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The Greater Rockford Italian American Association will hold its annual Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Award Banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. The event will honor Rockford-area Italian Americans who have made significant contributions to the Italian-American community and will feature a socia...

L'Italo-Americano launched its new contest for the best picture of the fall! If you have been to Italy, you can share a picture and win one year digital subscription. The contest will run through fall and will be closed at end of November. The rules of the contest are. 1. Each reader can send one picture through our Social Media Chan...

by Claudia Astarita   Geographically speaking, Emilia Romagna is composed of two parts: to the west Emilia, with its sweeping plains and orchards, and to the east Romagna, which extends along the Adriatic coast. In terms of gastronomy, the region is a mosaic of surprises, with no clear overall pattern.   Each city has its own speciali...

by Silvia Donati   If it were not for her nonna, Mary Tedesco would not be doing the work she is doing today: helping people from around the world find their Italian roots. A professional genealogist, Mary established ORIGINS ITALY, an Italian genealogy research firm, after an investigation of her own Italian roots, fueled by her grandmother...

By Melinda Johnson   Syracuse Opera opens its season with "Glory Denied," by composer Tom Cipullo. The contemporary opera is based on the book "Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War," by Tom Philpott.   After being held in captivity in Vietnam from 1964 to 1973, Floyd "Jim" Thompson discovered...

An entrepreneur, politician, urban planner, essayist and editor, Adriano Olivetti was one of the great Italian figures of the twentieth century. As a passionate and great innovator, he revolutionised the industry and Italian culture, dreaming of a human-centred factory that would reconcile profit and humanity. Often misunderstood by his contemporar...

By Valerie Schremp   Bart Saracino Sr. came to America from a small farming town near Rome with $7 in his pocket, a suitcase of clothing, and a willingness to learn and give.   Over the decades, he would raise four sons and become the Bart of the Bartolino's Italian restaurants: Bartolino's South in south St. Louis County and Bartol...

The Board of Directors of the National Institute of Verdi Studies appointed Alessandra Carlotta Pellegrini as the Director of the National Institute of Verdi studies. One of the foremost Italian musicologists of the 20th century, she has worked at institutions of high prestige in musicology such as La Fondazione Isabella Scelsi, where she has been...

ABC's The Chew star Michael Symon will soon be opening an Italian restaurant at Atlantic City. The 46 year old restaurateur, author, and James Beard awardee who was born in Cleveland has partnered with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to open his first Italian restaurant. Symon hasn't thought of a name for the restaurant yet, bu...

by Jason Schreiber   Joe Faro knew it had potential as soon as he spotted an abandoned movie theater on Route 1. As the owner and chief food taster at Tuscan Kitchen & Tuscan Market, Faro has been looking for opportunities to expand his growing business that offers customers a real Italian experience. "I've been looking around...

Una mostra dedicata a Stradivari al museo degli strumenti musicali a Phoenix. Si terrà nella città dell'Arizona dal 16 gennaio al 5 giugno con il titolo "Stradivarius: origins and legacy of the greatest violin maker". La storia della liuteria cremonese sbarca così in America con una rassegna realizzata in collaborazione con il Museo del Violino di...

By Kristen Heinzinger   What's bringing designers Gigi Burris and Ryan Roche, the CFDA, and Italian artisans together? The designers have been tapped to experience Italian craftsmanship at its purest as part of The Fabric Program, a partnership between textile trade fair Milano Unica and the CFDA.   The initiative will give the two fi...