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Jack Spatola, Chairman della F.I.A.O. (Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn), Preside della Scuola Pubblica 172 di Brooklyn e Docente universitario presso la Columbia University, in Sicilia per una breve vacanza, ha fatto visita a Sicilia Mondo, accolto con viva simpatia dal ...

by Lisa Backus


As he stirred the steaming pot of soffritto, boiled veal hearts in a tasty sauce, Sunday afternoon, Rich Angelillo understood that he was helping younger generations to understand the vibrancy of his roots in Italy.


"This is our Italian heritage," he said as he pointed to the sign ...

The IAC Ladies Auxiliary team, representing the Italian Athletic Club of Stockton, won the silver medal in the Open B Division at the United States Bocce Federation's U.S. National Championships during the week of June 21-27 in Methuen, Mass.


The IAC Ladies Team competed against other U.S teams ...

by Hunter Davis

 

'You went to one of the best hotels in the world, in one of the smartest places, which some of the classiest people have raved about over the decades – and you brought us back a tin of tomatoes! Oh my gawd, what are you like?' That was the reaction of my dear wife and ...

By Kim Wade


Restaurant: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar. Chef: Dusty Grove. Cuisine Type: Coastal Italian. Restaurant Bio: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar is a convivial neighborhood eatery nestled inside The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel, near Washington Square.

 

Specializing in coastal ...

For Matt Decapua and Marina Re, rehearsing for Florida Studio Theatre's production of "Over the River and Through the Woods" has been more than a return to a theatrical venue where they both have performed previously. It's been a literal homecoming.

 

"I knew every one of these characters. I ...

by Alanna Chiefari

 

Entrepreneurial roots run deep within event planner Michelle Durpetti. The daughter of Tony and Marion Durpetti, owners of Chicago's legendary Gene & Georgetti restaurant, and granddaughter of the restaurant's late cofounder Gene Michelotti, she boasts an impressive ...

di Sante Cossentino

 

Un veicolo per la promozione della cultura italiana e l'interscambio culturale fra Stati Uniti e Italia, attraverso una delle più importanti e apprezzate forme d'arte del "Bel Paese": la musica. È il Festival della Canzone italiana a New York , giunto all'ottava ...

di Chiara Zaccherotti

 

Non sapete rinunciare al piacere di un piatto di pasta, ma non avete il tempo per sedervi e gustarvela come si deve? No panic. Nella città dove tutto è frenetico, c'è chi ha pensato di unire l'utile al dilettevole, con una soluzione che concilia le esigenze del palato ...

The front-page article on the Agnoli family and their celebration of St. Mary's Feast brought back wonderful memories of my own and I'm sure resonated with many others in Rhode Island, a state with the highest percentage of Italian-Americans in the country.


As a third generation Italian-American ...

The Italians brought an amazing gastronomic culture to the States but where is all the Italian wine? As it happens, there is actually a number of vineyards dedicated to Italian wines, but due to the popularity of French wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, we never hear about them.

 

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by Anne Calcagno

 

When I was growing up in Italy, it was nearly a mandate for well-heeled northerners to summer on the sun-warmed lakes at the foot of the Alps. Boats docked at island gardens, and people took slow promenades along the shore, followed by a leisurely Sunday meal on the leafy ...

By Gustavo Solis

 

The neighborhood newest brick-oven pizza place is giving Papa John's the kiss-off. Babbalucci, which opened July 1 in a storefront formerly occupied by the franchise, gave their pizza predecessor a unique shout out.

 

"As an ode to Papa John's we named a pizza ...

By Mary Cadden


Forget Lake Como, that body of water is SO over. It's all about the coast of Italy, the Amalfi coast to be exact. And Celebs know the Italian port city of Positano is the perfect spot to vacation this summer. It sure is where we want to go. Home to the lemon liqueur Limoncello and ...

by Mauro Battocchi

 

The Auxiliary's annual Antipasti Buffet will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Museo Italo Americano located in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. In conjunction with Expo Milano 2015, which showcases the finest of the world's food and culture, the Museo pairs ...

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Sicilia Mondo intervista Jack Spatola (Columbia University) sul momento politico…

Sicilia Mondo intervista Jack Spatola (Columbia University) sul momento politico italiano nell'opinione degli italiani in america

Jack Spatola, Chairman della F.I.A.O. (Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn), Preside della Scuola Pubblica 172 di Brooklyn e Docente universitario presso la Columbia University, in Sicilia per una breve vacanza, ha fatto visita a Sicilia Mondo, accolto con viva simpatia dal Consiglio Direttivo della Associazione.   A conclusione del gradito incontro, ha così risposto in una breve intervista: Come vedono gli...

Italian-American Festival was a whole gelato fun

Italian-American Festival was a whole gelato fun

by Lisa Backus As he stirred the steaming pot of soffritto, boiled veal hearts in a tasty sauce, Sunday afternoon, Rich Angelillo understood that he was helping younger generations to understand the vibrancy of his roots in Italy. "This is our Italian heritage," he said as he pointed to the sign on the Sons of Italy hall that read they had been...

Women's bocce team captures silver medal

Women's bocce team captures silver medal

The IAC Ladies Auxiliary team, representing the Italian Athletic Club of Stockton, won the silver medal in the Open B Division at the United States Bocce Federation's U.S. National Championships during the week of June 21-27 in Methuen, Mass. The IAC Ladies Team competed against other U.S teams and pulled out the silver medal with seven wins and two losses. They...

'My dad went to Amalfi...and all I got was a tin of tomatoes': Uncovering the hi…

'My dad went to Amalfi...and all I got was a tin of tomatoes': Uncovering the history and old Hollywood glamour of the Italian coast

by Hunter Davis   'You went to one of the best hotels in the world, in one of the smartest places, which some of the classiest people have raved about over the decades – and you brought us back a tin of tomatoes! Oh my gawd, what are you like?' That was the reaction of my dear wife and children on my return.   I...

Savannah native brings coastal Italian cuisine to Pacci

Savannah native brings coastal Italian cuisine to Pacci

By Kim Wade Restaurant: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar. Chef: Dusty Grove. Cuisine Type: Coastal Italian. Restaurant Bio: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar is a convivial neighborhood eatery nestled inside The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel, near Washington Square.   Specializing in coastal Italian cuisine, Pacci has an extensive bar program, serving updated takes on classic cocktails, seasonal craft cocktails, aperitivos, locally made spirits and beer. The...

The ties that bind (and chafe)

The ties that bind (and chafe)

For Matt Decapua and Marina Re, rehearsing for Florida Studio Theatre's production of "Over the River and Through the Woods" has been more than a return to a theatrical venue where they both have performed previously. It's been a literal homecoming.   "I knew every one of these characters. I grew up with them. This is my life," says Re, one of...

Event and wedding planner Michelle Durpetti

Event and wedding planner Michelle Durpetti

by Alanna Chiefari   Entrepreneurial roots run deep within event planner Michelle Durpetti. The daughter of Tony and Marion Durpetti, owners of Chicago's legendary Gene & Georgetti restaurant, and granddaughter of the restaurant's late cofounder Gene Michelotti, she boasts an impressive hospitality industry pedigree. Never one to rest on her family's laurels, she co-founded McGowan Durpetti & Associates, later flying solo with Michelle...

Ottava edizione del Festival della Canzone italiana a NY

Ottava edizione del Festival della Canzone italiana a NY

di Sante Cossentino   Un veicolo per la promozione della cultura italiana e l'interscambio culturale fra Stati Uniti e Italia, attraverso una delle più importanti e apprezzate forme d'arte del "Bel Paese": la musica. È il Festival della Canzone italiana a New York , giunto all'ottava edizione: e anche quest'anno Un posto al sole ha un ruolo di rilievo. Una kermesse dal respiro...

Spaghetti Incident: a New York la pasta è anche to-go

Spaghetti Incident: a New York la pasta è anche to-go

di Chiara Zaccherotti   Non sapete rinunciare al piacere di un piatto di pasta, ma non avete il tempo per sedervi e gustarvela come si deve? No panic. Nella città dove tutto è frenetico, c'è chi ha pensato di unire l'utile al dilettevole, con una soluzione che concilia le esigenze del palato con quelle della frenesia del mondo reale.   Et voilà: il piatto...

Adele Assante Carlson: Agnoli story resonates with many

Adele Assante Carlson: Agnoli story resonates with many

The front-page article on the Agnoli family and their celebration of St. Mary's Feast brought back wonderful memories of my own and I'm sure resonated with many others in Rhode Island, a state with the highest percentage of Italian-Americans in the country. As a third generation Italian-American who grew up in Barrington, I would note that Holy Angels Church, which celebrates...

Italian Wines, American Style

Italian Wines, American Style

The Italians brought an amazing gastronomic culture to the States but where is all the Italian wine? As it happens, there is actually a number of vineyards dedicated to Italian wines, but due to the popularity of French wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, we never hear about them.   Let's take stock of the Italo-American wines and compare them to...

Italian for Paradise

Italian for Paradise

by Anne Calcagno   When I was growing up in Italy, it was nearly a mandate for well-heeled northerners to summer on the sun-warmed lakes at the foot of the Alps. Boats docked at island gardens, and people took slow promenades along the shore, followed by a leisurely Sunday meal on the leafy veranda of, say, Albergo Verbano, where Arturo Toscanini, George...

Harlem Brick-Oven Pizza Shop Thumbs Its Nose at Papa John's

Harlem Brick-Oven Pizza Shop Thumbs Its Nose at Papa John's

By Gustavo Solis   The neighborhood newest brick-oven pizza place is giving Papa John's the kiss-off. Babbalucci, which opened July 1 in a storefront formerly occupied by the franchise, gave their pizza predecessor a unique shout out.   "As an ode to Papa John's we named a pizza after them," said owner Andrew LoPresto. "We call it the 'Dear John.' It's our salami picante pizza,...

Stars are living ‘la dolce vita’ in Italy this summer

Stars are living ‘la dolce vita’ in Italy this summer

By Mary Cadden Forget Lake Como, that body of water is SO over. It's all about the coast of Italy, the Amalfi coast to be exact. And Celebs know the Italian port city of Positano is the perfect spot to vacation this summer. It sure is where we want to go. Home to the lemon liqueur Limoncello and gorgeous sunsets, Positano...

Antipasti Buffet Raises Funds for Museo Italo Americano

Antipasti Buffet Raises Funds for Museo Italo Americano

by Mauro Battocchi   The Auxiliary's annual Antipasti Buffet will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Museo Italo Americano located in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. In conjunction with Expo Milano 2015, which showcases the finest of the world's food and culture, the Museo pairs with SLOW FOOD SAN FRANCISCO to bring you an evening of delicious food.   This...

Fond memories of the Roseland Operetta Club

Fond memories of the Roseland Operetta Club

by C.J. Martello   Let me say that many of us have left Roseland but we've never left behind the people, places or good times that Roseland gave us. The rich history and connection that we have carried with us these many years is borne out in the respect we have for many of those we knew in our youth who are...

Lou Ferrigno: Italian of the Week

Lou Ferrigno: Italian of the Week

Matty, an Italian American police lieutenant, and Victoria Ferrigno welcomed their son Louis on November 9, 1951. The family lived in Brooklyn, New York. As a toddler Lou suffered from a series of ear infections and lost an estimated 75% of his hearing. Though some might have seen this loss as a disadvantage, Lou didn't.   Even when he was taunted and...

Italian tenor sings great while hamming it up

Italian tenor sings great while hamming it up

Vocal recitals are not exactly a staple at the Aspen Music Festival, but it was a fine idea to line up the vivid and irrepressible Italian tenor Vittorio Grigòlo when he was available to sing a recital in the Benedict Music Tent on Thursday evening.   Grigòlo displayed a gorgeous lyric tenor voice, magnificent control of dynamics, from loud to soft to...

Festa Italiana to hold new Little Miss and Mr. contest

Festa Italiana to hold new Little Miss and Mr. contest

By Amanda Nichols   The Festa Italiana Committee is searching for little ones to participate in it's new Little Miss and Mr. Contest. Parents of girls and boys ages 2 to 6, who have a blood relative of Italian descent, are invited to register their child for the contest, which will take place throughout the Italian Festival Aug. 6 to 8.   All the money...

Framework agreement signed in Washington on physics research and transfer of Nob…

Framework agreement signed in Washington on physics research and transfer of Nobel Laureate Rubbia’s particle detector from Gran Sasso to Fermi Lab

The Ambassador of Italy in the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, representing the Ministry of Education, University, and Research, signed an agreement on science and technology with the U.S. Department of Energy, represented by Under Secretary Lynn Orr.   "This agreement will allow Italy and the United States to exchange experts, scientific material, and research under the framework of large international collaborations in...

33rd Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival Wraps Up

33rd Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival Wraps Up

The 33rd annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival wrapped up on Sunday evening. This year was bigger and better than ever before. From the bands to the bocce ball, thousands of people from all around the Ohio Valley seemed to have a great time at Heritage Port.   Wheeling's Mayor Andy McKenzie said the festival means a lot to him, and the...

Italian instructor position

Italian instructor position

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Italian Program (http://www.cas.sc.edu/dllc/) at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a Full-Time, Adjunct Instructor of Italian position beginning August 17, 2015. Required qualifications are an M.A., in Italian, Romance Languages, or Modern Foreign Languages, and teaching experience in Italian. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, and three references...

Tutto Italiano is coming!

Tutto Italiano is coming!

Tutto Italiano is coming! Bring your Italian car, motorcycle or just your love for Italian design. We welcome you to join us and appreciate the style and grace of Italian machinery at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum.   Tutto Italiano is a family friendly event, featuring activities such as face painting for the kids. In addition to all the beautiful automobiles and...

On Andrea Doria wreck anniversary, W.Pa. survivor recounts tragedy, rescue

On Andrea Doria wreck anniversary, W.Pa. survivor recounts tragedy, rescue

by Katherine Schaeffer   On his front porch in Brighton Heights, Mario Mancini holds a newspaper photo spread, yellowed with age and smoothed beneath a wooden frame. Mancini, 74, points to his teenage self in a photo, standing in New York City just hours after escaping one of the biggest modern maritime disasters — the sinking of the Andrea Doria.   On July 25, 1956,...

Joseph Sciame to Receive the Sons Of Italy 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award

Joseph Sciame to Receive the Sons Of Italy 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award

Congratulations to Joseph Sciame, a great Italian American who has been selected by the Sons of Italy to receive the 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award.   Sciame is currently the Vice President for Community Relations at St. John's University, the Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, and a Trustee of the Sons of Italy Foundation. He is the...

New York City FC rave over Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut: "Now there will be no …

New York City FC rave over Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut: "Now there will be no more long ball"

by Dylan Butler   It was 30 minutes of brilliance, according to NYCFC forward David Villa. That was the Spaniard's assessment of Andrea Pirlo's Major League Soccer debut in a 5-3 win over Orlando City at Yankee Stadium Sunday. "He just got here on Tuesday and look at what he did in a half-an-hour," Villa said through a translator. "His half-an-hour was fantastic."   Many in...

St. Ann Club Feast chairman says annual festival hits record attendance numbers

St. Ann Club Feast chairman says annual festival hits record attendance numbers

by Leslie Lake   Pat Cutrone, St. Ann Club Feast chairman for the past 10 years, credited beautiful weekend weather, top-notch musical entertainment, and the efforts of more than 100 Club volunteers, for record-breaking attendance numbers on Thursday and Friday at the popular annual waterfront event. "I'm not sure of the exact attendance, but I will tell you that the (148) East Ave....

Madonna Del Campo Association Festivities

Madonna Del Campo Association Festivities

Madonna del Campo announces their yearly festivities commemorating their love for the Blessed Mary under her title Madonna Del Campo, beginning with 10 a.m. Mass at St. Francis/St. Maximilian Church, 62811 New Haven Road, Ray Twp. (29 Mile at North Ave.), MI, followed by a procession, then all day festivities at Camp Rotary, Wolcott Hall and Pavilion (29 Mile west...

A Venetian in Los Angeles: Ugo Mamolo on Cakes, Bakes and Benê’s Bakery

A Venetian in Los Angeles: Ugo Mamolo on Cakes, Bakes and Benê’s Bakery

by Elisabetta Santi   Walking into Gelson's Market, on Laurel Canyon Blvd., the first thing that greets the eye is the 'Coffee & Pastries' sign. The man behind these pastries is Trieste-born, Ugo Mamolo, who owns Viktor Benês Bakery. His creations are some of Los Angeles' favorite pasticcini, hence their availability at 15 Gelson's locations across the city. The quality and variety of...

Cafe di Scala to reopen as Aposto

Cafe di Scala to reopen as Aposto

by Michael Morain   Well, it's "arrivederci" for Cafe di Scala. After 10 years, the popular Sherman Hill restaurant will serve its final course on New Year's Eve. But don't worry, diners: It will reopen Jan. 1 as Aposto, with the same team out front and back in the kitchen. Under owner Tony Lemmo and chef Phil Shires' new plan, the restaurant will open only...

Italian-American Civic League of Utah to Host First-Ever Festa Italiana

Italian-American Civic League of Utah to Host First-Ever Festa Italiana

The Italian-American Civic League of Utah (IACL) is pleased to announce Festa Italiana, which will be held September 19 -20 in downtown Salt Lake City. The inaugural festival, which will be located at 300 South and 400 West in front of the historic Rio Grande Train Station, will provide locals with an authentic Italian Street Festival experience that is prevalent in...

From Roman villas to piano concerts, the charms of the Gulf of Naples don’t end …

From Roman villas to piano concerts, the charms of the Gulf of Naples don’t end at sunset

by Chiara Beghelli   After an extremely hot day, the freshness of summer evenings it's a real pleasure. Even more if you are in the Gulf of Naples and can enjoy a visit to some of its most beautiful places. Wait for the sunset and you will have the choice between an archaelogy or music-inspired soiree.   At sunset, indeed, special visits to the...

Sons of Italy Wine Tasting Series

 Sons of Italy Wine Tasting Series

Saturday, August 1 - 12.30 EDT / Valenzano Winery - 1090 Route 206, Shamong, New Jersey 08088. The Tasting Series continues... Join the members of OSIA Lodge Mario Lanza #2308 for a wine tasting at Valenzano Winery in Shamong, NJ. Light appetizers of crackers & cheese are provided during the tasting in the Winery's Vat Room.   Valenzano wine will be available for purchase in the...

Mantegna visits Windy City

Mantegna visits Windy City

Joe Mantegna stopped by a recent Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago reception at O'Brien's Riverwalk Café to greet donors and thank them for their support. Active with Easter Seals for more than 25 years, the celebrated actor commented on the great services provided for children and young adults with autism throughout Chicago and Rockford.   Among the guests were Paul Friedland, Amy Lemar,...

Rita's Italian Ice Brand New To Nebraska

Rita's Italian Ice Brand New To Nebraska

by Natalie Micale   Rita's Italian Ice is now open in Lincoln and it's the first store in Nebraska to offer Italian ice custard. The store's franchise is owned by the Malone family from Crete, Nebraska. Mike and Elynn Malone say they tried the store's hallmark item, ice custard in Kansas when they were visiting their daughter and loved the product.   "We went back...

Get to Know: Marco Belinelli

Get to Know: Marco Belinelli

by Alex Kramers   A sharpshooting swingman with a knack for stepping up at crucial junctures, Marco Belinelli is an undoubtedly welcome addition to a Sacramento squad that ranked 28th in both three-point makes (461) and attempts (1,350) and 20th in three-point percentage (34.1) in 2014-15. The ninth-year pro placed fifth in the League in downtown accuracy in 2013-14 at 43 percent –...

Michéal Castaldo Releases “Aceto” as a High-Resolution Digital Album in Celebra…

Michéal Castaldo Releases “Aceto” as a High-Resolution Digital Album  in Celebration of Its 5th Anniversary

Award-winning songwriter, producer, and recording artist Michéal Castaldo announces the Fifth Anniversary release of Aceto as a high-resolution digital album. With the growing popularity of online streaming sites, high-resolution audio for music is able to deliver sound that is exceptionally better than standard CDs and MP3s.   Every sound created in the recording studio will be pristinely delivered to the listening audience...

Diving into the world of Italian wines with Ciro Pirone

Diving into the world of Italian wines with Ciro Pirone

by Jennifer Martin   This month I interviewed local Italian wine expert, Ciro Pirone. I met Pirone when I recently took the Italian Wine Specialist certification course through the North American Sommelier Association. He happened to be the coordinator of the course, and I immediately gravitate to folks that not only have a love for Italy, but even more so a love...

Businessman vs donna in carriera: differenze tra USA e Italia

Businessman vs donna in carriera: differenze tra USA e Italia

Quali sono le differenze tra uomini e donne in termini di carriera? Più del 90% dei presidenti e dei primi ministri sono uomini, così come i grandi capi delle grandi società prevalgono nettamente rispetto alle donne. Gli uomini dominano in ambiti come la finanza, la tecnologia, lo sport e molti altri. In gran parte del mondo hanno privilegi sociali e legali semplicemente...

Friday Nights on Main - La Dolce Vita in Belvedere Tiburon

Friday Nights on Main - La Dolce Vita in Belvedere Tiburon

July 31, 2015 / Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM /Downtown Tiburon - Main Street - Belvedere Tiburon, California 94920. Tiburon celebrates the good life with Ol' Blue Eyes, Jonathan Poretz that is, with a swingin' tribute to Frank Sinatra and the fabulous music of the Rat Pack era. Dance Arts Studios will perform a Cha Cha, Jive and an Italian Tarantella and....will teach...

Per decenni ha regalato il sorriso agli Italiani d'America. Addio a Silvana, don…

Per decenni ha regalato il sorriso agli Italiani d'America. Addio a Silvana, donna del sud che faceva sognare

di Domenico Logozzo Silvana Romania, la voce del sorriso della newyorchese "Radio Icn" che per oltre 20 anni ha tenuto compagnia agli italiani d'America, si è spenta improvvisamente a Brooklyn. Troppo presto è volata in cielo la "ragazza di Gioiosa Jonica" che mezzo secolo fa lasciò l'amata Calabria con l'amato Sasà, per inseguire il sogno americano. Una brutta notizia. Che rattrista...

Italian-American Heritage Festival Starts Friday

Italian-American Heritage Festival Starts Friday

by Josh Nguyen   Italian-American Heritage will celebrate its sixth annual festival even bigger this year. "Come on down, everyone is Italian this weekend," said Darren Marasco, chairman of the Italian -American Heritage Festival. The festival will once again will be held at Western Gateway park this year and they have expanded.   Marasco said that with the growth of the festival they needed to add...

Italian Heritage Festa returns to Baton Rouge; Association wants to hit 3,000 ma…

Italian Heritage Festa returns to Baton Rouge; Association wants to hit 3,000 mark at event

by Judy Bergeron   They're going regional. After a challenge three years ago from Mayor Kip Holden, the Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association is working to expand its annual Italian Heritage Festa beyond the community. "He (Holden) said, 'We would like this to be bigger than Baton Rouge,'" festa co-chairman Frank Arrigo says.   To that end, more than 50 representatives of the Italian...

Princeton Shows a Rediscovered Guercino Painting

Princeton Shows a Rediscovered Guercino Painting

by Eve M. Khan   An actor known for his role as an Italian Mafia assassin is now promoting and exhibiting an old master painting of a bloodied, dying saint.   Federico Castelluccio, who played the ponytailed hired gun Furio Giunta on "The Sopranos" TV series, has rediscovered the artwork, a depiction of St. Sebastian said to have been painted by Guercino in the...

The Little Italy State of the Neighborhood - Wed., 7/29 @ 5:30pm

The Little Italy State of the Neighborhood - Wed., 7/29 @ 5:30pm

Tickets are now available for THE LITTLE ITALY STATE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. The Little Italy Association of San Diego Board of Directors and Staff invite you to join us for the Little Italy State of the Neighborhood Dinner Reception on Wednesday, July 29th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on the rooftop of Nelson Photo.   The event opens with a Ballast Point beer & wine...

Corano, una studiosa italiana trova la copia più antica al mondo

Corano, una studiosa italiana trova la copia più antica al mondo

Potrebbe essere stato scritto quando il Profeta Maometto era ancora vivo l'antichissimo frammento del Corano scoperto quasi per caso - da una ricercatrice italiana - in una collezione di testi e documenti dell'antico Medio Oriente custoditi dall'Università di Birmingham, in Gran Bretagna. Un reperto a lungo ignorato, ma che le analisi al carbonio 14 fanno ora risalire ad almeno 1370...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel hosts 17th annual festival in Youngstown

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel hosts 17th annual festival in Youngstown

By Brooke Meenachan   The 17th Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival runs through Sunday in Youngstown. The food and music are what keep people coming back year after year. The festival will include a variety of different bands and singers. Some local performers include, Rex Taneri, John Gabriele, Jim Frank Band and Dominic Tocco. Cavalieri Reale from Cleveland will be performing as...

Pirlo incanta gli americani. "Ma ha fatto apposta?"

Pirlo incanta gli americani. "Ma ha fatto apposta?"

Durante il primo allenamento con i New York City, Andrea Pirlo dà qualche saggio della sua tecnica. E il dialogo tra i tifosi che assistono è tutto un racconto: "Ma hai visto cosa ha fatto? E' successo davvero?". "Non ho mai visto niente del genere nella mia vita". "Ma ha fatto apposta?".   La sensazione è che avranno da divertirsi...   Read more   Source: http://video.gazzetta.it/    

Italkraft, a Multi-unit Cabinetry Firm, To Open Houston Operation

Italkraft, a Multi-unit Cabinetry Firm, To Open Houston Operation

by Bill Esler   Following successful multi-unit cabinetry projects in Florida, cabinetry and architectural woodwork firm Italkraft Mid Altantic Llc is opening a Houston office to supply two projects under construction there. The operation is expected to open in the fall.   Raul J. Gutierrez and Alex Xakoustis founded Italkraft, based in Doral, FL, in 2011, providing design and installation for European-style cabinets manufactured...

Buona Beef to open St. Charles location Aug. 4

Buona Beef to open St. Charles location Aug. 4

by Charles Menchaca   The St. Charles location of a popular Chicago-area restaurant chain is scheduled to open next month. Buona Beef will open at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at 2425 W. Main St., St. Charles, Assistant Marketing Director Jimmy Buonavolanto wrote in an email.   This is the 15th Buona Beef restaurant to open in the Chicago area and the westernmost location for the...

Five Italian alpine huts for a summer chill-out

Five Italian alpine huts for a summer chill-out

Italy's alpine huts, or 'rifugi', provide the perfect - and inexpensive - place to get some peace and quiet and escape the heat of the Italian summer. And the good news is that they are not as inaccessible as you might think. But what can you expect from a rifugio? Those in super-remote, high-altitude areas might not offer flushing indoor toilets, they are...

Dancing under the stars at Casa Italia

Dancing under the stars at Casa Italia

Nothing warms the Italian heart like great food and music, especially when it includes dancing outdoors on a warm summer night. And that's exactly what Casa Italia is offering at its second annual Ballo Sotto le Stelle.   Slated for Aug. 21 at Casa's Festival Center, the event will include a sumptuous family-style feast followed by dancing to Italian and American hits...

Radio Free Montone: Fortunato’s Fortress Is Gone

Radio Free Montone: Fortunato’s Fortress Is Gone

By John Montone Fortunato's fortress is gone. My grandfather or nonno, Fortunato Missaggia, built his house brick-by-brick in the early 1950s. It was a place, he once explained, to keep those he loved away from those he wanted nothing to do with. Friends and certain family members in...undesirables out. He was almost 50 when he built it. Working off his second nest egg,...

Al Pacino interview: Hollywood's go-to gangster on why he has no regrets - not e…

Al Pacino interview: Hollywood's go-to gangster on why he has no regrets - not even Godfather III

by Kaleem Aftab   Al Pacino has so much chutzpah that he commands every room, every film set, and every theatre stage on or in which he appears. "I am a movie star," he spouts at one moment, and he doesn't want us to forget it. Even at 75, he has the brash confidence of youth, and yet his escapades of yesteryear...

Get Ready: Italy Has a ‘Special Fashion Plan’ for the United States

Get Ready: Italy Has a ‘Special Fashion Plan’ for the United States

by Vanessa Friedman   Italy has designs — literally — on America. In what is the clearest statement yet that European fashion now sees the United States as potentially the most lucrative market of the future, the Italian deputy minister for economic development, Carlo Calenda, was at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan on Monday to unveil what he called a...

Italian restaurant to open in East Dundee

Italian restaurant to open in East Dundee

Another Italian restaurant will fill the space left by Pasquale's in downtown East Dundee. Dino Mondelli, who operates Dino's Pizza and Pasta in Lake in the Hills, is leasing the site at 310 N. River St., to open LaTavola Ristorante & Pizzeria. Pasquale's Pizzeria & Delicatessen shut its doors last month after about a year in business.   Tom Roeser, who owns the River...

Abbruzzese is named ‘AARP Woman of Year’ in Fontana

Abbruzzese is named ‘AARP Woman of Year’ in Fontana

The Fontana AARP Chapter 555 has taken the summer off, but one lady's work is never done. Fontana AARP's senior member, Ellie Abbruzzese, continues to arrange trips for AARP members and guests. For her year-round dedication to this task, she has been named the "Woman of the Year" by Fontana AARP. One major function of the Fontana AARP is to provide these...

Ennio Morricone is back for Tarantino’s The Hateful 8 score

Ennio Morricone is back for Tarantino’s The Hateful 8 score

by Ben Taylor   During this year's massive Comic-Con event, cinema's hero Quentin Tarantino took a moment to announce that he's changing his methods for his upcoming 8th film, spaghetti western The Hateful 8, and rather than taking scores from other films, he has enlisted the help of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone to write an original score.   Quite the sentence for...

A trove of naturalization information

A trove of naturalization information

by Dan Niemiec   I have written this column every month for the past 11 years and, in the process of researching for what to write, I learn how much I didn't know! I have been on a multi-month odyssey looking for petitions for naturalization, and I have found out yet more new information that should make life easier. Last month, I concluded...

Between Modena and Bologna, a sports car Mecca thrives on tenacity, technology a…

Between Modena and Bologna, a sports car Mecca thrives on tenacity, technology and creativity

by Natascia Ronchetti   In San Matteo, a few kilometers from the center of Modena, an unmarked warehouse stands next to the Maserati Corse plant. The anonymous no-frills site is the heart of "Giorgio", the new project of Alfa Romeo, the operating base where a group of engineers designed the new Giulia by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a model celebrating an all-regional history.   It's...

Restaurant review: Gianna's in Carlstadt

Restaurant review: Gianna's in Carlstadt

by Elisa Ung   Trucks thunder down Carlstadt's Washington Avenue on their way to the warehouses dotting the industrial area. On one side of the enormous thoroughfare: an adult boutique called Naughty and a Sunoco gas station. On the other: the Italian restaurant Gianna's.   Its unlikely location belies the many reasons to come to this 16-year-old spot, which is the culinary equivalent of...

Italian professional soccer club runs youth camp in Ogden

Italian professional soccer club runs youth camp in Ogden

by Ryan Comer   Genoa FC is an Italian professional soccer club that has been in existence for almost 125 years. This year marks the first year the soccer club, which competes in the highest level of the Italian soccer ranks, has made its way to the United States to scout talent – and Ogden was the second stop on its three-week trip.   "It's...

Cafe Spiaggia reopens today

Cafe Spiaggia reopens today

by Jan Parr   Sentimentalists, be warned. Cafe Spiaggia is not the place it used to be. Six weeks ago, chef/owner Tony Mantuano closed the restaurant at the top of North Michigan Avenue for a refresh of both menu and decor. Gone are the European-inspired checkerboard tile floors, the wainscotting, the burgundy banquettes, the colorful faux-Renaissance murals and track lighting.   In their place are...

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We the Italians Magazine # 65

WTI 65

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