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Italian Horizons exhibition in Chicago

Italian Horizons exhibition in Chicago

A slightly different view of Italy for a group exhibition in the United States

The mayor of Coreglia Antelminelli, Valerio Amadei opened the proceedings yesterday for the presentation of the exhibition “Italian Horizons” which will open shortly in Chicago, before moving on to Los Angeles, USA. Also speaking at the presentation was Ilaria del Bianco the president of Lucchesi nel Mondo. Two of the three artists taking part in […]

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Gloria Nardini on WGNRadio talking about Italian Women in Chicago

Gloria Nardini on WGNRadio talking about Italian Women in Chicago

Gloria Nardini chats with Dave Plier on WGNRadio - Chicago radio about the new book, Italian Women in Chicago

“La Storia—Researching Italian Women in Chicago” Back in March 2012, Dominic Candeloro wrote the following text on line: Our goal is to preserve and illuminate the full story of what it was like to be an Italian woman in Chicago over the decades and over the generations. The time has come for us to preserve […]

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Italian Women in Chicago – book presentation

Italian Women in Chicago – book presentation

book presentation of Italian Women in Chicago: 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov 5th.

“La Storia—Researching Italian Women in Chicago” Back in March 2012, Dominic Candeloro wrote the following text on line: Our goal is to preserve and illuminate the full story of what it was like to be an Italian woman in Chicago over the decades and over the generations. The time has come for us to preserve […]

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Sandra Rigali exhibition takes Pascoli to Chicago

Sandra Rigali exhibition takes Pascoli to Chicago

paintings on view in Chicago until 2014

At 5:30 this afternoon local time an exhibition opens in Chicago, USA which will include paintings from the Barga artist Sandra Rigali. Not only are there images from Barga and this area included in the exhibited paintings but also the words from one of Barga’s most illustrious sons – of course we’re talking about the […]

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I Lucchesi del Mondo il lutto per Louis Da Prato. Oggi la cerimonia funebre a Barga

I Lucchesi del Mondo il lutto per Louis Da Prato. Oggi la cerimonia funebre a Barga

La comunità lucchese ed italiana di Chicago è ancora in lutto per l’improvvisa scomparsa di Louis Da Prato, personaggio molto noto nella grande città dell’Illinois, fondatore della locale Associazione Lucchesi nel Mondo e del conosciutissimo Mazzini Verdi Club. Dei due circoli Da Prato è stato  Presidente per molti anni; sotto la sua guida il Mazzini […]

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Nel nome di Pascoli il riconoscimento alla “Benevolent Society” di Chicago

Nel nome di Pascoli il riconoscimento alla “Benevolent Society” di Chicago

Anche l’emigrazione entra a pieno titolo nelle celebrazioni dedicate al centenario pascoliano. E’ successo oggi a Barga con la cerimonia organizzata dalla Società benemerita “Giovanni Pascoli” che gestisce la Villa di Riposo di Barga, insieme al Comune di Barga, la Fondazione Giovanni Pascoli ed Il Giornale di Barga durante la quale è stato consegnato un […]

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A century later, still strong links with Chicago, USA

A century later, still strong links with Chicago, USA

Shelly Tonsoni, a Barghigiana born and raised in the U.S. state of Indiana, sent us this remarkable 1903 photo of employees at Da Prato Statuary (site here) , a very successful Chicago firm It’s unlikely that there is another example, anywhere, of an immigrant-founded company with so many workers from one small Italian town. We […]

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Francesco Nardini, 1937-2010

Francesco Nardini, 73, the second-generation owner of the venerable Italian restaurant Club Lago, died Thursday, Nov. 18, in his Chicago home of complications from a struggle with cancer, his family said. In 1952, Italian immigrants Gus and Ida Lazzerini took over Club Lago on Superior and Orleans streets, and started serving Tuscan food to the […]

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Congratulations Barack Obama posters

Posters have appeared up all over Barga this week with the words, “Buon lavoro presidente” – a thank you call to the new President-elect of the United States, Barack Obama from the Mayor of Barga, Umberto Sereni. A message was also sent to the President-elect congratulating him and remembering the contribution made in this area […]