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by Carmelo Desmone Not far from the chaos of downtown Chicago in the neighborhood known as "Little Italy" along a tree lined street is the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame located at 1421 South Taylor Avenue. I had the opportunity to tour the Hall and spoke with the founder, George Randazzo.   Mr. Randazzo told me how he was trying to s...

by Keagon Voyce   Few names in American pop culture are as universally adored as Frank Sinatra. His persona was larger than life. His life, even, was larger than life. Charismatic. Suave. Oscar-winning actor. Friend to presidents. The speculative—yet convincing—mob ties that somehow enriched his legacy rather than add rancor. And, of course,...

By Derek Carson Since he was 17 years old, Scott Sanfilippo wanted to open a pasta shop. Now he'll finally get that chance. Sanfilippo is the owner of DiBuono Homemade Ravioli, which, should everything go according to plan, will be opening on Main Street in mid-February, just in time for Valentine's Day. The pasta shop will sell homemade froz...

Sarà presto negli Usa la Redazione di Umdi UN MONDO D'ITALIANI, uno dei pochi giornali quotidiani al mondo dedicati agli italiani ovunque, dedicati agli italiani ovunque, diretto da Mina Cappussi, pronto a seguire gli eventi di Filitalia International, il Gran Galà, gli incontri con gli imprenditori italo-americani e con coloro che potrebbero ess...

When MX Solar USA, the U.S. subsidiary of an Italian solar panel manufacturer, ceased production at its Somerset County plant last year, it left a gash in the state's bleeding industry — until another Italian solar manufacturing firm recently started reversing the hemorrhaging by opening a warehouse in Parsippany. After growing its warehouse footp...

Cristina Fontanelli has become a well-known personality through her recordings, her appearances on TV, radio, in concert, nightclubs, and opera, and through her acting debut on network television. Her most recent accomplishment is as PBS Host for Andrea Bocelli's historic free concert in Central Park also starring Celine Dion, David Foster and Tony...

Philadelphia ha festeggiato la scorsa settimana il 50° anniversario del primo volo spaziale italiano e la grande collaborazione in campo aeronautico tra Italia e Stati Uniti con un seminario dal titolo "Flying High From Helicopters to Space: Italy and the United States, Fifty Years of Technological Partnership" organizzato dal Consolato Generale d'...

Il quindicesimo appuntamento annuale "Educators Awards" della Association of Italian American Educators che coincide con il 2013 Anno della Cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti, è stato festeggiato domenica da centinaia di persone presso la sala ricevimenti Chateau Briand situata a Carle Place a Long Island. L'annuale premiazione e consegna di borse...

ELENA CIVOLI BRITTAIN is a whimsical and prolific contemporary artist whose abstract series range from brightly colored surfaces, to bold textured collages, to unstructured images layered in muted tones. Elena was born in Italy. The daughter of an Italian Army colonel from Florence, she grew up in cities all over Italy, but considers herself a Fior...

by Mauro Battocchi   Wind energy is increasingly being seen worldwide as a low cost, clean source for electricity and is also creating major new business opportunities for manufacturing and materials innovation. At the forefront of zeal for wind energy lies Italy and California, who both have significant installed capacity and ambitious deve...

by Lisa Van Eyssen   Pajamas. Wearing them anywhere with a sweater to keep warm is truly the most freeing experience. Add your cushiest slippers mixed with the quiet early morning rhythm on Montana Avenue, and you have the real comforts of home spanning the length of your neighborhood.   Now, you could always hit the local Peets or St...

Sponsored by the Saint Joseph Society of Boston July 28th—30th, 2013 Saint Joseph Society - 467 Hanover Street - Boston, MA 02133 - (617) 720-1368   Begun in 1925, the St. Joseph Feast is an annual authentic festival in the North End featuring processions, parades, strolling singers, marching bands, live entertainment and th...