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I dati comunicati dall’Agenzia ICE di New York relativi all’interscambio Italia-Usa nel 2018 mostrano un andamento indubbiamente positivo: l’aumento dell’interazione commerciale fra i due Paesi è stato del 14% con l’Italia che si posiziona al 10 posto fra i partner commerciali degli USA a livello mondiale mentre, a livello europeo, rimane appena fu...

Italian actress Michela De Rossi has been cast in a “pivotal role” in “The Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” as the film begins production next week, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. De Rossi joins Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Ga...

Everything about her Hollywood life melted away when Edie Falco, known for her star turns on the hit television series The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie, received a diagnosis for breast cancer. It was 2003, while she was working on The Sopranos. The diagnosis happened in the morning. “I remember I had to be at work at one [in the afternoon],” Falco sai...

The big dance. Lo chiamano “il grande ballo”. Un rito a stelle e strisce che si ripete ogni anno in questo periodo. Una follia collettiva che contagia proprio tutti negli Stati Uniti, anche quelli che la palla a spicchi non la seguono certo tutti i giorni. Tutti pazzi per il basket, non quello blasonato dei professionisti dell’Nba, ma quello più ve...

The group of sixteen Italian musicians didn’t know what to think.  Their leader, Gaetano Carusi, had brought them to America, the land of promise.  But when they arrived in Washington their first thought must have been to go back home. The year was 1805 and Carusi himself described the capital city of the new republic as “a desert. A place containi...

A new generation of racing enthusiasts is about to meet Italian-American motor-racing icon Mario Andretti, albeit in animated mouse form. The legendary driver is guest-starring on Disney’s animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” as Mario Mousedretti in “Mickey’s Spring Grand Prix,” and the episode looks adorable. Mousedretti teams up with...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce the fourth year of the NIAF Congressional Fellowship Program to encourage and support the next generation of Italian American leadership. During the fall of 2019, the Foundation will place five outstanding Italian American college students, graduate students and recent graduates i...

Leonardo Da Vinci, symbol of the Italian excellence in creativity and innovation: this is the key in understanding the project Leonardo’s Way: discovering modern Italian geniuses. What is it about? For the 500th death anniversary of the Tuscan talent, the Miami Scientific Italian Community will organize ten events in ten different US cities with th...

Ferrero Group, the confections giant best known for Nutella and Tic Tac, will acquire a number of iconic American brands from Kellogg for $1.3 billion, the company announced on Monday. It marks the Luxembourg-based firm’s latest foray into the U.S. market. The deal encompasses Kellogg’s cookie, fruit and fruit-flavored snack, ice cream cone and pie...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) announce the 2019 grant selections for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experience for the bene...

Italian corporate leaders have reason to be impatient with American attitudes. I write this as an American, admittedly one bearing decades of experience collaborating with Italian cultural and business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. You are weary of being stereotyped as primarily a purveyor of luxury goods, wine and food. You cannot fathom...

As Hollywood’s go-to Native American, Iron Eyes Cody was a common sight in Western movies for nearly 60 years. From starring in his first uncredited roles in the early 1930s, Cody would go on to appear in dozens of celebrated films as America’s beloved sage. His early roles were usually credited as “Indian” or “Indian Chief” and it wasn’t until Iro...