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In the fall of 1991, Manhattan tailor Anthony Giliberto received a call from Elliot Lavigne, then-chairman of Perry Ellis. That one call would change the course of the third-generation tailor's life. "He says, 'Anthony, come over here right now. I want to introduce you to somebody.' I says to him, 'Elliot, I can't, I'm busy.' "   L...

L'anno 2014 segnerà per Pisa un anniversario importante, di valenza internazionale: quello dei 950 anni dall'inizio della costruzione della Cattedrale. Nello stesso anno ricorrerà il 450° anniversario dalla nascita di Galileo Galilei e si concluderanno a Pisa alcune opere di grande rilevanza come l'apertura al pubblico della cinta muraria medievale...

by David Gaulman   Late last week, Dick Vitale was yelling, and it wasn't just about the Duke-North Carolina basketball game. Vitale, the voice of college basketball at ESPN and a Lakewood Ranch resident, was expected about the prospect of receiving the fifth annual Hall of Honor Award given by the National Association of Basketball Coa...

Barilla, the Italian-American pasta company, whose CEO made headlines last fall for saying he would never feature a gay family in his advertisements, has just opened their first restaurant, called Academia Barilla, in Midtown Manhattan. According to The Wall Street Journal, Barilla has been making pasta for 138 years, but this is the company's fir...

Densa di attività l'agenda della National Italian American Foundation di Washington che si appresta ad annunciare la lista di celebrità che hanno dato l'adesione al gala newyorkese del 3 aprile alla sala Cipriani on 42nd Street, un evento di richiamo che segue l'annuncio storico dell'assegnazione di un grant da mezzo milione di dollari alla Univers...

by Felix Alarcon   The Bayonne chapter of Sons of Italy has announced its new officers for 2014-2015. On April 2 at the Dominic Del Monte Lodge 2560, the organization installed its new slate of officers, which includes John Baccarella, Grace Bitetto, Vitangelo Bitetto, and Gary La Pelusa, who is running for a seat on the Bayonne City Co...

A conference by Professor Costantino Sigismondi on measuring time with the sun. Through the construction of meridians (lines through which the sun crosses at noon) in Italian churches, increased precision and accuracy in solar astrometry was achieved.   From the Italian Renaissance through the 18th century the great basilicas of Italy were n...

By Liliana Rosano Clive Davis, il guru della musica americana, talent scout di cantanti come Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera e Alicia Keys, ha definito la sua voce incantevole. Giada Valenti, rappresenta la voce della musica italiana leggera e melodica negli Stati Uniti e non solo.   Veneta di nascita (Portogruaro, Venezia), romana e tr...

Jerry Vale, the popular Italian-American velvet-voiced crooner, has died at his California home. He was 83.   Vale, who had been in declining health, died Sunday at his Palm Desert house surrounded by family and friends, family attorney Harold J. Levy said in a statement.   Read more   Source: http://iajournal.com  ...

People of all ages flocked to Rose Tree Park, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, on Sunday for the 5th Annual Italian American Heritage Festival in Media, PA. The one-day event attracted more than 30,000 people to enjoy a day in celebration of Italian heritage and culture. With a wide variety of Italian music, food, wine, and fashion along with fami...

An exclusive performance of classically trained Maestro Gabriele Ciampi conducting his CentOrchestra was held at the Italian Cultural Institute on Thursday, June 5, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.   Featuring an 18 piece orchestra and 3 soloists from Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, the concert presented Ga...

"Forse voi italiani non vi rendete conto di cos'è Roma agli occhi di uno straniero. E' davvero la città eterna, culla di una civiltà bimillenaria carica di ricordi, monumenti, citazioni.   Oggi viaggia con qualche ritardo sul binario della globalizzazione, ma noi intendiamo aiutarla ad uscire dai suoi shock più robusta, più efficiente, più b...