Italiani in America, è una commedia musicale sull’emigrazione dei nostri connazionali provenienti soprattutto dal sud dell’Italia nei primi del ‘900. Fu un esodo colossale che vide oltre 14 milioni di italiani emigrare verso le Americhe. Questo è il tema portante dello spettacolo che andrà in scena domenica 27 gennaio 2019 alle ore 20.00 presso l’A...

Joseph George Pinellinacque a Trenton, Contea di Mercer, in New Jersey il 15 giugno del 1919. Il padre Giacomo Antonio Pinelli era nato a Pettoranello, oggi provincia di Isernia, il 12 dicembre del 1890 (da Giovanni Angelo e Olimpia Toto). Il padre emigrò, a soli sedici anni, alla ricerca del “sogno americano” e giunse ad “Ellis Island” , nel 1907,...

Veteran defense attorney Fred Gagliardini is trading in the stress of witness questioning and closing arguments for leisurely afternoons sipping cappuccino in the Italian countryside. Gagliardini, 60, completes his move next month to Colledimezzo, a village in central Italy in the mountainous region of Abruzzo. How does Colledimezzo compare to Bake...

On Thursday evening, Jan. 17, the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., will dedicate a new two-story stainless steel abstract sculpture. The shiny sculpture, which might suggest ocean waves or the feathers of a bird, stands on a grassy area on the center's west side, facing Jackson Street, in the Third Ward, which was once Milwaukee's Litt...

Antonio “Anthony” Phililp Tedesconacque a Musellaro (comune autonomo fino al 1927 in provincia di Chieti), frazione di Bolognano, in via Centrale, il 7 gennaio del 1899 da Domenico (trentatreenne “contadino” nato a Musellaro) e Reginalda Santilli (ventinovenne nata Vittorito). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi all’allora Sindaco di Musellaro...

This volume contributes to American ethnic and immigration studies by bringing into conversation scholars working in the fields of Italian American and Greek American studies. The aim is to move beyond the “single group approach,” which privileges the study of ethnic singularity, to explore these two groups in relation to each other. We propose to...

As we begin 2019, what can you tell us about the status of the new museum? Now that we have removed the Banca Stabile artifacts (vault, teller cases, light fixtures and deposit table) and placed them in storage, the demolition of the existing buildings has begun. The developer has erected scaffolding along the Mulberry and Grand Streets sides of th...

In 1972, Mogeetown in Plymouth Township was a center of attention for the nation. It was during that year that the oldest person to become an American citizen by choice – the oldest person to be naturalized as an American citizen – took the oath of citizenship. She was Rufina Nave. Of Mogeetown. The little village located next to Norristown and dow...

Italy is a country that weeps for its residents that go to live abroad. Every year, countless space in broadsheets is dedicated to the phenomenon of the ‘cervelli in fuga’ or ‘brain drain’, which alludes to the flight of highly skilled professionals for better career prospects elsewhere in Europe or in the world. The use of the term is highly emoti...

In questo breve segmento di video della Conferenza su Frank Sinatra, organizzata dal professor Stanislao Pugliese della Hofstra University nel 2015, il famoso scrittore e giornalista Gay Talese spiega al pubblico come gli italoamericani agli inizi del XIXmo secolo, non possedessero “la tradizione di scrivere romanzi.”  Con l’arrivo nel nuovo paese,...