NEWS FROM :  

by Louis Varricchio   Rutland County has a large Italian-American population dating back to the marble quarrying and stone-cutting era of the 1800s and 1900s. The Rutland Italian-American Club, located at 73 Grove St., celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. The club welcomes members with Italian heritage and those without but who are i...

This Italian American singer and stage actor's voice and presence has captivated audiences by singing a repertoire that ranges from Broadway, American standards, and jazz to the soaring notes of high opera. He has been called "The People's Tenor," and has been billed as "the "Prince of High C's" and "the Next Mario Lanza" by singing legend, Tony Be...

Laura Caparrotti tells her story seated on a rooftop between Broadway and 5th Avenue with the enchanting, flawless voice that could only belong to a theatre actress. Born in Rome, she got her degree in Theatre History before going on to work with artists such Dario Fo, Annie Girardot, Elsa Wolliaston. Then, after about ten years, she decided that I...

By Ralph Gardner Jr.   "I'm going to tell you a little about this camera," Dom Quartuccio said. "This is the period when I went to high school." Mr. Quartuccio is a 91-year-old commercial photographer whose work is on display at the Italian American Museum on Mulberry Street through Nov. 29.   He developed a love for photography...

Jeep was one of the grand prizes when Fiat took over Chrysler during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne, an Italian-Canadian, knew the Jeep brand well. And in his strategic planning he made Jeep a focal point of expanding the combined Fiat Chrysler's sales globally. That explains why you see the Jeep name on the uni...

By Richard Muti   Natalina "Dolly" Garaventa, not yet 17, and Antonino Martino "Marty" Sinatra, older by two years, ran away from their Hoboken homes—but didn't go far. They eloped to Jersey City, two miles away, and were married on Valentine's Day 1913.   Both had emigrated from Italy as children—Dolly from the north, near Genoa, and...

by Jeannine Guilyard   The Museum of Modern Art's current film series "Antonio Pietrangeli: A Retrospective" is in its final days, so if you're in New York City this week, it's still not too late to catch one of these Italian classics on the big screen. Born in Rome, Pietrangeli first studied medicine but fate took over when he assisted...

by  Chiara Beghelli   Another billion women will enter the workforce during the next ten years. This is good news not only for equal opportunity, but also for shoe producers. According to a report by Transparency Market Research, the "women's professional" will be the largest-growing category of footwear and will drive the sales of this...

Delaware District 1 donated a check for $1,000 to the Sussex Technical High School Athletic Department. This donation was a result of the proceeds of the 3rd Annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony and financial support from the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture.   Three local high schools - Cape Henlopen, Indian River and Suss...

The Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) is pleased to announce our next general Society meeting program for Sunday, January 31, 2016, in Casa Italiana (595 ½ 3rd Street NW, Washington DC) at 1:00 pm.   Please join AMHS for lunch and a presentation by geologist, Barry Centini, Ph.D., who will talk about the many ways that the geology of It...

by Abigail Abrams   Friday is World Nutella Day, and the world is going crazy. The famous chocolatey hazelnut spread is a favorite to include in breakfast and dessert items alike, and the internet is overflowing with recipes, deals and beautiful photos to celebrate the holiday. Every year on Feb. 5, the world celebrates this delicious f...

By Pete Wells   David Sclarow built his first wood-burning pizza oven so he could feed guests at the wedding of two cheesemakers. They were getting married some distance from Brooklyn, where he lived, so he layered the bricks and concrete on top of a flatbed trailer that he could hitch to the back of his Volkswagen Doka.   The next ti...