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The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the Order Sons of Italy in America’s (OSIA) highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an Italian American who has made significant contributions to the United States. This year’s honoree is Senator Maria Lorts Sachs, who served a...

President Donald Trump will nominate Lew Eisenberg, a major Republican fundraiser, to serve as the next ambassador to Italy. It's one of several nominees the White House announced Monday evening. Eisenberg was a former partner of Goldman Sachs and ran the Republican National Committee's joint fundraising operations with Trump's campaign.

Italy’s Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium is investing €1.2 million to increase sales in the US market by 10% in 2017. Last year, the US was the top foreign market for the Consortium. Actions will also be taken against imitation and 'Italian sounding' products, which deceive 67% of American consumers by using the Italian flag or other Italian symbols...

Nel 2016 gli Stati Uniti hanno guadagnato la terza posizione, dopo Francia e Germania, tra le destinazioni delle esportazioni italiane di cosmetici con una notevole crescita del 24,4% rispetto al 2015 e un valore pari a 406 milioni di euro. Questo valore rappresenta l'87,6% delle esportazioni nell'area Nafta (Canada, Messico e Stati Uniti). Le perf...

Marco Dolci did not set out to become a NASA engineer. Instead, like many of Dolci’s pursuits, the career path presented itself on his lifelong quest “to know” – that is, to answer any and every question that crosses his mind. As a boy, his never-ending stampede of questions became too much even for his ever-patient parents, so they presented him w...

Fittingly unveiled for the Fourth of July holiday, the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 America celebrates the Italian brand’s relationship with stateside customers. Based on the three-cylinder Brutale 800, the America pays tribute the the classical America range from the 1970s. Only 50 will be available to match the 50 states in America, making the bike...

The days of the old tradition of everyone in the extended family coming the grandparents’ home for Sunday dinner, every Sunday, might be gone, but through our stories they will never be far from our consciousness. The front door to Grandma and Grandpa Rotolos’ apartment was always left open on Sundays. The hallway smelled of freshly waxed woodwork...

American soccer’s prodigal son is on the move again. The Italian-American striker had his option declined by La Liga side, Celta Vigo, after spending the 2017 season on loan from Fiorentina. The once highly touted goal scorer is currently recovering from his fourth major knee injury, which likely played a large part in Celta Vigo’s decision. Rossi...

It was quite a week for state native Mike D’Antoni. First, the Mullens native and former Marshall star was named the NBA Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season. Then his Houston Rockets improved their chances of competing for a NBA title by trading for former Wake Forest star Chris Paul. Having spent my early childhood years in McDowell County, I...

"It starts with an idea, a concept" is how celebrated chef and Emmy winner Lidia Bastianich describes what launched her into the food business some four decades ago. That idea began with a single restaurant in Queens, N.Y., in 1971. Today, Bastianich oversees her own Italian food line, Lidia's, in partnership with daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali,...

Food Network Iron Chef America Judge and Italian Culinary Expert Mario Rizzotti is bringing his “4 the Love of Italian Food” tour to Tesora Restaurant in Siren on Sunday and Monday, July 9 and 10. Rizzotti’s national tour is part of his crusade to teach Americans how to eat healthy through authentic, Italian cuisine. The “4 the Love of Italian Foo...

“When you see that man conduct, you feel that there is only one thing for you to do: take your baton, break it in pieces, and never conduct again.” This assessment of Arturo Toscanini, offered by the esteemed composer and distinguished conductor Richard Strauss, was hardly unusual, for Toscanini routinely mesmerized his fellow musicians. Critics al...