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The playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946) wafts like a ghost through the annals of early-twentieth-century opera. Alban Berg thought seriously of making an adaptation of Hauptmann’s play “And Pippa Dances” (1906) before moving on to the two Frank Wedekind plays from which he would fashion “Lulu.” And Carl Ruggles spent several of his early years...

Like any good Italian, my mother, Victoria Perritano, made her first batch of pasta dough as young bride newly married to her Italian groom. She learned the technique from her mother, my grandmother. Pasta making has been a technique and tradition lovingly passed down in Italian families for generations. In fact, renowned chef, restaurateur and coo...

Il suo motto è: “Make simple healthy choices”. Fate delle scelte semplici e salutari. Parliamo chiaramente di alimentazione e nutrizione, che per Antonella Ricco, private chef a New York e nutrizionista, fanno il paio con sostenibilità, qualità e consapevolezza. Da oltre vent’anni sta ai fornelli ma anche sui libri, diventando successivamente anche...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi, a former two-weight World Champion who currently works as a commentator. Paulie tells the story of how he transitioned from Sicily to Brooklyn and had to learn to adapt to the diverse cultures and lifestyles, and how that led him to start his boxing career, desp...

While attending the annual East Harlem Giglio Feast everyone notices the same thing: The wonderful voice of our singer and member, gifted tenor Jimmy Alleva. Jimmy grew up in Queens, New York, the middle child of three brothers. He fondly recalls his quality time spent with Nicholas Jr., Philip and parents, Roseann and Nicholas (himself a Capo in t...

The Wil­mington Sons of Italy are hosting their 12th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast on Sunday, April 9. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wilmington. The Sons of Italy are asking eight dollars per person as a donation, but children under 3 are free. The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs, waffles, hash browns, ba­con,...

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations (FIAO) celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sunday, March 26, with a gala dinner and a ceremony at El Caribe Country Club part of which included presenting scholarships to students preparing to go to college. Three honorees were in the spotlight during the event, including attorney Arthur L. Aidala, ma...

Barbara Hackett isn't sure she's ready to retire and bid adieu to her longtime customers. But she and her family have made a decision: Leo & Jimmy's Delicatessen, the beloved breakfast and lunch takeout shop in downtown Wilmington that has fed generations of Delawareans everything from Italian subs to liverwurst sandwiches, will close its doors May...

On the occasion of the 150th birth of Luigi Pirandello, master of the dramatic arts, whose philosophical writings are enacted on the stage and screen worldwide, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. chooses its 2017 theme, Celebrating Italian Americans: Cinema and Theatre; Saluting Italian American Actors and Directors.  Begi...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6pm Sicily Jass: The World's First Man in Jazz (2015), 73 min. Michele Cinque, dir. - John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036 Sicily Jass, an intermingling of fiction and documentary, uses the Sicilian puppets and narrating voice of Mimmo Cuticchio to tell the st...

Last week, some of New York’s finest members of the Italian American community gathered to honor some of its brightest in business, sports, entertainment, and politics at Cipriani’s 42nd Street for The National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) Annual New York Gala. This year, there was a major focus on financial and professional services, with...

April 6 (Thursday)   5:30 pm. Richard Nasti Lecture Series Event. Presentation by Professor Chiara De Santi, State University of New York at Fredonia. Topic: Eat First: Italian American Gastronomy and Family Values in the Films of Martin Scorsese. Several films by Italian American director, Martin Scorsese, are explored through the lens of gastrono...