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Following an historic year, 2020, the Saint Rocco Society was able to again continue its undisturbed tradition of Mass and procession for Saint Rocco in Little Italy, NYC. The Saint Rocco Society of Potenza diligently worked to ensure that their faith and tradition could continue despite a torrential downpour throughout the entire procession. A glo...

It’s curious to realize how we can actually see the evolution of society in a chair. If you do what the people at Milan’s  Supersalone  2021 did, putting 170 of them one after the other, you can even delve deeper into history, identifying whether a design was only a temporary trend or was going to be the game-changer of a whole epoch. It seems impo...

Do you have needlework items with a meaningful story behind them? The IAMLA is seeking needlework—including sewing, knitting, crocheting, lacework, and embroidery - made by Italian and Italian American women for an upcoming exhibition. Please send the following to info@italianhall.org  Detailed photograph(s) of the needlework piece. Try to capture...

A disappeared city, whose center occupies - according to the prospections - a territory of about 40 hectares, has been discovered in the Calabrian hinterland. The materials are a few tens of centimeters from the ground level and show the richness of the center, its elegant structuring. The investigations have allowed to establish that it was built...

What is the record for eating the most pasta? In 2015, Matt Stonie consumed 10lb of pasta in 8 minutes at the World Pasta Eating Championship. How ridiculous is that?! 10lbs of pasta?? TALKING ABOUT A FOOD BABY! What is the record for eating the most meatballs? Legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi ate 29 meatballs in one minute. HAHA! I hav...

A Celebration of the De Cenza Mystery Series, by Arthur Cola. This Friday at 6:00 PM EDT - Columbus Citizens Foundation | 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021. Columbus Citizens Foundation and the Italian American Museum of New York City are sponsoring a celebration of the De Cenza Murder Mystery series by author Arthur Cola. The event will be ta...

This week’s episode of The Italian American Podcast takes listeners on a journey through the Neapolitan Sceneggiata with special guest Dr. Reba Wissner, who is assistant professor of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Wissner’s specialty is the Neapolitan Sceneggiata, which is a form of musical drama t...

Today, September 22, with the autumnal equinox, the most beautiful summer ever for Italian sport comes to an end. And yet the Italian colors continue to give emotions and triumphs, everywhere and in every discipline. Even at the World Bocce Championships, held in Martingues, France, Italy was a protagonist. For the Azzurri, the world tournament of...

Alan Taylor, the director of the upcoming "Sopranos" prequel film "The Many Saints Of Newark," has revealed that Edie Falco reprised her role as Carmela Soprano in the movie, but her only scene was omitted from the final theatrical cut.  "We had Edie come in and she dressed up as Carmela and we shot something with her, and it wound up not being in...

Bishop Anthony M. Pilla, a Cleveland native who helped start a national dialogue on the role of the church in the city and guided Northeast Ohio Catholics through more than a quarter century, died Tuesday. Pilla, who was bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland from 1981 until his retirement in 2006, died at his home, the diocese confirmed in a statement...

Ronnie Marmo's tour-de-force embodiment of the most controversial comedian of all time, the hit solo show I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M Lenny Bruce will play 2 performances only Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 8:00 PM at The Vogel/Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ. Written by and starring New Jersey native (Wo...

Italian cheese is going down the road of exports with excellent results. In 2020 sales across borders generated a total turnover of 3.5 billion euros. The growth compared to 2019 was +1% in volume (exceeding 463 thousand tons). A result that, however, is worth much more if we take into account the difficulties faced in the year of the pandemic shut...