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2020 Columbus Pesto Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Greater Columbus Sister Cities International and Columbus State Community College are pleased to announce that the 2020 Columbus Pesto Championship will be returning to our city on January 26th.

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Paganini’s Priceless “Il Cannone” Violin Travels to Columbus
Columbus, Ohio – Considered by many to be the most famous violin in the world, Niccolò Paganini’s “Il Cannone” violin will be traveling to Columbus for the first time in its history.

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Columbus Concert Promotes Global Unity Amid Coronavirus
Columbus, Ohio – Greater Columbus Sister Cities International and the Columbus Symphony present a live streamed rebroadcast of Paganini’s “Il Cannone” Violin in Concert, from the Columbus Symphony Facebook page for the first time since the historic concert in May 2019. Much like Columbus, our Sister City of Genoa Italy has been impacted by COVID-19. This digital concert will take place for Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 7:30pm.

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'Thousand People of Columbus': Italian photographer to take portraits of everyday people as part of Sister Cities collaboration
The collaboration is the result of photographer Emanuele Timothy Costa‘s “Thousand People of Genoa” project featuring a series of photographs of Genoan citizens in the middle of their everyday lives.

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Thousand People Italian Portraiture Exchange to Takeover the City
A picture is worth a thousand words. What will yours say? Greater Columbus Sister Cities International with the support of Columbus City Council will host the Thousand People art exhibit by Emanuele Timothy Costa, in various Columbus landmarks from March 25 – April 9, 2018.

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Gallery Spotlight: Photo exhibition brings Italy to Ohio
Genoa, Italy, Columbus’ oldest sister city, will be visiting central Ohio on Sunday through the many faces captured by Italian photographer Emanuele Timothy Costa.

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Cam Around Town: Thousand People Exhibit
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Feature reporter Cameron Fontana showed off the new Thousand People of Genoa Exhibit that shows images of people from Columbus’ sister sister in Italy. While the exhibit is going, creator Emanuele Timothy Costa will simultaneously work on a new exhibit, Thousand People of Columbus

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Photo exhibition looks for 1,000 faces
A picture is worth a thousand words. Have you ever thought about what a picture of you might say? The Thousand People of Genoa photo exhibit features the faces of people from Genoa, Italy. It’s on display right now at the Cultural Arts Center, John Glenn International Airport, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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'Thousand People' comes to Columbus March 25
From March 25 to April 9, Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) will be hosting Emanuele Timothy Costa. The talented photographer from the Columbus sister city of Genoa, Italy will be presenting his work Thousand People of Genoa in various spots while simultaneously creating a new exhibit, Thousand People of Columbus.

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Artists Connect Us
Artists make connections. Do you remember back in elementary school when you wrote to a pen pal in an exotic far away place? You built a connection with someone like you but from a different part of the world, enhancing your understanding of yourself and others.

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Must-See Exhibit Coming To Franklin Park!
The Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, with generous support from Columbus City Council, will be highlighting the work of photographer Emanuele Timothy Costa from Columbus’ first sister city, Genoa, Italy.

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What's Happening at the Cultural Arts Center? Thousand People of Genoa
What’s Happening at the Cultural Arts Center? Thousand People of Genoa

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Genova raggiunge l’Ohio: la mostra del genovese Timothy Costa vola a Columbus
GENOVA – Si terrà dal 24 marzo al 9 aprile, la mostra del fotografo genovese Emanuele Timothy Costa, intitolata #ThousandPeople, che racchiude i mille volti della città di Genova. Ad accogliere l’iniziativa proprio una delle “sorelle” della Superba: Columbus, in Ohio.

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La città di Columbus, Ohio, ospita una mostra del fotografo ligure Timothy Costa '#Thousandpeople: A Human Project'
La città di Columbus, dal 24 marzo al 9 aprile, ospiterà la mostra Thousand People of Columbus di Emanuele Timothy Costa, fotografo che vive e lavora a Genova.

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Dalla Superba a Columbus: le facce genovesi stupiscono gli Stati Uniti

Columbus, infatti, è gemellata con la Superba e recita la pagina di presentazione del progetto Greater Columbus Sister Cities International: “Nel 1955 Eisenhower diventa Presidente degli Stati Uniti, la Germania entra a far parte della NATO, apre il primo McDonald’s e Tennessee Williams vince il Premio Pulitzer. La città di Columbus, invece, stabilisce la sua prima partnership internazionale con Genova. La statua di fronte al Municipio, dono della città ligure, è il simbolo permanente dell’apertura di Columbus verso il resto del mondo.”



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Dalla Superba a Columbus: le facce genovesi stupiscono gli Stati Uniti
La città di Columbus dal 24 marzo al 9 aprile ospiterà la mostra Thousand People of Columbus di Emanuele Timothy Costa, fotografo che vive e lavora a Genova.


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"Il Cannone" violin traveling to Columbus, will be part of Columbus Symphony performance
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Considered to be the most famous violin in the world by many, Niccolo Paganini’s “Il Cannone” violin will be in Columbus for the first time in its history, from May 11-19.

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"Il Cannone" violin traveling to Columbus, will be part of Columbus Symphony performance
Considered to be the most famous violin in the world by many, Niccolo Paganini’s “Il Cannone” violin will be in Columbus for the first time in its history, from May 11-19. The violin will be at the Columbus Museum of Art during those days, and will part of a public performance by the Columbus Symphony on Wednesday, May 15th at the historic Ohio Theatre.

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Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Paganini in Columbus” Exhibition and “Il Cannone
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition “Paganini in Columbus,” and in the concert assembly “Il Cannone with the Columbus Symphony,” imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance.

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Rare Italian violin to get royal treatment on Columbus visit
An Italian celebrity is coming to Columbus this week.

Nicknamed “Il Cannone,” the superstar will be flanked by security guards on a plane, met by police at the airport, transported in an armored car and carefully watched during a nine-day visit here.

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Columbus Symphony Orchestra violinist to play Paganini’s famed Il Cannone
Joanna Frankel has feelings of both excitement and a little anxiety when it comes to playing a famous violin named Il Cannone in a concert Wednesday, May 15, with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

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The World's Most Famous Violin Comes To Columbus This Weekend
The world’s most famous violin is coming to town this weekend, and all Columbus gets to see and hear it.

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Ten contestants to take part in Columbus Pesto Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ten local contestants will put their culinary skills to the test in the Columbus Pesto Championship at Columbus State Community College.

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Joe On the GO: Columbus Pesto Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Greater Columbus Sister Cities International and Columbus State Community College joined Feature Reporter Joe Sam to talk about the 2020 Columbus Pesto Championship. According to representatives with the program, this is an exciting way to connect two sister cities and highlight the history and art behind Genovese pesto.

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Pesto Championship to be held at Columbus State
Greater Columbus Sister Cities International and Columbus State Community College are pleased to announce that the 2020 Columbus Pesto Championship will be returning to Columbus on January 26, 2020.

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2020 Columbus Pesto Championship
Greater Columbus Sister Cities International in partnership with Columbus State Community College, will host a regional pesto championship at the new Wasserstrom Foundation Culinary Theatre at Mitchell Hall.

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