Danielle Selvaggio

Contributing writer

Celebrating the Arts: the Impact of the Italian Renaissance

September 2017
Con il termine di Rinascimento ci si riferisce a un importantissimo movimento storico, artistico e culturale, che va dalla seconda metà del ‘400 fino ai primi decenni del ‘500, e che coincide con la fine del Medioevo e l’avvento del mondo moderno....


The Pieta: the Signed Work of Michelangelo

September 2017
The Pieta (“the pity”) is known by many as one of Michelangelo’s greatest works. Sculpted from marble in the years 1498-1499 before Michelangelo was even 30 years old, the Pieta depicts a common religious subject matter that many artists all over...


Annual Chalk Festival to Take Place in Fine Arts Garden

September 2017
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Annual Chalk Festival will be taking place at the Fine Arts Garden. This tradition began more than two decades ago in 1990. The event this year will be taking place on Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and...


Tony Bennet Still Going Strong with Global Tour Through 2017

September 2017
Well-known singer Tony Bennet will be continuing his global tour throughout 2017. Concerts are being sold out everywhere from California to England. With over 60 years in the music business, Bennet continues to strive in popular culture with...


Celebrating Assumption Day: An Italian Tradition

September 2017
Assumption Day is celebrated every year on August 15 in Italy. This national holiday goes by many names including Ferragosto and The Assumption of Mary. This day honors the Catholic belief that the Virgin Mary was physically taken to heaven by God...


Italian-born Miss USA to Compete for Miss Universe

September 2017
Kára McCullough won the title at the 2017 Miss USA Pageant and she will be competing in the Miss Universe pageant this year. She represents the District of Columbia, as did the previous winner, U.S. Army Reserves captain Deshauna Barber. Fifty-one...


A Look into Old Italian Wedding Traditions

September 2017
Weddings hold many similarities and differences around the world. Each country has its own unique set of traditions to follow during a wedding ceremony and Italy is no exception. In Italy, various traditions, customs and superstitions vary from...


Francesco Petrarch: A Poet and Scholar in the Month of July

September 2017
Francesco Petrarca è stato uno scrittore, poeta e filosofo italiano, considerato il fondatore dell’Umanesimo ed uno dei capisaldi dell’intera letteratura italiana. Più di ogni altro contemporaneo ha influenzato la...


Bocce: The Sport of the Italians

September 2017
L’estate è il momento ideale per passare tempo all’aria aperta facendo attività utili al benessere fisico ed al divertimento in compagnia. Tra i passatempi più amati c’è, sicuramente, il gioco delle...


Italy's Republic Day

September 2017
Il 2 giugno segna il 71 ° anniversario della Repubblica Italiana. In quel giorno, milioni di italiani, in patria e all’estero, si fermeranno per commemorare solennemente il significato di un evento  che, forse ormai lontano nel...


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