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“La mia mente, la mia anima venivano trasportate dalla sua bellezza, dalla sua musica, dal suo essere interiore, dimostrando che la sua voce angelica può toccare e ispirare chiunque la ascolti”. Fu Elizabeth Taylor a pronunciare queste parole su Andrea Bocelli, e nessuna definizione come questa sarebbe in grado di riassumere più efficacemente quell...

When Joseph Guagliardo was a street kid growing up in Red Hook in Brooklyn, the statue of Christopher Columbus at the southwest corner of Central Park in Manhattan made him swell with pride. His grandmother, Giavanna, who arrived from Sicily near the turn of the century and, like many immigrants, Anglicized her name and went by Jenny, would take hi...

Lucio Caputo, presidente del Gei e di varie altre società, è stato premiato con la “Gold Medal” della Foreign Policy Association, al Gala della prestigiosa Associazione, tenutosi martedì 12 dicembre nella Ballroom del St. Regis Hotel di New York City. Il premio è stato assegnato dal Presidente e Ceo della Fpa, Noel Lateef in segno di apprezzamento...

The Solidarity Crèche was a gift by the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to the NYC Fire Dept. post the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. It was custom made to honor the victims and brave Firefighters, Police and EMS workers that lost their lives. It is on loan to Casa Belvedere, courtesy of the International Columbia Associa...

In Jon Snyder’s laboratory, the science experiments result in delicious gelato and sorbet flavors. Il Laboratorio del Gelato — designed to look like a lab with stark white walls and gleaming chrome machinery — has been churning out new flavors since opening in 2002 in the Lower East Side, racking up more than 300 and counting. That kind of work mea...

When 21-year-old Charles Poveromo was applying to college, he knew tuition costs wouldn't be cheap. But when he toured Wagner College on Grymes Hill as a Tottenville High School student, he learned of the DaVinci Scholarship -- given to an Italian-American student each year by the DaVinci Society of Wagner College. "I probably wouldn't be at Wagner...

There are three reasons, among others, that have convinced me, as dean, to have the Calandra Institute remain officially neutral on the issue of the Christopher Columbus controversy. The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is a university-wide research institute. It is, secondly, funded primarily by the State of New York with tax-levied mon...

Sulle musiche di Alessandro Cicognini e Carlo Savina, i titoli di testa creati dal color co-ordinator e fotografo Hoyningen-Huene, tratti dai dipinti della pittrice caprese Carmelina Alberino, con le sue vedute naif dell'isola, ha inizio la serie Roman Hollywood (American Movies Go To Italy), al Film Forum di New York fino al 21 dicembre. La progra...

The successful journey of the Cipriani family from the legendary Harry’s Bar opened in Venice in 1931 to the contemporary world of fine dining and food retail has been driven by one timeless mission: serving authentic Italian food made with the best locally-sourced ingredients to customers looking for that same simple but impeccable quality during...

Francesco “Frank J.” Zappalà nacque, il 24 maggio 1897 a Santo Stefano in Aspromonte, provincia di Reggio Calabria, da Giuseppe (“barbiere del paese”) e Carmela Penna. La famiglia Zappalà giunse ad “Ellis Island” nel 1908. Il piccolo Francesco, oramai per tutti “Frank J.”, mostrò, sin da subito, una vivace intelligenza. Fondamentale fu, per lui, l’...

It's no secret that the Mister and I are fans of Italian cuisine and are always in the hunt for our next great pasta meal.  Therefore, when we heard about Osteria 57, a brand new Pescatarian Italian resto in the heart of Greenwich Village, we had to check it out. Osteria 57 was tad difficult to find and easy to miss (especially in the dark), as it...

A man recreated the famous disco in "Saturday Night Fever" for the movie's 40th anniversary Wednesday. The iconic film was released in December of 1977. Gianluca Mech put on the event at the original location of the 2001 Space Odyssey Nightclub in Bay Ridge. The location is now a Chinese restaurant. Mech, who is from Italy, says he spent more than...