Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Altri eventi in USA

Va be', abbiamo perso un discorso stimolante in Boston sopra Leonardo (vedi qui sotto). Pace! Ci saranno altre opportunità per participare al mondo culturale italiano. A proposito:

*March 18
Washington, D.C.
A Special and tasty event: Chef Fabio Trabocchi of Maestro Restaurant
will demonstrate recipes from his new book, “La Cucina delle Marche.”

*March 19
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University
"E vissero per sempre felici e contenti"
A Puppet Show with the nationally acclaimed italian puppeteer group I Burattini Cortesi

According to the Web site, the Cortesi family will for the first time ever bring to New York the ancient Italian puppetry tradition. On stage, Arlecchino, Gioppino Zuccalunga, the knight Korvak, the evil old witch Micillina and a beautiful Princess engage in exciting adventures.

Nota bene: The show will be performed in the original Bergamasco dialect.

*March 23
Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University, Long Island

Twenty-third Annual Student Poetry Contest sponsored by the Long Island chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. Recitations by students of Italian from participating local secondary schools followed by award ceremonies.

*April 11
San Francisco
Parliamo Italiano!
(Italian conversation)
Sponsored by the San Fran chapter of FIERI

(You may be wondering, FIERI, ma che l'è? Well, apparently, it is an international organization of students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 39, whose major objectives are preserving Italian culture and encouraging the study of Italian and Italian American history; fostering the values of higher education and personal achievement in young Italian Americans; facilitating career opportunities and networking relationships for young professionals; AND promoting a positive image of Italian Americans in the mass media and popular culture. Gotta love that last one! Take that, Tony Soprano!)

You may also be wondering how many organizations promote Italian culture in the U.S. A huge number! Go here to see a partial list:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~rll/resources/italian/organizations.html

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