This edition: May 2010Tweet
Original tape date: May 10, 2010.
First on ITALICS, we take you Albany, New York, the State Capital, for the 29th annual New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators Weekend Conference. On Monday evening, the weekend Conference traditionally ends with the Festa Italiana, held at the nearby Troy Italian American Community Center. The Festa Italiana is the Capital Region’s largest Italian street fair and is attended by many members of NY State Government, regardless of ethnicity. As a preview for those attending this year’s Weekend Conference, which takes place on June 13th & 14th, 2010, we’ll show you some of the highlights from the proceedings of last years 2009 Legislator’s Weekend Conference amd Festa Italiana.
Next ITALICS takes you to the art exhibition Piccole Belle Cose: Small Beautiful Things, at the Garibaldi Meucci Museum on Staten Island, N.Y.Piccole Belle Cose consists of works that can only be called small in stature. All of art in the exhibition was created by members of the Italian American Visual Artists Network, also known as IAVANET. Piccole Belle Cose will be on exhibition until July 3rd, 2010 at the GMM.
Then ITALICS introduces you to the newly formed Amore Opera Company, which has arisen from the ashes of the late beloved Amato Opera Company. You’ll meet key members of the company and learn how to get tickets for their last show of the season, The Magic Flute, which is ending soon.
Hon. Peter Abbate Treasurer, New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators
Hon. Ronald Canestrari NY State Assemblyman, New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators
Tony DeNonno DeNonno Productions Inc.
RoAnn Destito NY State Assemblywoman
Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli New York State Comptroller
Hon. Ginny Fields Conference Vice President, New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators
Hon. Joseph Griffo 2009 NYCIASL Senator of the Year
Richard Laurenzi Founder, K/IAVANET/Italian American Visual Artist Network
Dominic Mantuano American Tenor
David A. Pope President & CEO, Generoso Pope Foundation, Inc.
Hon. Diane Savino New York State Senator( D-23rd SD)
Sheldon Silver Speaker, New York State Assembly (D)
Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey Chairwoman/Founder, NOIAW
Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean and Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute