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Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mike Marino is affectionately known to thousands of his fans as "New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy". He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including: The MGM Grand, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, Stand Up NY, The Improv, Rascals and The Icehouse.   He has worked with som...

Documents and Artistic Experiences of Early Italian Immigration Call for Essays   The first major wave of immigration from Italy to North America occurred between the second half of the nineteenth century and the First World War. While this phenomenon has been the object of numerous historical, sociological and anthropological studies, it s...

La cultura italiana negli USA ha una nuova piattaforma on-line. E' il sito www.italyinus.org, il portale culturale della rete diplomatica italiana negli Stati Uniti.   Semplicità e completezza sono le due parole d'ordine del nuovo sito, un luogo virtuale in cui si potranno facilmente trovare informazioni sulle centinaia di eventi culturali o...

Gary Sinise has one of those faces that are impossible to forget, a face made for characters rough on the edges, but the man behind it couldn't be further from that image. As his popularity increased he decided to have a bigger role in his life, one that could make a life worth living.   Gary's family tree has its roots in Italy, his great-g...

The US Pizza Team will head to Parma, Italy, this May to take part in the World Pizza Championships.   The World Pizza Championships attracts hundreds of pizzaiolos from more than 30 countries every year. Competitors take part in a range of events. They include: classic pizza, pizza-in-the-pan, pizza-on-the-peel, Neapolitan, gluten-free, piz...

by Joseph Francis Michael Moscaritolo ("Growing up Italian")   My maternal grandparents Angelina Schiavo-DeFuria Abbatangelo and Francesco Paolo Gambacorta-Abbatangelo were from Ariano Irpino in the Province of Avellino of the Campania Region. They came to this country around 1913 and settled in the Readville section of Boston, MA.  ...

di Maria Teresa Cometto   Da New York a Los Angeles, passando per Boston e Kansas City, le startup italiane cercano – e a volte trovano – l'America in tutti gli angoli degli States, impegnandosi nei business più diversi. Ecco qualche storia con un bilancio degli errori e delle lezioni imparate nel 2015, con i "buoni propositi" per il 2016....

by Heather Cook   In Gaia B. Amman's first book in The Italian Saga series, An Italian Adventure, she takes us on a journey of friendship, sisterhood, and familiar family drama, as we learn about Italy in the late 80's. The protagonist, Leda, the character we follow throughout the series, has her nose buried in books when she isn't out being...

Elena Ferrante's "The Story of the Lost Child," the most recent best-seller by the Italian author whose identity is unknown to the general public, is a finalist for a translation prize.   Ferrante's novel, translated by Ann Goldstein, is among 15 fiction nominees for the Best Translated Book Award. The poetry category has 10 finalists. They...

Congratulations to NIAF member Sal Mastroianni on the publication of his new book, "The Long Roads Home." Mastroianni's book describes the life of his father, an American who is raised in Italy, conscripted into the Italian army during World War II, and eventually – after 45 years – returned to his home in the United States. The book is available o...

Taking on a new job can be an overwhelming feet for anyone, but perhaps a bit more when you are the new Italian Ambassador to the U.S. Armando Varrichio recently took on this position and moved to the U.S. only two months ago with his passion for expanding Italian culture leading the way.   The Veneto born diplomat began his career with the...

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has announced, Punzoné Vodka Founder, Owner and Creator, Mr. Frank Guerrera as the newest member to join the prestigious Board of Hospitality Industry Professionals and has been appointed International Trustee Honors.   Frank Guerrera is the entrepreneurial brain behind Punzoné – The Ultra Premium...