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In a world like today’s, in which social media rule and, generally speaking, the virtual aspect of our relations is predominant over the traditional face-to-face meetings, I AM Books - Italian and Italian-American bookstore and cultural hub - brainchild of Nicola Orichuia and Jim Pinzino, looks like a green oasis in the core of Boston’s North End,...

Today, when Angelinos reflect on Olvera Street in DTLA, they probably think of its rich history as the heart of the Spanish-Mexican pueblo of Los Angeles. What many do not realize is that for a time in the 19thcentury, the street was known as Wine Street, and was dominated by thriving Italian owned wine cellars. From downtown’s long gone Little Ita...

During the Italian Renaissance, patronage of the musical arts was a point of pride for countless aristocratic families. As Italian Americans in the Windy City, we have a proud legacy to uphold, and there is no worthier recipient of our patronage than Maestro Riccardo Muti. As Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, he has burni...

Who better to kick off the Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival than a man born in Italy who has traveled there more than 250 times. “To me, Italy is and will always be the most beautiful country in the world, and Italians are the most beautiful people,” Peter D’Attoma, who runs a Munroe Falls travel agency that makes trips to Italy, told a fi...

Mantua is a tiny medieval city that punches way above its weight in history, architectural splendor, and delicious cuisine. Considered one of the main artistic and cultural hubs in Northern Italy, its Centro Storico, or historical city center, and nearby Sabbioneta form a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mantua owes a lot of its prestige to th...

There is something downright restorative and celebratory about a pizza dinner. It's casual, comforting, and feels like a break from workday routines. Add to that feeling the near euphoria of a well-made cannoli, and you've got yourself a humble, but oh-so-indulgent feast. The family-owned Defalco's Italian Deli makes pizza in a stone-fire oven for...

Pittsfield, Massachusetts hosted a delegation from its Italian sister city on Friday in an effort to renew an international dialogue on tourism. It’s the 31st anniversary of the partnership between Pittsfield and Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy. Mayor Linda Tyer welcomed the Cava de’ Tirreni delegation on Friday at city hall. Mayor Vincenzo Servalli greete...

Retired judge Vincent A. Ragosta, a former associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court, died Wednesday at the age of 93. Born in Federal Hill, Ragosta interrupted his education at the University of Rhode Island to join the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in military intelligence. He was appointed by Governor J. Joseph Garrahy as a...

The owner of a restaurant in Worcester hopes to bring a little bit of Boston’s North End to the old Guiseppe’s Grille building off Solomon Pond. Aurelia Metohu, owner of Caffe Espresso Trattoria on Chandler Street in Worcester, bought the property at 35 Solomon Pond Road and plans to open Casta Diva in November. Guiseppe’s Grille closed last Septem...

The Nashville Italian Lights Festival will turn its focus to the sky on Aug. 21 for the epic solar eclipse. The festival actually starts on Friday, Aug. 18 at Bicentennial Mall State Park. The four-day event will offer a variety of food, wine, music and traditions. On the day of the eclipse though, the festival will turn its focus to the sky. “So t...

Sunday, September 17th @ 8pm – 11pm. Doors open @ 6pm. Highland Ballroom - 431 West 16th Street - New York, NY 10011. Tickets: $35.00 – $55.00 - Available at Ticketweb Known for his powerful voice as well as his engaging and spectacular performance, the young Neapolitan crooner, Patrizio Buanne, has developed legions of fans across the globe and ha...

Dear Friends, on Wednesday, August 23rd at 10:00 AM, the Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal to eliminate all references to the Columbus Day holiday in official city documents, and replace it with Indigenous People's Day. As a first-generation Italian-American, I find this proposal deeply troubling. The celebration of our diversity an...