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By Andrew Harig   The Italian Trade Agency, a government agency promoting internationalization of Italian companies, today hosted a press conference in the FMI Connect Expo's Italian Pavilion to launch a U.S. campaign in four major markets to raise awareness of the value of authentic, "Made in Italy" food and beverages.   Beginning th...

On July 17, 1928, Vincent Anthony Dellaglio was born in San Francisco, CA. Vince changed his last name when he was a child to match that of his adoptive father. He attended Lincoln High School and San Francisco State College. During his time in high school and college, he played a variety of gigs including weddings and dances. By the early 1950s, V...

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for better treatment of child-migrants, as he praised their patroness, Italian-American Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, who died 100 years ago this year.   Addressing faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square following his Angelus address, the pope renewed his call for prayerful and concrete solidarit...

Bisogna arrivare alla terza generazione, neanche così lontano, per vedere realizzato in pieno il sogno americano. Quello di un pastore pugliese che arriva, come tanti, agli inizi del Novecento, analfabeta e povero, con l'iconografica valigia di cartone.   Tre generazioni segnano il traguardo verso il successo, il riscatto di un rischio: aver...

Have you ever been stuck in a situation where an older brother or sister had to come to your rescue and stand up for you? This is one of the many perks of coming from a big family. The all-new 2016 FIAT 500X crossover knows a thing or two about this.   To emphasize the importance of the growing FIAT 500 family, the automaker recently release...

Just in time for summer, Fiat Chrysler's Alfa Romeo is bringing out the wide-open-skies version of the 4C sports car. But this roadster is going to be a pricey little affair. The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will roll into showrooms at a base price of $65,495, including delivery costs.   That's a big premium on the base price of the coupe,...

Linda LeMura was born in 1960 in Syracuse, New York. Her parents moved to New York from Catania, Sicily, and settled in an Italian neighborhood – called the North Side – in Syracuse. Linda's parents stressed the importance of education and family to their children. She took their guidance to heart, and she received an athletic scholarship for...

by Neil Davidson   Five goals came from free kicks and three from penalties. Twelve were scored from inside the penalty box with 10 from outside. Eighteen came from his right foot and four from his left. Newly crowned MVP Sebastian Giovinco treated Major League Soccer as his personal palette this season, conjuring up gorgeous goals from...

by Valerio Viale John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an American fiction writer and screenwriter. He was born in Denver, Colorado, to his father, Nicola Fante – emigrated to the States from Torricella Peligna (small town in Abruzzo) – and his mother, Mary Capolungo.   Upon dropping out of the University of Colorado in 1929, he mo...

by Riccardo Liberatore   "Emigration is a phenomenon of high importance and although at times it can be a sign of national illness it is almost always proof of the undeniable energy, the enterprising character, the organizational abilities and the expansive and invading force of a people..."   These words were written in 1900 by Luigi...

It took filmmaker Tony Girardin three years to convince revered bicycle craftsman Giuseppe Marinoni to let Girardin make a movie about him—and boy, did his determination pay off.   Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame is a funny, inspiring portrait of an irascible, yet lovable 75 year-old who attempts the world record for distance cycled in one h...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we speak with world champion accordionist Cory Pesaturo. We also interview Mary and Elise from the Italian Garden Project who are trying to preserve the wonderful gardening traditions of Italian-Americans via The Italian Garden Project.   Cory Pesaturo ("C Pez") is one of only four accordionis...