoli. The exhibition is part of a wider plan seeking to highlight the Italian artistic heritage, and make Italian 19th Century painting known to the American public - especially such a groundbreaking movement so >>>

Literature

THE FOUR CORNERS OF PALERMO

Monday, October 20, 2014

THE FOUR CORNERS OF PALERMO

In THE FOUR CORNERS OF PALERMO, Giuseppe Di Piazza uses his real-life experience as a crime reporter to bring to life the second mob war of Palermo. In his newspaper career, Di Piazza covered the murders of over 300 people, many of whom he knew personally: >>>

Literature

ARNOLDO MONDADORI: A PUBLISHER'S MARK ACROSS THE HISTORY OF ITALY

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ARNOLDO MONDADORI: A PUBLISHER'S MARK ACROSS THE HISTORY OF ITALY

The Mondadori, Italy's largest publishing group, has a history, as is the case for almost all large industries, closely linked to the life of one man, in this case the "boy printer" Arnoldo Mondadori who in 1907, when he was still very young, began his >>>

Music

CRISTIANA PEGORARO IN CONCERT

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CRISTIANA PEGORARO IN CONCERT

Acclaimed as one of the most gifted musicians of her generation, Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has consistently entertained and enlightened audiences with her inspired performances and original programming. Her skills display great technical >>>

Literature

ITALIAN WOMEN WRITERS

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ITALIAN WOMEN WRITERS

The feminine condition (both contemporary and historical), autobiography, female psychology, and family history and relationships are among the insistent themes of the remarkable number of accomplished women writers active in journalism and literary writing >>>

Cinema

Just To Let You Know That I’m Alive

Friday, October 24, 2014

Just To Let You Know That I’m Alive

Just to Let You Know That I’m Alive gives a voice to the women of the Saharawi people, who have been subjected to some of the most severe and under-reported human rights abuses in the last thirty years. Degja Lachgare was taken from her home in 1980 and >>>

Cinema

The Venice Syndrome

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Venice Syndrome

The well-documented reality that Venice is sinking into the sea has an equally unsettling parallel: it is drowning in tourists—21 million of them per year at last count. Twenty years ago 125,000 people lived there, but the permanent population is now >>>

Literature

THE BEDROOM BY ATTILIO BERTOLUCCI

Monday, October 27, 2014

THE BEDROOM BY ATTILIO BERTOLUCCI

ATTILIO BERTOLUCCI is considered one of the foremost Italian poets of the twentieth century. He was born in 1911 near Parma, Italy, and died in 2000 in Rome. A literary critic and translator as well as a poet, his verse is noted for its directness, which >>>

Books & Media

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE

This book presents the roses of a family of gifted flower growers and breeders of new varieties. The author represented the subject of the book through the criteria of truth and beauty intrinsic to the camera medium which he masters. Part of the images >>>

Literature

A PARTISAN DIARY BY ADA GOBETTI

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A PARTISAN DIARY BY ADA GOBETTI

Partisan Diary A Woman's Life in the Italian Resistance BY Ada Gobetti and Translated and edited by Jomarie Alano First account available in English of an Italian woman's participation in the Italian Resistance (Resistenza) that covers the entire period >>>

Music

PER PIANO -MATTEO AREVALOS

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PER PIANO -MATTEO AREVALOS

Concert for piano solo of contemporary Italian classical music The concert of the Italian pianist-composer Matteo Ramon Arevalos presents in the first half piano works from contemporary classical music of the most important Italian composers: Fausto Razzi, >>>

Science

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE;BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS AND THE NEW MEDICINE

Monday, November 03, 2014

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE;BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS AND THE NEW MEDICINE

Since a very young age, Paolo Sassone-Corsi was fascinated by nature, concentrating his attention into astronomy and biology. He ended up favoring biology. The ‘DNA revolution’ was ongoing and the field of molecular biology that was beginning to be unraveled >>>

History

GIOVANNI ARRIGHI: GLOBAL GROWTH AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

GIOVANNI ARRIGHI: GLOBAL GROWTH AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH

SPEAKERS: Thomas Reifer ( University of San Diego) Beverly Silver (Director, Giovanni Arrighi center fro Global Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore) Dr. Tom Reifer is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego, >>>

Science

“TAMING DR. FRANKENSTEIN:

Thursday, November 06, 2014

“TAMING DR. FRANKENSTEIN:

“TAMING DR. FRANKENSTEIN: MAKING THE COMPOSITION OF COMPUTERS, MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SAFE AND SECURE" Information technology moves rapidly to an increasingly decentralized and collaborative environment (the Cloud) with rich interfaces to the >>>

Photography

Lights from the Dark

Friday, November 07, 2014

Lights from the Dark

‘Lights from the Dark. Mafia and Antimafia: pictures for an inventory”, a journey from Palermo to New York to keep on telling the historical facts from the Sicilian Workers Leagues (Fasci Siciliani) to the murder of Joe Petrosino and the captures of the >>>

Music

GIOVANNI MAZZARINO TRIO

Monday, November 10, 2014

GIOVANNI MAZZARINO TRIO

Concert Program - Oh Que Sarà (Chico Buarque) - Nobody Else But Me (Jerome Kern) - Waltz For Ruth( Charlie Haden) - Wrong Together(Steve Swallow) - Piazza ( Giovanni Mazzarino) - Moonlight Serenade( Glen Miller) Giovanni Mazzarino was born on May 26, >>>

Literature

PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA AND RENAISSANCE INTELLECTUAL CULTURE

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA AND RENAISSANCE INTELLECTUAL CULTURE

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) is widely known to have been a partner in philosophy with Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) the leading figure of the Renaissance revival of Platonism. Pico is also popular as the author of a speech On the Dignity of >>>

Literature

50 MAIN STREET, The Face of America

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

50 MAIN STREET, The Face of America

Italian photographer and author Piero Ribelli, will introduce the subjects of his latest book project: “50 MAIN STREET, The Face of America,” 50 stories and 50 portraits of 50 people in 50 towns, one in each of the 50 states, all found at the same address: >>>

Literature

THE CAPTIVE SON

Thursday, November 13, 2014

THE CAPTIVE SON

The lecture is based on the close correspondence between Luigi and Stefano Pirandello, the eldest son of the great Sicilian author. Stefano fought during the First World War at the battlefield’s frontline and then was taken as a prisoner in Mauthausen. >>>

Literature

ITALOAMERICANA:  THE LITERATURE OF THE GREAT MIGRATION, 1880-1943

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ITALOAMERICANA: THE LITERATURE OF THE GREAT MIGRATION, 1880-1943

With the participation of Anthony J. Tamburry (Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY) James J. Periconi (President, Periconi LLC) Roberty Viscusi (CUNY Brooklyn College) To appreciate the life of the Italian immigrant enclave from the >>>

Science

MARCONI AND HIS INTUITIONS

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MARCONI AND HIS INTUITIONS

Born in Bologna, Italy in 1874, died in Rome in 1937, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor Guglielmo Marconi did the groundbreaking work necessary for all future radio technology. Through his experiments in wireless telegraphy, Marconi developed >>>

Literature

FREDERICK II HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR

Monday, November 24, 2014

FREDERICK II HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR

The extraordinary and sometimes underestimated legacy of Frederick's reign between 1220 and 1250 is the subject of a lecture by Louis Hamilton. The era of Frederick's rule has justifiably been described as the "first Renaissance." However, whereas the >>>

Music

JAZZIN’ AROUND BAROCCO PROJECT

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

JAZZIN’ AROUND BAROCCO PROJECT

Paola Quagliata is a singer who has worked in many of Italy’s most important opera houses. Her repertoire consists mostly of baroque and 18th century music, both of which she has studied in-depth and performed with renowned musicians such as Ottavio Dantone, >>>

 

 

 

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