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by Mark Lord   Little could good ol' Chris have known when he set out on that now-famous journey so many years ago that someday he'd have countries and cities, rivers and universities, at least one federal district and a national holiday named after him ... not to mention all the annual parades that commemorate his varied contributions to th...

Distinguished international conductor and acclaimed Mozart interpreter Hans Graf, recently named Music Director Laureate of the Houston Symphony after serving as its music director for 12 years, makes his Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut conducting the highly anticipated Los Angeles debut of Italian piano sensation Alessio Bax, whose artistry "q...

by Megan Anderson   An Italian plane maker's plans to build a manufacturing plant at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport won't be ready to take off until next summer. Italico Aviation USA, which announced its plans for Central Florida in December 2012, had hoped to start assembly in March but has now delayed its goal to start building light sport...

Who would have figured that Alzheimer's disease and cardiomyopathy might be siblings, and that new therapies for both might be found simultaneously? In fact, nobody knows for sure, but Dr. Federica Del Monte, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School thinks so.   Otherwise, she wouldn't have spent most of her waking life for the past 15...

Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti was officially sworn in to his new position at the Dec. 3 Mayor and Council meeting. A veteran with 27 years on the force, Guidetti will serve as the Paramus Police Department's second-in-command, working with Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg. He noted that he has spent his entire life in the borough, and will put forth his bes...

By Bill Clapper Don't dismiss Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza as another neighborhood pizza palace. It is all that but so much more.   The inauspicious restaurant along Route 30 in Grafton serves up exceptional pizza and paninis from its brick-oven operation and adds an upgraded dining experience with multi-course, Italian-American favorites from...

PESCOSOLIDO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, Inc. for the TWENTIETH year, will award scholarships for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in ITALY.   Interested and qualified students who may wish to participate in this learning experience are invited to apply. This year, the Applications for the scholarship can be foun...

Venaria Reale di Torino (the Royal Palace of Venaria) invites visitors to admire the extensive Este painting collection arriving from the Galleria Estense di Modena and other Italian and European museums. During The Italian Courts: The House of Este, expect works by the likes of Cosmè Tura, Dosso Dossi, Correggio, Titian, Tintoretto, Guercino, Vel...

Crooner is an epithet given to a male singer of a certain style of popular songs. The singer is normally backed by a full orchestra or big band.   Crooning is a style that has its roots in the Bel Canto of Italian opera, but with the emphasis on subtle vocal nuances and phrasing found in jazz as opposed to elaborate drama and acoustic volume...

The tradition of St. Joseph Day altars and tables began centuries ago in Sicily. The Sicilians had been suffering from famine because of the country's poor farming and little if no rainfall.   When they could not provide for their families any longer, the Sicilians turned to their faith. They prayed to St. Joseph so they would have a success...

Lieve battuta d'arresto per le esportazioni vinicole italiane verso gli Stati Uniti al debutto del 2014, ma la lieve contrazione (-3%) registrata in gennaio è controbilanciata da un consistente aumento del 9,7% in valore. Lo afferma, oggi, l'Italian Wine & Food Institute (Iwfi).   L'Italia, nel gennaio 2014, ha esportato 182.240 ettolitr...

by Lianna Fabrizio   Joyous occasions around the dinner table served with authentic Italian dishes - recipes for which were passed down three generations - are what Elisa Pignato holds close to her heart. After a lifetime of cooking traditional Italian dishes like spaghetti with white clam sauce, chicken cacciatore, and pasta fagioli by memo...