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Frank Ferrante As Groucho Marx. Photo Courtesy of Frank Ferrante Productions

Conversation with comedian Frank Ferrante and his stage persona, Groucho

The New York Times has proclaimed Italian-American comedian/ director/producer Frank Ferrante (Los Angeles, April 26, 1963) as “the greatest living...
Tommaso Bordonaro signing a copy of his book. Photo credit: Santo Lombino

One man’s tale of joy and woe: La spartenza

La spartenza is a literary jewel, a linguistic triumph and the precious preservation of one man’s journey to the USA from a small town in Sicily...
Sicily Land of Myth

Sicily, Land of Myth

Palermo, Segesta, Trapani, riserva naturale dello Zingaro, Scopello, Erice, Agrigento, Catania, Etna, Siracusa, Cefalù, Castellammare del Golfo,...
La storia della Real Casa dei Matti di Palermo

La storia della Real Casa dei Matti di Palermo

A Palermo, tra il fiume Oreto e Corso dei Mille sorgeva un castello sulle cui basi Roberto il Guiscardo (era il 1071) fece costruire una chiesa...
Giovanni Meli

Giovanni Meli: A Poet Remembered

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Meli, Sicily’s most celebrated poet, who died of pneumonia on December 20, 1815. Prof...
Collezioni al museo del vino di Palermo

Collezioni al museo del vino di Palermo

Viva il vino spumeggiante / nel bicchiere scintillante / come il riso dell'amante / mite infonde il giubilo! Viva il vino ch'è sincero / che ci...
Viva Palermo e viva Santa Rosalia

Viva Palermo e viva Santa Rosalia

"Viva Palermo e Santa Rosalia” è la frase che Leoluca Orlando, sindaco di Palermo, anche quest'anno ha pronunciato in occasione della festa in onore...
Palermo and its Arab-Norman architecture become UNESCO heritage site

Palermo and its Arab-Norman architecture become UNESCO heritage site

Sicily's Arab-Norman architecture has been granted UNESCO world heritage status in Bonn: t he world heritage committee examined the candidacy of the...
Angela Cannistraci, newly minted MBA graduate of Boston College, a Jesuit institution and her dad, Anthony Cannistraci, an alumni of the University of San Francisco, were delighted to learn that it was on the Italian island of Sicily, province of Messina, where both have their “roots”, that the first Jesuit school in the world, was opened in 1548

Jesuits: creating educational institutions for over 450 years

Dear Readers, In June, the month we celebrate Grads and Dads, I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to newly minted, MBA...
La fotografa palermitana Letizia Battaglia

Declinando la primavera al femminile

È primavera...svegliatevi bambine alle cascine, messere Aprile fa il rubacuor. E a tarda sera, madonne fiorentine, quante forcine si troveranno sui...

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