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On recent bitter nights when most Park Avenue South restaurants were half-full, Shelly Fireman's new, Italian-fantasy Florian had hardly any of 175 seats to spare. Like Fireman's Trattoria Dell'Arte, Fiorello and Bond 45, Florian packs customers in and sends them out happy — a crowd that includes me.   Read more   Source: http:/...

  Italian company FTL MODA in partnership with Fondazione Vertical, an Italian research organization for spinal cord injuries showcased how disabled models with leg disabilities and amputated arms can still look beautiful in the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week runway show on Sunday, February 15, US Weekly reported.   According to D...

“A coat hanger, for example, is known to some Italians as an ometto, to others as a stampella and to yet others as an angioletto. But it can also be a gruccia, attaccapanni, appendiabiti, cruccia, stanfella, crocetta, crociera, appendino or croce”.   This seemingly endless list of words – which are basically synonyms of one another –well epi...

When it comes to fashion blogs, Chiara Ferragni’s blog may be one to triumph all others. The 27-year-old fashion blogger has a blog so massive that its value is worth more than $8 million.     This has resulted in Chiara to be ranked in Forbes 30 Under 30 Most Influential in the World list 2015, making her the only Italian on the list,...

Some 130 years ago Italians began to arrive in America in significant numbers. Perhaps because they came in surges and many were poor farmers or laborers with little education, desperate for work, many were stereotyped as less than intelligent, as buffoons or criminals.   Like immigrants from other places, they were marginalized. But th...

"La Traviata" is one of the world's most performed opera for a reason: With its memorable melodies and its heartbreaking love story, it will make you cry. Virginia Opera will stage a new spin on Giuseppe Verdi's tragic love story about a beautiful courtesan who falls in love and dies of tuberculosis. Performed in Italian with English subtit...

Montalbano Elicona, in provincia di Messina, si è aggiudicato il titolo 2015 di borgo più bello d'Italia. Il riconoscimento è stato attribuito nel corso della trasmissione di Rai Tre «Alle falde del Kilimangiaro».   I comuni in competizione erano 40, poi diventati 20 con l'eliminazione diretta decretata dal televoto degli spettatori. I 20 fi...

Michael Teolis Singers, founded and directed by Italian American composer Michael Teolis, will present "A Musical Fusion: Africa and the West," on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature original compositions by black composers of the western hemisphere, including two female Chicagoans, Lena McLin, and the late Margaret Bonds. Spirituals, gosp...

May 2, 2015 - May 4, 2015 Saturday 10:00 AM - Monday 2:00 PMWrigleyville - Lakeview, Clark & Eddy - Chicago, Illinois Buongiorno Chicago - The Italians are coming! Just in time for the James Beard Awards, Lavazza, Italy's favorite coffee, will be perking up Chicago by touring the streets with the Lavazza mobile café, the company...

By Ann Nyberg   One of the most gracious actors, Italian-American Dan Lauria played the dad on "The Wonder Years" and Vince Lombardi on stage. He's also an author of children's books, but did you know he played football for Southern Connecticut State University?   "How do you get from the gridiron to becoming an actor?" we asked. "Wh...

The Morris First team is pleased to announce that Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio has endorsed its lineup of John Cesaro, Christine Myers, and Angelo Tedesco for Morris County Freeholder.   Calling Cesaro, Myers, and Tedesco "great public servants" who will represent their constituents well, Mayor Barberio, head of the largest mun...

Per «The New York Sun» è un «vocal genius», per il «Daily News» è la voce più sopraffina tra le soprano in circolazione. «Forbes Magazine» l'ha paragonata a Ethel Merman e Maria Callas, «America Oggi» l'ha definita «la diva della canzone».   Non mancano davvero gli apprezzamenti per la voce di Cristina Fontanelli, da anni protagonista della...