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This week we’re jumping back into the second part of our two-part episode exploring the 50-year relationship between the Italian American community and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather”, with a commercial-free conclusion to this well-received conversation. Since its premiere in March of 1972, The Godfather has been considered one of the most i...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) President Robert Allegrini spoke Monday morning to an assembly of Italian senators at the government palace, Palazzo Giustiniani, in Rome, Italy. Allegrini was invited by Brussels-based think tank and NIAF partner ItalyUntold to address the image of Italy in the United States, the perception of Italia...

Andrea Bocelli has announced a new run of US shows. The legendary Italian tenor will kick off his In Concert Tour on December 1 at San Francisco's Chase Center, before stops in cities including Las Vegas, Boston, and New York, wrapping in Miami on December 18.  Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on April 11. The trek follows his previous...

Lucia Campanella was born in the south of Italy, in Foggia in 1976. She graduated from the University of Bari in modern literature and in historical and social sciences. She has been teaching in lower secondary school since 2001. In 2019 she publishes her first book, La strada madre, with the publisher Montag. In 2021 the second novel, A perfect sk...

Whenever I watch a movie where cooking is featured, I inevitably start craving whatever food is being featured. After watching Eat Drink Man Woman, all I wanted was dumplings and Chinese handmade noodles. After viewing Goodfellas, all I wanted was a good lasagna and garlic bread. Always Amore, the newest film on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is no di...

I discovered Rebecca Serle just about two years ago when I read In Five Years. That book was an absolute delight, surprised the hell out of me as I read, and I still remember a lot of it to this day. I believed then that Ms. Serle had outdone herself with that story. I wasn’t totally wrong, although this latest release comes very, very close to pro...

The Director of Public Relations and Publications reports to NIAF’s President and CAO. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to ensure the timely and polished production of NIAF’s many publications: Ambassador Magazine, the Foundation’s blog and the Foundation’s annual report and Gala programs, in addition to any brochures, press releases,...

Rally co-driver Alex Gelsomino says he’s lucky to have had a nearly three-decade career in a sport that has allowed him to travel the world and given him the gift of meeting his wife. The 48-year-old started his professional journey at age 18 when he took a co-driver course in his hometown of Palermo, Sicily. He did his first rally race a couple of...

Looks like fans everywhere are “Beggin'” for Måneskin tickets. The Italian rockers’ first headline tour of North America has been such a sell out that more dates have been added in various cities, while in others, they’re moving to larger venues. “We are thrilled to announce that our shows in Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Detroit, Toronto, Montre...

The Italian Welfare League (IWL) has committed to make a generous contribution to support A Chance in Life, an international nonprofit organization founded in Italy, as Boys’ Town of Italy. The League will match contributions up to $3,000 to support this organization’s efforts to support Ukrainian refugees. Given the urgent and horrifying humanitar...

The 2022 edition of the Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize will be judged by George Guida, Maria Famà, and distinguished judge Kathleen Ossip. The prize promotes the literature of the Italian diaspora and is open to poets of Italian descent writing poetry in English. The winning poet will be awarded $1000 and Bordighera Press will publish the manuscript, a...

It is considered one of the most influential films of all time, a critical and commercial success, the winner of the 1972 Academy Award for Best Picture, selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, and ranked as the second-greatest film in American cinematic history by the American Film Institute… and fo...