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Sbarro, the Italian restaurant chain that's a fixture in mall food courts, is closing 155 of its locations in North America. The move is part of a broader plan to boost financial performance under a new management team, the company said Wednesday. The closings affect underperforming company-owned stores and not franchise locations, Sbarro said...

One of the most sought after Italian-American musical variety acts, Ray Massa's EuroRhythms, have performed for audiences from coast to coast in the U.S., Canada and Italy. The band, acclaimed for captivating young, pop culture audiences while thrilling fans of Italian and Swing music, began their musical careers entertaining guests at Italian-Amer...

KTAR's Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events. Each weekday these stories air on KTAR at 7:27 a.m. More information can be found below.   • Eleven Arizona golf courses have been sold as part of a $307 million deal with a New York private equity firm. The deal included Arrowhead Country Club...

by James Barron   In the end there were the words, and the words were the son's, and the words were about his father, former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo. "At his core, at his best, he was a philosopher, and he was a poet, and he was an advocate, and he was a crusader," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said at his father's funeral service on Tuesday. "Mario...

by Joseph Francis Michael Moscaritolo   When my grandfather, Guiseppe Moscaritolo came to this country from Italy, he brought his fork along with him. He insisted on eating with the same fork at every meal. His place was always set at the head of the table and my grandmother would always place this same fork next to his dish. In all of...

by Cookie Curci   The early settlers of our Santa Clara Valley have left their mark on our area's cultural history and, in many cases, their names as well. Whether it be inventions, commerce or agriculture, these early contributors to our valley have been honored by the city with streets bearing their surnames. Willow Glen's Coe Avenue is n...

After more than 700 years, Dante Alighieri's masterpiece, the Divine Comedy continues to inspire writers, artists, painters and directors who find in its pages an unlimited source of inspiration reinterpreting such a classic of the literature with a modern and contemporary twist. Also Hollywood is not immune to the Divine Comedy timeless charm as (...

by Emanuele Scarci   After 36 years, wine producer Santa Margherita tackles the huge US market with its own importing and distribution company, which will start operations next January. "We have been preparing for this for the past five years, said Gaetano Marzotto, chairman of the Santa Margherita group.   "The American company...

by Brittany Spanos   Sylvester Stallone took home the Golden Globe for his performance in the latest installment of the Rocky franchise Creed. Stallone had last been nominated in 1976 for the inaugural film in the series as the film's screenwriter.   As Stallone walked to the stage to accept his award, he received a standing ovation f...

By Mauro Battocchi For parents, it's not always easy to choose the best education for their kids. The stakes are high: if the right choice is made, their career potential is enhanced, as well as their kids' ability to acquire a solid cultural experience which will make them capable of dealing with the multifaceted challenges of today's world. Whe...

On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations calls for applications for the Carlo Bellini Dissertation Fellowship. The Fellowship will be offered every second year to a doctoral student (D.M.L.; Ed.D.; Ph.D.) writing a dissertation on a topic pertinent to Italy and...

Daniele De Rossi could soon be following in the footsteps of fellow Italian international, Sebastian Giovinco in making a move to Major League Soccer.   MLSMultiplex posted less than a month ago that Italian newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport had reported Daniele De Rossi's interest in New York City FC and on Friday the midfielder only helpe...