Latest Episode of ITALICS

ITALICS: Television for the Italian-American Experience

ITALICS, hosted by Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean of the Calandra Institute, brings the best of the Italian-American community to your home each month on CUNY-TV, TW Ch.75 and RCN, Ch.77 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx.

ITALICS premieres the last Wednesday of every month at 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 11:00 PM. ITALICS will be rebroadcast on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 PM and the first Sunday at 10:00 AM on CUNY-TV, Ch.75 and RCN, Ch.77 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx; and subsequently on demand at

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Dean Anthony Tamburri interviews Ruth Sergel and Mary Anne Trasciatti, members of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.  A preview of the Metropolitan Museum's new exhibition "Guitar Heroes, Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York."  Then, a look at the Calandra Insitute's newest exhibition, "Digital Polaroids of Italy 1986-2010" by arist Franc Palaia.
Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples visits the Calandra Institute and attends a discussion on Global Migrations from an Italian and American perspective at the CUNY Graduate Center.  The National Organization for Italian American Women honor Gina Biancardi-Rammairone, Marianne Legato, and Marisa May.  Opening for a new book titled "Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian American Lives," edited by Dr. Joseph Sciorra.
Dean Anthony Tamburri interviews Joseph J. Grano, Chairman and CEO of Centurion Holdings, LLC, about his vision for the new National Italian American Museum at Pier A, Battery Park, New York City.  Dean Anthony Tamburri discusses "Amore: The Italian American in Song" with the book's author, Mark Rotella.
The Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance presents Flight to the Future Through Music and Art at their 6th Annual Cultural Event.  Cav. Vincenzo Marra and ILICA honor the legacy of Frank D. Stella and present the namesake award to Dean Anthony Tamburri.  At the Calandra Institute, Queens College signs an agreement with Universita di Stranieri di Perugia to greatly expand the current cultural exchange program.  CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein visits the Calandra Institute.  Bordighera Press announces their 2010 Poetry Prize winner.
Erica Moretti and Dr. Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, both of Brown University, discuss Maria Montessori at the Calandra Institute.  The Italian Welfare League's 90th Annual Gala Luncheon honors Buddy and Mary Valastro, the Cake Boss and his mother, at the St. Regis Hotel in New York.
Geraldine A. Ferraro United States Post Office dedication in Long Island City, NY.  Frank Zappa bust unveiled in Baltimore, MD.  Garibaldi-Meucci Museum 2010 Fundraiser honors Dean Anthony Tamburri, among others.
The National Organization of Italian American Women's 30th Anniversary Celebration honors La Famiglia Bastianich: Lidia, Joseph, Tanya, and Nonna Erminia.  National Italian American Foundation's 2010 East Coast Gala honors Joseph J. Grano.  Celebrations honor Pietro Cesare Alberti and the 375th anniversary of his arrival to New Amsterdam on June 2nd, 1635, becoming the first Italian immigrant to this part of the New World.
The 29th annual New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators in Albany, NY.  Art exhibition "Piccole Belle Cose: Small Beautiful Things" at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum on Staten Island.  Italics introduces you to the newly-formed Amore Opera Company, which has arisen from the ashes of the late beloved Amato Opera Company.
Public rally held at Our Lady of Loreto Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn.  The rally was sponsored by the Committee to Save Our Lady of Loreto Church to save the historic church from the current plans for its demolition and redevelopment.  Excerpts from Dean Anthony Tamburri's conversation with Charles Piazza and Jeffrey Dunston of the Committee to Save Our Lady of Loreto Church.
Commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire at the Asch Building, now NYU's Brown Building of Science, on the corner of Greene Street and Washington Place.  Then, Italics goes to an Artistic Observation of the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire held at the Judson Memorial Church at New York University.