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On a late summer night in August, I met Debra Ente for the first time. She was adorned with pink glitter, I was adorned with splotches of red wine and marinara. We met at the Little Italy mainstay, Puglia, where Debra can be found most nights singing to throngs of recently graduated Big Ten alumni, mid-tier JPMorgan execs, New York first-timers, an...

“I’m a distinct animal,” says Rocco Commisso. “I hope they respect a distinct animal. And in the event that they don’t respect that, screw them.” The American billionaire and proprietor of ACF Fiorentina, a well-known however underachieving Italian soccer membership, is reflecting on his relationship with the staff’s supporters, gamers, different m...

Kairos Italy Theater, the main Italian theater company in New York, has announced the finalists for the 2021 KIT International 10 minute plays series on Political Theater. The theme was chosen as KIT celebrated the famous Italian writer Leonardo Sciascia, on the occasion of Sciascia's 100th birthday. Leonardo Sciascia (8 January 1921 - 20 November...

Super Mario is a household name to most gamers, and the enormously popular game series centered around the character has been a heavily protected property of Nintendo. But if things had gone differently, you may have been able to hop for coins and battle Bowser on your PC. A cataloguer at The Strong National Museum of Play recently found a PC demo...

Actor Steve Buscemi is the latest New Yorker to get a key to the city. Before turning to acting, the Brooklyn-born Buscemi was a New York City firefighter in the early 1980s. The “Boardwalk Empire” star was given the key to New York during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conference Tuesday. “This is such an honor to be here with you today to receive t...

During the current MLB lockout, Aaron Boone can’t talk to anyone on the Yankees’ 40-man roster. So he isn’t able to get an update on how Aaron Hicks was feeling during his stint playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic as he comes back from wrist surgery or text with other players about how their offseasons are going. But Boone is allowed to c...

Appearing at the Brook Arts Center on February 12, 2022 is Danny Aiello's The Italian Chicks. THE ITALIAN CHICKS is a two-hour comedy and variety show that takes you back to a time and place when life was simpler, and culture and traditions were respected and honored. The show is a passionate blend of comedy, characters, music, song parodies and It...

Lou Greco and Carlo Russo are hilarious comedians from Syracuse, New York. They do "The Uncle Louie Variety Show" together, which has taken Facebook by storm. Not only are they Facebook famous, they are extremely popular on YouTube. They became so popular on the internet that they started doing shows all over the country and have even done shows as...

The perpetually creative Laura Caparrotti wears many hats. Not only is she a director, actor, writer, educator, and leader in various theater and language organizations, but she is also the Founding Artistic Director of the main Italian theater company in New York, Kairos Italy Theater, and of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italia...

Just as winter sets in, Rivertown Film Society will take audiences to somewhere a bit warmer: a 1985 Sicilian summer to meet the Macaluso sisters (Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia, and Antonella). These five young, orphaned girls live in an impoverished Palermo rooftop apartment, subsisting on money earned by renting out doves for various ceremonies. On...

Join award-winning singer and PBS/TV Host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Il Volo, Cristina Fontanelli www.cristinafontanelli.com for her beloved holiday program of Italy’s best-loved songs, arias, and Neapolitan and Christmas classics in her 18th Annual “Christmas In Italy®” show at the historic Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood in Li...

Having attended the European Baseball Championship in Torino and witnessed the managerial debut of National Baseball Hall of Famer and Team Italy skipper Mike Piazza over two months ago, MLB Senior Vice President of International Baseball Jim Small felt the passion and commitment of FIBS officials against all odds in the midst of a pandemic. MLB In...