NEWS FROM :  

October 28, 2015Wednesday 5:30 PMAmerican Trucking Associations Conference Center430 First Street SEWashington, District of Columbia Join us for a swingin' and minglin' reception to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Frank Sinatra, America's most extraordinary singer, actor, director, producer and all around spectacular entertainer who was born, yes,...

By Carol M. Kopp   Surely any American dreaming of the expat life for retirement would consider Italy near the top of the list. And yet, it rates only a respectable 11th place on International Living's list of Best Places to Retire for 2015. What's not to love about Italy?   Well, the rankings take into account cost of living a...

Tony Lo Bianco (actor, writer, director and producer) will receive the 2016 Louis Prima Arts and Entertainment Award at the 31st Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Jan. 16 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel.   Lo Bianco starred in the Academy Award-winning film "The French Connection.'' He has been nomina...

Hill 2000 Inc. and the Hill Business Association (HBA) invite you to CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL to kick-off the Christmas season, Saturday, December 5, 2015, Noon – 8:00 p.m., St. Ambrose Church on The Hill, The Hill Neighborhood Center, and Gelato di Riso. Many retail shops will remain open until 7:00 pm, including: Bertarelli's and Girasole. • Come t...

by Margalit Fox   Mariuccia Mandelli, an Italian fashion designer whose long list of credits includes the shortest of achievements — she was widely described as having invented hot pants — died on Sunday at her home in Milan. She was 90. In a statement, Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, paid tribute to Ms. Mandelli. Ms. Man...

The one thousand five hundred models on display at the Footwear Museum in Stra (Venice) tell a story that is almost 70 years long. The extraordinary collection put together in 1995 by Luigino Rossi, president of Calzaturificio Rossimoda, is made up of models the company manufactured from 1947 to the present: fine women's shoes signed by some o...

by Melinda Sheckells Now that Christmas has come and passed and your family has finally packed up left, you've definitely earned a bit of "me time." The obvious choice for a weekend rendezvous is Las Vegas, especially with the new crop of restaurants being opened by top chefs from across the country.   And if you're searching for a spot to...

By Stephanie Schorow   WHO'S IN CHARGE Raso's Bar & Grille was launched in 2005 by lifelong Medford resident Richard Raso, who had previously run a canteen business and wanted to open a restaurant. He did, and largely built it himself. He just couldn't figure out what to call the place and ended up using his family name. With him from th...

The Patrons of Italian Culture have announced a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors wishing to incorporate Italian language and Cultural Studies into their course of study in college.   Details of Scholarship: Full Time High School Seniors who are currently enrolled in Italian language classes and who have been ac...

L'italoamericano Mario Andretti è una delle leggende del mondo dei motori. Ha vinto negli anni '70 il campionato mondiale di Formula 1 e un'infinità di altre gare. Non tutti sapevano però che la sua vita è legata a Lucca. Arrivato come esule istriano con la sua famiglia negli anni '40 trascorse la sua infanzia dentro le mura prima di emigrare in Am...

Learn the unique traditions of Sicily: the tarantella and ballettu identified with Sicily wil be taught by noted performer, singer, percussionist, folklorist and folk dance educator Barabara Crescimanno.   Immeditaely after, Michele Piccione, frame drum virtuoso, guitarist, zampognaro and ethnomusicologist will lead a workshop in the Sicilia...

When: Thursday, March 24th (6:30PM)Where: Italian American Museum, 155 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013   Fullbright Scholar Stephanie Trudeau will explore the history and traditions of St. Joseph's Day. Introduction by Museum Founder and President Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa. Suggested donation of $10 per person. For reservations, please...