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by Nicole Danna

 

South Florida chef Louie Bossi will tell you that everything he makes is from scratch. His first memory of cooking: dabbling in the family's kitchen at the gas stove, heating corn kernels over an open flame.


That do-it-yourself mentality is what has helped propel the Big ...

by Claudia Astarita

 

The Langhe area, that is the hilly region located in the province of Cuneo (Piedmont), near the river Tanaro, in the north of Italy, is already famous for wines, cheeses, and truffles. This region is so beautiful that Unesco recently agreed to add it in its long World ...

by Robert Gallo

 

Convivio, San Diego's Little Italy non-profit organization, was founded in 2003 to promote all things Italian. It was formed to encourage and promote closer ties to the study of Italian language, arts, and culture.

 

Sponsored by businesses and restaurants in San ...

Boston's North End tells the story of this famous Italian American neighborhood, from the arrival of the first Italian immigrants to the present.This campaign is seeking funds to complete a documentary in progress about the history of the Italian North End. We have already received close to $30,000 ...

by Robert DiGiacomo

 

Passyunk Avenue, the main street for South Philadelphia, a traditionally Italian-American neighborhood, used to be known as the place to buy school uniforms, salami and cheese, and fancy dresses for First Holy Communions. Over the past few years, the avenue has ...

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 9:30 p.m.
Where: Atwoods Tavern — 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA


Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She's written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped ...

By John. M Viola

 

As the dog days of summer ascend upon Washington, D.C., and our eyes turn towards the impending fall, it is the time of year around the NIAF Headquarters that we begin to call "Gala Season"—those three months leading up to the signature event of our Foundation and, we ...

Felice Pedroni, per gli americani Felix Pedro, nasce a Trignano di Fanano il 16 aprile del 1858, ultimo di sei fratelli. Costretto all'emigrazione, nel 1881, dopo una breve tappa in Francia raggiunse gli Stati Uniti dover partecipò alla grande corsa all'oro. Trasferitosi dapprima in Canada, poi, ...

by Ari Zeiger

 

Producing this documentary seemed impossible at times—where was the conflict? why did this neighborhood matter? who would be the main characters? And most vexing of all: How do you locate a neighborhood that no longer exists!? That was the central paradox at the heart of my ...

by Zachary Feldman

 

As Brooklyn spiritually inches closer to Manhattan's gilded coastline, it has inevitably lost some of the eclectic charm and character that contributed to the borough's branding. This summer, for instance, Williamsburg welcomed its first Starbucks, and a Top Chef winner ...

by Mauro Battocchi

 

There is little doubt left: Marco Zappacosta has become the new icon of the new generation of Italians in Silicon Valley. He founded his company, Thumbtack, five years ago at the age of 24. This week the news was broken that the company has received a $100 million ...

By Patrick Rupinski


Debra Rubino discovered Tuscaloosa four years ago when her son came to the University of Alabama. She said she fell in love with the city, but she also discovered that something was missing — a style of cooking with a heavy emphasis on fresh seasonings and fresh produce. It was ...

by Stephanie Frustaci

 

Famous Italian aviator Italo Balbo played an integral part in influencing Italy's progress in aeronautics.

 

During Fascism, he became an air marshal in the Italian air force, and his efforts to improve the air force are still recognized today. Proponent of ...

At our September 21 social meeting, the Italian Cultural Society is pleased to present Paul Oorts (playing mandolin) and his Rigatoni "Brothers" Gina Faber (mandolin) and Jay Benforado (guitar). They are part of one of Paul's projects which is to collect, play, and make available to the public ...

di Massimo Esposti

 

Una serie di colpi di arma da fuoco in rapidissima sequenza rompe il silenzio della notte di un buio quartiere periferico di Washington. Siamo in un'area commerciale in fase di riqualificazione praticamente deserta. Il suono non è però sfuggito a uno dei sensibilissimi ...

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Feast of San Vito Martire

San VitoJune 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.

 

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Louie Bossi Aims to Redefine Italian Cuisine in South Florida

Louie Bossi Aims to Redefine Italian Cuisine in South Florida

by Nicole Danna   South Florida chef Louie Bossi will tell you that everything he makes is from scratch. His first memory of cooking: dabbling in the family's kitchen at the gas stove, heating corn kernels over an open flame. That do-it-yourself mentality is what has helped propel the Big Time Restaurant executive chef into his own establishment, where handmade, homemade, and traditional...

Progetto Murrae, the Italian version of sustainable architecture

Progetto Murrae, the Italian version of sustainable architecture

by Claudia Astarita   The Langhe area, that is the hilly region located in the province of Cuneo (Piedmont), near the river Tanaro, in the north of Italy, is already famous for wines, cheeses, and truffles. This region is so beautiful that Unesco recently agreed to add it in its long World Heritage Sites list, boosting a new rise in term of...

Convivio Offers Italian Culture

Convivio Offers Italian Culture

by Robert Gallo   Convivio, San Diego's Little Italy non-profit organization, was founded in 2003 to promote all things Italian. It was formed to encourage and promote closer ties to the study of Italian language, arts, and culture.   Sponsored by businesses and restaurants in San Diego the organization has hosted a myriad of literary workshops, films lectures has become a virtual piazza for...

Crowdfunding for a documentary: Boston's North End

Crowdfunding for a documentary: Boston's North End

Boston's North End tells the story of this famous Italian American neighborhood, from the arrival of the first Italian immigrants to the present.This campaign is seeking funds to complete a documentary in progress about the history of the Italian North End. We have already received close to $30,000 in funding, including $10,000 grant from the James and Percival Baxter Trust...

Philly's Passyunk Ave. evolves into dining destination

Philly's Passyunk Ave. evolves into dining destination

by Robert DiGiacomo   Passyunk Avenue, the main street for South Philadelphia, a traditionally Italian-American neighborhood, used to be known as the place to buy school uniforms, salami and cheese, and fancy dresses for First Holy Communions. Over the past few years, the avenue has evolved into one of the city's hippest dining and shopping destinations, while still keeping its neighborhood flavor.   Now you...

Susan Cattaneo, Giulia Millanta in Concert at Atwoods

Susan Cattaneo, Giulia Millanta in Concert at Atwoods

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 9:30 p.m.Where: Atwoods Tavern — 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She's written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. Cattaneo, the singer-songwriter, has released three...

The Last Goodbye

The Last Goodbye

By John. M Viola   As the dog days of summer ascend upon Washington, D.C., and our eyes turn towards the impending fall, it is the time of year around the NIAF Headquarters that we begin to call "Gala Season"—those three months leading up to the signature event of our Foundation and, we hope, the Italian American community at large. I've wanted to...

Un’avventura la vita dell’eroe emigrato

Un’avventura la vita dell’eroe emigrato

Felice Pedroni, per gli americani Felix Pedro, nasce a Trignano di Fanano il 16 aprile del 1858, ultimo di sei fratelli. Costretto all'emigrazione, nel 1881, dopo una breve tappa in Francia raggiunse gli Stati Uniti dover partecipò alla grande corsa all'oro. Trasferitosi dapprima in Canada, poi, nel 1895, in Alaska nel bacino del fiume Yukon, nel 1902 scoprì in un...

Lost Neighborhood: Portland, Maine’s Little Italy

Lost Neighborhood: Portland, Maine’s Little Italy

by Ari Zeiger   Producing this documentary seemed impossible at times—where was the conflict? why did this neighborhood matter? who would be the main characters? And most vexing of all: How do you locate a neighborhood that no longer exists!? That was the central paradox at the heart of my radio documentary on Portland, Maine's long-lost Little Italy section.   My project began with...

Delaware and Hudson Tackles the Northeast Corridor by Way of Southern Italy

Delaware and Hudson Tackles the Northeast Corridor by Way of Southern Italy

by Zachary Feldman   As Brooklyn spiritually inches closer to Manhattan's gilded coastline, it has inevitably lost some of the eclectic charm and character that contributed to the borough's branding. This summer, for instance, Williamsburg welcomed its first Starbucks, and a Top Chef winner now cooks in the penthouse of the neighborhood's Urban Outfitters. Despite the ascent of high-rises and the descent...

Italy Has Found a New Young Hero in Silicon Valley: Marco Zappacosta

Italy Has Found a New Young Hero in Silicon Valley: Marco Zappacosta

by Mauro Battocchi   There is little doubt left: Marco Zappacosta has become the new icon of the new generation of Italians in Silicon Valley. He founded his company, Thumbtack, five years ago at the age of 24. This week the news was broken that the company has received a $100 million investment led by Google Capital.   This follows another $ 50 million...

Sweet Home Food Bar brings traditional Italian, Greek, Mediterranean, American c…

Sweet Home Food Bar brings traditional Italian, Greek, Mediterranean, American cooking to Tuscaloosa

By Patrick Rupinski Debra Rubino discovered Tuscaloosa four years ago when her son came to the University of Alabama. She said she fell in love with the city, but she also discovered that something was missing — a style of cooking with a heavy emphasis on fresh seasonings and fresh produce. It was the type of cooking she knew from living...

An exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first Italian transatlantic…

An exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first Italian transatlantic flight

by Stephanie Frustaci   Famous Italian aviator Italo Balbo played an integral part in influencing Italy's progress in aeronautics.   During Fascism, he became an air marshal in the Italian air force, and his efforts to improve the air force are still recognized today. Proponent of Fascism in the beginning, Italo Balbo was against racial laws and Italy's entrance into the War. He died...

The Rigatoni Brothers: 20th century Italian Immigrant Music

The Rigatoni Brothers: 20th century Italian Immigrant Music

At our September 21 social meeting, the Italian Cultural Society is pleased to present Paul Oorts (playing mandolin) and his Rigatoni "Brothers" Gina Faber (mandolin) and Jay Benforado (guitar). They are part of one of Paul's projects which is to collect, play, and make available to the public music from the early to mid-20th century written for and by Italian...

Quell'«orecchio» italiano che dà sicurezza agli americani: il caso della start u…

Quell'«orecchio» italiano che dà sicurezza agli americani: il caso della start up con il cervello a Milano

di Massimo Esposti   Una serie di colpi di arma da fuoco in rapidissima sequenza rompe il silenzio della notte di un buio quartiere periferico di Washington. Siamo in un'area commerciale in fase di riqualificazione praticamente deserta. Il suono non è però sfuggito a uno dei sensibilissimi sensori disseminati nella città e collegati wireless. L'invisibile orecchio elettronico codifica subito il rumore come...

Grand Fatilla Live at Regattabar, September 4

Grand Fatilla Live at Regattabar, September 4

When: Thursday, September 4, 2014 — 7:30 p.m.Where: Regattabar at the Charles Hotel | One Bennett Street, Cambridge MAThe world fusion quartet Grand Fatilla returns to the Regattabar to celebrate the release of its long-awaited debut CD, Global Shuffle (GrandFatilla Records). With its unique instrumentation of accordion, electric mandolin, double bass (and Moroccan sintir), voice and percussion, Grand Fatilla jumps from...

From Neoclassicism to Futurism - Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800 – 1925

From Neoclassicism to Futurism - Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800 – 1925

This exhibition introduces the National Gallery of Art's initiative to recognize the importance and richness of Italy's art during the period from Neoclassicism to Futurism, spanning from 1800 to 1925. The exhibit consists of seventy prints, drawings, and illustrated books, divided into three sections. The exhibition celebrates the occasion of Italy's Presidency of the Council of the European Union from July...

Ten days among previews, movie stars and appointments at the Lido

Ten days among previews, movie stars and appointments at the Lido

A new edition of the Venice Film Festival presents great Italian and international cinema from 27th August to 6th September. This is an unmissable opportunity both for professionals and lovers of the seventh art who will be able to watch the previews of the upcoming movie season during the space of these ten days.   Experience a magical atmosphere down at the...

Italiani all’estero, Francesco Cilano responsabile Sport del CTIM

Italiani all’estero, Francesco Cilano responsabile Sport del CTIM

Francesco Cilano, 47 anni, originario di Torino, allenatore di calcio con patente A per gli USA e B per l'UEFA, è stato nominato Responsabile Nazionale della Commissione Sport del Comitato Tricolore per gli Italiani nel Mondo. La nomina gli è stata conferita da Vincenzo Arcobelli, coordinatore del CTIM in Nord America.   Mr. Cilano prima di lasciare l'Italia è stato paracadutista della...

Coming Attractions: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich Plan New Restaurant

Coming Attractions: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich Plan New Restaurant

By Khushbu Shah   Chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich will open a new restaurant in New York City. According to Eater NY, the pair have inked a deal to "take over the entire food and beverage program" at the Maritime Hotel. They will replace the hotel's current restaurant, La Bottega, with a place that centers on the food of the...

Out of the Rubble From World War II Chaos to American Entrepreneur

Out of the Rubble From World War II Chaos to American Entrepreneur

By Sandra Tornberg   Alicia J. Winget has written the life story of Mr. Lino Borraccio, the successful and popular owner of Lino's Italian Restaurant in Rochester Hills. A longtime friend of Lino and his wife Elvira, Ms. Winget was inspired to have Lino write his story after seeing a feature honoring Lino that aired on WDIV TV during Memorial Day weekend...

Ferragosto 2014

Ferragosto 2014

The Belmont section of the Bronx will host their annual Ferragosto festival that draws thousands of visitors from the tri-state area and beyond to the intersection of all-things-Italian at world-famous Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street on Sunday, September 7, from noon until 6pm. This ancient Roman festival dates back to 18 B.C. when the gathering was created in honor...

Italy towards Europe. Theatrical Culture, European Identity

Italy towards Europe. Theatrical Culture, European Identity

Theatre is an extraordinary mean of knowing each other, of meeting up, and creating synergies. In the course of this reading, through the analysis of selected texts and authors, our speakers will lead the audience to a journey into the European theatrical heritage exploring the thread that has connected dramatic art across all Europe, and still does. With readings by...

3rd Annual Lamborghini Festival

3rd Annual Lamborghini Festival

The 3rd Annual Lamborghini Festival September 12, 13 and 14, 2014. The biggest most spectacular Lamborghini event put together at a worldwide level. This spectacular celebration will include the participation of over 50 examples of this iconic brand of Italian automobiles. The renowned Lamborghini bull is coveted by gear heads and collectors alike, as one of the finest expressions of refinement...

Le 4 vite di Federico Faggin, l’inventore del microcroprocessore celebrato da Ob…

Le 4 vite di Federico Faggin, l’inventore del microcroprocessore celebrato da Obama

di Maria Teresa Cometto   Il primo microprocessore al mondo porta la firma di un italiano, Federico Faggin. La porta davvero, in senso letterale: "F.F.", le sue iniziali, sono incise in un angolino di ogni chip Intel 4004, da quando Faggin l'ha inventato nel 1971.   "Quando l'ho finito, mi piaceva la sua vista d'insieme: mi sembrava quasi un'opera d'arte, un quadro astratto, così...

Italy's Weird and Wonderful Wine Grapes

Italy's Weird and Wonderful Wine Grapes

by Ian D'Agata   Italy's greatest wine asset is its plethora of native grapes, varieties that have called Italy their home for centuries. At least 30 percent of all the world's grapes are Italian, and most still only grow there. Therefore, Italy's wines offer unique aromas and flavors, and have many wonderful surprises in store for curious wine lovers. Sometimes, too many surprises.   While...

Nessuna conferma sulla visita del Papa in Usa dalla Santa Sede, ma la città si p…

Nessuna conferma sulla visita del Papa in Usa dalla Santa Sede, ma la città si prepara ad accoglierlo

di Riccardo Chioni   Personalmente, Papa Francesco recentemente ha espresso il desiderio di compiere un viaggio negli Stati Uniti e nonostante la Santa Sede non abbia ancora confermato la missione apostolica, nella Big Apple c'è già chi è in fermento e si sta adoperando per stendere il "tappeto bianco" al Citi Field, lo stadio dei Mets. Come si ricorderà, al rientro dal suo...

Believe It or Not, This Is The Most Popular Italian Restaurant Chain

Believe It or Not, This Is The Most Popular Italian Restaurant Chain

by Rich Duprey   What's not to like about Italian food? Heaping bowls of pasta, hearty sauces, zesty cheeses -- it's ultimately good comfort food to sate your appetite, which likely explains why Italian restaurants remain a popular dining experience today. Yet it can also be overdone. Burying a dish in sauce or hiding its flavor under a mountain of cheese is a...

St. Anthony’s Festival postponed

St. Anthony’s Festival postponed

In years past, organizers of the St. Anthony Italian Festival have used wood chips and stones to cope with wet fields. Not this year. There's just too much water. The festival commission decided Saturday morning to postpone the annual festival, which was scheduled for Labor Day weekend. The commission will meet again Wednesday to try to pick a new date, said member...

Il Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

Il Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

When: September 3 – December 15, 2014Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 5 – 7:30 p.m.Where: Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross — 1 College Street, Worcester, MAStarting September 3, the Cantor Gallery will present the exhibition, THE ITALIAN NATIVITY – IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul. The exhibit showcases a collaborative project by Margot Balboni, a cultural landscape photographer,...

Invitation to Inaugural Benefit of AIFIC - September 18, 2014

Invitation to Inaugural Benefit of AIFIC - September 18, 2014

Dear Friends, The American Initiative For Italian Culture Benefit Gala is approaching! As you already know, AIFIC intends to be a two-way bridge between Italy and the United States to promote appreciation of Art and Culture in our communities and enhance mutual understanding. Our organization (www.aific.org) is targeted especially to emerging artists, both Italians and Americans, to highlight innovative cultural and educational projects...

Aumentano le esportazioni italiane negli USA

Aumentano le esportazioni italiane negli USA

di Alessandro Barbera   Nella cartina dei flussi di scambi fra l'Italia e il resto del mondo la grande scommessa di chi ha esportato negli ultimi anni è stata quella che aveva spinto Marco Polo a Oriente. Turchia, Cina, Russia, India: la crescita prepotente di quelle economie oggi è il mercato più ricercato dai settori tradizionali della manifattura italiana, dal tessile alle...

A Families LOVE for FOOD

A Families LOVE for FOOD

Natalie Quagliata Kupinski   As a family who has been in the food business for almost a century, we have seen a lot of changes. In 1920, my great-grandparents opened a grocery store and it looked very different from today's pre-packaged stores. There are many items that people are no longer interested in such as the huge block of cheese that sat...

Italian Identity: The Next Generation

Italian Identity: The Next Generation

On october 3 2014, 10am-1pm at the Calandra Institute, hosted by Prof. Anthony J. Tamburri and Dr. Anthony Miele, featuring Prof. Pino Aprile, Prof. Massimo Vedovelli, Prof. Donna Chirico, Prof. Fred Gardaphe, Prof. Lorenzo Del Boca, Prof. Giuseppe Novero, Prof. Louisa Ermelino, Prof. Robert Viscusi, and guest speaker Prof. Rosemary Serra (Trieste University).   3:30pm-7:30pm at John Jay College of Criminal Justice,...

Ferragosto celebrations with L’Italo-Americano

Ferragosto celebrations with L’Italo-Americano

by Silvia Simonetti   What is your idea of a perfect Ferragosto, the traditional Italian mid-summer feast? To this question, many of you would probably answer: good weather, good food, good wine and limoncello, good espresso coffee, good music, and – last but not least – a group of good friends.   Being an Italian American newspaper at the service of the Italian American...

TUDOR Championship: Risi Competizione Ferrari claims last-lap VIR thriller

TUDOR Championship: Risi Competizione Ferrari claims last-lap VIR thriller

by John Dagys   Risi Competizione claimed back-to-back GT Le Mans victories following a thrilling last-lap pass by Giancarlo Fisichella on Wolf Henzler for the win in Sunday's Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway. The GT-only TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round came down to a seven-minute shootout for the win, following a late-race yellow for a stranded Porsche that was parked...

Michéal Castaldo Performs Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) at 20th Annual Sergio …

Michéal Castaldo Performs Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) at 20th Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert

Michéal Castaldo, an award-winning classical crossover singer and songwriter, was one of the featured performers at the 20th Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert on August 23, 2014. The outdoor event was held on the grounds of the Franchi estate in Stonington, Connecticut, with an audience of over 5000 people.   Castaldo performed Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) from his Aceto CD. Each year...

Opening Night at the 2014 Santa Rosalia Feast, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Opening Night at the 2014 Santa Rosalia Feast, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

By Giovanni di Napoli As I have done so many times before (and hope to do for years to come), I dropped by 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn yesterday for the opening of The Feast of Santa Rosalia. Making my way through the crowd to the outdoor chapel, I pinned my donation on to the Saint's ribbons and picked up some...

Finalmente si rinnovano i COMITES. Ora tocca a noi

Finalmente si rinnovano i COMITES. Ora tocca a noi

di Francesca La Marca E così, quando ormai non ci credeva più nessuno, il Governo, con quello che gli atleti chiamano uno scatto di reni, è riuscito a mettere finalmente sui giusti binari il rinnovo dei COMITES. Dopo dieci anni di onorato, e talvolta estenuato, servizio, nel mese di dicembre si procederà a nuove elezioni che – è l'augurio di tutti...

Pasta cookoff gives residents a Taste of Upcoming Italian Heritage Festival

Pasta cookoff gives residents a Taste of Upcoming Italian Heritage Festival

In Clarksburg, hundreds of people are gearing up for next week's Italian Heritage Festival. Residents got a taste of the festivities Saturday at the IHF's Pasta Cookoff at Jackson Square. Six cooks faced off to prepare their best dishes and community members voted on the their favorites for the "People's Choice" award.   Cooks could also win the "Best in Show" and first, second,...

Behind the P-Patch community: The Italian Ernesto Picardo

Behind the P-Patch community: The Italian Ernesto Picardo

by Michela Tartaglia   If you have ever wondered about the origin of the name P-Patch, you are not alone. The "P" stands for Picardo, the involuntary founder of the marvelous community garden project in Seattle area. When Ernesto Picardo, with his two brothers Orazio and Sabino started farming in South Park along the Duwamish River in 1922, he had no idea that...

Il re italiano di MasterChef Usa conquista l'America anche in crociera

Il re italiano di MasterChef Usa conquista l'America anche in crociera

di Agnese Gazzera   Da quando ha vinto la quarta edizione di MasterChef negli Stati Uniti, non si è più fermato. Luca Manfé, friulano d'origine e trapiantato da anni a New York, nel 2013 è stato incoronato nello show culinario più famoso d'America e da allora ha pubblicato un libro di ricette, inventato un servizio di showcooking a domicilio, avviato l'iter per...

La storia: Birmingham’s Italian community

La storia: Birmingham’s Italian community

If you were an early 20th century Italian immigrant living in Birmingham, chances are you came from Sicily. More specifically, you probably came from Bisacquino, a small Sicilian village near Palermo. Leaving family behind in Bisacquino was surely a gut wrenching decision, motivated by a desire to escape poverty and facilitated by agents canvassing the Sicilian countryside for cheap labor.   Italians...

Upstate city establishes monument to New York-born 'Unbroken' WWII hero, Louis Z…

Upstate city establishes monument to New York-born 'Unbroken' WWII hero, Louis Zamperini

A western New York community has installed a granite monument as a tribute to Louis Zamperini, whose story of survival during World War II is the subject of a best-selling book and a Hollywood movie. Zamperini was born in 1917 in Olean, a city near the Pennsylvania border 60 miles southeast of Buffalo. He was 2 when his Italian immigrant parents...

An Italian Wine Tour at Tresca

An Italian Wine Tour at Tresca

If you can't get enough Italian wine and love strolling through the North End, grab a seat at Tresca's upcoming Kobrand Tour d'Italia wine dinner hosted by Boston Bottles. On Tuesday, September 9th chef Jake Pease will be preparing five delectable courses with the wines of Tenuta Sette Ponti and Agricola Punica.   Visiting wine experts Giovanna Moretti and Sebastiano Rosa will...

Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback Turbo and Trip to Italy Raffle Prize

Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback Turbo and Trip to Italy Raffle Prize

The International Motor Racing Research Center's 2014 raffle is all Italian. A Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback Turbo and a trip to Italy combine to make a "primo" prize for the Center's annual fundraising project. The 2013 model is a sporty bright red with black interior and trim.   The drawing of the winning ticket will be on Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. at...

Italian Wine & Food Institute: aumentano le importazioni USA di vino italian…

Italian Wine & Food Institute: aumentano le importazioni USA di vino italiano

Un raggio di sole nella difficile estate del vino italiano, stretto tra una vendemmia assai complicata per l'andamento climatico decisamente troppo piovoso, e le preoccupazioni per gli sviluppi di due dei mercati del futuro su cui si è puntato di più, la Cina, verso cui le esportazioni sono in frenata, e la Russia, su cui pende la "spada di Damocle"...

Homage to the Flavors of Far Southern Italy

Homage to the Flavors of Far Southern Italy

by M.H.Reed   It's exciting to find an Italian restaurant with a menu that promises to deliver the rich flavors of Southern Italy, specifically Puglia's Salentine Peninsula, the area at the heel of Italy's "boot." The kitchen of Massa' Coastal Italian Cuisine in Mamaroneck is influenced by the produce from the peninsula's inland farmsteads (or masserias) and by the plentiful seafood fished...

Center for Italian Studies Book Presentation: Tweeting Da Vinci

Center for Italian Studies Book Presentation: Tweeting Da Vinci

Date: 9/22/2014 Time: 5:00 PMEvent Description: An exploration of how Italy's volcanic geology has affected its history, art, religion, medicine and culture. With author, Ann Pizzorusso, geologist and Renaissance scholar. Books will be available for sale and autographing by the author at a reception following the presentation.   Free and open to the public.Location Information: West Campus - Frank Melville Jr. Library...

Association Promotes Italian Growth and Awareness

Association Promotes Italian Growth and Awareness

by Robert Gallo   Established in 1996, The Little Italy Association (LIA) was formed to expedite the revitalization and beautification of one of the oldest, and most remarkable neighborhoods of downtown San Diego, Little Italy. Residents, businesses and property owners all work harmoniously with LIA.   This district management corporation has approximately 26 board members who are comprised of natives, restaurant owners and residents...

Michelangelo in Rome - An illustrated Seminar @ Smithsonian Institution

Michelangelo in Rome - An illustrated Seminar @ Smithsonian Institution

SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES Present an Architectural Seminar "MICHELANGELO in ROME" MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES - S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER - 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW | Washington, DC 20036 - METRORAIL: SMITHSONIAN MALL Exit (Blue/Orange Lines) - BUY @ CLICK HERE Michelangelo the sculptor and Michelangelo the painter are world-famous, but Michelangelo the architect is far less well-known. Yet his influence on the...

Elena Sgarbi, nuovo Console Generale d'Italia a Houston

Elena Sgarbi, nuovo Console Generale d'Italia a Houston

Elena Sgarbi è nata a Mantova nel 1973. Nel 1997 si è laureata in Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche presso l'Università di Trieste. In seguito a esame di concorso, nel 1998 è entrata in carriera diplomatica. Il suo primo incarico è presso il Cerimoniale Diplomatico della Repubblica e successivamente presso il Gabinetto del Ministro degli Affari Esteri. Dal 2002 al 2006 presta servizio...

Sacco e Vanzetti, torna alla luce il film del funerale

Sacco e Vanzetti, torna alla luce il film del funerale

di Paolo Russo   Sparite da trent'anni sono di nuovo visibili le riprese datate 28 agosto 1927, quando a Boston furono sepolti i due anarchici italiani uccisi da un processo-farsa. Una storia infinita e complessa, resa ancora più attuale dalle tragiche migrazioni dell'era globale. Ora la pellicola restaurata è arrivata in Italia.   Sono solo 4' 30" in bianco e nero. Clandestini e inediti...

Authentic Italian Festival Begins Again in Rochester

Authentic Italian Festival Begins Again in Rochester

by Allison Norlian   The Abruzzese Festival kicked off Sunday at Gates Memorial Park. The authentic Italian celebration is an all day event starting with a morning mass at St. Theodore's Church with Bishop Matano. Doug Mandelaro, the communications director for the CatAbruzzese Festival holic Diocese of Rochester said Matano is Rochester's first Italian Bishop.   "He was approached before he was installed as Bishop by...

Share Italian and American Cultures

Share Italian and American Cultures

Imagine the experience of hosting a student from Italy, how the shared experience could affect you, your family and friends. This is the younger generation that will become the teachers, politicians, researchers, and business people who will be in command of our planet in 20 years. Use your parenting and pedagogical skills to mold the future – and have a...

The Eternal Italian American Debate: ‘Gravy’ or ‘Sauce’

The Eternal Italian American Debate: ‘Gravy’ or ‘Sauce’

by James Pasto   In the first chapter of her excellent and enjoyable book "Gravy Wars," Lorraine Ranalli states that the term gravy is "unique" to South Philly Italians. By "gravy" she means what most people call "sauce" — that tomato-ey stuff that goes on pasta.   I met Lorraine a few years ago when she was at a reading with Lisa Cappuccio. I...

Never out of style: Tony of Italy marks 45 years

Never out of style: Tony of Italy marks 45 years

Tony Iannacito, better known as Tony of Italy, has been styling hair for more than half a century. Tony of Italy, located at 117 Fourth St., has been in business for 45 years, and is a staple in the community. Iannacito's lifestyle of cutting and styling hair is one he loves, and has loved for the past 52 years. Born in Roccasicura, Italy,...

EF14 Walker Art Center-Sculpture Garden Tour in ITALIAN, Thursday, September 4

EF14 Walker Art Center-Sculpture Garden Tour in ITALIAN, Thursday, September 4

The ICC's second tour organized in collaboration with the Walker Art Center, which will be spoken in Italian, and lead by Lorella Angelini, will be held on Thursday, September 4, in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden!   The Sculpture Garden tour will have a customized Italian "detective" theme. As true detectives, the group of participants will search for evidence of Italian culture in...

Bronx Week: Bronx's Little Italy Welcomes New Cultures

Bronx Week: Bronx's Little Italy Welcomes New Cultures

by Erin Clarke   Folks from the Bronx say it's the real Little Italy. The sweet smell of pastries, pasta, bread and meat fill the air of the Belmont section of the Bronx. "I really don't even go downtown to Little Italy. I like it up here," says area resident Dolores Glover. Streets lined with authentic restaurants, shops that even provide products to Lower...

Welcome Home Oriana: la prima America della Fallaci

Welcome Home Oriana: la prima America della Fallaci

di Chiara Trebaiocchi   Amata e odiata, senza troppe misure o mezzi termini. In fondo anche Oriana era così, una donna e una giornalista unica, senza troppe misure o mezzi termini. Di certo è stata e rimane la Fallaci, la giornalista italiana più nota e apprezzata all'estero. Nel suo paese, anch'esso forse amato e odiato, la sua figura continua a essere oggetto...

Italian royalty to appear in Proper Manors

Italian royalty to appear in Proper Manors

Proper Manors, the award-winning hit Online drama from Creator Pietro D'Alessio and Head Writer Brandyn Cross, has secured Italian royalty to make an appearance on the hit show.   The show, currently available on Blip.tv, Propermanors.tv and Youtube, will see the arrival of "Contessa" Aurora DePatris Fraggiani, playing herself, from Italy, in Season 3, as a special guest of one of the...

Inaugural Italian/Tyrolean fest set in Mount Carmel Twp.

Inaugural Italian/Tyrolean fest set in Mount Carmel Twp.

The inaugural Mount Carmel Township Italian/Tyrolean Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Atlas Fire Company, with proceeds benefitting the truck and apparatus fund. The family affair is being held as a celebration of the rich heritage and traditions of Italian/Tyrolean ancestors passed along through generations.   Deadline for parade honorees, T-shirt orders, booklet memorials, monetary...

Finding Our Immigrant Ancestry – Details, Details!

Finding Our Immigrant Ancestry – Details, Details!

by Angelo Coniglio   While perusing individual census listings, note the township, county and state where the census was taken. You can contact churches, courthouses or public offices in those localities for other records: naturalization, birth, death or marriage records, etc.   Questions varied over the years. I've previously listed all the questions from the 1920 census. Here are some hints to consider when...

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