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Music legend Frank Sinatra, affectionately known as the Chairman of the Board, was one of the greatest entertainers to emerge from the 20th century. He was also one of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry at the height of his fame. He even helped support President John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign. While there are certainly...

The great wave of Italian immigrants to the United States began in the 1880s and lasted until 1920. More than four million Italians made the journey, with about 75 percent settling in cities on the East Coast. A small contingent worked their way to the Pacific Northwest. Often unskilled or unable to speak the language, they took whatever jobs they...

Saturday April 13 | 11:00am. The Biblioteca Italiana Seattle (BIS) located at Casa Italiana in Burien is finally opening after months of work. Join Il Punto and Casa Italiana on April 13 at 11 am for a visit to the library, check out some books and toast to the opening. The library will be open on Saturdays. We are also looking for volunteers to as...

From the 1960s to the 1980s, the Italian film industry was booming. Dramas, comedies, no matter the genre, there were so many films coming out of Rome that it was jokingly referred to as Hollywood on the Tiber. Films often mirrored the key issues of the day including changing mores, social unrest or political terrorism.   Now half a century later,...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to announce the upcoming NIAF Arizona Regional Gala is set to take place on January 27, 2024, at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore Hotel. This prestigious event will recognize outstanding individuals for their contributions to the community while raising funds for two deserving...

The Salt Lake City Council convened on the evening of Oct. 17, 2023, to declare October as Italian-American Heritage Month. The Council voted unanimously to adopt a ceremonial resolution—jointly with Mayor Erin Mendenhall—declaring October as Italian-American Heritage Month. During the process of adopting this resolution, Council member Victoria Pe...

Thursday, October 19 · 6:30 - 8pm PDT. Tualatin Public Library - 18878 Southwest Martinazzi Avenue Tualatin, OR. Join Italian Portland to meet local author and community historian Tessa Floreano. Pre-order your book, Italians in the Pacific Northwest, and bring it with you to have it signed by the author! Tessa draws primarily on unpublished images...

Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Scottsdale Stadium - 7408 East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ. Free parking is next to the stadium. COST: $20 at the door with a pre-sale of $15.00 advance sale, vendor prices vary. Children under 12 years old are free. Tickets here. The Italian Association of Arizona announc...

The 41st Great Italian Festival is returning to the streets of downtown Reno in October. Attendess can experience Italy's rich culture and cuisine right in the heart of The Biggest Little City. The weekend will feature homemade Italian food, a wine walk, live entertainment, artisan shopping, cooking competitions and a grape stomping competition. Th...

Hawaii may be a long way away from the rolling hills of Italy, but that hasn’t stopped the essence of Italy from seeping into the islands! Festa Italiana is Hawaii’s exclusive Italian festival, and a vibrant showcase of Italian culture and food. Despite the geographical distance between Hawaii and Italy, this festival manages to bridge the gap, off...

Everyone’s Italian when THE ROW brings the Great Italian Festival back to downtown Reno this October. Celebrating its 41st year, the Great Italian Festival in Reno returns in 2023. Experience the flavors, sounds and style of Italy right in the heart of The Biggest Little City during the Great Italian Festival from Oct. 7- 8. Experience a festival u...

The Museum of Glass MOG) in Tacoma, Washington had a special exhibition Maestro Alfredo Barbini: Nature, Myth, and Magic, featuring works from the David Huchthausen Collection. MOG describes Italian glass artist Alfredo Barbini (1912-2007) this way. “He was imaginative and elegant with a humorous aesthetic while showcasing a mid-century modern mini...