NEWS FROM : USA  

The first North American appearances of the year for the singer-songwriter/actor, these performances mark the release of Voltarelli's new studio album "Lamentarsi come ipotesi" (To Complain as Hypothesis) and follow his critically acclaimed two-night stand at last summer's Montreal Jazz Festival.   The album provides a metaphoric soundtrack...

Vital Records will release renowned Italian Artist/Producer/Songwriter Michéal Castaldo's next digi single, "Everything Happens for a Reason—Una Ragione." This offering, produced by Michéal Castaldo's production company Majestic Castle Music, includes multiple mixes of a song written by Billboard-charting writers Mike Greenly (ASCAP) and Paul Guzzo...

Ducati has done it again. For the second-consecutive year the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer has topped the rankings of the Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchmarking Study.   Stateside Ducati dealerships took the highest score in the study that measured "dealership treatment of motorcycle shoppers, w...

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales rose nearly 15 percent last month as the auto industry steered toward its best October in 14 years. The Italian-American automaker reported sales of about 196,000, led by the booming Jeep brand with a 33 percent increase. Sales were just over 170,000 a year ago.   It was Fiat Chrysler's strongest October since...

Robert De Niro's attorney is threatening legal action against Italian director Stefania Grassi after she accused the movie star of plagiarising her work for his short film Ellis. The Raging Bull actor stars in the 14-minute movie, written by Eric Roth and directed by Frenchman JR, about a man who roams the hallways of an abandoned immigrant ho...

The Italian American Studies Association announces the Italian American Studies Association Book Award to be offered even numbered years for a scholarly work and odd numbered years for a creative work. The first award will be presented in November 2016 at our meeting in Long Beach, CA. (The recipient need not be present.) The award of $500 will be...

by Francesca Bezzone   To an Italian, Dante is croce e delizia, pleasure and pain: forcefully immersed in the study of his heavenly works during the rebellious years of adolescence, we usually begin our relationship with the Dantean world with the wrong foot. But then comes adulthood and, with it, this strange necessity to pick those ol...

Eating genuine, authentic Italian food can be a struggle when you are not in Italy. Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world, but also, alas, one of the most imitated. Mind, the quality of food and ingredients in restaurants, as well as the respect of the country's culinary tradition, is an issue also in Italy: we, too, have...

Ferrarelle USA (http://www.ferrarelle.it/en/home.html) has partnered with DS Waters of America, Inc (http://www.water.com/), one of the leading operators in the U.S. home and office delivery business, to deliver Ferrarelle's naturally effervescent bottled mineral water nationwide.   DS Waters provides bottled water, water filtration and coff...

By Marco Pontoni Questa è una storia che sembra la sceneggiatura di un film, una avvincente, tragica crime story. Ma è una storia vera. È la storia di un italiano, un ex-campione sportivo e un imprenditore, condannato negli Usa all'ergastolo, nel 2000, per omicidio. Se ne sono occupati in molti: giornalisti, personalità dello spettacolo, alcuni p...

As part of its 120th anniversary celebrations, Lavazza is launching the most extensive international communication campaign in its history. Titled, "Lavazza, There's More to Taste," the international campaign will include the Italian coffee company's first broadcast push in the U.S. market.   Developed by the Y&R Italia advertising agenc...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) was trading 1.23 percent lower this morning despite having announced that it sold 4 percent more vehicles in March 2015 compared to a year earlier, setting a new US record for the company.   FCA's success in North America, where it sold 202,227 vehicles, beating analysts' expectations by 2.6 percent, com...