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Mike D’Antoni can add another NBA Coach of the Year award to his trophy case. D’Antoni, a former Marshall men’s basketball player and Mullens native who is in his first year as head coach of the Houston Rockets, beat out San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra for the award, voted on by a panel of 100 independent...

Most states have communities named Florence. Not all are cities. There are towns and villages and unincorporated communities in several states that still are important enough to get attention from Wikipedia. It seemed likely that some would have been named for Florence Nightingale but I found none. Several were named after Florence, Italy, the I...

Roma, maggio 1967: un uomo alto più di due metri scende da un aereo proveniente da New York. Gli restano altezza, orgoglio, anima, poco altro: il volto ormai sembra una maschera, rappresentazione tragica di un fisico devastato dalla malattia. E' persino difficile riconoscerlo, Primo Carnera, lui che è stato il campione del mondo dei pesi massimi. E...

The book “American Bread: My First Twenty Years in America,” tells the story of Alfred DiGiacomo, who belongs to an Italian immigrant family in the early twentieth century. In his personal account, he shares the struggle of immigrants during the period. His story brings us back to a small village in southern Italy called Giorgio, Albanese, which is...

Con questo articolo dedicato alla musica italica chiudiamo una sorta di trilogia iniziata con i libri, proseguita con il cinema e conclusa, adesso, con la musica. Ho riascoltato la canzone recentemente, colonna sonora di Love is All You Need, film romantico anche se dalla narrazione piuttosto scontata. Sfilano le immagini della costiera amalfitana:...

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio performance crossover follows the 4C and 4C Spider two-seat sports kart and the Giulia midsize sedan in the Italian brand’s return to the U.S. after a nearly 25-year absence. Based on the overwhelming popularity of crossovers, the Stelvio is crucial to the brand’s success. Stelvio is based off the Giulia midsize sedan, s...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its Fulbright-Fondazione Falcone-NIAF Scholarship in Criminology for 2018-2019. In its third year, this collaborative scholarship program, formed in cooperation with the Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone and the Fulbright Program in Italy, provides funding for o...

L'ultimo dei grande crooner americano. Una leggenda vivente. Diciannove Grammy in bacheca. Milioni di dischi venduti, centinaia di migliaia di persone che lo hanno applaudito dal vivo. E continuano a farlo. Per Tony Bennett, 91 anni ad agosto, gli aggettivi sembrano non essere mai all'altezza dell'artista, che di recente ha fatto un passaggio al Ru...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Dianne Hales.  Hales is the author of La Bella Lingua and a widely published, award-winning freelance journalist.  In this episode, Dianne tells the story of her love for the Italian language and how learning to speak Italian has enriched her life in so many ways. In our Stories Segment,...

U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson (HOG.N) is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.67 billion), sources told Reuters. Indian motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto (BAJA.NS) and several buyout funds are also pre...

IL MAECI ha concluso una media partnership con RAI Italia per la promozione delle iniziative connesse alla XVII Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel mondo, "L'Italiano al cinema, l'italiano nel cinema", in programma dal 16 al 22 ottobre p.v. Grazie a tale partnership, RAI Italia promuovera' una programmazione dedicata alla Settimana nell'ambito dell...

Michéal Castaldo to Release First Digital Single from His New CD "Cinecitta Canta" on June 30th. The digital single will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play and other digital music stores everywhere. Listen to your favorite Italian Radio programs over the next several days to get a sneak peek of the single. The reason for th...