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La musica è da sempre protagonista importante dello scambio culturale tra Italia e Stati Uniti: ha avuto un ruolo fondamentale nel tenere alta la bandiera degli italiani emigrati all'inizio dello scorso secolo, ed è stata veicolo dell'entusiasmo e dell'ottimismo americano che ha contagiato l'Italia dopo la guerra. Nessuno potrebbe descrivere questa...

In our interviews we often celebrate an Italian American who has had success in a part of the US, has achieved fame for his or hers accomplishments, represents with pride the Italian American community. Well, this time we have two of them, in a single person. Tony Lo Bianco has had a long, successful career. He has won awards, he has been a star fo...

I'm starting to see a pattern, a wonderful, very interesting pattern, in discovering that very often behind a cultural organization that celebrates Italy somewhere in the US, there's a force of nature embodied by an American woman of Italian heritage, proud of being both Italian and American. Italian American women have always been celebrated less...

Letizia parla in prima persona plurale, quando si riferisce agli italiani. Potrà sembrare normale, essendo lei pienamente cittadina italiana, nata e cresciuta in Italia. Ed è normale, per lei. Ma non tutti i ragazzi mandati via dalla mala Italia che ogni giorno viviamo, hanno piacere a dimostrare che se c'è da fare sacrifici, sono parte del Paese,...

The discovery of traces of Italy in the vast American territory brings us today to somebody who can describe us the combination between Italy and New Mexico. Davide Arminio is an enterprising young Italian journalist, who has already been published in Italy and won a major journalism prize, who tells us about his experience as a young intern in Alb...

The first Italians who came to the US during the mass migration age spent their first years basically without any right. Some of them because they considered themselves "birds of passage": they came to the US with the full intent of making money and then come back to Italy. Some of them because they weren't interested in losing their Italian citize...

When everybody thinks about New York, the first thought goes of course to Manhattan. And when everybody thinks about the Italians in New York, one may think about Little Italy, or East Harlem, or Arthur Avenue in The Bronx. But if you look at the percentage, the New York borough with the highest percentage of inhabitants of Italian heritage is defi...

Always around the 50 States searching for traces of Italy, today our trip stops in Connecticut. Among the things important to remember about Italians in Connecticut, we cannot fail to mention Ella T. Grasso: the daughter of Italian immigrant parents, in 1975 she was the first female to be elected governor of a US state (all three previous female go...

Tra gli Italiani d'America è molto popolare la ricerca genealogica del loro passato. Noi che siamo qui in Italia forse non lo percepiamo immediatamente, ma se ci pensiamo riusciamo a capire almeno in parte il desiderio, a volte quasi spasmodico, di ricercare le proprie origini, di capire la propria provenienza. Il passaggio tra le due sponde dell'A...

If you think that the story of the Italian explorers and the territory now called "United States of America" stops at Cristoforo Colombo and Amerigo Vespucci, you probably never heard about Giovanni Caboto (the fact that English is the language spoken in the US can be directly attributed to England's claims in North America, based on his voyages),...

With the exception of Louis Zamperini in 2014 "Unbroken", it has been almost impossible to find Italian American positive characters in the Hollywood storytelling of last decades. While Italian Americans have proved their talent and their hardworking attitude with an exceptional positive contribution to American society, economy, culture in any pos...

It is known that millions of Italian immigrants went to the big cities on the two coast: but some of them spread all over the United States, looking for a place to start a new life. Those who went to smaller and less known places, in smaller but not less important communities, had an experience that is similar but at the same time different than th...