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by Greg Schulzetenberg   It's been an important tradition of my Iron Range Italian in-laws to take the sport of bocce on vacation. Why not? It's a fantastic, laughter-filled game that can be easily adapted to seasons, various climates and interesting terrain. Outside the weight of the bag, including eight large balls and one small jack...

The Patrons of Italian Culture have announced a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors wishing to incorporate Italian language and Cultural Studies into their course of study in college.   Details of Scholarship: Full Time High School Seniors who are currently enrolled in Italian language classes and who have been ac...

Two notable Italian Americans with distinguished careers in federal law enforcement and community advocacy have been elected to the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors for the 2016-2020 term during an April 29 meeting at the New York offices at Pepper Hamilton LLP. NIAF's new Board Members are Joseph R. Guccione, managing...

by Robert Lloyd   Garry Marshall wore many hats in movies and television over the last 60 years, as a writer, director, producer and actor. His successes were as mainstream as they come: "Happy Days," and its hit spinoffs "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," on TV; big-screen hits like "Pretty Woman," "Beach...

Emanuel Carnevali era "puramente italiano, e come tale privo di qualsiasi scrupolo ipocrita per la morale, l'anima e la coscienza". Il ritratto che emerge dalle parole del poeta americano Robert McAlmon è tra i più interessanti e misteriosi, e ci offre un'immagine di un uomo abituato a distinguersi dagli schemi e dai valori tradizionali. &nbs...

By Valerio Viale With the upcoming Presidential Elections, most of people are feeling at loss. What candidate is the best to lead the US in a world, more than ever full of challenges?   If an alien invasion would get rid of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in the best tradition of The Simpsons – which by the way is both the longest-running...

Not unlike his music, Ludovico Einaudi's career has been unique and slowly building up in intensity. The Italian composer has straddled the world of classical and pop music for about 20 years, building a following outside the usual "star-making machinery" of the music business.   On his latest, Elements, Einaudi has created a suite of songs...

by Francesca Bacardi   Everyone is gearing up for the holidays, including chef Tom Colicchio. The restaurateur and Top Chef head judge opened up to E! News about getting ready for the holidays and dished (pun intended) to us about his traditional Christmas Eve meal. "I pretty much make the same meal every Christmas that I've made for th...

Recently, actor Vincent Piazza, who plays up-and-coming gangster Lucky Luciano on the show, opened up to Men's Journal about his reluctance to play Italian characters prior to the role.   Piazza himself is Italian, his father's family emigrated to the United States from Sicily, but the actor was very aware growing up of the ways Italians wer...

Once again The Italian American One Voice Coalition feels it necessary to bring the perpetuation of negative stereotypes and defamation of Italian Americans to the public's attention. A&E's latest and most disgraceful "reality" series to date "The Godfather of Pittsburgh," is a meritless, crass and heavily scripted "reality" show that glorifies...

by NOIAW   We're so pleased to feature Mary M. Tedesco as this week's Member Spotlight interview guest! Mary discovered NOIAW via Twitter and is looking forward to getting to know all of our members more.   mary-tedesco-genealogySo many of our members are seeking to connect with their roots in Italy and deepen their knowledge of their...

John Cazale made only five movies in his brief, brilliant career, but man, what five movies: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter. Five movies. Five best picture nominations. Three best picture wins.   Cazale's films racked up a total of 40 Oscar nods, with 14 for his fellow actors. Yet C...