On the evening of March 3, San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon put on a spectacular performance of “Fiorello!” a musical centered around the life and career of Italian American politician Fiorello H. La Guardia. The musical highlights both La Guardia’s involvement in politics (in addition to sitting on the U.S. House of Representatives multiple times,...

Vi piace la pasta e fagioli? La evitate come un piatto pesante e poco raffinato, la mangiate pensando alla nonna o nelle nuove trattorie fighette, che hanno recuperato le vecchie ricette del passato? E poi, usate i borlotti o i cannellini, la salsa al pomodoro la mettete oppure no? Tutte queste domande avevano già ottenuto risposta più di 70 anni f...

The Italian Cultural Center of Maryland is proud to present: TONY LO BIANCO NEW SOLO PLAY THE LITTLE FLOWER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BALTIMORE. On May 12, 2018 at the War Memorial Building, downtown Baltimore, Tony Lo Bianco plays late, beloved New York Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia. The Italian Cultural Center of Maryland and Mr. Lo Bianco will be prom...

Settant’anni fa, il 3 aprile 1948, il presidente degli Stati Uniti Harry Truman firmava il Piano Marshall. Settant’anni fa all’Italia veniva data un’occasione di rinascita dalle macerie della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, di riscatto agli occhi della comunità internazionale dopo una pesante sconfitta bellica. Settant’anni fa l’Italia sceglieva definitiv...

In 1922, Republican New York Congressman Fiorello La Guardia ran for reelection and was opposed by a Tammany-backed Jewish candidate. Sensing the opportunity to drive a wedge between La Guardia and his Jewish supporters, the opposition circulated a flier in the Jewish tenements calling La Guardia “a pronounced Jew hater.” La Guardia fought back in...

"I can't take off and I can't land, but I sure can fly." - bomber pilot Fiorello LaGuardia, 1918. The Little Flower always knew he'd make a great New York mayor. By 1933 he'd been waiting years for the job. As an anti-Tammany liberal Republican, Fiorello LaGuardia attracted national attention in Congress, but he could never build a constituency in...

  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   We the Italians would like to wish you a Happy Easter! Spring has come, Italy is beautiful, and herein Italy everybody's thinking about how and where to spend this holiday. The motto here is "Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi" (Christmas you're your family, Eas...

  WTI Magazine #40    2014 July, 23Author : Giuseppina Salzano e Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   One of the three major airports in New York has an all-Italian name: the closer to the city and the smallest. And small in stature and close to the city and its citizens was he who the airport was named after, one of the politicians symbols of...

By David W. Dunlap   Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared that the $4 billion rebuilding planned at La Guardia Airport in Queens will amount to replacing the airport "in its entirety." So is it time, after 76 years, to replace the name, too? Patrick J. Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, whic...

NCOPILAS, National Council for the promotion of Italian in American Schools, extends an invitation to you to attend the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States" National COPILAS sponsored cultural event featuring Tony Award Actor Tony Lo Bianco presenting the life of iconic Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. The event will ta...