The Life of Artemisia Gentileschi is to become an American TV series, to be developed by ViacomCBS International Studios and to feature Mexican Frida Torresblanco, known for her work with Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro (in particular, she is known for producing the film The Faun’s Labyrinth, which won the 2007 Oscars for best cinematography,...

Coming to PBS on March 18, the two-part documentary Dante: Inferno to Life recounts the life, work, and legacy of Dante Alighieri – the Italian 14th century writer whose writings significantly impacted Western literature. By interviewing scholars and displaying archival material to recreate Dante’s Inferno to the audience, the film reenacts multipl...

Local restaurant Marino’s Pizza & Ravioli will be hosting a visit from America’s Best Restaurants (ABR) in mid-March 2024. America’s Best Restaurants, a national media and marketing company focusing on bringing attention to local, independently-owned restaurants, will bring its ABR Roadshow to the restaurant on March 15th.  Popular dishes will be h...

Ever wanted to own a piece of Tony Soprano’s world? Hope you’ve been saving up, because here’s your chance. Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionery in Bloomfield, famously the site of the series finale of “The Sopranos,” is selling Tony’s booth. The booth was the last place Tony Soprano and family (minus a tardy Meadow) were seen before the abrupt cut to...

All loyal Fixer to Fabulous fans know that Dave and Jenny Marrs live in Bentonville, Arkansas, with their five children and slew of farm animals. However, after spending a total of 14 months in Italy over the past couple years, there are some rumors swirling around that the Marrs family might be moving to the land of wine and pasta. I mean, truly,...

Multimedia on-air personality Maria Marino has a clear philosophy: Take advantage of any opportunity for growth. “I want to keep pushing boundaries,” the 34-year-old New Jersey native says. “It can be a hard path, but I think it’s rewarding when you keep challenging yourself and putting yourself in situations where you’re going to learn and grow.”...

Featuring 50 hours of exclusive Italian American content, Avanti Channel recently launched its streaming service focused on Italian and American content. Described as “a home for people that love all things Italian”, Avanti showcases cultural programs about food, lifestyle, fashion, travel, comedy, history, design, sports, cars, music and entertain...

Italian American composer Ben Lanzarone, whose work was featured in television shows such as “Happy Days,” “The Love Boat” and “Dynasty,” died of lung cancer in Los Angeles on Feb. 16. He was 85. Lanzarone received ASCAP’s “Most Performed Composer Award” for his work composing television scores. He wrote for episodes of “The Tracy Ullman Show,” “Th...

“Boredom” may not be the most typical sentiment of a winning Sanremo tune or a tormentone estivo (a summer earworm — which most winning Sanremo tunes go on to be). But in 2024, the feeling was resonant enough for 22-year-old Angelina Mango’s “La noia” (Boredom) to take home top honors at the 74th edition of Italy’s longest-running music competition...

Italian singer Angelina Mango won the 2024 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, Italy's biggest song contest, with her song La Noia. Mango, 22, was declared the winner of the famed festival on Saturday night, coming ahead of Geolier in second place, Annalisa in third, Ghali in fourth and Irama in fifth. Mango's triumph at the 74th edition of Sanr...