Singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble were discovered when the three singers appeared individually on Italy's televised singing competition – "Ti lascio una canzone." The show's creator/producer Roberto Cenci had the lads perform as a trio during the program's fourth episode, thus launching the group's career. Now Il Vol...

Most of the immigrants went to the cities. New York, Buffalo, Rochester and other cities in the State of New York received large contingents. It must be remembered that immigrants almost always came to join others who had preceded them – a husband, or a father, or an uncle or a friend.   In western New York most of the first immigrants from...

I think that I've found one of my new favorite places to eat in Buffalo. Belsito (originally Salumeria Belsito) has just about everything to make me feel at home, mainly through the owners' passion for food, their dedication to NYS craft beers, and even their love of animals.   Belsito has been open for a couple of years now, but to tell you...

Gino's Italian Bakery of Buffalo is creating signature cannoli cupcakes for The Summit Federal Credit Union Wine & Chocolate Festival in Buffalo. The event, to be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown, features numerous regional wine and chocolate vendors as well as other local businesses. Two sessions of the festival w...

by Matt Chandler   Their third studio album, "L'amore si muove," has reached No. 1 on the Italian charts and they have appearances on "American Idol" and "Entourage" to their credit. Still, the easy-on-the-eyes – and ears – Italian trio collectively known as Il Volo is far from a household name in the United States. That didn't stop a l...

By Ali Ingersoll   For thousands of people, the annual Italian festival is a time to reconnect with family and friends while wandering down Hertel Ave., enjoying traditional Italian food and learning about the culture. "Just coming back and seeing people – friends and family you haven't seen in a year," said Marco Sciotino, the spokesma...

One of Buffalo's biggest summer events kicks off its four-day festival tomorrow.   The 26th annual Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage and Food Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, each day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Hertel Avenue. Streets between Delaware and Colvin Avenues in North Buffalo will carry the aroma of Italian cuisine and...

This is what I'm thinking: The upcoming PBS documentary series "The Italian Americans" is going to get a special screening at the North Park Theater from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 attended by the Buffalo filmmaker who wrote, directed and produced it.   John Maggio, a St. Joe's graduate who has gone on to produce several high-profile P...

Fresh off my stint as a food judge at the Taste of Buffalo, my husband and I spent Thursday afternoon sampling the best food the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival has to offer.   My husband, a tough critic, was wowed by the cartocci from Gino's Italian Bakery. It was like a cronut with cannoli filling. We both loved the margherita pizza from...

Il Comune di Picerno, la scuola Itis 'A.Einstein' e Hutchinson Technical High School Buffalo insieme per il progetto "Global identity: from the roots to the wings".   "Il progetto nasce dall'esigenza culturale e dalla necessità di apertura verso nuovi orizzonti – precisano dall'Itis - e fondamentale è stato l'incontro di alcuni docenti e all...