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By Laura Caparrotti Segnatevi questo nome, Vincent Piazza. Vi dico che presto lo vedremo con una statuetta in mano a ringraziare regista e collaboratori. Padre siciliano dalla voce colore del mare, e una mamma vivacissima di lontane origini tedesche, Vincent Piazza è sicuramente un attore in ascesa rapida.   Io lo conobbi quando stavamo cer...

Italian soprano Magda Olivero, one of the most prominent interpreters of the Italian verismo operatic tradition whose career spanned 50 years, has died at 104.   The news agency ANSA said Olivero died Monday in a Milan hospital, where she was admitted after a stroke last month. The Milan opera house La Scala, where Olivero debuted in 19...

Attributed to NIAF Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso and NIAF President John M. Viola   "On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors, we are deeply saddened by the passing of former New York Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Cuomo family. Cuomo died of heart failure on New...

"Run away with me: Stories of love and latitudes" is a collection of short stories written by Henry J. Ginsberg and published in the United States by Lighthouse Publisher, New York. The author, Marco Pontoni – who chose the name Henry J. Ginsberg as his pen name –, is a journalist and narrator from Italy with a passion for travels and the explorati...

by Susan Schwartz Part of what makes Emmy award-winning television host and bestselling Italian cookbook author Lidia Bastianich so popular, even beloved, is that she genuinely wants to empower her viewers and readers to cook well in their own kitchens, to mentor them to "give them the confidence to run in the field of cookery, like I do," she sai...

On March 29, 1986, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York, NY, to Cindy and Joseph. She started playing the piano when she was four years old and started writing her own music by the time she was 13. A year later, Stefani began performing at open mic nights throughout the city. After high school, she enrolled at Collaborative Arts...

di Elisabetta de Dominis  La vita è viaggio. Talvolta però il viaggio non è più possibile. L'unica possibilità è fuggire. La fuga è sempre l'inizio di un nuovo viaggio: verso la salvezza. Eppure fuggire è un po' morire. L'anima che vuole salvare il corpo si sente morire. E' indissolubilmente legata al proprio luogo, ai propri affetti, a quel...

Growing up with mom's family, we all lived close-by. Being Italian-American meant the extended family was cousins, aunts, uncles and Grandparents, then came "Goombada" and "Goomada, " then close friends, then "How ya doing" friends. It was one big happy family. Everyone watched out for everyone. It was great times.   Grandpa always thought h...

"Being Italian is a full-time job. We never forget who we are, and we have fun confusing anyone who is looking on." So, starts the book La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind by Beppe Severgnini.   Beppe Severgnini is one of Italy's best-known journalists. Among his many assignments, he is a columnist for Italy's leading newspape...

Maria Bartiromo, Emmy Award-winning journalist and CNBC Anchor, joined comedian and actor Joe Piscopo on stage to open the National Italian American Foundation's (NIAF) 38th Anniversary Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton on October 26, 2013. They co-hosted the evening to celebrate our rich Italian culture and heritage.   From the podium, N...

La National Restaurant Association ha previsto che nel 2014 il numero di ristoranti in America dovrebbe corrispondere ad un cifra intorno a 990,000.La stessa fonte prevede che, nello stesso periodo, il settore del food service rappresentera' un fatturato totale pari a $ 683.4 miliardi, circa il 4% del prodotto nazionale lordo USA.   Compless...

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission have announced their official call for entries for the 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition. Now in its third decade, the annual awards program honors the work of North American architects and designers who create exceptional spaces using Italian cerami...