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Il prossimo 5 luglio alle ore 17.00 a Gagliano Aterno (AQ) presso l'ex monastero di S. Chiara (oggi sede della scuola del Corpo Forestale dello Stato), sarà inaugurato il 9° corso di lingua e cultura Italiana per studenti della Wayne State University di Detroit (Michigan, USA), e il 6° corso di preparazione al TOEFL per studenti dell'Università Uni...

By Greg Hoersten To the newspapers he was the "Banana King," an Italian immigrant who arrived in Lima in 1889 and grew a Public Square produce stand into a thriving distributorship by the early 20th century.   To his daughter Louise Cardosi, born Aug. 25, 1915, Victor Cardosi was the beloved father who "was always teaching me something," th...

If the rollicking boogie king and swingin' clown prince Louis Prima was a tough act to follow in his lifetime, imagine what it must be like to bring the musician back to life on stage in a way that pleases and amazes listeners.   That's exactly the challenge Anthony Crivello has tackled with "Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara," which c...

Onesti Entertainment will continue its yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birthday with a hallmark performance by his son on Nov. 11 at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles.   In stories, photos and videos, Frank Sinatra Jr. will deliver first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with his iconic father in "S...

During the 1920s, William "Bill" P. Falsetta often dealt with discrimination head-on. Falsetta grew up in Grand Ledge and was picked on for his Italian-American heritage. Verbal abuse affected the way he did his schoolwork and often led to his peers' refusal to play sports with him.   But no matter how bad it got, Falsetta didn't hold r...

The annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival opens Thursday at 4 p.m. and runs through Sunday on the church grounds at 343 Via Mount Carmel, on the edge of downtown, near Choffin Career Center. About 12,000 people attended the festival last year.   As always, there will be plenty of free parking and security. A portion of the pa...

By Lori Kurtzman They decide to put her in the top-down Maserati, a gorgeous cream-colored hunk of Italian metal parked along the northwestern edge of Goodale Park. The driver pulls out a blanket, and the woman unzips her black leather boots. She climbs onto the chocolate-brown leather and sits between the two rear headrests. She can wave from th...

Holy Rosary Church, 116th Annual FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTIONThursday, August 14 through Sunday, August 17, 2014Little Italy, Cleveland   FEAST HOURS:Thursday, August 14 – 6 pm to 11 pmFriday, August 15 – noon to Midnight (Solemn Mass at 10 am/Procession following Mass)Saturday, August 16 – noon to MidnightSunday, August 17 – noon to 11 pm  ...

FederlegnoArredo celebra e rafforza la collaborazione Italia-Usa nel design d'arredo. Una partnership fondamentale per la crescita delle esportazioni italiane di settore che nel 2012 sono cresciute del 17% per un giro d'affari Oltreoceano di oltre mezzo miliardo.È così che in occasione del 52° Salone Internazionale del Mobile è stato presentato Eme...

Appuntamento martedì 18 giugno, alle 11.00, con Theodore Grippo, eminente personalità nel campo giuridico, residente a Chicago, insignito del premio "Lucani Insigni" nel 2009, che sarà ricevuto dal presidente del Consiglio della Basilicata, Vincenzo Santochirico, e dal presidente della Commissione dei Lucani all'estero, Luigi Scaglione.   Gr...

by Angie Leventis Lourgos   Naperville's first new mayor in two decades is Steve Chirico, a current councilman, according to unofficial results. Chirico was among four candidates who vied for the spot in this historic race as Mayor George Pradel, 77, stepped down after 20 years leading this suburb of about 145,000 residents.   Ch...

by Tom Jackson   Author Paul Gentile, who wrote a biography of his Italian immigrant grandparents, will talk and sign books at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Mr. Smith's Coffeehouse, 140 Columbus Ave. in downtown Sandusky.   Gentile is the author of "Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise," 270 pages long, which tells of his grandparents...