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David Chase gave Sopranos fans reason to dream this week by admitting he is "intrigued" by the idea of writing a spin-off series from the show.   Speaking to Associated Press, the 69-year-old said the death of James Gandolfini last year means that the show would most likely be set in a period before the original's 1999-2007 storyline.  ...

During a career that spanned seven decades, Buddy De Franco played with the likes of Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie, and led the Glenn Miller Orchestra. But it was his adaptation to be-bop, with its lightning fast tempo and blazing riffs, that landed De Franco gigs with Billie Holiday, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald, earn...

It seems to be the season for the great women of industrial design. After the Charlotte Perriand lovefest at Design Miami earlier this month, now its time for another fierce, anti-elitist designer to get her due. Next month, the Italian design brand Arper is set to formally launch their special edition of Lina Bo Bardi's Bowl Chair, in a whole arra...

The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has finally confirmed that Italian apples and pears are welcome to the United States. After an intense round of verification and control activities monitored by U.S: and Italian authorities as well as local producers, national fruits has been recognized as a fresh product that it is useful...

by Emanuela Barzi   ISSNAF and Consiglio Nazionale degli Ingegneri (CNI, the National Order of Engineers) will be sponsoring up to 100 internships in the US for young Italian Engineers. Between July and December 2014, interns will work for two months in some of the most prestigious Universities and research centers in the United States and C...

I want to share a list of mistakes you, as a student, should try to avoid if you want to learn italian.   10. Focus on grammar If you want to learn how to drive a car you need to know traffic rules and signals. Do they make you a good driver?   Read more   Source: http://dante-learning.com    

To get ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow, we thought we'd put the spotlight on one of the greatest football coaches in history: Vince Lombardi.   Vince Lombardi was born on June 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the oldest of five children and the son of an Italian immigrant. When Vince was a teenager, he had his sights set on becoming a...

In this country, St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 is a day to wear green, drink Irish beer and eat Irish foods. Irish soda bread is one of the best-known sweet additions to the culinary celebration of this holiday, and while you can buy it in many local bakeries and grocery stores, the bread is easy to make at home.   Not as widely celebrated i...

by Don Kaplan   WABC/Channel 7 reporter Lisa Colagrossi died Friday after suffering a catastrophic brain aneurysm while out on assignment, according to officials at the television station. The 49-year-old mother of two was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center's neurological ICU Thursday and placed on life support...

by Gabriele Boccaccini   Il raggiungimento del quorum di 3.000 studenti iscritti all'esame AP di italiano è un traguardo importante, frutto di uno sforzo collettivo senza precedenti. Dimostra come la comunità italiana abbia le risorse (intellettive e organizzative) per raggiungere qualsiasi risultato qualora si unisca su obiettivi condivisi....

We're thrilled to welcome Allison Scola as our latest Member Spotlight Interview guest! Allison is a longtime NOIAW member and Italian culture enthusiast who is committed to sharing her passion for her heritage. You may recognize her from our Greater New York Region event earlier this year, St. Joseph's Day Alla Siciliana, where she sang Sicil...

Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari expects its US initial public offering to be priced in a range of between $48 and $52 per share, which could value the company at up to $9.8 billion, it said.   Parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will sell up to 10 percent of Ferrari in the IPO and will use proceeds to help pay for its own ambitious turnar...