NEWS FROM : USA  

Renowned Italian singer, songwriter, film director and author Luciano Ligabue caps a record breaking quarter-century career with his first-ever concert appearances on the American continent.   Taking off from Manhattan's Terminal 5 on October 19th, the iconic performer makes stops in Los Angeles (October 22nd at the Whisky a Go Go) and San F...

Former Montclair resident Linda Carman watched her father's dream roll off the presses this month. It all began in 1991 when Joseph Isadore Marinello, a union organizer in the San Fernando Valley, fell ill with terminal leukemia. Given just months to live, Marinello recorded his life story and love for the garden and Italian cooking.  ...

by Joe Gray   'Tis not the season without panettone. The mile-high domed Italian Christmas bread, studded with raisins and candied orange, light and airy in texture yet richly flavored with eggs and butter, tastes like the holiday.   Our mom had it at Christmas always, a reminder of her Italian homeland, though she had to travel far f...

by Deidre Schipani   Amaro (singular), amari (plural) is a bitter Italian liqueur whose origins go back centuries to the times of herbal tonics and elixirs. Macerations of herbs, botanicals, seeds, roots, barks and spices were blended into grape brandy or wine bases, then aged, filtered and served in small portions as both an aperitivo or digesti...

by Marina Nazario   October is National Pasta month. With giant portions, fluffy bread sticks, and creamy sauces, familiar Italian restaurant chains are a popular destination for American families. Polling site Ranker.com surveyed consumers to find the best Italian restaurants in America. Here are Ranker's top 10 picks accordi...

by Jinnie Lee   French women are all about classically tailored effortlessness; in New York City we do head-to-toe black like no other, and the English are experts at an insouciant vintage look.   Describing the spirit of Italian fashion girls in a succinct soundbite isn't quite as easy — with their fearlessness toward amped-up color,...

by Kelly-Jane Cotter   Frank Sinatra was born 100 years ago, on Dec. 12, 1915. But no dust has collected on his life's work. Sinatra's music remains as vibrant and fresh as in his heyday. Born and raised in Hoboken, Francis Albert Sinatra grew up to become royalty in New York, Palm Springs, Miami, Las Vegas and Hollywood.  ...

di Ilaria M. P. Barzaghi  Un viaggio alla ricerca del lato B dell'America: la bella metafora multistrato che invita a guardare dietro la facciata e l'immagine mainstream degli Stati Uniti fa subito venire in mente i vecchi 45 giri ma un po' fa anche pensare al corpo umano, a quella parte di noi che teniamo nascosta. Un'altra America.  ...

Jerry Vale, the popular Italian-American velvet-voiced crooner, has died at his California home. He was 83.   Vale, who had been in declining health, died Sunday at his Palm Desert house surrounded by family and friends, family attorney Harold J. Levy said in a statement.   Read more   Source: http://iajournal.com  ...

Pizza Hut has just started a major rebranding effort. Headlined the "Flavor of Now," the campaign aims to give a much-needed boost to Pizza Hut's U.S. business by wooing customers with dozens of new pizza options.   Why have plain crust when you can make that toasted Asiago? Pepperoni is so boring—how about spinach and a drizzle of honey sri...

di Giorgio Ursicino   Dopo le buone performance in Europa, Fca continua a volare in Nord America. Nella regione Emea il risultato operativo è tornato in positivo nell'ultimo trimestre del 2014, a dicembre le vendite nel Vecchio Continente sono cresciute più della media del mercato cosa che è avvenuta anche in Italia nel mese di gennaio. Dall...

by Shuja Haider   In 1953, Ava Gardner, the love of Frank Sinatra's life, had left him. One of Frank's best friends, the composer Jimmy Van Heusen, was planning to take him out and get him laid, get his mind off of Ava, as if it had ever worked before. But when Jimmy went to pick him up, he found Frank in a bathtub, wrists slit, bleeding out...