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L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli USA, Armando Varricchio, ha concluso oggi una visita nella città di New Orleans in Louisiana in occasione delle celebrazioni per il trecentesimo anniversario della fondazione della città su invito del Sindaco Mitch Landrieu. Sono stati ricordati i profondi legami storici, economici, culturali e sociali di New Orleans c...

Marina Auto Group announced Wednesday that it has reached a stadium naming rights agreement to the downtown Rochester multi-use stadium formerly named Capelli Sport Stadium. Effective immediately, the stadium will be transitioning to the new name, Marina Auto Stadium. Marina Auto Group held the naming rights to the stadium previously during the 200...

Michelangelo Antonioni once summed up his filmmaking philosophy in one sentence: “I’m looking for traces of feeling in men.” In women, too. From Gabriele Ferzetti and Monica Vitti searching for their missing friend (and their own souls) along the Mediterranean in “L’Avventura” to David Hemmings’ photographer who might have uncovered a murder within...

Mani in Pasta is the name. Translation: “hands in the dough,” and that is exactly where Giuseppe Manco’s mitts have been most of his 31 years. Manco is the pizzaiolo-chef and co-owner of this five-month-old East Village pizza restaurant, and his dough-making credentials are pretty impressive. The Neapolitan expat got started early at the family-run...

Salt Lake County Councilman and Utah businessman Sam Granato has died after a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 67 years old. “Sam passed away peacefully at home this afternoon surrounded by loved ones,” his family said in a statement. “He fought an amazing battle with cancer over two years.” Granato, a Democrat, was first elect...

Composer Ed Munger, 76, and lyricist Herb Weisburgh, 82, are a local songwriting duo who have been working together for 50 years. Their first and only stage work, the musical "Love in Firenze," is finally having a full production this week at The Addy, the intimate new theater at Proctors. Named after the city of Florence (Firenze), the show is a l...

Could you eat a meter’s worth of pizza? Americans quantify pizza by the number of slices; Italians are more likely to assess the pie’s length, ordering pizza “al metro,” or “by the meter.” At the newly opened Il Vecchio Forno in Huntington, customers can order pizzas that measure a meter (39 inches) in length, a half meter or a traditional 12-inch...

Dal 26 al 29 aprile sarà presente nella Città di Copertino una delegazione della città gemella americana ovvero Cupertino (California). Saranno presenti: Mr. Darcy Paul, Sindaco di Cupertino; Mr. Gilbert Wong, Membro del Cda del De Anza College di Cupertino e già sindaco della citta; Mr. Fabrizio Vitagliano, Mr. Fabrizio Vitagliano Imprenditore e m...

Quiz time. How many players can you name that have played in consecutive World Cup finals? Ten? Come on now. Twenty? Now you’re trying. Any more? In fairness, to play in successive World Cup finals is not as unusual as some may think. In international football, teams have tended to dominate for a period of a few years and, in such times, many of th...

An Illinois pizza place that started more than six decades ago has grown to include two Northwest Indiana locations. Family has remained the focus at Capri’s Pizza, which opened in 2011 in Schererville. “We’ve always had a good following because of our South Chicago store,” said Benedetto Ciannamea, who is partners in Capri’s Pizza with his father,...

For the 12th straight year, the Milwaukee Italian Film Festival returns, bringing a slew of great films – most of which wouldn't likely otherwise screen in Brew City – and, as always, it's free and open to all. This year's event, slated for April 27-29 at UW-Milwaukee's Union Cinema and co-sponsored by the Department of French, Italian and Comparat...

If you work in an Italian office, you've probably got the day off on April 25th, as it's a public holiday across the country. But why? The Giorno della Liberazione (Liberation Day), also called Festa della Resistenza (Celebration of the Resistance), is held on April 25th each year and has been a public holiday in Italy since 1946. It celebrates the...