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By Lawrence Ulrich Slip-sliding around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Derek Hill in the world's last Maserati Tipo 151 – a vintage honey that tore through LeMans in the early '60s – it's possible to imagine that Maserati's glory days were all in the past. But seeing the alluring Alfieri concept car unveiled for North America, it's clear that...

Even before you arrive at the Ferragosto Italian Street Festival you begin to see its positive impact on people and community. Colorful green, white and red flags flap lazily from light poles while sharing a soft summer wind with soothing swirling soprano notes letting everyone know it's that time of year again.   "The Ferragosto has been a...

Last weekend the Maker Faire was a lot of fun! Lots of robots, drones and crazy shows. Such as the Coke & Mentos: see here the video. The best surprise for me was finding a group of Italian makers with their own space: "Makers Italia". The mission from Italy was organized by the Italian Trade Commission, which is the governmental agency aimed...

With the new pint-sized Fiat 500X, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne wants to show his vision for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is ready for the street.   The trendy Italian crossover model has a roundish front and curvy rear reminiscent of the iconic 500 subcompact, and yet it's essentially a clone of the rugged, boxy Jeep Renegade....

Instead of a ribbon cutting, First Selectman Ellen Scalettar on Tuesday, Oct. 14, performed a pizza cutting, officially opening the new Grimaldi's of Woodbridge.   A Brooklyn native herself, she welcomed the new franchise. "I know the roots of this great pizza," she said.Michael Ursini, a Bethany resident who was raised in New Haven, has par...

The Gianottas have operated Valentino's in Indian Harbour Beach since 1995, which shows they are doing something right. Patriarch Sergio Giannotta Sr. is in charge of making his customers feel welcome, while son Sergio Jr. makes sure the patrons are well-fed.   Question: What is the family history? Senior: I was born in Faicchio in 1949. It...

When it comes to playing a hunch-backed dwarf, Michael Corvino is head and shoulders above the competition.   The Bronx-born baritone is in Phoenix to star as the title character of Arizona Opera's "Rigoletto." It's a role he's sung in more than 100 performances at New York City Opera and companies around the globe.   Read more  ...

The Italian-American Women's Club of Lake County invites any women of Italian heritage or espousal - from 18 to 120 - to join the club for its camaraderie, friendship and sharing of the Italian heritage. The IAWC mission is "To promote frienships among the Italian-American Women in the Calumet area and among the wives of the members of the Cesare...

by Mark Lord   Pietro Cardella, known throughout southwest Queens as Peter, was a much-loved and well-respected member of the Ridgewood community for decades, right up until his death last Wednesday at the age of 97.   At his wake, held last weekend at the Glascott Funeral Home on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, Cardella was fond...

Opere di Filippo Brunelleschi, Luca della Robbia, Nanni di Banco e altri grandi artisti del Rinascimento fiorentino presto in volo da Firenze a New York: è quanto avverrà, il prossimo febbraio, nell'ambito della mostra "Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral is centerpiece of Mobia's 10th anniversary cel...

by Jennifer Agress   Sometimes in life, we come across those incredible individuals whose names we couldn't forget if we tried: like Italian designer Giorgio Armani. Yet, as talented as they are, even professionals at that level of success have their own team of unforgettable individuals they know their brand couldn't live without. For Arman...

The Italian Ministry for Economic Development released some exciting news recently that will further catalyze the innovative startup stew that is bubbling in Italy.   Foreign nationals in Italy can now apply for the permesso di soggiorno, the document required to be obtained to stay in Italy, specifically within the new category of "innovati...