By Casey Seiler   Gov. Andrew Cuomo's deputy secretary for gaming and racing was identified Thursday as the state official whose email to the New York Racing Association resulted in the Wandering Dago lunch truck being bounced from Saratoga Race Course just hours later.   Bennett Liebman's July 19 email to NYRA President Christopher K...

When Mayor Bill de Blasio met State Senator Diane J. Savino, a Staten Island Democrat, here on Wednesday morning, they kissed twice, once on each cheek, and shared a warm hug, in part because of something else they share: their heritage.   "It's an Italian unity moment," said the mayor, getting laughs from onlookers before he shook hands wit...

July 1 – August 26thItalian Landscapes Redefined by Linda Labella-Morgan This collection of watercolor paintings blends Italian landscapes with the art of Rome and includes portraits of the artist's family. The paintings highlight the spirit of today's Italian life and culture. Symbolic imagery provides additional layers of meaningful content to t...

Friday, Dec. 5 & Saturday, Dec. 6 - 10 to 6 pm / Sunday, Dec. 7-12 to 4pmShare this truly old Italian Tradition with us.   Our Museum rooms will be filled with many items Decorations Unique Gifts for Children & Adults Ceppos (some fully decorated) Italian Music CD's - Cookbooks Aprons Italian Novelties Befana Figures Jewelry - Italia...

The Hon. Vice Consul Comm. Stefano Acunto will be traveling to Albany on Thursday March 26th to be in attendance at TASTES of the World on behalf of the Consul General of Italy and representing the Italian Government. His role is to assist ICCR in honoring Professor/CAV Philip J. DiNovo, President/Director of the American Italian Heritage Associati...

Who says the state legislature can't agree on anything?Monday there was widespread support that Tony Danza, star of "Taxi" and "Who's The Boss", deserves an award. "You can be an Italian-American but you can't be an Italian-Russian or an Italian-Swede or an Italian-Frenchman, only in America," Danza said to an assembled crowd in the Legislative Of...

An Italian music duo will perform Sunday afternoon in the second concert of the Symphony @ the Museum series. ##The D'Antonio and Montanari Duo, a guitar and flute duo, will perform a program of a variety works by composers Carl Nielsen, Terry Riley, Astor Piazzola, Toru Takemitsu and others at the Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Part...

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to the United States for a select run of concerts in 2013 as he drums up support for his recently released "Passione." "Passione" is a collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and the late Edith Piaf. The legendary singer is the biggest sell...

A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.   The marble monument is being dedicated in the northern Italian village of Torbole on Saturday, the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the vehicle known...

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present its season finale on April 12 in the Darton State College Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and on April 13 at 3 p.m. at the Rylander Theatre in Americus. These performances cap off a year of celebration of 50 years that the Symphony has been entertaining audiences in Southwest Georgia. A combined chorus of area colle...