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Ever wondered what it’s like to navigate Hollywood’s golden era with icons like Frank Sinatra and Robert Mitchum?  What defines the essence of resilience and the enduring power of family bonds? Join us as we sit down with the remarkable Brenda Vaccaro, who takes us on a heartfelt journey through her Italian heritage and family history. Venture into...

Palermo FC and PUMA today unveiled the Club’s new home jersey at an event in New York City with football icons, and former Palermo FC players, Luca Toni, Javier Pastore and Amauri. The historic Sicilian Club will wear the new shirt for the upcoming 2024/25 football season. In keeping with tradition, the shirt features an iconic pink color, Palermo’...

In the great tradition of the last 30+ years, Opera and Broadway favorites will once again come to the North Fork of Long Island through Opera & Broadway of the Hampton’s annual concert “Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends” taking place on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at Duck Walk Vineyard North, 44535 Main Rd., Southold, NY 11971...

Friday, August 2, 7:05 PM. Yankee Stadium One East 161st Street Bronx, New York 10451. Join the New York Yankees as we celebrate Italian Heritage at Yankee Stadium! Each Ticket includes a New York Yankees hat with the Italian flag.  Item Pickup: Once inside the Stadium, head over to the redemption table located on the Field Level (100 Level) next t...

Art Park presents Puccini’s Greatest: A Gala Opera Concert on Sunday, July 14 at 2pm at the Artpark Mainstage Theater, 450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, NY. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased online at https://www.artpark.net/event/100079/puccinis-greatest-a-gala-opera-concert, by phone at 716.754.4375, or in person at 450 South 4th Street, Le...

Yankees legend Dave Righetti has been named the 2024 Italian American Baseball Foundation Achievement Award honoree. He will be recognized at the annual IABF Gala on December 5 at Marina Del Rey in the Bronx. Tickets are on sale now! Righetti pitched for the Yankees from 1979-1990 and later with the Giants, Athletics, Blue Jays, and White Sox. He w...

The World Series of Bocce: A Celebration of Sport, Family and Community is a documentary short that captures the intense competition at the annual World Series of Bocce tournament in Rome, New York, while highlighting the event’s economic, social and community impact. For one weekend in July, teams from across the U.S. and Canada and thousands of s...

Bravo, Bellisimo truly describes the wonderful performances seen this evening as 54 Below honored Italian American culture and heritage at That’s Amore on June 20, 2024.  Feeling more like a big family party than a show, the filled-to-capacity audience were thrilled when the band, sitting on a green, white and red backlit stage set the tone with a...

Anthony Ventiera, a doo-wop singer who performed at many venues throughout Long Island with his group, Time Was, and who established Tony V Productions, died on May 8, 2024. He was 80 years old. Mr. Ventiera, known as Tony, was born in Brooklyn on December 22, 1943, to Angela and Carmine Ventiera. He attended Queen of All Saints High School in Broo...

The cast and creatives behind “The Sopranos” reunited at Tribeca Festival Thursday night in celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary. They gathered for the premiere of Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary, “Wise Guy: David Chase and the Sopranos,” which played to a packed audience at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan Thursday night...

Italian sports brand Lotto has become the first athletic brand to co-own a professional Pickleball team following a strategic partnership with the Brooklyn Aces. Lotto, known for its footwear, apparel and accessories in tennis and football, has invested in the Brooklyn Aces alongside owners Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Drake and Michael B. Jordan. T...

Ciao Paesani and welcome to an exciting new era for the Italian American Podcast, because we are broadcasting from our brand new Red Sauce Studio in the heart of Little Italy, Manhattan. Join us as we celebrate this exciting new chapter with Pat, Rosella, John, and Dolores reuniting hours before the ribbon cutting ceremony that will officially open...