February 15 - 22 2021. Starting February 15, at 1pm, the events will be streamed on LPTW YouTube Channel. February 16 at 1pm the Award Ceremony will be streamed through HowlRound YouTube Channel. Presented every three years, this Award acknowledges the exceptional work of theater women around the world. Italian legendary artist Franca Valeri (1920-...

Dominic Ruggiero, the patriarch and former owner of the popular Yonkers restaurant Dom & Vinnie's, died Thursday from COVID-19. He was 87. Ruggiero and his brother-in-law, Vinnie, opened up the restaurant in 1971 in Ardsley. They moved to Yonkers 36 years ago and created a spot that has always been known for their welcoming spirit and its Italian c...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Zoom Meeting. August Ventura will present a program titled: On Golden Wings: Exploring Verdi’s Enduring Legacy. In his presentation, Mr. Ventura will explore such questions as: Is traditional opera still meaningful? Does opera have the power to be an agent for social and/or political change? Mr. Ventura's fascin...

Lou Giani’s love affair with wrestling began as a junior at Robert L. Simpson High School as Huntington High School was then known. On the horsehair filled mats in that dusty old room in the building’s basement, the sport took hold in the teenager’s life, propelling him to the 1960 Olympics and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame coaching career. Gia...

In 1936, Walden Cassotto was born into a poor Italian-American family in East Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City. Shortly thereafter, Walden’s family, which consisted of his sister, Vanina “Nina” Cassotto, and mother, Paula “Polly” Cassotto, moved to an Italian Catholic neighborhood in the Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City. Poll...

La Scuola d’Italia, located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, today announced a new academic scholarship fund which will provide full to partial tuition for the first year of attendance. “The La Scuola d’Italia Italian-American Scholarship Program, identifies and supports young students interested in the Italian culture with exceptional promise, appl...

Although this past year has been filled with darkness and despair, there are two couples working together in Bronx’s Little Italy, both of whom have been married for almost half a century. Lori, 71 and Marco Coletta, 75, own and operate Tra Di Noi, at 622 East 187th Street, best known for their lasagna Bolognese, pasta con fave, calamari fritti, ho...

Father Carlo Graziano, a priest of the Diocese of Ariano-Lacedonia, Italy, who assisted at St. Athanasius for more than two decades, becoming a familiar face to the parish’s Italian-American community, died of complications of COVID-19 at Maimonides Medical Center on Jan. 18, parish officials confirmed. Father Graziano, 82, was diagnosed with coron...

There is no need to fly to Italy to enjoy what the country is known for — the food. LaFavorita Fine Foods Market Place in Oyster Bay has everything one might need to cook or eat a premade delicious Italian meal. The offerings, and there are so many, are made from ingredients imported from the country fondly referred to as “Bel Paese.” Among the lar...

It's always fun to try and a new restaurant and we found one in Westchester that real foodies will be sure to love with lots of traditional fare such as burgers, but with lots of new American/Italian cuisine with a twist as well.  For those who haven't visited the newly opened 179 Bar & Grill in New Rochelle, they are in for a real treat with such...