Italian American Television Italy Con Noi presents Festa Della Primavera 2015 with special guest Roberto Polisano and the Pino Marelli Orchestra at the Italian American Cultural Center, 43843 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township. May 27.   Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. and show at 9 p.m., followed by dancing till midnight. F...

Italian songstress Giada Valenti takes viewers on a romantic and magical journey as she performs her own interpretations of American and Italian hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, as well as recent contemporary songs. Born and raised in Venice, Giada has always been influenced by her hometown, bringing its magic and passion to her musical style. GIAD...

The April episode of "Victoria's Stars," the cable TV program hosted by Victoria Schneps, the co-publisher of The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator, spotlights what Schneps calls "a good mix of the Italian world." During this episode, which will air on April 11 at 5 p.m., Schneps interviews three leaders of widely different New York City Italia...

New Jersey inducted the late "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini into its Hall of Fame on Thursday, hoping no one will ever fuhgeddaboudhim. Five cast members of the hit HBO drama were on hand as Gandolfini, who played mob boss Tony Soprano, was honored, as much for his love of the state as for his TV fame. "Hey, J stands for Jersey and for Jimm...

From the earliest days our ancestors walked this earth they sought out activities during their leisure time to amuse themselves or else divert their attention from the rigors of life. These activities are today collectively called “entertainment”. Whether passive forms of entertainment, such as spectator sports or reading, or active forms, such as...

New Orleans actor and former Heisman Trophy nominee Ed Marinaro will be recognized as the National Honoree at the 31st Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Jan. 16 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.   Marinaro began his football career at Cornell University, where he was the first player in col...

WVIA Public Media is proud to present a special presentation by Mary Tedesco, a professional genealogist, author and co-host of PBS' hit show, "Genealogy Roadshow" on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is limited. Two tickets for this special opportunity are available with a generous tax deduct...

by Jeannine Guilyard   When I first contacted screenwriter Francesca Serafini for an interview, I had no idea the incredible day I would have translating her words. Not only did I appreciate the information in her responses to my questions, but I also appreciated her poetic way of writing them.   She has her craft down to a science. I...

by Bruno Matarazzo Jr. Each Sunday a two-hour television program broadcasts Italian culture and footage shot locally and in Italy on Channel 5.   The Italian language program, Teledomenica, was started by Torrington resident Antonio Viscariello 30 years ago and he's showing no signs of stopping. Viscariello, 73, videotapes and edits the mo...

After a break, RAI has resumed the broadcasting of a show produced for and dedicated to the Italians abroad. RAI is an important resource for many Italian in the world to stay in touch with Italy, and having a tv show for them, in addition to the normal schedule of programs broadcasted in the world but made for Italians who live in Italy, is crucia...