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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...

di Fucsia Nissoli   Esprimo soddisfazione per l'assegnazione, nella legge di assestamento di bilancio, di 2,6 milioni di euro alla Direzione Generale per gli italiani all'estero, al fine di essere utilizzati per reintegrare la dotazione destinata ai corsi di lingua e cultura italiana all'estero tagliati nella scorsa legge di Stabilità. Sent...

Italian-American Director Gregory La Cava began making animated films in the 1910s before switching over to live action films in the 1920s.   The following decade brought him critical and commercial success with the films The Half-Naked Truth, Gabriel over the White House, and What Every Woman Knows. His best known works were My Man Godfrey...

by Keagon Voyce   Few names in American pop culture are as universally adored as Frank Sinatra. His persona was larger than life. His life, even, was larger than life. Charismatic. Suave. Oscar-winning actor. Friend to presidents. The speculative—yet convincing—mob ties that somehow enriched his legacy rather than add rancor. And, of course,...

On March 27, 2014, actor Joseph Rigano passed away. Joe Rigano was a well known Italian –American actor in the gangster film genre. Rigano was born in 1933 in New York City.   He grew up in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn and worked as a laborer early in his life. He married his wife Maria and they had three children,; Angela, Joseph and Gina. Joe bega...

by Ann Oldenburg   Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is sharing personal news on her Facebook page. The Food Network star says she is splitting from fashion designer Todd Thompson, her husband of 11 years. "After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," she writes.   "Although our decision...

J. P. Mascaro & Sons has secured 20 municipal contracts in the last quarter of 2014. The total contracts are valued at approximately 45,000,000 dollars.   The work is centered around Mascaro's various operating centers in the local regions. The contracts include the Boroughs of Bridgeport, Rockledge, Pottstown, Emmaus, Nazareth, St. Lawr...

A poche settimane dall'inizio di EXPO Milano 2015, giovedì 12 marzo si terrà presso la Freedom Tower del Dade College di Miami la Conferenza "America and the Old World: Food, Health & Culture", l'evento ufficiale di presentazione dell'Esposizione Universale e del Padiglione degli Stati Uniti (www.mdc.edu/feedingtheplanet). La conferenza è orga...

by Daniel Dentico   Ariana Grande has officially being recognized by PEOPLE magazine as one of the World's Most Beautiful People.   Often asked to reveal her ethnicity by fans, Ariana responded to one fan on Twitter saying she's Italian-American, half Sicilian and half Abruzzese.   Read more   Fonte: The Italian American...

As we continue to promote Mondomusica New York 2014 around the globe, we are planning a special presentation of the Mondomusica New York program in Chicago and Los Angeles. These events will ensure that we are attracting the largest number of violin makers, dealers, musicians, music teachers, students and instrument collectors from around the count...

Italian automaker Fiat SpA announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares of Chrysler for $3.65 billion in payments to a union-controlled trust fund. Fiat already owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler's shares, with the remaining 41.5 percent held by a United Auto Workers union trust fund that pays health care bills f...

by Roberto Zanni L'elenco è lunghissimo, se ne contano 366 in tutti gli Stati Uniti, in 39 dei 50 stati, più District of Columbia. Di cosa stiamo parlando? Si chiama '2014 Italian Festival Directory' ed è stata compilata dal 'The Order Sons of Italy in America' (l'organizzazione più grande e più antica che raccoglie gli immigrati italiani negli US...