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by Matt Chandler   Their third studio album, "L'amore si muove," has reached No. 1 on the Italian charts and they have appearances on "American Idol" and "Entourage" to their credit. Still, the easy-on-the-eyes – and ears – Italian trio collectively known as Il Volo is far from a household name in the United States. That didn't stop a l...

by Jacob Bryant Film composer Ennio Morricone is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Morricone will receive the 2,574th star on the Walk of Fame — located on 7065 Hollywood Boulevard — on Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. Event emcee and Hollywood Chamber president-CEO Leron Gubler will unveil the star with help from director Qu...

With Cooking Channel's Laura Vitale, what you see really is what you get. Vitale, a native of Italy but has been a resident of Atlantic County since age 12, is a self-taught 29-year-old culinary personality who earned her stripes as the star of her self-created Web series "Laura in the Kitchen."   Vitale, regarded for her mix of all-America...

Ninfa is a beautiful garden that in 2000 was nominated a "Natural Monument of the Lazio Region". And Ninfa is indeed a beautiful place that the British garden expert Rory Stuart recently included it in the top ten of world's most beautiful gardens, describing it as "a romantic ruin garden created by three generations of woman, with water everywhere...

My sister-in-law Sarah eats at Roman Cucina in North Dallas at least once a week. She knows most of the staff, particularly the bartender who makes her favorite Tito's Vodka martini. Sarah has been trying to get me to eat there for years. I joined her last Saturday. I left with a smile on my face and not just because of the food.   Roman Cuc...

When Vincenzo Severino sold Avanti in Pennington in 2014 he wasn't finished with the restaurant business. "I wasn't done. I just needed a break after 21 years straight," he said.   That break lasted a year, until a friend told him about an opening in the Big Oak Shopping Center across the Delaware River in Morrisville, Pa. He and his wife K...

Join the vibrant community of Bay Area Italian language supporters on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Italian Cultural Institute at 601 Van Ness Ave in San Francisco.   The special event, called Aperitivo in Piazza, is hosted by the Istituto Italiano Scuola and will be a gathering of friends and family around the time-hono...

Thirty kilometers southwest of Siena, among the hills of Tuscany, are the ruins of an ancient Cistercian Gothic abbey. In one of the nearby chapels you will find one of the most remarkable relics of the Middle Ages: the sword of St. Galgano Guidotti.   When tourists visiting Siena wonder what can be seen in the city, apart from the beautiful...

With Primi Italian Steakhouse, which opened in January in West Islip, you can almost hear the marketing wheels turning: Combine two Long Island cuisine staples, call the place "first" in Italian, and success shouldn't be too far behind.   Judging from the crowds so far, the formula is working. There are better steakhouses and better Ita...

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world," goes a saying often attributed to Marilyn Monroe. M.Gemi, a 15-month-old e-commerce startup, has taken this proposition one step further: Sell beautiful, well-crafted, high-end shoes online without the luxury price tag, and you can conquer the girl. Armed with a team of data scientists,...

The Diocese of Worcester said Friday it plans to make $120,000 in planned repairs to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, after the city Historical Commission declined Thursday to waive the city's yearlong demolition delay bylaw. But parishioners — many of whom are trying to raise money to help the 88-year-old Italian-American Catholic Church avoid th...

In a recent span of five weeks, the world of college athletics and America as a whole recognized DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto.   Last month, Ponsetto traveled to New York to be honored by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) with its Ellis Island Medals of Honor. Since 1986, distinguished Americans have been...