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When the Waldorf Astoria restaurant closed in March, chefs like Dominick Di Napoli picked up other cooking gigs. Di Napoli, for instance, landed at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. In the meantime, he also opened a restaurant with a friend, fellow Staten Islander Jimmy Kelmendi. "Sofra is my baby," Di Napoli enthuses. "It's fun Italian...

When modern bikini hit the shelves in Paris in the summer of 1946, Mediterranean women quickly snatched up it. One year later the world’s smallest bathing suit was introduced to the United States. Unleashed on the world, it conquered both America and Europe. A woman’s love affair with it lasts for 71 years. Bikini never lost its allure. However, it...

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites soloists in all vocal categories to audition for solo roles in the professional opera company’s 2017 production of Tosca.  New Jersey residents are encouraged to apply.  Open auditions will be held on Tuesday, June 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 pm and Thursday, June 15 fr...

Gina Mossa Molino handed her writer daughter, Suzanna Molino, 16 typed pages of her life story and said, “I would like to do something with this.” Two years later, mamma and daughter hold in hand a 237-page book, The Italian Immigrants’ Daughter, which honors their family legacy of growing up with Italian immigrants Antonica Cabras and Giovanni Mos...

Join us in Little Italy San Jose for the 3rd edition of our Italian food competitions between Bay Area Italian Restaurants. In 2015 We hosted the Cannoli Tournament, 2016 was our Ravioli Tournament and this year we are pleased to present the Boss of the Sauce. $20 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants, live ente...

A new-to-Dallas pizzeria chain that makes its pizzas in the Neapolitan style is coming to Dallas. Midici, a chain from California, will open a branch in Dallas' West Village, next to Cru Wine Bar and across from Mi Cocina in the complex's South Alley. Midici was founded in 2015 and is a sibling to Menchie's Frozen Yogurt. It has set its sights on T...

ELLIS ISLAND, SWING E IL SOGNO AMERICANO. Jack Calcagno – New York chiama Trieste. Uno spettacolo scritto e interpretato da Leo Zannier. Al pianoforte, il maestro Antonio “Tony” Kozina. Giovedì 25 maggio 2017, ore 7pm  presso il Carmine Street Theater di New York. Ingresso libero Un viaggio spensierato, musicale, comico e struggente insieme a Jack...

An Italian-American New Haven author has done it again. He has just released his latest book on immigrant life in America, capturing the past, which is so important for the future. The book is entitled “From Italy to the North End.” Anthony Ricco traced his roots from Italy to the north end of Boston, where his relatives settled with others. A town...

Not only the voice of an angel, but a pretty mean cook too! We’re bringing you Frank Sinatra’s Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe and the story to go with it!  Frank Sinatra’s music is timeless and his fans cross several generational lines.  Most probably know that while he was born and raised in Hoboken, his family was 100%, all the way Italian. What...

Wednesday May 24 6PM-8PM EDT - I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 In the United States, African American and Italian cultures have been intertwined for more than a hundred years. From as early as nineteenth-century African American opera star Thomas Bowers—“The Colored Mario”—all the way to hip-hop entrepreneur Puff Daddy dubbing himself “the B...

Baked ziti, spaghetti and homemade cannolis will all be on the menu this weekend at the Italian Center’s 23rd annual Festa Italiana. Volunteers are preparing close to 1,000 portions of eggplant rollatini, chicken parmigiana and meatballs for the 15,000 guests anticipated to attend the event, which will run from Thursday to Sunday, according to the...

The Sons of Italy Foundation-- the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States-- will celebrate their 29th annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala at Washington, D.C.’s Omni Shoreham Hotel on Thursday, May 25 from 6p...