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      By Agata De Santis
      Jun. 11. 2017.

      Ottawa Italian Week

      Now in its 43rd year, the Ottawa Italian Week Festival is officially underway in Canada’s capital. With festivities mostly centered around Ottawa’s Little Italy on Preston Street, there are activities and entertainment for all ages and tastes. Tony Mariani has attended every edition of Italian Week
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      By Agata De Santis
      Jun. 8. 2017.

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      A collection of stories and articles that celebrates and examines the Italian community of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is now out as a 2nd edition. Italian Lives: Cape Breton Memories offers dozens and dozens of articles, interviews, memoirs and stories as seen through the eyes of Italians living
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      By Agata De Santis
      Jun. 6. 2017.

      Domenico Capilongo

      Domenico Capilongo is a writer, teacher, and karate instructor. He’s also a dad, husband, and “Toronto guy.” He has written three books of poetry and a book of short fiction. His latest book of poetry, send, explores the ways in which we communicate. From smoke
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      By Agata De Santis
      Feb. 23. 2017.

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      This month, photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo is set to publish a unique coffee table book titled, Ritual, that chronicles one of the largest processions in North America – the Good Friday Procession in Toronto’s Little Italy. Published by Black Dog Publishing, the book features over 150 photographs of
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      By Agata De Santis
      Dec. 30. 2016.

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      Long before the American Santa Claus became the dominant force in the Italian Christmas tradition, Italian children did not anxiously await gifts on December 25. It was the morning of January 6, on the day of the Epiphany, when the goodies came. And it wasn’t Babbo
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      By Agata De Santis
      Dec. 4. 2016.

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      On Thursday, Montreal’s Casa d’Italia opened its third annual Young Italian Canadian Artists Exhibition. Running until December 11, 2016, the small exhibit features a variety of exceptional original works by some of the up and coming artists of the Italian community of Montreal. Mimmo Scali’s
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      By Agata De Santis
      Sep. 15. 2016.

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      Twenty years after its first staging, playwright and actor Tony Calabretta’s breakthrough play, Damn Those Wedding Bells!, returns to the Montreal stage. This time, Calabretta is teaming up with director Antonio DiVerdis – under the Pellegrini Productions banner – and the Leonardo da Vinci Centre
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