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By Rolando Vitale The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900­–1955 is the first book to explore the history of Italian Americans in boxing. It is a fascinating collection of sociological essays and detailed appendices, examining the role and achievements of the Italian American prizefighter. From humble immigr...

She's known for her roles in such films as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her, and a glamorous career as an international model, but lately Isabella Rossellini has other things on her mind — namely, sex.    On Sunday, May 17, Ovation TV, America's only arts network, will take you around the world with the superstar as she prepares for an...

Along with a new foreword by Philadelphia opera singer, Frank Tenaglia, we find a fresh red, white and green cover and a cover portrait of the early Italian musical genius, Antonio Vivaldi (c.1678 – 1741), a single, fascinating and enlightening fresh topic has been added. It follows, in its entirety.   A TITILLATING TALLY. How easily we...

With summer approaching, Terlato Wines is betting big on the surging rosé category. The Lake Bluff, Illinois-based Terlato is rolling out six new rosé wines across the U.S. market: Il Poggione Brancato from Toscana, Italy ($14.99); Bodegas Valdemar from Rioja, Spain ($13.99); Protea from South Africa ($17.99); Sanford from the Sta. Rita Hills...

by Tony Lo Bianco   On June 25th, I won an Emmy for my work on the Just A Common Soldier video. And my producing team also won an Emmy. In my hundred plus film career, I'm extremely proud of the message that honors America's military veterans who we owe our freedom to.   As of now, this beautiful video has received over 19,200,00...

By Julia della Croce "I was still young when my life changed.... drastically. Shortly after midnight one Saturday... the smell of smoke awakened me. I ran to my mother's bed.... The next thing I saw was a wall of fire shooting up the staircase. Grabbing my one-year-old brother from his crib, I fled out my bedroom window to the roof and yelled to m...

Durante i vostri viaggi in America o semplicemente cercando informazioni sui ristoranti italiani negli Stati Uniti, vi sarà sicuramente capitato di imbattervi in un particolare piatto: le fettuccine Alfredo (o meglio, fettuccini. O ancora meglio, fetucini). Presente nei menu di quasi tutti i ristoranti italiani all'estero che -non- si rispettino (...

Michéal Castaldo is the living embodiment of authentic Italian culture for modern North Americans. A native of Calabria in the "tip of the toe" of Italy, Michéal is an accomplished pop-classical crossover singer of his native songs and a purveyor of his family-made, heirloom Italian luxury products in North America. Michéal's music is a life-long...

Dalla Baia di Oakland, in California, Renato Sardo, 45 anni, guarda con curiosità agli americani e al loro strano rapporto con la pastasciutta. «Devono ancora capire la differenza tra pasta fresca e secca. Prima o poi dovrò decidermi a organizzare un corso», dice, a metà tra lo scherzo e il progetto.   Negli Stati Uniti Renato è arrivato die...

Communities — cities — need Catholic schools. Why? What is to be done in an environment when the closing of Catholic elementary and secondary schools have big cities and small towns alike?   In their book Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America, Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Garnett document the importan...

The American Institute for Verdi Studies (AIVS) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Martin Chusid Award for Verdi Studies. This biannual award honors the noted Verdi, Schubert, and Mozart scholar, Martin Chusid (1925-2013), who was Professor Emeritus of Music at New York University and the AIVS's Founding Director. Any book, book chapter, articl...

by Michael Traversa   Being born in a family with a distinct heritage is one thing, how said heritage is perceived and the respect paid to the family roots is what really matters. Among those who always felt a deep connection and quickly became one of the most beloved Italian American actors in the community is Lorraine Bracco. Lorraine was...