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By Cookie Curci It's a fine line drawn by our parents and grandparents, in the lessons that teach us independence while at the same time anchoring us with their love. These stories and family histories are a guidepost for each generation, filled with the successes and dreams of our parents and grandparents, the words have a power all their own. Th...

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died last month, much was made in the media about his longtime friendship with fellow Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While the two oldest justices on the court occupied opposite ends of the political spectrum, they surprised many by being, as Derrick Wang's new opera, "Scalia/Ginsburg," has them sing, "best b...

Marco Belinelli e Danilo Gallinari saranno i due italiani protagonisti del grande basket americano nella prossima stagione.   Marco è sbarcato oltreoceano nel 2007. Da allora ha cambiato 6 squadre, raggiungendo soddisfazioni e traguardi mai toccati prima da un cestista italiano. Nel 2013-2014, con la maglia dei San Antonio Spurs, ha conquist...

Sam Lovullo, who as producer and co-creator of "Hee Haw" brought country music and homestyle humor to millions of American homes, has died at age 88, his publicists said Thursday. Lovullo died peacefully at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday, publicists the Brokaw Company said. No immediate cause of death was given,...

Steve Martorano: The man responsible for bringing South Philly to South Florida brings his Italian-American Thanksgiving fare to NBC's "Today" show between 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday. Martorano will demo the dishes he grew up eating around the holiday, including butter cookies and his famous meatball salad. Ought to be interesting to see how the wine...

After a 1% decline in shipments to 27 million cases in 2012, Italian wine is expected to be back in positive growth territory in the U.S. market by year-end, with volume estimated to rise 3%-5%. An even better showing is expected on the value side, which is up around 6% so far this year, boosted by price increases and the relative strength of Italy...

Il 29 settembre 2014 tre 'reporter' italiani – Paolo Battaglia, Daniela Garutti e Giulia Frigieri – partiranno per gli Stati Uniti per un tour di 6.000 miglia in 35 giorni. Il loro obiettivo è incontrare cittadini di origine italiana che vivono nelle piccole comunità sparse per tutto il Paese.   Hanno scelto alcune delle cittadine americane...

Per «The New York Sun» è un «vocal genius», per il «Daily News» è la voce più sopraffina tra le soprano in circolazione. «Forbes Magazine» l'ha paragonata a Ethel Merman e Maria Callas, «America Oggi» l'ha definita «la diva della canzone».   Non mancano davvero gli apprezzamenti per la voce di Cristina Fontanelli, da anni protagonista della...

Polls from recent food events in the US show that Americans have a passion for Italian food. Their curiosity about Italian products is constantly growing. After years of recession and crisis, their attention to quality food, traditional cuisine, and organic products is on the rise.   The watchword is "value," and Americans are quite concious...

Oggi, in esclusiva per i lettori di livetennis, abbiamo intervistato Liam Caruana, poco conosciuto in Italia prima della vittoria dell'USTA International Spring Championships, torneo junior G1 disputatosi negli Stati Uniti, che lo ha reso "famoso" anche da questa parte dell'oceano.   Nato a Roma il 22 Gennaio del 199...

The United States is a truly a multicultural country. While it asks all of its citizens to assimilate, it also encourages them to hold on to the pride of their heritage. As a country that is widely diverse in terms of lineage, perhaps the most recognizable connection is the one which many Americans share with Italy.   The Italian-American co...

When he performed for his neighbors as a child, Fabrizio Mancinelli already knew what he wanted: "One of my biggest dreams was, one day, to compose for Disney...". Natural talent and determination. Add a hint of fortune and, as in the best Disney tradition, dreams can come true.   Fabrizio was born in Trentino but he always lived in L'A...