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Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Composition and String Bass at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 1, 2019. He followsRoberta M. Marvin, who recently completed her three-year appointment as chair. Macchia, who recently celebrated his 40th season with the department, is w...

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was born on May 12, 1925 in St. Louis Missouri to Italian immigrant parents. He started playing baseball in the local legion leagues, where he learned the fundamentals of batting and catching. Originally, Yogi Berra was overlooked by the St. Louis Cardinals in favor of his friend Joe Garagiola Sr., however that was some...

Earlier this month, the Association of Italian Chambers of Commerce (Assocamerestero) sent nine top North American bloggers to Umbria, including one from Houston, Melody Price. The weeklong trip gave the writers, including lifestyle and food bloggers, the opportunity to experience not only authentic Umbrian wines and food products but also classic...

A new seafood restaurant that recently opened in Washington Township will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. The new seafood restaurant, Pesce Ristorante, opened its doors on May 10. Their social media describes the restaurant’s menu as coastal region Italian cooking, offering hand-crafted dishes and features food sourced from local far...

Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Kaka ako - Cooke Street (between Auahi and Halekauwila Streets). Festa Italiana, Hawaiʻi’s only Italian festival, returns to Kaka ʻ ako for the third year in a row. The street festival and VIP experience Passaporto Italiano will offer the opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce, for the fourth year, it is funding a scholarship in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally recognized...

Sono tantissime le aziende che hanno partecipato al Summer Fancy Food 2019. Ancora una volta l’Italia spicca come colonna portante della tradizione culinaria, con lo sguardo rivolto al futuro e all’ innovazione. Lunedì 24 giugno, in occasione della seconda giornata di Fancy Food, La Voce di New York è andata in giro per il padiglione Italia per rac...

The Adriatic coast of Italy is one with many secrets, among which two sites that have been visited by angels of all stripes: some of them have hovered over the land for centuries.  Perhaps today they have finally vacated the territory, because the many traditional - and sometimes weary sagre that used to attract every member of the villages around...

Mario Ortigara was born in his parents’ home on the South Side of Chicago, where brother Benny welcomed him. A few years later, sister Mary joined the family. Anna Panozzo and Domenico Ortigara were from small towns in the Piedmont region of Italy, where they met and married. They lost their first-born son to illness before immigrating to Chicago,...

The most interesting thing about Ron Howard’s “Pavarotti” isn’t so much its celebration of the world’s most famous tenor, but rather the story of how that tenor brought his craft into the cultural mainstream. “Pavarotti” is the story of opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, who rose from humble Italian obscurity to blossom into one of the world’s most...

The corner of Southeast 91st Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard on a Thursday night is a dangerous place to be if you are on a diet. That’s when Bella’s Italian Bakery and Marketcasts its net to haul you in like a helpless Amalfi anchovy. Six days a week Bella’s is a superb Italian bakery serving the Lents neighborhood from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. You would t...

I’m always amazed that there are rarely foreigners in this region. And to think that travellers are in a hurry to get down to Sicily as fast as possible, whilst bypassing this beautiful and untouched part of Italy. Known as the Violet Coast for its sublime and dynamic colours, this really is a spectacular region of Italy, and one not to be missed....