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In the late 1970s, my mom left her small hometown in Puglia, Italy, to live in L’america! Brucaleen, to be specific. While she was likely anxious and worried to leave her life behind, the excitement of starting her own version of the American dream was stronger. Another force on her side — a slew of Giovinazazze (locals from her town) had also immi...

The Palace Theater is kicking off the 21-22 Webster Broadway series in a big way with the legendary Chazz Palminteri presenting his one-man tour de force, the semi autobiographical, A BRONX TALE for two performances October 1 and 2 at 8:00pm. This is the story that led to the eponymous movie of the same title and the Broadway musical, that played t...

Like an artwork, preparing a good ragù, or meat sauce, requires patience. In both Bologna and Naples, the lower classes created this sauce to maximize flavor from what little meat they could afford. But Italy has many ragùs. French term The name itself actually comes from France, where ragout refers to any stewed dish containing diced meat, fish, o...

Nella sede romana della Stampa Estera è stata presentata la ITALICA GLOBAL COMMUNITY, gli oltre 250 milioni di persone che nel mondo abbracciano e condividono i valori, gli stili di vita e i modelli dell’Italian way of life diffuso e apprezzato nei cinque continenti. L’obiettivo è di costruire un network di stabili relazioni con la grande e autorev...

Poor Lawrence Brignolia is rolling over in his grave. The Italian-American won the Boston Marathon in 1899 with a time of 2:54:38. In 2000, he was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. That's quite an honor for a horse shoeing son of Italian immigrants, but there is no honor for Italian Americans at this year's Boston Marath...

Veteran Italian actor Terence Hill is standing down from the long-running television series Don Matteo, in which he has played the lead role for more than 20 years. Hill first appeared on Italian television screens as Don Matteo Bondini - a priest in the town of Gubbio in the Umbrian province of Perugia - in January 2000. The popular TV series went...

If you were to shrink Italy and all of its culture, food and music into a 74-acre campus, you would end up with the Italian Festival at Seattle Center. This celebration of all things Italy runs Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center. With multiple wine gardens, live music, cooking demonstrations, bocce (lawn bowling) and more, the Italian Festival h...

The witness of the winning relay. The gift, the moment, the thrill even if it’s hot in the Quirinale gardens. Lorenzo Patta, Marcell Jacobs, Fausto Desalu and Filippo Tortu deliver the object of their golden sprint to the head of state. It is the most exciting moment, but another one with the same impact immediately follows: with Ambra Sabatini, Ma...

The nearly hundred-year-old Italian restaurant on Federal Hill has announced the installation of new windows for an enhanced dining experience. On Tuesday, Angelo’s -- located at 141 Atwells Avenue -- announced the completion of the renovation that now allows for increased ventilation — and more.  The veal and the sausage and fries may even be bett...

Per molto tempo abbiamo dovuto subire l’onta che a dare origine alla letteratura italoamericana fosse una novella scritta in francese! Peppino di Luigi Donato Ventura, insegnante di lingue romanze e scrittore freelance, apparve nel 1885, per W.R Jenkins di New York, editore specializzato in materiali educativi, ed era quindi un testo scolastico. L’...

As the name implies, a ‘house museum’ is a house transformed into a museum. The house or building in question may have been the home of notable people, a noble residence, a collector’s home, a center of power, the home of ordinary people that illustrates what life was like for a certain community, for example farmers, or it can be residences turned...

Entering its 25th year of operation, Spizzico Pizza & Pasta was at a crossroads. With a host of options available to the owners of the Elmwood Park dining landmark, the path forward was nevertheless clear: Keep it in the family. “We’ve been in business since 1996,” co-owner Rocco Spizziri says. “My parents (Tito Sr. and Edvige) had this building on...