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Coro d'Italia ~ Italian-American Singing and Dancing Ensemble is currently interviewing new participants to sing and/or dance in their fall production. The troupe is comprised of both professional and volunteer performers and will begin once-per-week rehearsals in September for their November 20 concert at the Montclair Art Museum. For people of I...

At a time when the Census headcount shows that the largest metropolitan areas are growing at far higherrates, the prognosis does not look good for small towns, which continue in steady decline as young people chase bigger dreams in cities. It's a trend consistent across America and around the world that shows no signs of sl...

Maserati's highly anticipated new Levante SUV has helped Maserati North America increase sales by 10.8 percent in October 2016, compared to September 2016, the company today announced.   "Maserati North America's positive sales performance reflects the passion and leadership of our dealer network," said Tom Shanley, Head of Maserati North Am...

by Mira Oberman The United States will have little legal argument for turning down an extradition request should Italy seek the return of Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British housemate. In the latest dramatic twist in the high-profile case, a court in Florence on Thursday sentenced Knox to 28 years and six months in prison for killi...

Bialetti (http://www.bialetti.com), the leading Italian coffee maker and cookware company, announced today the launch of "Autentico" a series of web shorts featuring America's favorite Italian Chef, Fabio Viviani.   These documentary-style videos candidly discuss Italian traditions and debunk what Americans might perceive to be Italian in ov...

by Roberto Zanni C'erano una volta gli italiani che venivano in America. Poi è arriva la crisi e c'è stato quasi un blocco al punto che, nel 2012, l'anno nero per il turismo 'made in Italy' negli Stati Uniti, il calo di arrivi, rispetto all'anno precedente aveva toccato il 6,8%, con agosto e dicembre che avevano chiuso rispettivamente con - 13,1%...

by Dan Meyers   Mario Francesco Batali was born in 1960 in Seattle and spent his high school years studying in Madrid before attending Rutgers University. He threw himself headfirst into the culinary world after college, and before long he was head chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, and soon after that he opened his first restaurant i...

by Jenny Anderson   After working as head chef at Noma, the famed two-Michelin-star restaurant in Copenhagen, Dan Guisti is taking on an even bigger challenge: school lunches in America.   Giusti, an Italian-American born in New Jersey, founded a for-profit food service company called Brigaid that hopes to work with school districts a...

by OSIA   We are petitioning for an official Capital luncheon and White House evening reception in recognition and endorsement of Columbus Day and the contributions of the 25 million Americans of Italian descent. With our holiday consistently under attack, we are asking the White House to rededicate the Presidency to both the holiday and to...

The Italian restaurant is a pillar of the twenty-first century American dining scene, but it's easy to forget that Italian cooking goes way beyond pizza and Parmigiana. Traditional Italian cuisine is largely Mediterranean in character, making ample use of such ingredients as citrus, olives, herbs, grains and greens, and seafood, as well as all thos...

Rep. Tim Ryan apologized Friday after using the term "dago red wine" in a televised MSNBC interview earlier this week.   Ryan and host Chris Matthews were discussing his unsuccessful effort to unseat House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi when he used the derogatory term for Italians as he described class differences among Democrats.  ...

New facilities and equipment investments drive LiDestri Foods' operations in Rochester, NY, and Fresno, CA. Last year, LiDestri also made a major investment in its Fresno, CA, plant by becoming as Davis believes "the first in North America" to be able to fill and package low-acid, retorted, spouted pouches using robotic retort loading and unlo...