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It took an award-winning team working on two continents, recording at Capitol Studios in LA and Abbey Road Studios in London, to bring Giada Valenti’s Christmas album to fruition, but the wait is nearly over. The second single from the Italian singer’s upcoming Holiday album is a warm interpretation of “Winter Star”, a song written by Canadian coun...

Little-known fact: Neapolitan pizza isn't technically Neapolitan unless it's certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in Italy. About three weeks ago, Noto Italian Restaurant officially joined the ranks, making it the first and only restaurant in St. Louis to achieve the prestigious certification, which has only been awarded to...

Right in the heart of the Italian Alps, as the first snow starts falling after an unusually warm autumn, Trentino turns into a perfect winter wonderland. Surrounded by majestic Alpine peaks, kilometres of lush forest (over 30 per cent of the northern Italian region is covered in trees) and 297 lakes, Trentino looks like a scene from a Christmas car...

The Seventh Annual Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala at Giando On the Water in Brooklyn on December 1, 2022 served as the stateside launching pad for MLB front office personnel, players, coaches, and media representatives to witness the take off of IABF Tommy Lasorda Award recipient and Team Italy manager Mike Piazza's Mission Classi...

ITA Airways launches a unique new safety video starring the legends and athletes of Italian sports that will be gradually phased on board all its long-haul flights. Nineteen Italian sports champions are the heroes of the new ITA Airways Safety video created with the communication agency VMLY&R, in collaboration with CONI and with the support of Sta...

The Cultural Italian-American Organization, also known as the CIAO club, welcomes students to learn more about Italian culture in a laid-back environment. After being inactive due to COVID-19, the club has seen a revival this year with determined students leading the charge. One of these students is Jessica Stelzer, a junior studying journalism. St...

Unlike the United States, that generally recognizes Thanksgiving as the day that ushers in the nation’s Christmas holiday season, in Italy “the season opener” can vary depending where in Italy you are, it can be anywhere from the first Sunday of Advent, which this year fell on Nov. 28, Saint Nicholas Day on Dec. 6 or Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immacul...

An Italian restaurant on the city’s far east side will close for good at the end of the year. Cucina Di Rosa, 1620 N. Bell School Road, will shut down effective Jan. 1, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page. “After several long family conversations, it was decided that our physical health has to be held as a priority in this challenging cli...

Everyone knows about the importance of seating at fashion shows and what the coveted front row represents. But not much care has been put into the actual seats. More often than not, the assorted celebrities, editors, and influencers-of-the-month are crammed onto a bench or industrial bleacher. But in September if this year, 83-year-old design maest...

The larger-than-life Rockefeller Center Christmas tree once again came to life Wednesday evening in New York City. The 12-ton, 82-foot Norway spruce — adorned with 50,000 lights — was crowned with a star ornament that holds 3 million Swarovski crystals. Almost lost to history, it was Italian immigrants, during the height of the Great Depression in...

Italy's employment rate reached 60.5% in October, the highest level on record since the start of the statistical series on this factor in 1977, ISTAT said on Thursday. The national statistics agency said the number of people in work increased by 82,000 with respect to September, taking the employment rate up by 0.4 of a percentage point. It said 23...

TikTok creator and Italian-born cook Nadia Caterina Munno, known affectionally to her fans as “The Pasta Queen,” has signed with CAA. Munno got her start on TikTok in the midst of the pandemic, where she endeared herself to viewers with lively cooking videos focused on Italian cuisine and, more specifically, pasta. The creator and chef is originall...