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...

The first time I saw Joe Mantegna in the flesh he was in the flesh, naked as a newborn baby on stage at the Shubert Theatre in a 1969 production of "Hair." It was his first professional acting job in what is now nearly 50 years of steady and acclaimed work on stage, in films and on television. "I have been very lucky," he says on the phone from Cal...

Maryann Mantegna was a protective mom who didn’t quite grasp show business. When her son Joe joined TV’s hit one-hour show “Criminal Minds,” she confided her misgivings to her son Ron. “I’m a little worried about your brother,” she said. “He used to do movies, he used to do lots of things. Now, he’s working only an hour a week.” “Give him a call,”...

by Cookie Curci   Joe Mantegna is one of the most versatile talented actors in the business. That is the opinion of his fans, and judging by the countless awards and recognitions he has been given, the world seems to agree.   Whether it's playing the role of a loving father in the hit TV series, "Joan of Arcadia", the vicious mobster...

The Sons of Italy Foundation's 25th Anniversary NELA Gala will honor Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne; former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.); founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, actor and activist Gary Sinise; and businessman Robert Corrao.   The evening will include a special salute to the U.S. Armed Forces,...

by Zoe Romanowsky   Actor and film maker, Joe Mantegna, spoke to Aleteia about how he became a spokesman for the Saint Pio Foundation, and about his connection to Padre Pio. As an Italian-American who still has many family members living close to San Giovanni Rotondo, the town where Saint Pio lived and died, Mantegna feels a sense of provide...

Leaders in public service, business, labor and philanthropy will be honored May 26 in Washington, D.C., at the Sons of Italy Foundation's (SIF) National Education & Leadership Awards Gala. The SIF is the philanthropic arm of the Sons of Italy, the nation's largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage.   Condoleezza Rice...

NEW YORK - E' passato circa un mese dal giorno in cui la Puglia Center of America ha celebrato e premiato alcuni dei suoi "figli" di origini pugliesi di spicco in ambito internazionale, nella bellissima sala ricevimenti del Lake Isle Country Club, nella Città di Eastchester, nella Contea del Westchester (New York). Duecento gli ospiti presenti (gi...

Il Console Generale di Los Angeles, il 3 maggio scorso presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, ha conferito all'attore Joe Mantegna il Premio dell'"Eccellenza Italiana in America della Puglia".   L'evento è stato organizzato in collaborazione tra l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura e il Center of America, la cui missione consiste nella promozione...

by Randy Cordova   Do not expect any "Daddy Dearest"-style revelations from Deana Martin. The singer considers herself blessed to be one of Dean Martin's eight children. "He was good at everything," Martin says about her dad. "He's just classic and timeless. The only negative thing about having him as a father is that we had to share hi...