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One of the leading auto and van rental companies in North America, Avis Budget Group Inc., has agreed to purchase the Maggiore Group, one of largest vehicle rental companies in Italy. According to Chelsey Dulaney of The Wall Street Journal, the deal is worth $170 million. In the report from Dulaney, the Avis Budget Group will be looking to, "launc...

With her affinity for bossa nova, jazz singer Gretchen Parlato is often asked if she's Brazilian, to which she replies, "No, I am very proud of my Italian-American heritage." In fact, the award-winning vocalist represents not two, but three generations of Italian-American jazz artists. Her grandfather Charlie Parlato was a veteran trumpeter of the...

Cousins and best friends, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille travel the country on a culinary adventure for their travel lifestyle and food show "Pizza Masters" on The Cooking Channel. The hosts of the show own Artichoke Pizza in New York City and Berkley, Calif., and grew up in a fourth-generation restaurant family.   Together they travel...

by Nancy Casas   The Italian influenced visual celebration entitled ItaliaNY by Alexo Wandael – aka Alessandro Cacopardo - is being hosted in Santa Monica by the non-profit organization Building Bridges Art Exchange. With Peroni, Italy's number one beer as a sponsor, ItaliaNY was not only showcased in New York but also has expanded to Miami...

by Natascia Ronchetti   Parmigiano Reggiano is finding more and more space as a top product among the large American supermarket chains. The consortium under which a number of Italian Parmigiano Reggiano producers are organized just signed an agreement with Whole Foods, one of the most important American high-end retail chains.   Than...

ONE VOICE relies on people like you throughout the year—to take action on critical issues, to provide urgent funding for essential projects, and to share our story with your friends and family.   Now, we are counting on you to share your input on our 2014 priorities and agenda. We really value your opinion, so I hope you will take a few minu...

by Nick Vivarelli   New York-based digital distribution network Emerging Pictures and Italy's film promotional org. Istituto Luce-Cinecittà have partnered on "Cinema Made In Italy," which will provide U.S. digital distribution and marketing support to five high-profile Italian titles, starting with Paolo Sorrentino's foreign-language Oscar c...

By Andy Vineberg Beppe Gambetta laughs when asked about Italian food in America. "It's getting better," the native of Genoa, Italy, says diplomatically by telephone last week while vacationing with his wife, Federica, and her parents in the Italian Alps, near the Swiss border.   "A big amount of Italian food I eat, I cook myself." ...

By Giovanni di Napoli The bagpipes are an ancient instrument, dating back thousands of years; they're even mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 4:21).   Here in America we normally associate the bagpipes with the Irish and Scottish, who have a long and storied tradition with this wonderful instrument. However, many Americans, even those of Itali...

Un'opera dedicata alla grande emigrazione italiana tra Otto e Novecento e che il presidente della Repubblica, Giorgio Napolitano, ha definito "una vera e propria summa di un fenomeno che ha segnato indelebilmente la storia del nostro Paese".   È il Dizionario Enciclopedico delle Migrazioni Italiane. Tiziana Grassi ha intervistato Enzo Caffar...

The United States team that will compete in the World Team Chess Championship next month in Armenia stands no real chance of winning. It is not sending its three best players, and even if it were, it would not have enough talent to compete with the stacked teams from Russia and China.   But one does not have to be born in a country to repres...

By Joseph Zucker   The Dallas Mavericks might have barely edged out the Denver Nuggets 144-143 in double-overtime Friday night, but most will agree that Danilo Gallinari was the big winner after putting together the best game of his NBA career—47 points on 15-of-23 shooting, nine rebounds and two assists.   According to ESPN Stats &am...