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Bill Couzens, founder of LessCancer.org (Next Generation Choices Foundation), has announced that Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. is a new board member. We are thrilled and honored to have Dr. Cuomo on our board, says Couzens. Dr. Cuomos reputation as an advocate for the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes has earned her attention as a widely...

Elmira, N.Y.     The Italian American Veterans Club, 1070 Magee St., Elmira, will hold its 28th annual Italian Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. on July 20 and noon to 8 p.m. on July 21. The festival will feature Italian-American food, beverages and games. The schedule of festival events is as follows:- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 20, music...

Phila-ITALY AMERICANA is Perrotta's book that unravels the unique story of the indelible imprint that Italians, Italian-Americans, and lovers of Italian culture have stamped upon the formation and development of the United States.   In an interesting and useful book that reflects one's love of two countries and inspired by fond memories of w...

Ballin Europe: At least three NBA teams are currently puursuing Italian star Sefano Mancinelli: the Toronto Raptors, who are seemingly interested in every European player that comes down the pike; the Los Angeles Lakers, especially with Lamar Odom still in free-agency limbo; and perhaps his most likely destination, the Portland Trail Blazers. &nbs...

You can't honor Italian culture without considering la cucina. That's why the Italian Cultural Foundation has added a culinary program at its headquarters in Casa Belvedere, a historic mansion on Staten Island.   There are cooking courses for children and adults, as well as wine tastings and dinners. One class in September will cover regiona...

By Michael Matza Born in Italy in 1926, Elvira Raieta worked on a farm until 1971, then set sail for opportunity in America. She and her husband used their savings to buy a house in a thriving Italian-immigrant neighborhood in Norristown.   Today, she is the sole Italian on her mostly African American street. The non-Hispanic white populat...

Once home to the likes of astronomer Carl Sagan and Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, Brooklyn, New York's Bensonhurst neighborhood has produced more than celebrities. Its generations-owned pasticcerias, salumerias, homemade bread and mozzarella stores and open-air produce markets have created some of the most authentic Italian specialty foods th...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Silvio Marchetti is pleased to invite you to the following concert "Verdi Our Contemporary" performed by Ensemble Nuove Musiche, a concert based on chamber lyrics by the master from Busseto and built between tradition and contemporary music. Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in co...

The Giants of the Mountain is a "myth" between fable and reality that Pirandello continued to imagine, write, and rework from 1929 to 1934, but eventually left unfinished despite encouraging contracts with American impresarios. Yet, in its present form, the play vibrates with the powerful contradictions of sublime Art torn between the inner necessi...

In the mid 1800s New York was a dangerous, chaotic city teaming with newly arrived immigrants. Ruthless crooks and brutal criminal gangs ruled the lawless streets. Host Kelly Choi maps the emergence of the police force that took on these cutthroat thieves and mobsters. Along the way, she highlights the work of some of New York's greatest detectives...

When amputees take their first steps on artificial legs, that moment of triumph can be tinged with a sudden sense of disappointment that things will never be the way they were before. Paul Martino, president of a family-run Massachusetts prosthetics company, has seen it many times. Lately, he has seen it with survivors of the Boston Marathon b...

By Elizabeth Kalfsbeek   After more than three months of being closed, Aria is planning its grand opening Saturday. Though the name of the Italian restaurant remains the same as before, the owners and menu have changed.   This is the second business venture for sportscaster Del Rodgers and chef Jeremy Martinez, who also co-own of...