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The Sons of Italy Cellini Lodge #2206 of New Hyde Park honored New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio along with other Italian American Baseball Legends at its annual Columbus Day observance last Thursday night. "They were trailblazers," said Joseph Sciame, past Sons of Italy national president and Cellini Lodge president. "It highlights their achiev...

Twelve members of The Italian Club of Centennial High School in Howard County were among the ravioli makers October 18th in Saint Leo's School Hall. The Club, with 25 members, participates in philanthropic activities and other events such as restaurant night, parties where they cook Italian food, and Italian movie night.   The group particip...

In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and riots ensued all over the country. A year later these riots had largely diminished, but tensions over their cause -- in part, systemic segregation and disenfranchisement -- were still high.   When such boils over in Brooklyn, the Italian-American family of young Joe Montaperto uproots to th...

Goodfella's, an award-winning brick oven-baked pizza and family-style Italian-American food restaurant, is coming to the Livingston Mall food court this December. Besides its award-winning pizza, Goodfella's menu includes everything from soups, salads, heros, wraps and Italian hot-pressed paninis to pastas, entrées and brick oven rolls. For de...

Tunu and Yona Puri, backed by Zuma co-founder Arjun Waney, have converted their 1-year-old Lippi into this Mediterranean coast-inspired Italian concept. "With Lippi having over 200 seats, it was too big to work," says Tunu. "We believed a smaller concept at 100 to 120 seats would be received better. It's really about the flow and the whole experie...

di Tiziana Triolo   Si è svolta il 6 dicembre presso l'Auditorium del Consolato Generale d'Italia a Houston, in Texas, la Decima Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo, organizzata dal Comitato degli Italiani all'Estero (Comites) della circoscrizione consolare di Houston, che comprende gli Stati dell'Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma e Te...

Daniele De Rossi could leave Roma for New York City FC and the MLS, but only if he wins the Scudetto. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, De Rossi is considering his future and a surprise switch to Major League Soccer.   He recently bought a house in America and spends many of his vacations there. However, the midfielder would on...

The Westwood Regional School District's World Language Department recently announced that Italian language teacher Anthony Genovese was awarded a $4,500 grant from the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE).   The IACE partnered with the Edizioni Farinelli publishing company to provide Italian educational resources for the receiving...

by Dennis Polkow It is Sunday in Chicago, a day off for Riccardo Muti. Nonetheless, there is a busy day ahead.   Muti will have a piano rehearsal with four singers from Lyric Opera of Chicago who will accompany him and a brass quintet of Chicago Symphony Orchestra players to a juvenile detention center later in the day to give a concert, "b...

by Mark Di Ionno   First, filmmaker John Maggio had to dispose of the M-word, because it's the first thing that came up when he was trying to raise money to produce "The Italian-Americans," a two-part, four-hour documentary PBS will unveil this month.   "It took longer to raise the money than to actually make the film," Maggio said be...

Film screening: Il segreto (The Secret) at the Museo Italoamericano. This award-winning documentary by Cyop & Kaf, promoted by Neapolitan music producer and cultural operator Salvatore Visone, is a fascinating look at the streets of Naples and the bands of children that live on them. Once a year on St. Anthony's day, they build a bonfire, ofte...

Celebrating a Neglected Italian Renaissance "Paintress"Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00pm Westchester Italian Cultural Center - One Generoso Pope Place - Tuckahoe, NY 10707   Sofonisba Anguissola (1535?-1625) was an Italian Renaissance painter born in Cremona. An internationally respected Renaissance portrait and genre artist, Sofoni...