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Joseph R. Perella, philanthropist and leading Wall Street deal maker, was named Grand Marshal of New York City's 69th Annual Columbus Celebration, which will take place on Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 14, 2013.   The Annual Columbus Day Parade is the world's largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture. As Grand Marshal, M...

Dear Friends of Italy, October is the ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH; Let's celebrate the kick off together on October 1st at the Massachusetts State House at 10:30am.   Out of a rich calendar, I would like to bring to your attention three events in particular. On October 4th there will be the International Conference on "GALILEO AND SUNSP...

On a freezing November night in Times Square, Officer Lawrence DePrimo was manning a post at W. 44th St. and Broadway when he spotted an older, barefooted homeless man. The officer asked the man if he had anything to put on his feet. "It's okay, sir, I've never had a pair of shoes," the man replied. "But God bless you."   The officer we...

Ann Albano has been cooking for her family since she was 10 years old, but today she's nervous about cooking. Her granddaughter has convinced her to do a pop-up dinner at Butcher & Bee on Sunday. "I never did a thing like this," she says in her distinctive New York accent. "I'm a housewife. I've cooked for my family, maybe 20 to 25 people. I'v...

by Anthony Faiola   If this is country life, then sign this city boy up! After a breakfast that would make Nigella Lawson swoon — leftover tiramisu and a bubbling glass of prosecco — I'm out the door of my rented farmhouse on an expansive olive estate and heading down a dirt path in the foothills of the Apennines. Theoretically, I'm here to...

Cristina Fontanelli is always on top of the news as a classical singer (she is a soprano) and as a host for many shows. Cristina gave us the opportunity for an interview and we felt that we could integrate our questions with a brief background on her life, as appeared onCelebrityDialogue.com.   CelebrityDialogue: When did you start singing?C...

  WTI Magazine #11    2014 Jan, 3Author : Paolo Battaglia      Translation by:     December 21, 1937 - Disney's "Snow White" premieres in Los Angeles, CaliforniaAdriana Caselotti was the voice of Snow White in the 1937 Disney movie. The clear purity of her singing virtually defined one of the most famous...

"Il fatto che una rivista autorevole come 'Wine Enthusiast' indichi l'Umbria (unica regione italiana) fra le dieci destinazioni in assoluto, in cui valga la pena di andare per degustare il buon vino, oltre che come occasione per godere di un magnifico soggiorno in una regione bella dal punto di vista paesaggistico, ricca di bellezze storico-artisti...

by Larry Fugate   When time is tight and local families want to eat healthy without the fuss of cooking, many are heading down River Road to Palumbo's Italian Market in Granville.   "We felt there was an opportunity in town with the large college population and the number of two-income families with children," owner Paul Palumbo says...

The Orange/West Orange chapter of UNICO (Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity), the largest Italian-American service organization in the country, will hold its 40th Annual Sports Awards Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Avenue.   The event begins at 10:00, wher...

"Isn't that a men's organization?" Have you ever heard this? I've been confronted with this statement many times since I began working for the Sons of Italy in 2011.   Contrary to popular belief, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) was originally named Ordine Figli d'Italia, which literally translates to Order Children of Italy. As suc...

This summer, 12 Italian Films with English subtitles, will be screened outdoors in San Diego's Little Italy—every Saturday night, at 8 pm, in the Amphitheater of Amici Park—Date and State streets.   Presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy, the Festival will screen entertaining, recent and classic films, that have no...