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The genius of Ennio Morricone is already carved into the cinematic landscape as indelibly as any dusty desert canyon. No other composer of movie scores has ever combined classical overture and musique concrete experimentalism into such an evocative and instantly recognisable voice, nor had such a monumental impact on wider pop culture. His scores f...

The Italian American Claire Pierangelo (Kresge College, History ’82) was confirmed on March 2, 2022 by the United States Senate as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Pierangelo has served across four continents, most recently as the Principal Officer of the...

Imagine taking the swinging, glamorous Italian-American singers of the mid-20th century — Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Prima — and distilling their essence for the 21st-century stage. Vanessa Racci does exactly that in her performances, bringing the music of these icons to life for a new generation. As a child, Racci soaked up...

Ursula Bellugi, the Salk Institute neurobiologist who helped erase the stigma attached to American Sign Language by proving that it is a rich, authentic and nuanced way to communicate, died Sunday in La Jolla. She was 91. The institute said Bellugi died peacefully, leaving a legacy that also includes the important discoveries she made about William...

Fans of the recently minted Las Vegas Raiders have been tuning in to Erin Coscarelli since the team officially made the leap from Oakland in 2020. A year later, Coscarelli signed on as a co-host of ABC’s popular “The Ultimate Surfer.” Having blazed a trail in sports broadcasting, she has deftly navigated a field dominated by men. But the path to su...

Inflation is galloping in the United States too (+ 7.9%, the highest level in 40 years), and Italian wine is risking its run on its number one market in the world, revealed the US wine market experts interviewed in the International Wine and Spirits Record, IWSR / Wine intelligence survey, presented by the UIV-Vinitaly Observatory at “Vinitaly 2022...

The new episode of Italian Innovators is conversation with Luigi Crema (associate professor of international law at the University of Milan) on the Italian legal system and constitution. We observed Italian law from a historical, juridical, and cultural perspective. We examined the making of Italy’s constitution and the current state of its democra...

Lady Gaga’s delightfully over-the-top performance in 2021’s House of Gucci — as Patrizia Reggiani, infamously convicted of hiring an assassin to kill her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, heir to the iconic Italian fashion house — was, alas, not enough to redeem an otherwise bloated, dour, disorganized mess of a film. But by god, Gaga was going to sell i...

Wednesday, April 20, at 7:00 PM PST (10:00 PM EST). From the Myron’s at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Watch the global live stream or watch it later up to a month after the event. To reserve your spot visit www.giadavalenti.live Giada Valenti is a singer and songwriter, born and raised in Venice, Italy. Since 2006, Giada ha...

Italian Charities of America is proud to present the first event of our Spring 2022 Italian American Speaker Series! Join us for a free virtual event: A Sicilian Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Gaetano Cipolla on April 27th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Click Here To Register For This Event! Dr. Cipolla will be speaking about his organization and its mission,...

The New York Auto Show was pretty predictable for the most part; lots of model refreshes, trim lines and new engines. The stuff you would expect from a lot of auto shows. But there was one truly bizarre, inexplicable appearance: the Fiat 500 Electric. For reasons unknown to us, or even to a Stellantis PR representative, the Fiat booth was not adorn...

Prof. Lawrence A Baldassaro's latest book, Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer, has been selected to receive the 2022 SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) Baseball Research Award. Baldassaro is a professor emeritus of Italian at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and a frequent contributor to SABR publications. Lazzeri...