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The American Express Luxury Summit 2014 was held earlier this month in Naples, Florida. During the "Does Made in Italy Still Matter" keynote, Umberto Angeloni, the president of Italian menswear brand Caruso, argued that centuries of fine living lend the "Made in Italy" phrase a distinct flavor.   The executive discussed the importance of pro...

by Robert Ranieri   Mike D'Antoni has resigned as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday night. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, joined the Lakers in November, 2012 after Mike Brown was fired following just 71 games in charge.   D'Antoni had a 67-87 record during his tenure as the...

Pueblo businessman Louie Carleo has been named the 2014 recipient of the Golden Lion award by the Sons of Italy in America Grand Lodge of Colorado.   The purpose of the event is to honor Italian-Americans who have shown their leadership and generosity in their communities. Carleo was heavily involved in establishing the Southern Colorado Cha...

by Mauro Battocchi   Yet another Italian cinematic release is coming in June to the United States, to the same country that recently lavished the Oscar on Sorrentino's La Grande Bellezza.   Directed by Marco Bellocchio a native from Emilia-Romagna, this most recent film, Dormant Beauty, was called "the best political film of the era"...

Quando ho deciso di intraprendere questo viaggio tra i locali italiani a New York, mi sono chiesta a cosa potessero essere interessati i lettori di America Oggi. Ad una mera recensione che parlasse in maniera tecnica dei piatti e del locale?   No, non gli italiani, non gli italiani che ovunque siano trapiantati e vivano, conservano il gusto...

  WTI Magazine #39    2014 July, 16Author : Cookie Curci      Translation by:   In an era of fast cars, flappers and bathtub gin, a restless and liberated generation searched for a hero. They found him in silent screen star Rudolph Valentino who, a decade earlier, was among the influx of poor Europeans who came to America. Like most Italian immi...

The 5th Annual Italian Lights Festival is the weekend of September 5th through 7th this year. Join in celebrating the Italian culture and cuisine over three days. This is a family-friendly event that includes activities like a meatball eating contest, grape stomping competition and wine tastings.   There will also be live music, free parking...

by Ingrid K. Williams   In the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy, Lake Como deserves its reputation as a playground for the wealthy. Virtually deserted during the winter, the wishbone-shaped lake awakens from its slumber in mid-March when glamorous crowds begin flocking to the pretty towns clustered around its midsection: Bellagio, Men...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   Federica Pellegrini, Tania Cagnotto, Martina Grimaldi, and not only: behind the "star" of Italian swimming there is a growing generation of young and very young that, after the disappointment of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the transition of the 201...

By Graham Johnson There's wide support at Seattle City Hall for transforming Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples' Day. But the City Council vote scheduled for Monday was delayed so the move can get more attention. Councilmember Bruce Harrell, a co-sponsor of the resolution, pointed out KIRO 7's camera alone in the City Council chambers, and said...

Italian Institutions and Enterprises join forces to bring a series of prestigious artistic events to the heart of Miami.   LIGHTNING RELEASES Miami September 29th 2014. For one week the longstanding friendship between Italy and Miami will be celebrated by a dynamic, rich, and multifaceted activation. A series of cultural and artistic events...

Mr. Stroppini will present some of his most successful projects, including the outstanding Il Viaggio di Arnold, which describes the journey that brought Stroppini from a little village called Andermatt in Switzerland to the little Greek Island of Iraklia. The journey retraces the path that a mysterious man, Arnol Hünsperger, took in 1974. Stroppin...