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WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JACKIE ROBINSON?

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JACKIE ROBINSON?

Contributed by F. Anthony D’Alessandro Children who are perfecting baseball skills on steamy sugarcane plantations or inner city lots, as well as African-American and other youthful enthusiasts speaking Korean, Japanese, and Spanish, have the opportunity to realize their diamond dreams because of Jackie Robinson’s courage. Robinson’s sacrifices single handedly opened our national pastime (baseball) to […]

Reopened in Palermo the American Consulate

Reopened in Palermo the American Consulate

On Monday, April 3, Shawn Baxter, the Cultural Attache responsible for Social Affairs, reopened the headquarters of the American Consulate together with Palermo’s Honorary Consul, Barbara Cucinella, and the city’s Mayor, Leoluca Orlando. Numerous professionals, artists, scholars and American researchers who live, study and work in Sicily were present.  “The relationship between Sicily and the United […]

LESSONS ON HOW TO RECLAIM A CITY: ADDIOPIZZO

LESSONS  ON  HOW  TO  RECLAIM  A  CITY:   ADDIOPIZZO

As I stood under the tree in front of Teatro Massimo, the opera house in Palermo, listening to Stefano explaining the origins of Addiopizzo (Goodbye  Protection Racket), I couldn’t help but be fascinated and in awe of this young musician who had voluntarily taken on such a brave and laudable cause.    Well-travelled, multi-lingual and with […]

Ragusa Ibla and the Big Quake

Ragusa Ibla and the Big Quake

Spanish control of Sicily began to crumble during the 17th century. With about only 4,000 troops to control the island Spain was not able to squash riots in Palermo and Messina, riots over a lack of bread, unfair taxes and laws against using flour to make sweet pastries. Sicily without pastries. No wonder there were […]

SICILIAN RESTAURANT REVIVES THE ICONIC STOCKPOT

SICILIAN RESTAURANT REVIVES THE ICONIC STOCKPOT

Traditional English breakfast alongside authentic Sicilian granita Enzo Oliveri: “Pure London spirit” LONDON, 21 March 2017 – Traditional English breakfast alongside authentic Sicilian granita, brioche and blood orange juice; Italian restaurant “TastingSicily Enzo’s Kitchen” in Piccadilly has a new menu offering two popular meals side by side and revives the iconic “Stockpot” brand at the […]

Journey to a Sicilian Opera

Journey to a Sicilian Opera

It’s a snowy Saturday afternoon in Rockford, Illinois. My grandfather, Ignazio, is all but pressing his ear against the Zenith radio to hear the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of La Boheme, starring Bidú Sayao and Ferruccio Tagliavini. He pleads with me to sit with him and listen to the music of his country, which he deeply […]

From Sicily to the World: Sicilian Roots Music

From Sicily to the World: Sicilian Roots Music

Sicily, once the Mediterranean’s powerhouse of culture and industry  for millennia, is now  again rightly being recognized throughout the world for its achievements in such fields as literature, art,  cuisine, agriculture and commerce.  If folk singer Michela Musolino has her way, the world will get to know Sicilian folk music, too. Musolino, the Sicilian-American singer, […]

Gordon’s Alive: Pryse Lockhart in Sicily

Gordon’s Alive: Pryse Lockhart in Sicily

It is amazing how research into one subject leads down some quite unexpected alternative avenues. We are currently in the process of writing up our journey in the footsteps of Lord Byron and his doctor, John Polidori, with a view to it becoming a book, and in the process have uncovered the fascinating figure of […]

Times of Sicily Mag Hot off the Press

Times of Sicily Mag Hot off the Press

After 5 years of an increasing and continuing online presence, the Times of Sicily is now proud to say that it is launching its first paper magazine.  It is hoped that Edition 0 2016/17 will be the first of our annual releases, representing a variety of content, from the fields of art, ancestry, current affairs, […]

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