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by John J. Moser   When comedian Joe Piscopo was appearing on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, he says he did an impression of legendary singer Frank Sinatra with great trepidation. "I didn't even want to do him," Piscopo says. "I hesitated, didn't want to do him. And then I'm a good team player; they said, 'Joe, we need you to do hi...

Prevista una scadenza per la data del 25 febbraio 2016, la selezione per una borsa di studio Fulbright - Distinguished Chair - nell'ambito degli Italian Studies presso l'University of Chicago, Illinois per l'a.a. 2016/2017. Il vincitore avrà la possibilità di ottenere un incarico di insegnamento nel settore degli studi italiani nell'ambito di Itali...

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee (IHCC) has conferred the 2015 Leonardo da Vinci Award on Robert Gallo, an Italo-American and an internationally renowned researcher in the field of immunology. The Director of the Institute of Human Virology and Professor of Medicine at the Maryland School of Medicine, Dr Gallo played a key role in determi...

Evo Falcinelli, 86, of Ridgefield, husband of Irene (Salvestrini) Falcinelli, died on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Danbury Hospital. Born in Danbury, Nov. 19, 1929, son of the late Andrea and Franca (Travaglini) Falcinelli and raised in Ridgefield, Mr. Falcinelli attended Ridgefield schools and graduated from Ridgefield High School with the Class of...

The Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge of Little Italy(OSIA) and IAWA - The Italian American Writers Associationare joining forces to host the "Sagra del Libro" (Italian-American Book Festival) that kicks off IAWA's year-long 25th Anniversary Celebrations.    WHEN: Friday, February 26, 2016 from 6 to 10 pm. WHERE: Lodge Hall...

Executive chef Giuseppe Fanelli has found a new home to showcase his talents with fresh riffs on Italian favorites.   This chef, who has been cooking in Manhattan for 20 years, a Sleepy Hollow resident, told us, "I would like to give back to the Westchester community I grew up in, and bring classic dishes to all – updated for the 20th centur...

Claudio Del Vecchio ripensa al suo arrivo negli Stati Uniti e ricorda sorridendo: "Immaginavo che sarei rimasto qui per non più di due anni, non vedevo l'ora di tornare in Italia, a casa. Invece...." Invece di anni ne sono passati 34.   Spedito a New York dal padre Leonardo, patron di una Luxottica allora lontanissima dalle dimensioni odiern...

by Don Cazentre   The smell of the wood fire tells you this is a place with local restaurant legend John Stage's signature on it. When you get to the blackened and blistered Neapolitan-influenced pizzas and the long list of Italian-style Negroni cocktails on the bar menu, you know it's a little different. Apizza Regionale opens at 5 p.m. Th...

Nation's Restaurant News (NRN) announced today that Romano's Macaroni Grill® was the top-ranked brand in the Italian/Pizza segment among casual-dining chains in its 2016 Consumer Picks survey. Macaroni Grill also ranked 5th overall among casual-dining brands, moving up from its No. 7 ranking in 2015.   The annual survey, which NRN produced...

The Italian Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty member in Italian to begin fall 2016. This is a two-year teaching position, with competitive salary and benefits. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose area of specialization is the Mediterranean and/or the Medieval/Renaissan...

1. Marina de Pisciotta, Campania Lee Marshall, author of Telegraph Travel's guides to Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Sicily, recommends this unheralded spot in the Province of Salerno.   "Twenty years ago, I promised the friend who told me about Pisciotta and its Marina that I would avoid writing about it," he says. "But surely there must be a...

And to think that it was to be only an interlude of imagination in comparison to the work undertaken on the helicopter project.   Not even Corradino D'Ascanio, father of the Vespa, would ever have imagined the success of his creation, which began on April 23, 1946 in the factories of Pontedera on behalf of the Piaggio company. This was the o...