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Casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of the new musical A Bronx Tale, beginning performances at the Longacre Theatre on Thursday, November 3. It will open December 1.   Under the direction of four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and Oscar winner Robert De Niro, the show premiered in February 2016 at Paper Mill Playhouse. Based on...

Alexander (Alessandro Vincenzo) Capraro nacque a Pietrabbondante (oggi provincia di Isernia) il 7 gennaio del 1895 da Vincenzo e Maria Vitullo. La registrazione della sua nascita fu regolarizzata dinanzi al Sindaco di allora Ruggiero Di Salvo. Giunse in America nel 1905 viaggiando, con i suoi genitori, sulla nave " Sicilian Prince". La fa...

Located in the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, one of the world's premier shopping destinations, Trevi Italian Restaurant serves up authentic and approachable favorites daily for lunch and dinner.   For National Pizza Month, Trevi offers a signature pizza every day during lunch for just $10. The special is available from 11 a.m....

William Castellana is a Brooklyn-based Italian American photographer whose images are in the collections of over thirty-five museums and universities throughout the United States. Though he has spent most of his twenty-year career doing fine art still-life photography, Castellana recently turned his lens on the neighborhood surrounding his South Wi...

The Cleveland Museum of Art is returning to Italy a medieval illuminated manuscript page, or leaf, after the country showed the work was illegally cut from the book that once contained it.   The removal of the leaf occurred sometime between 1933 and 1952, when the museum bought the work in good faith, museum director William Griswold said Th...

By Kate Krader Italian food fans, gird your loins. Eataly World is almost here. When it opens its doors in Bologna in Sept. 2017 (if all goes as scheduled), the 20-acre complex promises to showcase 10,000-square meters (108,000-square feet) of orchards, gardens, and pastures; 40 different workshops where you can watch pasta and cheeses being...

Gola Osteria makes Ithaca's only muffaletta sandwich. The New Orleans-born Italian specialty — mortadella, salami, and capicola on house-made Sicilian sesame bread with spicy olive and pepper salad — can only be found on Gola Osteria's catering menu.   While there are many caterers in the Ithaca area offering lovely selections, "the big diff...

At The Italian Table, 2359 Frankfort Ave., will host nightly Feast of the Seven Fishes dinners Dec. 19–23. Each meal will feature fish or seafood prepared seven different ways. "The whole idea of having seven fish is an Italian-American thing from the Northeast, where a majority of immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries came from the coasta...

By Richard Freedman Gabrielle Saveri has always loved horses. Cowboys? Well, if they're along for the ride, so be it. Anyway, who doesn't like cowboys, especially Italian ones? Surely not Saveri, a Solano Community College adjunct professor who parlayed skills learned from the school's photography instructors and her summer trek to Italy into...

Venice stands as a monument to the improbable paradise where city meets sea. The Venetian Republic—also known as La Serenissima, or "the Most Serene Republic"—reached levels of maritime supremacy, democratic progressiveness, financial prosperity, and both cultural achievement and innovation, flourishing for 1,000 years before its fall to Napoleon i...

È morto a Washington, all'età di 92 anni, Joseph P. Vaghi, Jr, uno dei fondatori della National Italian American Foundation. Vaghi e sua moglie Agnes – per anni segretaria della Niaf – hanno lavorato fianco a fianco con Monsignor Geno Baroni e Jeno Paulucci per istituire quella che sarebbe divenuta la più importante e influente associazione italo-...

Happy holidays to all Italians and Italian Americans in the North West and Pacific area! In 2000 there were 1,163,038 American citizens of Italian origin in the North West and Pacific region. These are the most recent census data in which you can identify Italian ancestry. In the 48 counties of Northern California, there were around 700,000, a lit...