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With its slow economy and aging population, Italy seeks strength from abroad from the nation's ambitious expatriates, successful descendants of long-ago immigrants, and fans of Italian art, food, technology and investments.   And calcio (soccer): Juventus, AC Milan, Roma, and other top clubs are the top draw among the three channels that Ita...

by Suzy Fleming Leonard   When having lunch with a nice Italian girl from Jersey, it's good to remember she's going to be picky – very picky – about her Italian food. "When you look at the menu and you see certain things that are part of Italian culture, you say, OK, this guy is authentic," said Rita Moreno of Suntree. "It's hard to fin...

The Wagnerian Ring Cycle is dark and moody and takes patience and study to understand. Contrast it with the typical Italian operas that are light and bright like the Italian cities and countryside where they take place. The characters in a Rossini opera are all recognizable, albeit a tad exaggerated, and we understand well their parts in the play....

By Greg Hoersten To the newspapers he was the "Banana King," an Italian immigrant who arrived in Lima in 1889 and grew a Public Square produce stand into a thriving distributorship by the early 20th century.   To his daughter Louise Cardosi, born Aug. 25, 1915, Victor Cardosi was the beloved father who "was always teaching me something," th...

by Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Il futuro dell'italiano nel mondo passa attraverso l'insegnamento. Per capire quali sono le prospettive che si aprono per i prossimi anni, La VOCE di New York ha intervistato Paolo Balboni, che ha insegnato lingua, didattica, ricerca e metodologia per quasi quarant'anni, sia in Italia che all'estero.   Balboni...

L'Ambasciata d'Italia negli Stati Uniti ha ospitato il 20 gennaio, un seminario online (webinar) che ha consentito a giovani innovatori italiani di presentare le proprie start-up ad un selezionato gruppo di potenziali investitori americani.   Fondi di venture capital, business angels ed esperti di nuove tecnologie hanno esaminato progetti az...

In cooperation with Aspen Institute Italia, the Italian Embassy in US and The Council for the United States and Italy, Italian Business & investment Initiative's Summit will be held on February 10 at Bloomberg's headquarters in Manhattan. This summit's theme will be "Italy: we are open for business".   As customary it will host CEOs, inv...

Michéal Castaldo will officially release a digital single of Toglimi il Respiro (Take My Breath Away) on Vital Records on March 3, which is first day of the love song's 30th year.   The arrangement is by Michéal Castaldo and Stein Berg Svendsen, who also produced it for Majestic Castle Music Productions, New York, NY. Recorded and performed...

By Tom Davidson   When Dominic "Hawk" Santia was a boy, he'd tag along with his father to Sons of Italy club meetings. His dad would buy him chips and a pop, and Santia would quietly take it all in.   The club in Aliquippa was like scores of others in Beaver County that were formed by the immigrants who settled here. They were havens...

The first coffin I ever carried was more than 40 years ago. Inside was my best friend's little old Italian grandmother, Mrs. Izzo.   We took her from the Paul Ippolito funeral home in Summit, up the steep steps of St. Teresa Church and down again to the cemetery. We were just teenagers, surprised and struggling with the weight of the box. Th...

Folks who are Irish or Italian, or who just like to have a good time, gathered in the Hub City this weekend to celebrate the culture of Italy and the Emerald Isle. The annual Irish-Italian Festival Parade made its way down W. 4th Street Saturday morning.    It was led by a royal court, featuring Southern Miss president Dr. Rodney Bennet...

A New York, per le celebrazioni del Giorno del Ricordo, che quest'anno è scalato di un mese causa maltempo, dopo la commemorazione e il dibattito all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, il Consolato ha ospitato la proiezione del documentario di Chiara Barbo e Andrea Magnani, prodotto da Pilgrim Film con il supporto dell'Ambasciata americana a Roma, dal t...