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Kaye Ballard, the singer, actress and comedienne best known for starring as one of the meddling title characters on the 1960s NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law, has died. She was 93. Ballard, a popular nightclub entertainer and star on Broadway who was the first to record the popular tune "Fly Me to the Moon," died Monday at her home in Rancho Mirage,...

By now you have heard that the president of Notre Dame, under pressure from students and Native American groups, has agreed to cover up murals of Christopher Columbus. Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition Andre DiMino will be speaking about this issue on six different radio stations today and tomorrow - including the I...

This week, an article appeared in northjersey.com, part of the USA Today Network, that begins “You may be speaking Soprano–and not even know it.” The article talks about HBO’s show The Sopranos and how it used “Italian-American food slang words” that only New Yorkers know. The article lists a number of words such as “goomah” and “goomba” and their...

“Only in America”: an invigorating memoir of a self-made chef. “Only in America” is the creation of published author Emilia Zecchino, an accomplished chef, renowned founder of specialty frozen food company Holiday Foods, and war bride from Italy who first settled in Flushing, New York, in 1947. Dorothy Ross, commissioner of Hallandale city beach, w...

The College Football Playoff committee has some significant military experience once again. The playoff announced Wednesday that Gen. Ray Odierno would join the committee in 2019. Odierno, a former Army Chief of Staff, joins the committee with Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir and former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum. Odierno is the chai...

Andre’ DiMino, Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition Communications Director, will be on The Gene Valicenti Show, Tuesday 1/22 at about 8:20 AM East discussing Rev. John Jenkins, Notre Dame President’s decision to remove venerable Columbus art murals from the University. “What a complete disgrace,” stated DiMino.  “And it is unbelievable that he wou...

Louis Berizzi was in his pajamas when FBI agents burst into his Manhattan apartment and arrested him. As his daughter, Lucetta, and the rest of the family watched, wiping the sleep from their eyes, he hurried into clothing and was taken away. Soon after, FBI agents questioned Lucetta, too. Why did she speak such good Italian? Had her father engaged...

LaDonnia Jones, owner of crEATe Donuts says people in Utah love ice cream.  In fact, we are in the top ten of ice cream consuming states.  But, gelato hasn't typically been as well known in Utah as in other ice cream loving areas. She says every day people ask her, "What is the difference between ice cream and gelato?"  Gelato is the Italian versio...

La spedizione dell’italiano Cristoforo Colombo nelle Americhe, nel 1492, da sempre fiore all’occhiello delle imprese compiute dal nostro Paese, nasconde aspetti affascinanti su cui la storiografia scolastica non si sofferma. Quasi nessuno, difatti, se non i maggiori esperti della biografia di Colombo, conosce la serie di aneddoti riguardanti il via...

Their mission: to deliver the nuances of each of Italy’s 526 wine appellations, which might otherwise stay beyond reach for wine drinkers in other places. Small-scale, dedicated importers are important suppliers of less-known bottles and crucial cultural resources, too, bearers of those places' innumerable details and possibilities. A boutique wine...

Every episode of The Sopranos was uniquely wonderful and horrible, at once forcing me with its patterned silk-clad Italian-American strength to weep with laughter and seek one-to-five more milligrams of Zoloft. No character arc was each of these more so than that of Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri, the endlessly sweet, often dense, food-loving soldier an...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it will be launching two new scholarships this year thanks to NIAF Member Salvatore “Sal” Catanese’s generous financial support. Catanese funds the Salvatore “Sal” Catanese Clark County Scholarship and the Salvatore “Sal” Catanese National Scholarship. NIAF Board Co-Chair P...