Phila-ITALY AMERICANA is Perrotta's book that unravels the unique story of the indelible imprint that Italians, Italian-Americans, and lovers of Italian culture have stamped upon the formation and development of the United States.   In an interesting and useful book that reflects one's love of two countries and inspired by fond memories of w...

The Giants of the Mountain is a "myth" between fable and reality that Pirandello continued to imagine, write, and rework from 1929 to 1934, but eventually left unfinished despite encouraging contracts with American impresarios. Yet, in its present form, the play vibrates with the powerful contradictions of sublime Art torn between the inner necessi...

di Riccardo Chioni   "L'ho conosciuto proprio il giorno della sua morte, ero un ragazzino e da lì è cominciato questo interesse profondo per studiare non solo la voce, ma la persona, il carattere" ha spiegato Emilio Iodice, autore del libro "A Kid From Philadelphia: Mario Lanza, The Voice of the Poets", presentato alla Columbus Citizens Foun...

On Monday October 19, 2015, at 6:30 pm, with the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, in attendance, the Embassy of Italy in Washington will host the award ceremony for the Italian winners of the first edition of The Bridge Book Award. The Bridge prize represents the ideal "bridge" joining Italian and American culture...

New digital release of "The Bocelli Cookbook" from Page Publishing author, Chef Stefano Sena, is a delicious treat among some of the blander cookbooks released today.   New York, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 Chef Stefano, the Executive Chef of one of New York's finest Italian restaurants, has compiled a book of original recipes, "The Bocelli C...

By Tom Atwell   Armando Polito sailed to the United States in 1920, when he was 10 years old, with his mother and siblings. His father, Giovanni Polito, had been in America for eight years, successfully running the Napoli restaurants in Maine. Shortly after Armando died in 2003, his daughter – Nancy Jo Polito – had trouble sleeping one...

Presentation of the Library of Congress-Anniversary book and lecture: "Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience." By co-author and guest speaker Dr. Mario B. Mignone, SUNY, distinguished service professor at Stony Brook University, and editor of Forum Italicum.   For the first time...

by Lisa Reisman   Branford high school track coach Richard Biondi never set out to write "Pugilistic Paisani," a history of Italian and Italian American boxing champions.   Then, on a visit to Cleveland's Little Italy Heritage Museum in 2000, he met a volunteer in her mid-80s. They got to talking. At some point Biondi asked her about...

Donna Marie Ferro was inspired by her grandparents' stories of coming to their new homeland, America, which intertwined with her own life story. Initially unwilling to ever return to Italy after her first trip in 1971, a nudge from her mother changed her mind and she was surrounded by loving cousins on both sides of the family.   It made her...

Casa Italia will present its 10th annual "IA Literati: A Celebration of Italian American Authors from the Chicago Area" on from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 6 in the Italian Cultural Center, 1621 N 39th Ave, Stone Park. According to chairman Dominic Candeloro, "Our writers shape public opinion and the image of Italian Americans. We need to supp...