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Long before he was the "Jersey Guy" partnering with Craig Carton and Casey Bartholomew, Ray Rossi patrolled the WPLJ airwaves as "Bobby Valentine" Rossi, who did a "goodbye" show on WPLJ, which is going off the air this weekend, tells us how it all came about: "Most DJs use 'air names' instead of their own names," Rossi said. "Usually to create an...

With the traditional vacation month about to begin, my thoughts turn to June trips, ones both from my childhood back to Boston, my father’s homeland, and also from the buddy road trips I’ve taken to see baseball in cities like Chicago, Baltimore and New York. On one such trip in 1988, I grabbed a former teaching colleague of mine, John Williams, an...

Our cookbook of the week is Food of the Italian South by Rome-based culinary writer Katie Parla. To try a recipe from the book, check out: Manell’(fried polenta fritters), orecchiette con burrata, pomodorini e pesto (orecchiette with burrata, tomatoes and almond pesto) and cozze ripiene (stuffed mussels). Stuck in a sheep traffic jam as wild horses...

Premio Artusi 2019 è Lidia Bastianich. Italo-americana, ristoratrice di successo negli States, celebre volto televisivo oltreoceano, autrice di numerosi best seller, grande appassionata di cucina italiana. A scegliere il suo nome è stato il Comitato scientifico di Casa Artusi, con questa motivazione “quale cuoca, scrittrice e imprenditrice, per la...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce its 2019 Region of Honor: Molise. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. The region will also be prominently honored at the NIAF 44t...

In the night between June 4th and 5th 1944, Allied soldiers arrived in Rome and the city became the first Axis capital to be liberated from the Nazis. One of those to greet them was an American writer and undercover agent who had spent months working with the Italian resistance to pave the way for Rome's liberation. His name was Peter Tompkins and,...

Ron Howard delivers a documentary portrait of the life and career of the titular star Italian tenor. The quintessential Italian tenor who did more to popularize opera in the latter half of the 20th century than anyone else receives a lavish and celebratory tribute in Pavarotti. Casting a net deep into the archives and calling on a vast array of the...

Life in the United States during the first half of the 20th century was difficult for Italian-Americans, who had darker complexions, curlier hair and were Catholic. They were subjected to bias and discrimination in employment, education and housing, making it hard to assimilate. Italians were stereotypically portrayed as organ grinders, fruit peddl...

ISSNAF - Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation yearly presents awards to acknowledge the research of young Italian investigators working in North America, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, potentially impactful and honors their country of origin. ISSNAF Board of Trustees encourages all Italian early-...

The gladiolas are still fresh in my mind, as my grandpa stood among them in his garden in New York. He was happy digging in the dirt, creating beautiful flowers and vegetables. It was his personal sanctuary. An immigrant from Bari, Italy, Grandpa arrived at Ellis Island as a boy more than 100 years ago. He lived with a family acquaintance until he...

The operatic life of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti is on full display in producer/ director Ron Howard’s documentary “Pavarotti” (screens Tuesday in 600 theaters via Fathom Events; opens Friday in select cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago; expands throughout summer). But nowhere is the drama more fairy-tale-like than the enchan...

Correva l’anno 1872 e la Mahoning Valley era l’epicentro di una fiorente industria del ferro, con Youngstown il suo cuore pulsante e le fonderie più efficienti della nazione. Al centro della prosperità della città c’era il carbone, il cui flusso era controllato da una manciata di potenti uomini. I mercati instabili negli Stati Uniti e una drammatic...